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My hubs aren't getting pinned

  1. Erzulie LM profile image84
    Erzulie LMposted 11 months ago


    I have a few hubs but I have next to no traffic. The traffic that I do get comes directly from Hubpages.

    I've pinnned some of my pages onto pinterest but no of them have been repinned, what am I doing wrong?

    Any help or advice (or pins) are greatly appreciated smile

    1. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      How big is your audience on Pinterest?  How active are you on Pinterest and other social media?  How popular is your topic?  Marketing via social media is not a passive activity.  You can't just pin something and then sit back and wait for the world to take notice.  How often do you repin other pinners stuff?  You have to be active on social media yourself to attract an audience.  I am active on FB, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Flipboard.  I participate on all of them on a daily basis.

      1. Erzulie LM profile image84
        Erzulie LMposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your feedback. I will be more active on Pintrest from now on.
        I have pinned 660 - pages.
        655 are other peoples pins, 5 are my own.

        1. OldRoses profile image95
          OldRosesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          That's great!  Have you considered sharing your hubs on other social media outlets such as FaceBook or Twitter?  If you are having no luck on Pinterest, you should try other sites.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      You only have 7 published hubs. It would be hard to get much traffic unless you get really lucky with one of them.

    3. Robert Sacchi profile image83
      Robert Sacchiposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I'm not an expert, my traffic is also low. So take all of this with a grain of salt.
      Pinterest may just take time.  A thing to think about is the pictures themselves.  A picture of a bar of soap, while appropriate for "How to Make Black African Soap and Exfoliation Recipe" might not have many people interested in posting or looking at the article. 
      You may want to think about the titles when making a Hub.  I did a Google search on some of your titles and your Hub didn't show up on the first page.  "Accupressure" for example is an accurate title but there is probably too much competition for that keyword.  It's like a first name, you don't want it to be either too common of too unusual. 
      Another issue may be the number of Hubs.  There is an old saying, "Quantity makes its own quality."
      Good luck.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 months ago

    Good Hubs on searchable subjects will get traffic on their own, so if you're not getting traffic there are other issues to address.  Just Pinning them won't make much difference if you don't fix those. 

    You'll find a Hub on the slider on my profile, it's called How to Optimize your Hubs to Make Money.  It goes over how to revise your Hubs to improve traffic and income.  It might help you.   Also, when you revise your Hubs, you can look at creating some Made for Pinterest images.  These will encourage other people to pin and repin your photos:

    https://hubpages.com/business/How-to-Ge … -Pinterest

    1. Will Apse profile image92
      Will Apseposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Not sure good hubs will get traffic from search unless they get moved to a niche site. I have a feeling getting stuff on the niches will become more difficult after Fred but it is still the thing to focus on.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image99
        Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, Will, I agree.   I didn't want to over-complicate my post.

  3. Bedbugabscond profile image97
    Bedbugabscondposted 11 months ago

    +10. Great work pinning other people's pins. But, don't forget to bring fresh content that doesn't belong to you. Honestly, whenever I see a web page that interests me, I pin in. People are interested in new ideas. So if you find a site naturally that is awesome, pin it. The benefit is that I can use Pinterest as a catalog of sites I want to revisit.

  4. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image99
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 11 months ago

    Hi Erzulie! I took a look at your Hubs and they're all very niche (which is great!) but your titles could also be more niche. For example, on your article about accupressure, I would change the title to something that's at least a few words. Think about what someone who needs to read this article might be Google, perhaps a particular question, and use that as your title. That has been my own best solution for driving traffic - making sure my title is search friendly. Great Hubs, keep writing smile

  5. Erzulie LM profile image84
    Erzulie LMposted 11 months ago

    Thank you all for your advice and tips it's really valuable.

    Much appreciated

  6. Ashley John11 profile image60
    Ashley John11posted 9 months ago

    Focus on your profile building on Pinterest first. When you'll get good followers on Pinterest then automatically you'll start getting pinned for your hubpost smile

  7. theraggededge profile image100
    theraggededgeposted 9 months ago

    Some Pinterest users are like me - I only ever pin beautiful images. I have 7,259 followers. If I find an image that leads to a useful link, but is not beautiful, it goes onto a private board.