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redirect Pins via htaccess to another page

wish they would visit root page.

7:26 pm on Feb 9, 2017 (gmt 0)

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OK, I'm looking for some help here...
I have well over 20,000 images on one of my sites, (maintained under a pen name), now they are starting to get pinned, unfortunately Pinterest only links to the page or sub-page the images are on. I would like to use the .htaccess file to redirect the link from Pinterest to a sub-page that would provide a welcome statement and then redirect the visitor to the root index.html file.
I could insert the "no-pin" in each and every page and have a complete re-write of all the 5,798 htm(l) files that incorporate the "no-pin" statement ready to integrate, but something makes me think that Pinterest could help drive traffic.
Attempts I have made seem not to work. Or does it only work with pins after I've modified the htaccess file?
I know someone else in here must have tinkered with this, if you found a successful method using the htaccess file, please share it.

2:33 am on Feb 10, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hi Gerry_D and welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]
unfortunately Pinterest only links to the page or sub-page the images are on.
Yes, that's the way Pinterest works.

You could use the referrer to redirect requests to a different page. Of course, not all requests include a referrer.

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