While here on vacation, I was alerted by several blog readers (THANK YOU GUYS!) that my pins were marked as spam by Pinterest. Given that this blog has my blood, seat and tears in it, I was understandably upset. I quickly sprung into action so that my account could hopefully be recovered. I was receiving ZERO traffic from Pinterest (Pinterest is my #1 traffic referrer) and further more, people were being alerted that my blog was spam whenever they tried to repin me (embarrassing!)
I undoubtedly know that this will happen to more of you so I wanted to create a post on how to remedy your situation as quickly as possible.
My Pins Were Marked as Spam
So all you have to do is follow these directions and have everyone you know help you report your site as NOT being spam:
1.) Go here: https://help.pinterest.com/en/contact
2.) Where it says “What do you need help with?” Choose: Reporting Something
3.) Where it says, “Tell us more:” Choose “Pinterest removed a pin/board”
4.) Click on box that says “I still need help”
5.) Fill this out (and have your friends fill this out as well) telling Pinterest that your website is well known and not spam. Tell them that you have been trying to pin from this website and that it was incorrectly marked as spam.
6.) You will get an automated email right away and you need to respond to it saying that you think that there has been a mistake and to have someone manual review your website as soon as possible.
It’s easy and very straightforward. Good Luck! If your pins were marked as spam, I know how frustrating something like this can be, especially when you blog full time and rely so heavily on Pinterest’s traffic! However, the Pinterest team really does do a great job about responding quickly! You should receive an email from the Pinterest team within a day’s time frame!