Pinterest – Website Marked As SPAM & How I Got Back to Pinterest

Why I Am Not On Pinterest - Website Marked As SPAM???
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Yesterday I received numerous messages from my readers that they were unable to pin my content in Pinterest. It looks like Pinterest marked my website as SPAM ????

 

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I Immediately sent an email to Pinterest as I believed that this was a mistake. If you are one of my 2 million+ Facebook Fans you probably know that I’ve dedicated this website to improving everyone’s health naturally and there is absolutely nothing spammy in this site. I write extremely high quality content that got repinned by my readers who wanted to share my content with their friends.

This was the shocking reply I got from Pinterest:

Hi Jenny,

We blocked this website because several users reported content from this site as spammy. To us, spam is any unsolicited or unauthorized material that’s promotional, commercial, fraudulent, false, deceptive or misleading. It’s important for us to block this type of content because it often results in negative experiences for users. Unfortunately we will not be removing that website from our blacklist.

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I am not the first blogger who had her website marked as spam. For example: Linda from “with a blast”  had her website marked as spam and also Becky from “your modern family” had her website marked as spam.

As far as I am aware of, my content was repinned millions of times and there are always a few people that will not be happy. But can you mark the whole website as spam based on the opinion of a few unhappy people???

Update – I Am Back On Pinterest – Thanks for YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!!!

I’ve sent a message to the Healthy and Natural World community asking them for support and I am excited to share the great news with you: I am back on Pinterest. I truly appreciate all your support: I’ve received hundreds of supportive emails and messages from people who told me that they’ve asked pinterest to reconsider their decision. ….And it worked! I am truly humbled by your support!

Here is the message that I got from Pinterest:

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What I Learned

I learned that we have amazing and caring people in the community and that by joining forces we can make a change and make a difference.

If you are a fellow blogger and you are in the same situation I truly recommend you to reach out to your community and ask for their support.

I left the instructions on how to contact pinterest for future reference for anyone who may need it (and for myself as well as it happened to me once again! – how frustrating)

You Can Now Follow Me On …. Pinterest

Well, I guess that you can now follow me on Pinterest (again) – here is the link to my profile: https://www.pinterest.com/HealthAndNature/

Here is How To Contact Pinterest (For Anyone who May Need It…)

Use this URL: https://help.pinterest.com/en/contact

Select the following options (also shown in the image below):

I have a question about..  select Account settings

More specifically.. select I disagree with a policy notice

Click the red button: I still need help

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In the description you can state that you would like to pin from [type the website name] however this website has been recently blocked.

You can tell Pinterest what you think about their decision to block the website and also let your friends know about it.

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I believe that sharing information with others is extremely important and can benefit everyone.

Jenny

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37 Responses to Pinterest – Website Marked As SPAM & How I Got Back to Pinterest

  1. Soperk says:

    I found your pin that I use regularly was blocked this morning from my mobile device. I sat down tonight to try from my laptop. I was shocked that I was directed to a totally different site when I clicked on the link. I wonder if that what was actually supposed to be blocked. People may have complained that your pin linked to this other site. IDK, just a thought. I’m no expert on web urls or designs. I have emailed your page to myself so that I can get to it easily.

    I am so sorry this has happened too you.

  2. Jenny says:

    Honestly I don’t know what’s the problem as all my pins should be directed to my website and not to other places. Please help me by contacting Pinterest as this will probably require the help of all my readers, as I’m facing a “brick wall”.

    • Kellie says:

      This is what I sent to them. I’ll let you know their response.

      “I have used a pin repeatedly over the past 3 years. This morning when I went to open it it was blocked because it was considered spam. I have read your policies and I do not see where this particular site has infringed on any of those considerations that you hold to for a spammy site.

      While I appreciate your continued diligence in blocking dangerous sites from pins I do believe that you are in error regarding this site. Please take this correspondence as a positive praise of the content of this site and it’s legitimate presence on Pinterest. Hopefully, in a reversal to any complaints by other users.

      If someone has complained because they do not agree with the content of this free blog site that is no reason to block them. And that doesn’t fall under your criteria for a spammy site.

