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Pinterest Test

My thumbnails ranking higher than the original website with text

     
8:02 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I did a test with Pinterest. I took all thumbnails of one of my webpages (there's a web page with a full size image and text linked to each thumbnail) and made a Pinterest board with them.

Now, after 2 months, that Pinterest board with thumbnails and only and a few words that accompany each thumbnail (similar to a picture's alt-text) is ranking higher than the original web page with decent content. What I made was literally crap and still it is doing well (4th position in the serps for a certain keyword) on Google.

Who said that we had to create good content to avoid Panda?
Make a Pinterest page with thumbnails and direct them to your website. It might generate more traffic than when you spend days on creating good content.
12:24 am on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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That's not a good idea if your content is largely picturial.

In my experience pinterest traffic stays on Pinterest and doesn't traffic to the original website with the possible exception of people following a recipe photo to get the actual recipe.
4:22 am on Jun 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just today I searched "william morris 1871" in Google Images and much to my irritation, a very large proportion of images lead to Pinterest instead of the original source.

It is a shame and a travesty.
 

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