incrediBILL - 7:39 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
The topic is "How are you using Pinterest?" not "How are you blocking Pinterest?"
However, I have a few comments to counter some of the above.
If you want to discuss these blocking issues further there's already a thread for it: [webmasterworld.com...]
(3) Your content can be hotlinked from Pinterest to anywhere on the web without your knowledge or consent.
(4) Your website will compete against its own content displayed on Pinterest in the SERPs.
So? The same can be said from Google cache and other scraper sites yet most webmaster don't use NOARCHIVE nor block those bots so why should Pinterest be any different?
NO. People can hotlink the images that are displayed on Pinterest even if you have hotlink protection enabled for your website.
No. People can't even get the images on Pinterest to hotlink in the first place, not easily or legally anyway, if you follow my directions over here: [webmasterworld.com...]
Waste of time. People can work around that.
That same argument could be applied to locks on windows and doors, it just keeps the honest people honest, like robots.txt. But you can point to that when filing the DMCA and say you explicitly denied access to Pinterest and they did it anyway. More ammunition.