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Are you using the same proxies on each account?

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Hello Jon, I use only one account. There is a separate SM2 installation at my home desktop but since I'm in Bangkok right now, I installed a new copy of SM2 to my laptop. After that it's giving me these errors.

Do you have the IP address of your bangkok location whitelisted with your proxy provider? Do you have a different firewall or antivirus on your laptop? Might there be any international blocking in Thailand?

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Thanks Meg, I just did that prior to reading your post, and am really glad that thus far it's running smoothly! Though I did try that previously, disabling randomisation but it didn't work. Anyway, am happy that it's running now, will monitor.
Glad to hear it's going well for you. Hope that continues.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: Follow Job set up
« on: January 18, 2017, 04:06:23 AM »
Hi Meg,
Thanks a lot for your response!
Will do that.
Steven
Hope that works for you.

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Should I refresh images/boards? Is that worth trying?
I can only guess here. I would try removing the "random" from pinning and searching and also notifications if connectivity issues. I don't have either of those in my settings. See if that starts things going and you could reapply them separately if  things move for you.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: Follow Job set up
« on: January 18, 2017, 12:56:48 AM »
On the follows page, repeat your pinterest account name as many tines as necessary, in your case, you could put it in 20 times and put one or two keywords for each one. For instance, I have a Pinterest account with several boards. I put in my user name and then add one or two keywords relating to one board. Then I repeat that. You could save time by putting your user name in 8 times and putting up to 5 keywords on each one. I do it the other way, so I can get the keywords more closely targetted to each board I have.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: About SM2 and Shopify -
« on: January 17, 2017, 03:36:52 PM »
wow thanks folks - that's been really useful - makes me realise there is much to learn and many hoops to jump through if I follow on that business model.

In hindsight, I am focussing on setting up a business that can be as hands off as possible. So sounds like I the adsense model is the best where any actual sales is a bonus -

Do they allow adsense on the shopfy store? - I dont suppose so.

The trouble is that I got banned from adsense when the penguin/panda take down happened (yes they took me down too!). I could probably set up again when I move house (which will happen in a few months) and I go to them with a new and different bank account (which I have). Hoping that will work. Alternatively/Meanwhile, I may run adsense using my daughter's account - at least someone gets paid!

Thanks for all your insights re the ups and downs of the shopify realm. Was a real treat to get so much input.

Anyone with any other comments, please dont let this post stop you from adding more!

Thanks again folks!

All the best

Sam
London


We don't currently have a very big email list of customers (just a few), so going to set up a website and newsletter with information on products. It is the website that we will (eventually) point Pinterest to, rather than shopify and will build up an email list from there.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: About SM2 and Shopify -
« on: January 17, 2017, 05:30:58 AM »
Yes, it's true. They don't like the dropshipping model, at least if you are not a huge and trusted seller. I know of many who had Paypal problems

If you think about it, it's because they get many complaints from buyers about not receiving items even though it's probably "in transit" and then they have to mediate over such cases. So more work for them, I guess. And then don't forget, they are "pro-buyer", not "pro-seller".

On the other hand, I also use Stripe and their dispute process is far worse! They take card payments for us, where the person doesn't want to use PayPal. If the person says they haven't received the item (the day after ordering it!), the bank disputes it and it can take 60 days to be cleared. Also, the banks don't care, they just don't bother, so we lose disputes even where the item has been delivered and no problem! At least with PayPal, they cover the seller with insurance in certain cases and I have generally found their decisions fair, even if some are stupid! I prefer PayPal any day to Stripe! But for those who don't have a PayPal account, Stripe or similar is the only option. I suppose I should be grateful that most sales do not get disputed!!!!

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: About SM2 and Shopify -
« on: January 17, 2017, 01:53:23 AM »
This is an interesting thread. I have a shopify store, using AliExpress and I have to deal with PayPal and Stripe disputes because people don't read the information provided right up front! They also suffer from "buyer's regret" as soon as they purchase and then turn round and say it was "fraudulent", even though they used their own email address and own billing address for shipping  >:( . If they contacted us straight away, we have no problem cancelling the orders, as we are not fully automated and the orders are made manually, so a cancellation within 24 hours is no problem. I have not yet put the shop on Pinterest because I can't think of a safe way to promote it, with the products changing frequently, though I see that doesn't stop people adding Etsy links into Pinterest and them being promoted right round the web, even though the particular item is no longer available. I am currently considering an informational blog, with links to the items but that will take time to set up.

At present, the stuff is promoted through Facebook ads but they are VERY expensive.

Your experience and thinking is similar to mine, Meg. Actually it doesn't matter much what the platform is, whether Shopify (paid and expensive) or Woocommerce (WordPress and free).

