As configured, the site has been basically worthless to me. Deleted all existing boards and created a single, new one. The new board will blatantly plug my articles and nothing else. It'll either fly or not. If not, I really don't care; I already consider Pinterest pretty much a lost cause anyway.
As a side note, I aborted Twitter years ago.
I get a steady trickle of traffic from Pinterest. The site works for me because I write about gardening, a popular topic on the site.
If you self promote, they will shut down your account, secretly. That happened to Mark Ewbie. They let you post and what not, but there is no link juice and I think maybe the links don't even work. So you keep putting effort into, it for zero return.
Thanks, I'd forgotten about that from the old days. Oddly, the last two days I've gotten the impression from them they are fine with it now and it is even encouraged. However, I could be dead wrong. I'll wait a week and do a Google search to find out one way or the other.
Declare yourself a business and you can self-promote all you want. You can even "promote" pins just like Facebook.
How do you go about that? (I have had over 900,000 visitors from the site so I think it is worth the effort, but in the last few months I have not seen any repins.)
Easy peasy. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner on your home page on Pinterest and choose "Add a free business account". Pinterest will walk your through the steps. I did this because I do have a business as a speaker and writer on herbs. I pin articles from my website.
For my articles on HubPages, I'm trying a strategy this year that I heard about, probably here on the forums. I am deleting pins and repinning them. That way they show up in people's feeds again and hopefully get repinned. I am seeing some more traffic using this technique, but it is still too early to tell if it is truly effective.
Thanks! I just went through it.
I have been using a different strategy. If you delete it does it affect the people that have repinned that pin? What I have started doing is repinning (mostly to group boards) those photos that I have already pinned some time back.
I have no idea if this is the most effective method.
I get some hits from Pinterest. But I only randomly put up articles there - about once every few months.
What I'm more interested in is how to make Instagram work for a writer.
I've had 54,114 referrals from pinterest, but I don't know over what period that is.
Yeah, I gave up trying to use Pinterest as an avenue for drawing traffic a long time ago. I still have an account there, but I use it to save/collect images of old movie posters, comic book covers, rock n' roll album covers, and other cool pop culture junk for my own amusement.
I don't get much traffic from Twitter or Facebook, but I get about 200 views a day from Pinterest in the summer. I'm not sure about shadow banning. I self promote a lot of the time. I think maybe the traffic comes from repins rather than pins.
I declared myself a business a few years ago. Are there any consequences like selling your soul to the Pinterest devil? I never noticed any benefits other than possibly having access to Pinterest analytics stats.
You can promote your pins and your business which you cannot do with a personal account. They charge for it, though. The business account itself is free.
They never charged me anything though for ordinary pins. Is that if you post premium ad type pins?
Yes, you have to pay for the good stuff. Ordinary pins are free.
You can still pin stuff for free. It only costs you if you want to promote your pins. I did some experimentation with paid promotions. I did get a lot more "engagement" and a few more repins on my pins, but not a lot more actually clicking through on my articles.
My overall views from Pinterest has increased though, so maybe there is some lasting advantage to paid promoting. On a few days I have actually gotten more views from Pinterest than from Google.
Also, I repin the same article multiple times without deleting the old pins. I spread them around to different, but related boards. The only time I have a problem with it is if I click on my own pin to repin. Go back and pin from the article, or create a new pin and link it to your article.
Well, posted all the pins I'm going to post on Pinterest. Next time I visit them will probably be year 2021.
According to what I have read on the forum, pinterest does good for some people and others not, depending on what topics you write on. I think one hubber said her gardening articles did well on pinterest.
Images need to be pretty, appealing, interesting, cute, funny etc to please the fickle viewers.
The last two animated math GIFs (graphs) I created are pinned every day if that means anything. Maybe a slideshow of images (with overlayed text) from a hub, turned into a GIF would be enticing?
by Susana Smith 6 months ago
Do you want to start getting traffic from Pinterest? If so fire away with your questions. I'll answer as many as I can.I've been learning Pinterest marketing over the last 8 months or so and found it to be a really good place to get consistent traffic to your hubs. Plus you can get a lot of amazon...
by Tessa Schlesinger 14 months ago
I truly don't get it. It's a whole lot of pretty pictures. How does posting our articles to pinterest get them read?
by Margaret Pan 2 weeks ago
Hello to everyone,I have been reading some posts here and noticed that a lot of people mentioned Pinterest as one of their ways to attract more traffic to their articles. Although I'm not very familiar with Pinterest I have an account which I made many years ago and from my experience it's all...
by Melanie 5 years ago
http://www.pinterest.com/source/hubpages.com/Looks like there are no hubs on Pinterest (I noticed no Pinterest traffic today and had to investigate.)Hubs are no longer pinnable.I wish hubbers wouldn't spam social networks. :\
by Susannah Birch 7 years ago
It seems my answers got lost in the last thread. So here is the simple way to get pins. Make an image like the one above (with your hub title), place it on your hub and leave it. That's it. It's simple. Using this technique I have over 30,000 pins on my hubs. Yes, it IS that simple, although I have...
by John Coviello 13 months ago
Just wondering what sites Hubbers use to promote their articles? I have seen a lot of changes over the years with some sites no longer allowing links in forums or comments, and some article sharing sites just going away. I primarily use Facebook and Twitter these days to share my...
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