Referral Trackers and Pinterest

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  1. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    Does anyone know if referral trackers at HubPages work with Pinterest?  I posted a number of pictures on Pinterest with links with referral trackers to Hubs, but haven't seen anything from it.  Any tips on getting interest on Pinterest?  Thanks.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      WryLilt  shared some great tips on getting interest from Pinterest.  She recommends creating images that are 'made for Pinterest' by including text on them.

      Here's a forum thread she posted:

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I read that one, Marcy and have continually posted those types of pix since then.  Have had very little response, but love the way the photos look on my articles.

        1. Rock_nj profile image92
          Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks.  I had a feeling referral trackers and Pinterest didn't mix.  I wonder why they don't like them?

          1. Susana S profile image97
            Susana Sposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Affiliate links attract spammers.

          2. rebekahELLE profile image87
            rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            As Susana commented, they attract spammers, which in a sense is what pinning hubs can very well turn into.

            1. Rock_nj profile image92
              Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks!  Does this also mean that Pinterest will not show up in the Source listing that HubPages provides?  So far, I haven't seen it show up in that listing.

      2. Rock_nj profile image92
        Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do NOT use referral trackers on Pinterest! Last time I checked, Pinterest has a hissy fit when one does that. Go click on one of your referral trackers there and you will see what I mean... smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I second that. Pinterest specifically seems to not like them.

  2. Stephanie Henkel profile image95
    Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years ago

    I use referral trackers whenever I pin a hub onto Pinterest.  Sometimes adding the tracker code is a little roundabout, but it does work, and I see regular traffic from Pinterest when I look at my traffic sources.

    1. Rock_nj profile image92
      Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Stephanie.  I will just have to be persistent with Pinterest.  So far, I have found no interest, but I know that can change over time.  One thing that intrigues me about Pinterest is that people I know that aren't into social networking like the site because it's so visual.


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