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Recently Pinterest has been making MANY changes, to their layout, algorithm and spam filters. A lot of people who aren’t necessarily “spamming” are ending up with their accounts shut off and in Pinterest Jail. And if that has happened to you, you know how hard it can be to fix!

What is causing this to happen?

I have seen this SO MUCH lately and not only does it drive me bananas, but it can land you in Pinterest lockdown, with a decent chance of not being able to get your account back.

Users are pinning the same pin over and over and over all at once. STOP DOING THIS! You do NOT want your new Pinterest cover to look like the image below. The new Pinterest cover shows all your recent pins. And this seems SPAMMY!

It should look like this:

Reasons pinning your pin multiple times can hurt you.

  1. You are pinning the same URL over and over and over. THIS can be a BIG red flag for Pinterest. They will think you are spam and suspend your account. Even if these pins are all being pinned to different boards.
  2. You are significantly hurting your reach. To expand your pins reach, you want to space out the pinning of that pin by at least a day, OR a minimum of 12 hours.

If you use TailWind you can easily see which times of day your profile is receiving high engagement. This can drastically improve your pins reach! And by spacing that pin out, you are essentially reaching more people!

Even if you manually pin, you want to space your pins out. Now, with the new “from people you follow” feature, you can see all the recent pins from everyone you follow. You don’t want to be “that person” who clogs up the feed with 15 of the same pin. That could also lose you, followers!

Space those pins out! Even if this has been your “strategy” in the past, and you have yet to get flagged. It doesn’t mean you won’t be flagged in the future! And you don’t want to have to start from square one with your Pinterest account if you can’t get it out of Pinterest Jail.

And if you need some Pinterest help, click here.

xo Megan