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Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« on: January 06, 2017, 04:42:25 PM »
Has anyone had recent problems having accounts banned? I had one account banned for "spamming" three days ago and just had another one today.

I followed everything by the book with both accounts (just like all my others). Started posts slowly and worked up to just under 100 posts/day. As a matter of fact, they have been running just like they are for a couple weeks now.

I appealed the first one and got a denial for reinstatement. Don't know if I should continue the appeal process further with the first or even bother with the second.

I am just worried that other of my accounts will end up the same.

All my accounts are set to post around the clock, 7 days a week. I am thinking of changing this. In the back of my mind though, I wonder if that would be a flag to Pinterest for these accounts now?

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 07:11:02 PM »
Are the two accounts that got banned, pinning to new sites? I think Pinterest staff do pay a visit to sites, and if it looks like a "spammy" site, and the Pinterest person doesn't like it, that increases the risk of a ban (whether it be account ban or site ban).

I think even 100 pins a day is too much. I wouldn't do it.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 07:37:34 AM »
Are you pinning the same number of pins to each board every day? It may be coincidence, but since I started varying the number of pins to each board each day my suspension rate has seriously dropped. So I'm wondering if one of the automated checks for an account is the same number of pins going to each board each day.

I have no hard evidence of that. It could be a coincidence. But worth considering.

Jon

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 09:20:43 AM »
Yes. I have just left the same number of pins. I don't see an option for SM2 to vary the number of pins, so are you doing this manually? It does sound like a good idea. I wondered if this could be the problem too.

If SM2 does not provide this option, that would be a GREAT update! Once you get a lot of accounts, it would be a pain to do this manually every day!

Fortunately, it does not look like Pinterest has blocked the domains I was linking to. So, although I have lost 2-3 weeks of pins and followers with each account at least I have not lost the websites as well. I will just have to start over with new Pinterest accounts.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 09:33:39 AM »
Another suggestion for Jon concerning SM2 although it may be impossible, is to make the software recognize or read a few words on the images, like "Sponsored".

Because now companies are advertising their products that may not have any relevance to the search term, and if SM2 picks up and pins their images, then of course it looks stupid.

People will think you are wrongly pinning and "spamming".

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 10:17:59 AM »
Yes, an option for varying amounts of pins does sound like an excellent update to the software. Having the same number of pins everyday just screams automation to a reviewer, I would think.

I lost one of my two accounts a couple of days ago myself, and I think the content of my website is quite good. The only monetization is adsense.

As far as suspensions,

- is it best to ask Pinterest to re-evaluate the site (and do you take off the monetization before you do?), or is it better to just move on and open another account?
- When opening another account, do you keep the same domain and just change proxy, or do you get another domain as well?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 10:31:27 AM by Bob L »

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 10:24:59 AM »
IMHO having it built into the software vary between X and Y per day (where you can set X and Y) would be ideal.  I am sure I'm not the only person here with a lot of accounts and pin jobs so changing every day would be a pain.

Are you pinning the same number of pins to each board every day? It may be coincidence, but since I started varying the number of pins to each board each day my suspension rate has seriously dropped. So I'm wondering if one of the automated checks for an account is the same number of pins going to each board each day.

I have no hard evidence of that. It could be a coincidence. But worth considering.

Jon

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 02:09:25 PM »
If you don't pin 24/7 which let's be honest is hardly "natural" and have 10-12 Pinterest accounts per SM2 install....you will find that everyday different numbers of pins & follows are achieved....in 2.5 months of using SM2 I have never had a single day when it has reached my actual pin settings.

I also vary the follow timings so that i pin a couple of hours longer each day than follow....

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 03:14:37 PM »
Yes. I have just left the same number of pins. I don't see an option for SM2 to vary the number of pins, so are you doing this manually? It does sound like a good idea. I wondered if this could be the problem too.

If SM2 does not provide this option, that would be a GREAT update! Once you get a lot of accounts, it would be a pain to do this manually every day!

Fortunately, it does not look like Pinterest has blocked the domains I was linking to. So, although I have lost 2-3 weeks of pins and followers with each account at least I have not lost the websites as well. I will just have to start over with new Pinterest accounts.

I'm manually setting each pin job's number of pins per day to different numbers when the job is created (that is, one board may get 60, another may get 63, another 55, etc). I don't vary each pin jobs pins to that same board every day.

That is a good idea for a future update, though, to have it randomly vary the count sent to the board each day also.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 06:29:56 AM »
I see what you were saying, Jon. I was already doing that...setting the number to each board at a random number. I will continue to do that until you can work the update in.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 06:38:50 AM »
Yes, an option for varying amounts of pins does sound like an excellent update to the software. Having the same number of pins everyday just screams automation to a reviewer, I would think.

I lost one of my two accounts a couple of days ago myself, and I think the content of my website is quite good. The only monetization is adsense.

As far as suspensions,

- is it best to ask Pinterest to re-evaluate the site (and do you take off the monetization before you do?), or is it better to just move on and open another account?
- When opening another account, do you keep the same domain and just change proxy, or do you get another domain as well?

Thanks.


Bob,

I thought I should clarify something...just because Pinterest bans your account (for "spamming") does not mean that your website is also banned from Pinterest. In fact, this is probably usually NOT the case. Usually the Pinterest account is gone, but you (or anyone) can still post pins for the website. I have checked and this is the case with my accounts.

This means that you just have to create a new Pinterest account and start over with the same website again.

There are a couple other "precautions" to take in this process...

1.) DO NOT reuse the same IP again (at least for a while)...even for a different account.
      *NOTE: A lot of proxy providers will let you swap a bad proxy, so this is not a big deal. Just get a new one.
2.) When you create your Pinterest account, DO NOT link your website URL to the account. This would be a sure way for Pinterest to ban the website as well if they ever do ban this account.
3.) Remember to start your pinning out slow again with the new account.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 09:19:30 AM »
Thanks for the great info, David!

- That website was just beginning to get traction, so I'm glad I can proceed with it on another IP. I did decide to ask them to review it yesterday, so we'll see what they say. I feel like they may rescind the suspension anyway.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2017, 07:35:09 PM »
Are you pinning the same number of pins to each board every day? It may be coincidence, but since I started varying the number of pins to each board each day my suspension rate has seriously dropped. So I'm wondering if one of the automated checks for an account is the same number of pins going to each board each day.

I have no hard evidence of that. It could be a coincidence. But worth considering.

Jon

Is there anything at all I can do to speed up the processing of the software? To go and change the number of pins on 15 boards literally takes over 40 minutes because there is such a long lag after any action is taken.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 12:20:28 AM »
Are you pinning the same number of pins to each board every day? It may be coincidence, but since I started varying the number of pins to each board each day my suspension rate has seriously dropped. So I'm wondering if one of the automated checks for an account is the same number of pins going to each board each day.

I have no hard evidence of that. It could be a coincidence. But worth considering.

Jon

Is there anything at all I can do to speed up the processing of the software? To go and change the number of pins on 15 boards literally takes over 40 minutes because there is such a long lag after any action is taken.


I turn my software off every night, before gong to bed. As I don't go to bed at the same time, that means different numbers of pins get pinned each day. It's only a few minutes to turn it on in the morning. Alternatively, do one or two one day, another couple another day, etc.

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Re: Lost two Pinterest accounts in last 4 days
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 07:25:30 AM »
I have not tested it yet, but if you have SM2 set at 75 pins in 24 hours and change it to 9:00 to 5:00, will it post 75 pins during those hours?