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Pinterest and dead websites

Pins linking to websites that no longer exist

     
8:42 am on Mar 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I'm more and more running into pins that link to web pages that no longer exist. Sometimes the entire website is gone or replaced by a placeholder page. This makes the user experience terrible on Pinterest. At least they should have an algo that checks whether or not the target page still exists. Just imagine Google constantly directing you to pages that are no longer there ...
10:29 am on Mar 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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A lot of abandoned accounts on Pinterest. In fact, that's true of a great percentage of Social Media, at least the ones that have been around awhile. They seem to loose their appeal after the trend factor wears off.
11:02 am on Mar 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Pinterest steals the photos and viewers from a site driving the site out of business. Seems like a natural progression but probably one of those unintended consequences on the part of pinterest. Smart parasites don't kill their hosts.
1:19 pm on Mar 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Pinterest steals the photos and viewers from a site driving the site out of business. Seems like a natural progression but probably one of those unintended consequences on the part of pinterest. Smart parasites don't kill their hosts.


A lot of the "dead" websites I see via Pinterest in my niche were scrapers. They scrape photos from other websites, make their own website with photos and crap texts, post the photos on Pinterest ... and when they get by banned by for instance Adsense they close their websites and leave the photos on their abandoned Pinterest account. The photos stolen from the original websites are now the "property" of Pinterest and leading users to nowhere.

At the beginning someone invested a lot of time and money in creating photos and now the very same photos are a sort of garbage, left overs, on Pinterest ... And the "fun" thing is that in many cases these photos are ranking on Google because Google looooooves Pinterst.
11:51 am on Apr 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, this is such a shame that the person who really put that much effort in creating images and content specially info-graphics gets less credit than the one stole it and use it on their pages. Watermarking images is a good solution though.
 

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