Pinterest message.

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  1. moonlake profile image87
    moonlakeposted 7 years ago

    I created a new hub today. When I went to pin it on Pinterest I got this message.
    Suspicious Link
    We've blocked this source because it may be spam or other inappropriate content. More Info
    Does anyone know what is going on with this?

  2. ChristinS profile image41
    ChristinSposted 7 years ago

    Did you pin it more than once or do you routinely pin more than once from your subdomain? If so they may be flagging you as a potential spammer.  What is the hub about? perhaps it's on a topic that they are suspicious of?

    Not sure why you would get that message.  I do know awhile back, there was a time when Pinterest was banning everything by HubPages and members of HP staff actually met with Pinterest staff to discuss ways to combat spam etc. and then hubs were allowed to be pinned again. 

    I sincerely hope this doesn't become a problem because Pinterest drives the majority of my traffic.  I checked a couple of mine and am not receiving this message.

    1. moonlake profile image87
      moonlakeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I got the message the first time I tried so I thought I did something wrong and tried again, same message again. It is a recipe.

      1. galleryofgrace profile image73
        galleryofgraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        1. For Pinterest it must have a photo.
        2. Was it still in QAP when you tried to post it? Most articles these days must pass QAP before it becomes featured.

        1. moonlake profile image87
          moonlakeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I had just hit the publish and at the top it shows pin, tweet and I think facebook so I clicked the pin. That was when I got the message. If we're not suppose to do that until it passes QAP than they need to take that off the top because I don't think they say that in the message at the top. Maybe they did and I missed it.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Did you include a referral tracker with your link? Doing that does indeed get Pinterest highly agitated. lol

    If you did include a tracker, just get rid of it. Posting the link without the tracker should immediately calm Pinterest down. big_smile

    1. moonlake profile image87
      moonlakeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No referral tracker.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Uh-oh. I hope Pinterest isn't up to something new. Everything is already complicated enough as it is. I hope this thread comes up with a solution so we know what we're dealing with.

  4. moonlake profile image87
    moonlakeposted 7 years ago

    My hub has pinned now. I had to change my password. I did find a pin in one of my boards that I did not pin on my board there may be more pins that I didn't pin but this was a small board and I just happen to see this unexplained pin. I don't know what is going on with Pinterest.

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image82
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like your Pinterest account got hacked.  It happened to a friend of mine.  Whoever hacked her account, created an entire new board with a bunch of pins.  After that, she had to change her password.

  5. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image85
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 7 years ago

    Things like this are odd. Happened to me when I posted a poem on my blog. Afterwards just like usual I posted it to Google +. The group I posted to it got a red warning message saying my link was spam. It got cleared up but it was so very odd. That also happened to me only once and never again with my blog. I post on Fanbox there I wanted to pass my last post to Facebook. I put in the link and a message came on asking me to remove the foul language and/or pornography. Huh? I was posting a poem I had written and a normal rock video with just the lyrics and no bad language or porn. So I have experienced something like that before and I don't have any idea what it could be. Perhaps misguided signals...I will keep you problem in mind just in case it also happens to me.

  6. quicksand profile image79
    quicksandposted 7 years ago

    On my main page on Pinterest I have pointed to my HubPages profile page via a link using an URL shortener. Clicking on that link I get the message "Sorry, we've blocked this link because it may lead to spam, nudity or other inappropriate stuff." It's probably the URL shortener that arouses suspicions.

    1. moonlake profile image87
      moonlakeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe it is. It's very strange and you don't know how much I hate changing my passwords like they want me to do. I have also noticed some of the hubs I have posted are showing photos in a small frame with Hubpages showing on each side of the photo I don't have any photos like that on my hubs.


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