      Thank you for your time in this matter,
      Kellie Soper”

      • Jenny says:

        Thanks Kellie, I really appreciate your help !

        • Kellie says:

          They sent me two responses, attached below. I’ll ask a couple more questions and see if that gets us anywhere.

          Thanks,
          Kellie
          ——————
          Hi Kellie,

          We block websites when content from their site is spammy or if the website is associated with spammy activity on Pinterest. It’s important for us to block this type of content because it often results in negative experiences for users.

          Unfortunately you won’t be able to pin from the website, but if you’d still like to go to the website from a Pin, just click the pin to see it close up, right click on the pin image and select “Open Link in New Tab.”

          Sorry for the inconvenience,

          Bedford | Community Specialist

          Pinterest Support (Pinterest Help)
          Mar 18, 17:55

          Hi Kellie,

          Sometimes we have to remove Pins from Pinterest. We don’t allow things that aren’t appropriate for the general public, like sexually explicit or pornographic pins, anywhere on Pinterest. We do allow works of art and educational content, like you might see in a museum or classroom.

          If you’re not familiar with our policies, you can find find more information in our Help Center.

          We want Pinterest to be a safe place for everyone to enjoy, which is why we review and take down reported Pins that go against our policies. Sometimes we make mistakes, but we’ll use your feedback to get better at it.

          When you add a Pin to a board, it’s shared with the rest of the community. So, when we get a report of a Pin that goes against our policies, we take down all instances of that pin – even those on secret boards, since they can be made public with the click of a button.

          If you think we made a mistake and want to let us know, just reply to this email with as much information as possible about the Pin we took down, and we’ll review our decision.

          Thanks,
          The Pinterest Team

          • Jenny says:

            I don’t know what to say – I don’t believe in any way my pins “aren’t appropriate for the general public” in any way. I wish Pinterest would elaborate more and give me more information, but unfortunately there is no one to talk to there. With all the spam that goes on Pinterest, they should target the real spammers. But I really appreciate your support and it means a lot to me.

      • Maggie says:

        I completely agree with you Kelly. I like Jenny’s tips etc. If they don’t like it, don’t open it. Have a nice day.

      • Clay says:

        I had the same problem, I had 22 boards 32,000 followers, then deleted. Pinterest use zendesk for there so called customer support, you will get an auto reply back, then you can send an email back to that auto reply with your problem and they say one of their team with get back to you shortly, they only thing is, you get another auto copy and paste reply back. end of case, you keep going round in circles . I have emailed them many times and no human has had any compassion to even reply

    • Monica says:

      Felt sad for Jenny, she might help & reach those people around the world who need help and clear mind about health. I still received all her latest thru my email. But to block her down in this website, some people will really miss something special!Yesterday i just repeat & repeat her shares about the “5 food to never eat” by Isabel delos Rios

  3. Ad Anders says:

    I notified Pinterest about here stupid dicision and asked them to unblock your site.

  4. I too have requested Pinterest remove your ban – fingers crossed.

    Nicola

  5. I have noticed too that I can no longer follow previous pins FROM Pinterest TO your website 🙁

    I am amazed Pinterest have taken this stance given the sheer number of people that have pinned your images, this in itself surely shows how much your content is valued!?!

    You can check which images have been pinned (if you don’t already know) by visiting https://www.pinterest.com/source/www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/

    Nicola

  6. yetunde says:

    This is really ridiculous. So sorry about this. Just sent them an e mail, hoping to hear from them soon. I will keep you posted.
    Yt

  7. Hussein says:

    my family find yuor advices keep many people healthier without chemical risks

  8. Anni says:

    I just sent them a message as well. I hope this is resolved quickly for you!

  9. You’re sharing the truth Jenny …. ‘They’ don’t want you to do this.

    Advice: Open up a fresh account and inform your list of the new URL…

    Keep on sharing!! Wishing you my very best.

    Mark Walker

  10. Maya Singh says:

    I have enjoyed reading the articles on natural health and found many of the tips very useful and would like to receive more

  11. Chastity says:

    I recently went on pin to this website to find out it was redirected to as a block for spam. I dont think it is .all the information that on this site is very beneficial and shocking because she posted so many things that I never knew about that ive could’ve been using long time ago . and if my mom was living who died of breast cancer July of 09 wouldve loved it to there’s stuff that would’ve helped her through her time with the illness. So do I think u got it twisted and wrong about this site ..???? Yes You Do..!!!!!

