Pinterest Problems.

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  1. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    A few of us have noticed that when we try to add our or other peoples hubs/new sites onto Pinterest we get the message 'This has been blocked because it could be spam'. Not sure who's fault it is, but it seems to be on a lot of our hubs etc. Thanks

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just curious what sites.  I just tried a couple and did not have a problem, but maybe we didn't try the same ones.

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        It was one of mine on Healdove.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Nell, yes, that's happened to me too, more so via my tablet, as I can't share to Pinterest although I can click on the Pinterest share button, and some odd message does come up.  But if I switch to my laptop, I can share to Pinterest, so it just may be my setting on my tablet and phone, possibly.

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Faith, it was from my laptop. I get the feeling that because we have changed to another site they think its spam because they know it should be hubpages.

    3. ChristinS profile image66
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Did you email the staff with this? This is very important to do so they can manage it like they did last time HP got banned.  I get most of my traffic from Pinterest.  Was wondering why traffic has tanked the last few days, perhaps that has something to do with it.  I'm off to investigate.

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        This was meant to catch their attention as its on their forum, maybe they will catch us up.

        1. Glenis Rix profile image99
          Glenis Rixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Apparently staff don't read these posts. You probably need to send an email.

          1. Nell Rose profile image91
            Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Hi Glenis, yes Pauls on the case, don't worry! go to the end here, you will see his answer smile

    4. Jean Bakula profile image99
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Nell,
      I am having a devil of a time adding anything to Pinterest. I took a week and just added pics from the main page, so I wouldn't be called a spammer. Since I've been reading and watching Outlander, I've added pins on that, and other categories. They let me add one hub after I posted about 100 pictures that other people put on there. So I'm waiting. I've never had trouble with Pinterest before, but this has been going on with me and them for about a month now.

      I'm trying to add hubs from Exemplore, and they won't let me, I get the spam message.

  2. revolutionbjj profile image94
    revolutionbjjposted 2 years ago

    *whose

  3. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    Still waiting for an answer to this from Staff? thanks

  4. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    Still saying spam!

    1. sabrebIade profile image59
      sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I can't Pin anything on Exemplore at all.
      I tried a few different Hubs and they all show as spam

      "Sorry! We blocked this link because it may lead to spam. "

    2. ChristinS profile image66
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Did you ever contact them via email? They don't respond very often to forums.  Staff@hubpages.com Perhaps they missed this thread. I'd point them here too in your email so they know to address the issue publicly.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
        Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I emailed them about this, just in case thet missed it somehow.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          If I remember correctly, last time this happened, a member of HP staff popped into Pinterest HQ to resolve the problem.

          1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
            Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, I remember that too. I'm sure this can be resolved.

      2. Jean Bakula profile image99
        Jean Bakulaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        The staff was notified about two weeks ago and said they were working on it. The "spam" message went away. I haven't tried this week to post anything, but it looks like the problem is back then.

  5. ProBeatStudio profile image57
    ProBeatStudioposted 2 years ago

    Thats terrible, pintrest is awesome, i hope it gets resolved soon sad

    1. sabrebIade profile image59
      sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I really dont think they care.
      This thread is a over week old and no official reply at all.

  6. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    Can't post anything from TurboFuture.com. I get the first message which is hidden under an image from the hub when I attempt to pin directly from the hub. If I add an URL to a TurboFuture hub while on the Pinterest website, I get the second message. I can pin from DenGarden ok
    http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13147541.jpg


    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13147542.jpg

  7. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    Not sure why they are still avoiding the whole issue?

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't expect to hear from them on the weekend. Maybe tomorrow they will have something to say.

      1. sabrebIade profile image59
        sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I hope so.
        It's been ten days now.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
          Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I got an email from Matt. He apologized for the inconvenience and requested links to the hubs I've had a problem with. I sent it, and also a link to this forum topic.

          1. sabrebIade profile image59
            sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Excellent.
            Maybe something will happen soon.

  8. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    According to the Pinterest Expert Community, they've blocked the site due to spam.

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    I have contacted them by email about this, but it has been two days since they responded asking me for additional information. Perhaps more people should email them about their own experiences.

    1. sabrebIade profile image59
      sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Going on two weeks and nothing is being done.
      I really don't think they care.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
        Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Kristy just answered in a new thread I started. She says Paul Edmondson has contacted Pinterest directly about this issue. Hopefully it will be resolved.

        1. Nell Rose profile image91
          Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Sherry! smile

          1. sabrebIade profile image59
            sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Well...it's been two weeks.
            I'm glad they answered in the other thread.
            I'd be even happier if something happened.

            1. Sabre1000 profile image77
              Sabre1000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Still nothing huh?

