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Is Pinterest still a good source of traffic?

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5:11 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)



Has anyone had any great success from getting targeted traffic from Pinterest? It has an Alexa rank 37, but does that translate to target visitors to your site?
9:28 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Compared to the amount of images they steal (from me), I get next to no trafic in return -not that any amount of traffic would justify theft-.

And I guess that goes for all of us who inform people of things and use pictures as a resource.

Those who promote things might feel less possessive about their intellectual property and welcome any little traffic it does generate - even promote the stuff they sell themselves on pinterest and similar. But for me: I'd rather have they get sued out of business.
10:14 pm on Dec 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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For me Pinterest brings about 10 visitors per day and that is for more than 4000 stolen photos. Conclusion: Pinterest is worthless.
3:50 pm on Dec 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Back in May before my summer of DMCA take-downs, I accounted 31 monthly referrals from Pinterest and my Excel spreadsheet had ~4500 infringement listed.
2:31 am on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



Yes pinterest is good source of visitors and still has reputation.
2:10 pm on Jan 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yes pinterest is good source of visitors and still has reputation.


I agree, a BAD reputation. Pinterest is simply a business based on STEALING other people's work. THEFT is not exactly a good business model.
6:06 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The backlinks are NOFOLLOW so they don't count.
7:01 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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so they don't count.

Not for pagerank, but for overall ranking they do count.
12:44 am on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I anxiously await a reliable source that claims that you get overall ranking from nofollow links. Best would be a source from within Google.

Thanks ahead.
6:29 am on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I no longer following PR rather I am concentrating on Traffic and PI got good alexa rank.
9:00 am on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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source from within Google

Don't know about sources from withing google, but WT lists tons of links from pinterest. Why would they list it if they have no value?

There are tons of websites with 0 or 1 pagerank that outrank PR5+ websites. Average users don't have access to creating follow links, they share, pin, tweet. And user behavior is a major ranking factor.
1:11 pm on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Why would they list it if they have no value?


Perhaps because they share some of the same VCs..?

And thus would like to make you think that letting Pinterest abuse your IP has link value to you..might stop you blocking them etc ..

If G see that Pinterest doesn't get sued into oblivion..G may just eventually ( officially ) buy them and slap ads around your content..youtube anyone ?..
9:18 pm on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)



Pinterest is really popping. It has quickly become one of the fastest growing social networks. Pinterest can be a great source of traffic for your business if you optimize your opportunities by following the dos and doníts with every piece of content you pin.
6:56 pm on Apr 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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10:40 pm on Apr 6, 2013 (gmt 0)



"The backlinks are NOFOLLOW so they don't count."

I not agree, nobody knows about how google is dealing with nofollow links, because almost every links are nofollow nowadays
11:12 pm on Apr 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I not agree, nobody knows about how google is dealing with nofollow links, because almost every links are nofollow nowadays

Because you don't know how no follow links are dealt with ( hint ..
it isn't hard to find out with pinterest and other scrapers such as ehow )..does not mean that "nobody knows"..
3:12 am on Apr 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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because almost every links are nofollow nowadays

This is, I think, an overstatement.
4:31 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)



To answer the OP's question, Pinterest can be a very good source of traffic if you target the right niche. I have some sites getting over 15k uniques a day from Pinterest alone, others not so much. I used a template for all sites in this test group and simply switched niches from site to site and found the ones that work and the ones that don't. I may not be the typical site owner as it seems that most people on this forum are concerned about making one or two sites successful while I work more on a performance-based model, but if you are the latter as well then I suggest doing a similar test to mine with all the social sites. It's quite revealing!
1:23 am on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What the OP should be asking is "Does Pinterest traffic convert" as it's trivial to get tons of eyeballs to your site but it's not trivial to get them to stay long enough to read your content, click your ads or buy your products.
4:10 pm on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Pinterest can be a very good source of traffic if you target the right niche. I have some sites getting over 15k uniques a day from Pinterest alone, others not so much.


My experience is similar. Obviously it's not working for everybody, but the traffic is can bring to SOME sites in SOME niches is strong, and converts. Furthermore, in my case, it tends to lead to natural backlinks.

I think Google must be counting Pinterest links *somehow* because I have one page that has nothing but a very steady flow of Pinterest traffic and a few modest backlinks from decent but low profile little websites, yet Google ranks it very well.
2:29 pm on Apr 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I think there's indeed one more strategy to have in relation to pinterest.

1. already established informational sites: they get their images stolen and I've yet to see anybody get anything useful out of pinterest at all. To these web masters pinterest and their users are nothing but scrapers.

2. those selling things might not mind their images being used without permission and might welcome any little bit of traffic they can get, convert or not.

3. you apparently also can go "made for pinterest", and apparently there's possibility for some success in that in certain niches. I guess you need to be more in tune with their (female) audience, and willing to take a risk coupling your fate to theirs.
 

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