  12. David Fabico says:

    Hi Jenny, your www site really helps US a lot, we are wondering why healthy issues like your website was considered SPAM. And those UNhealthy website are still existing.

  13. Tabita Otto says:

    will write straight away 🙂

    • Tabita Otto says:

      I hope it all sorts out. I wrote this:
      I am a regular user of pinterest and one of my favourite pinners, http://www.HealthyAndNaturalWorld.Com, is now blocked as spam. I have followed her for a while now and have never considered any of her pins as spam.
      I think you have misunderstood what she is about. She is about promoting natural health and does it in a sobor way. She is not doing anything but promoting good health.
      I hope you reconsider this.

  14. Dear Jenny,
    I am so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. I regret that that I did not copy what I sent to Pinterest, so that I could let you see what I wrote. Basically, I told them that I do not feel that your site is Spam, and that I feel that Pinterest, and Healthy And Natural World are both beneficial to hordes of people, and that I feel that your site should be reinstated to Pinterest. If I hear back to them, in an email, I will share their response with you. Hopefully, they will attach my comments, so I can share this with you, also. But most importantly, I hope that you are reinstated. I wish you the best of luck. I appreciate how generous you have been, by sharing all of your helpful information for free. This should never have happened!!!

    Sincerely,

    Ileen Johnson

  15. Jonathan Sabbatha says:

    I am glad your website has been unblocked. Thanks for sharing healthy. Keep sharing and doing a good job.

  16. Christine says:

    I stumbled onto your blog randomly a few weeks ago & saw this post. I just got into my email and saw the same email from B*****d 🙂 Glad your blog is back up and running on Pinterest!

    • Jenny says:

      I wouldn’t have enjoyed to do the job that B******D does… Blocking Pinterest accounts of people all day – sounds boring 🙂

  17. fazal says:

    It is realy good site for us

  18. London Beep says:

    Hi Jenny, today i find how to unblock website in pinterest and got you website in google. same problem with our website [Londonbeep.com]. Pinterest mark spam our website we share best & unique contents daily.i follow your instruction and report to pinterest. can you help me about this matter to solve this problem. waiting for your positive reply.

    Thanks.

    • Jenny says:

      You need to have many people (your readers) to bombard them with requests to unblock your account. If it’s just you or a small number of people, it often won’t help. Even with many people who ask Pinterest to unblock your account you might not be successful, but your chances are better. If you have a mailing list, ask your readers to help you. Good luck – I know how frustrating it is.

  19. Clay says:

    Its not pinterest its the same guy who works for zendesk who is pinterests contract help desk, sending an email to pinterest to complain about zendesk maybe your only hope, but now can you get an email direct to pinterest might be hard, if anyone has this email or know of a way to complain about this issue please tell us.

  20. brian says:

    Zendesk are a big disappointment, pinterest will suffer as its a two way street, they need you as much as you want them, your articles attract people from web searches, the more they delete the less popular pinterest will become, there are new social media sites popping up all the time. forget pinterest and find something new where your account wont be deleted and your treated like a piece of shit after all the hard work you put into it. Thats my advice

  21. Pam says:

    Its the contract help desk employed by pinterest. There name is Zendesk, they leave all the porn, illegal download links for books, doggy links that cause software to download and delete legitimate accounts if they see fit, its a joke that this company still has the contract. Me and a growing number of people are looking at ways to contact the real pinterest and go around this pathetic company to find some answers of why some business pinterest accounts are being deleted with no warnings what-so-ever, here one day gone the next.

  22. Jarrod says:

    Deleted my account when they first took over, they just send you a link to their rules and regulations expecting you to look at it, when they only deleted you due to some loophole, most probably due to you having to many links, ill never go back to pinterest. They will probably destroy twitter and tumblr too as they are help desk for them too. Enough people are starting to realize, if its controlled by zendesk dont rely on it, you can be deleted without notification at any time

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