Worth nothing that the makers of that AliDropship site creation service do not tell potential buyers about the pitfalls. They make the dropshipping business model look so simple and problem-free. One of the dangers is you could lose your Paypal account or have your funds withheld, if you get too many complaints. Paypal does not like dropshipping.

Currently, I am beginning to see that although Shopify "claimed" that Pinterest traffic is a bunch of hungry buyers, I always sensed that this claim was a bit misleading, and now....I am more convinced.

On one hand, my visitor time on site has actually fallen a lot, even as it grows. From my stats I can see that not many go to my store. They just read my content. Well ok,at least I know they like my content ;)

On the other hand, they are not converting to buyers at my store. Nonetheless my Adsense income from the site has gone up and anything that goes up, well, that's still good.


I was not aware that Paypal does not like drop shipping. They make some really stupid decisions at times!

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: About SM2 and Shopify -
« on: January 16, 2017, 11:48:44 PM »
This is an interesting thread. I have a shopify store, using AliExpress and I have to deal with PayPal and Stripe disputes because people don't read the information provided right up front! They also suffer from "buyer's regret" as soon as they purchase and then turn round and say it was "fraudulent", even though they used their own email address and own billing address for shipping  >:( . If they contacted us straight away, we have no problem cancelling the orders, as we are not fully automated and the orders are made manually, so a cancellation within 24 hours is no problem. I have not yet put the shop on Pinterest because I can't think of a safe way to promote it, with the products changing frequently, though I see that doesn't stop people adding Etsy links into Pinterest and them being promoted right round the web, even though the particular item is no longer available. I am currently considering an informational blog, with links to the items but that will take time to set up.

At present, the stuff is promoted through Facebook ads but they are VERY expensive.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: JLMailer problems with setting up SparkPost
« on: January 16, 2017, 07:20:26 AM »
it's not available to me if I use my custom dns.  Can I collect the mail using namecheap dns?
I think I had that problem and namecheap told me to contact my hosting company. I don't remember whether I resolved that one.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: JLMailer problems with setting up SparkPost
« on: January 15, 2017, 03:02:47 AM »
This is driving me crazy!

I have created my Sending Domain and confirmed the email.

I have added the webhook which I'm guessing is http://jlmailer.com/sparkpost.php or is it http://jlmailer.com/mandrill.php? - v6 neither work to activate the account in JLMailer

Do I need SPF Records and DKIM Records? Because I am using custom DNS, I don't have the option to add txt records at Namecheap.

I have added my Sparkpost API to JLMailer and I get the message "Setup failed. Contact support." I've deleted cookies and tried to Setup Sparkpost again and now nothing happens - just 3 little boxes rotating endlessly.

I've sent a test email to myself, so it seems SparkPost is working ok.

I've not setup anything other than what is in the video. Been working to get this working on and off for a week now.  Some help please :)


Yes, you need spf and dkim. I used namecheap and the text is set up in advanced dns.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: All Follow show "Running" since Upgrade to 2.12
« on: January 14, 2017, 05:55:59 AM »
My account is going on days now after trying everything. It still will not pin. I compacted the database, tried uninstalling and installing multiple times, let it run for 2 days straight and at this point it's completely unusable. Yet on another machine it's running. Very frustrating especially with less than poor support when submitting a ticket.
Is it running on your own machine or on a VPS?

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: My Pinterest account got banned
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:29:37 PM »
I got an answer from Pinterest:

"Sorry for the trouble! It looks like we made a mistake when we deactivated your account. It's up and running again, so you can get right back to saving Pins you find."

 ;D  ::)  ;D

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In a recent thread below Jonathan kindly supported one of us when he said"  it's not about the boards so much as the keywords"

 I understand what Jon said here but I'd love for him or others to say some more about that?

Is there any testing on what type of keywords work best for getting the most amount of traffic using this traffic method?

Thanks folks - I'm feeling momentum is building now - feels goooood!

Jon suggested elsewhere looking on Pinterest for which boards in your area have the highest numbers of pins and follows, then naming your boards that. I also use those names as my keywords

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Meg that is interesting - so it is ok to just 'skip' that step and SM2 will take care of everything (had hoped that would work but it was a wing and a prayer for me)

and just to check I got it right - when you say "adding the urls into the target url box" you are still only putting one URL in each target box (but you have your 5 target URL's) yes?

thanks for your guidance - really helpful. :-)

I originally set up SM2 with about 100 urls in the url box (on the right) and 2 keywords. I set it to about 33% pinning and left it. It got good traffic, so then I changed over and exported the site urls (using SMM for quickness) and uploaded the CSV file. Didn't get as much traction. I think SM2 finds popular pins and puts the url on them. So I have gone back to just putting the url into the url box and let SM2 find pins to attach them to. This is only for one site. I am doing a mixture on other sites.

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