  10. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Yes, we contacted Pinterest.  We will let you know when we hear back. 

    If you notice other sites in the network with similar issues, please let us know.

  11. Sulabha profile image83
    Sulabhaposted 2 years ago

    Even I am having problems as regards Pinterest. Every time I try to log in, I get a reply-"This site cannot be reached".
    I had approached their Support Team and they replied it is a big problem which will take time. But now it is more than a month. See below the reply I am getting-

    This site can’t be reached

    in.pinterest.com took too long to respond.
    Try:
    Checking the connection
    Checking the proxy and the firewall
    ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT
    ReloadHIDE DETAILS

  12. Sabre1000 profile image77
    Sabre1000posted 2 years ago

    Well I know that at least exemplore.com is still banned from Pinterest as spam

  13. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Sorry it's taken so long.  We want to get them all unblocked.  From time to time this happens.  In the past, we've been able to get it resolved.  I anticipate we will again, but it appears to be taking a little longer to get a response.

    If you see a site that is blocked or get's reblocked, please let us know and I'll contact them again.

    Thanks again for reporting.

    Paul

  14. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for the patience while we sorted this out.  Pinterest let us know that it was a mistake on their part and if we ever see it happen to let them know.  The sites should be good to go now.

    If it rears back up, please let us know.

    1. ChristinS profile image66
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent, thank you!

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great news! Thanks

  15. letstalkabouteduc profile image99
    letstalkabouteducposted 2 years ago

    I continue to get the message: "This link is blocked because it may lead to spam."

  16. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Can you tell me what site is getting the message?

    1. letstalkabouteduc profile image99
      letstalkabouteducposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I tried to pin from PairedLife and KindredBond.

      1. sabrebIade profile image59
        sabrebIadeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yep.
        PairedLife and KindredBond are still blocked

  17. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Thanks. We are working on getting them unblocked as well.

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Paul!

  18. Sulabha profile image83
    Sulabhaposted 2 years ago

    I tried to access my Pinterest account again today but I got the same reply,"This site cannot be reached."
    I am getting their emails regularly.
    Hope Pinterest does something fast.

  19. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    Now its WanderWisdom! I tried adding my hub to pinterest and I got the good ol' saying once again, this could be Spam!

  20. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    I just contacted Pinterest, so.....fingers crossed!

  21. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    Still having problems with various of the new sites! Pinterest says NO!

  22. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    I've been emailing Pinterest, but if a site is blocked, please post the page. We can use that as an example.

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Paul will do.!

  23. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    This was the page:

    https://toughnickel.com/self-employment … Make-Money

    And the other site is HobbyLark which won't take either, thanks Paul.

  24. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    I'll contact them again today. Seems like they get fixed but somehow get blocked again.

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Paul!

  25. CatherineGiordano profile image98
    CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago

    I'm being blocked right now on Wed. 9/28 at 12:30 pm EST. It is an owlcation site that is being blocked.
    https://owlcation.com/humanities/-Does- … -Quandries

  26. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Oh geez.  Not sure what's going on with Pinterest.  I'll report owlcation to them to get it unblocked.

    It really helps when people report the page that is blocked, so thank you @CatherineGiordano.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image98
      CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The owlcation hub I reported is still blocked on Sunday 10/2. I even tried uploading the picture from my computer and then manually editing in the website. It didn't work.

  27. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Just heard from Pinterest that it was a mistake and our sites are unblocked.

    If you see any trouble with blocked pins, please post a link.  Thanks and sorry it keeps happening.

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ho hum! Here we go again! this time its Tough nickel. Thanks

  28. Sulabha profile image83
    Sulabhaposted 2 years ago

    I think time has come to think of an alternative to Pinterest as they seem to be overloaded beyond repairs.
    It sure is painful, but neither they nor we can do anything.

  29. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    I think people need to stop thinking Pinterest is making mistakes and realise that WE are the ones making the mistake.

    Pinterest wants to maintain the quality of its site, just like HubPages does.  That means it wants people to post images because they are wonderful images.  They don't want people posting average photos to shamelessly plug their own articles.   So naturally, they have systems in place to prevent that.

    The easiest way to prevent that is to block sites that are posting too often.  It's a very common safeguard on many sharing sites.   We used to have the same problem when it was popular to post to Yahoo! Answers and Facebook.

    Individually, we may all feel we're not flooding Pinterest with promotional images - but remember, on any given day there may be several Hubbers, all pinning images from ToughNickel or HealDove or wherever, and that is going to trigger the automated blocker.  We can't blame Pinterest for that.  All we can do is make sure we pin only the very best images, and do it sparingly.

 
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