Blogging,  Career & Finance


Pinterest Account Suspended For Spam?

You will be surprised to know how easy it is to get in to Pinterest Jail.

One day you are pinning happily, adding new Pins, inviting new users to your boards, your Pinterest profile is getting bigger, and your blog traffic is thriving, and the next day you find your Pinterest profile shut down and you are suspended!

This is exactly what happened to me!

Pinterest takes spammers very seriously.

Each time you send too many invitations to collaborate on your boards, repin too many Pins, send too many messages, etc., your Pinterest profile is flagged. And if you will keep on getting these flags, Pinterest will decide to ban you.

This might sound like it can’t happen to you, but when it does happen, suddenly with no warning, your blog traffic — and your income — start to drop quickly, which makes the whole situation very unpleasant.

The worst thing that I realized when my Pinterest profile was shut down was that my website was claimed and therefore connected to this specific Pinterest profile to which I no longer had any access. As a result, I couldn’t claim my blog through a new account. This meant that the only good choice I had was to pray that Pinterest will agree to revive my account. Otherwise, I would have to move my whole blog to a different domain name and start everything from scratch! A nightmare!

After sending a few emails to Pinterest support, explaining what happened, and crying over the loss of my account for a few more hours, luckily Pinterest accepted my request and revived my profile, claiming that the profile was suspended by mistake.

Although that day I swore that I would never spam Pinterest and would follow the policy guidelines and terms of use, somehow I got blocked again 6 months later!

The second experience was a bit different. Pinterest didn’t suspend my account; they just block my blog URL. That means that everything looked the same, but when I tried to access my blog through my Pins, I received a message that my blog domain is a spam and therefore blocked.

The second time was really the worst thing that happened to me since it took Pinterest more than a week to respond to my messages. That week, which seemed like a whole year to me, I lost $400 in ad revenue … OUCH!

And the punch of that story is that Pinterest claimed that sometimes good profiles get blocked by mistake…

Well, I don’t really know why that happened, but one thing I was sure about – there was something that I did that signaled to the Pinterest algorithm that my account should be blocked.

I learned how to avoid being blocked on Pinterest the hard way. You can learn from those hard lessons I learned.

Here are the rules you should follow to avoid being banned:

  • Don’t do anything too many times or too quickly, since it might cause Pinterest to think that the actions are being performed by a bot and ban you.
  • Don’t quickly pin a large number of many pins at once – spread your pinning tasks over the day.
  • Don’t send more than 10-20 messages at once.
  • Don’t follow a high number of users in a short period of time.
  • Don’t invite more than 15-20 collaborators at once.
  • Don’t pin tons of affiliate links.
  • Don’t use short links.
  • Don’t post violent content or porn.
  • Don’t log in too many times in a short period of time.
  • Don’t spam.
  • Don’t post pins that infringe copyrights.
  • Don’t try to trick the system.

Read more about Pinterest guidelines and policy here.

Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed Pinterest Traffic guide and found it helpful. This guide describes the exact strategies and all the steps I used to grow my blog traffic. I truly believe that by following these strategies you will increase your Pinterest traffic and grow your blog business. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me and let me know how it worked for you.

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STEP 1 Start Here

STEP 2 – About Me

STEP 3 Introduction to Pinterest

 STEP 4 – Pinterest Profile Setup

STEP 5 – Pinterest SEO

STEP 6How to Organize Your Pinterest Boards

STEP 7How to Rank First on Pinterest

STEP 8Pinterest Board Strategy for Beginners NO.1

STEP 9What to Pin on Pinterest

STEP 10Design Pinterest Pins That Drive Traffic

STEP 11Pinterest Strategies

STEP 12Pinterest Follow-Up Spreadsheets

STEP 13The Best Time to Pin on Pinterest

STEP 14Pinning Principles

STEP 15Track Your Best Pins with Google Analytics

STEP 16Manual Pinning Vs Scheduled Pinning

STEP 17How to Use Tailwind for Pinterest

STEP 18 – How Many Pins Should You Pin a Day

STEP 19 – Make Your Pins Go Viral

STEP 20 – Boards Strategy for Advanced Bloggers NO.2

STEP 21 – What to Do If Your Pins Are Stolen

STEP 22Avoid Pinterest Jail «««You’re here

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