What if Pinterest decides that your Pinterest account doesn’t meet their guidelines and gets your Pinterest account banned or suspended.
In this Pinterest tutorial, we are going to tell you about the different things that could lead to your Pinterest account getting suspended, and what you can do to try and resolve the issue and appeal a suspended Pinterest account.
Why was my Pinterest account suspended?
If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, the website is dedicated to helping users collect and share images. Users can use pins to mark favorite items, share links with friends, or add an image to a board as inspiration.
Pinterest Boards can be organized by topics or interests, and users can follow other users’ boards for shopping ideas, recipes, travel destinations, or anything else they might be interested in.
Pinterest has been growing exponentially in popularity over the past few years, so it’s no wonder that the site has become a target for spamming and malicious activity.
In order to prevent users from using Pinterest to spam or spread malware, the site has implemented stricter rules regarding user accounts. If your account is suspended for violating these rules, there’s not much you can do except wait for Pinterest to reactivate your account.
Can you get back a suspended Pinterest account?
If you believe that your Pinterest account has been suspended mistakenly, there are a few things you can do.
First, try to contact Pinterest directly. If that fails, try to contact the Pinterest account holder’s email address or phone number. Finally, if all else fails, you can file a dispute with Pinterest.
How to appeal Pinterest account ban?
If you’ve been banned from Pinterest, there’s a good chance you can get your account reinstated. To appeal your ban, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Pinterest account and click the “Your Account” link in the upper right corner of the homepage.
- Under “Your Account Details,” scroll down to the “Policies” section and click the ” appeals policy ” link.
- Fill out the appeal form with as much information as possible, including your name, contact info, and explanation of why you believe your account should be reinstated.
- If you have pictures or boards that were removed as part of your ban, upload them to a separate file and attach it to your appeal.
- Once you’ve filled out the appeal form and attached any relevant materials, hit “submit.”Pinterest will review your request and either reinstate your account or respond with a more detailed explanation of why it was suspended in the first place.
How to avoid getting your Pinterest account suspended again?
If you’re like most Pinterest users, you probably use the platform to explore ideas for your own home and lifestyle projects, as well as to follow the creative work of others. But if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably also used Pinterest to pin things that you wouldn’t normally post on your blog (like pictures of cute animal memes).
Since Pinterest’s crackdown on “spammy” accounts in August 2016, many bloggers have been asking how they can make sure their account doesn’t get suspended again. While there’s no surefire way to avoid getting your account shut down permanently, following these tips should help keep it from getting shut down for any length of time.
- Don’t pin anything that could be construed as spammy or commercial in nature. This includes pins that promote products or services, pins that are promotional in nature (like images of affiliate links), or pins with a high number of likes or re-pins.
- Use caution when pinning other people’s content. If you don’t have permission to share the content (or if the content is copyrighted), be sure to credit the original author and provide a link back to the original source.
- Use Pinterest’s”Report a Pin” feature to flag pins that you think might violate the platform’s guidelines. If your complaint is upheld, Pinterest may remove the pin from users’ profiles or disable comments on the pin.
- Avoid using overly promotional hashtags when pinning content. While using appropriate hashtags can help promote your pins, using too many hashtags can be seen as spammy and can lead to your account being suspended.
- Use Pinterest’s “Notifications” feature to stay up-to-date on changes to the platform’s policies and guidelines. This way, you’ll be able to know if anything changes that could potentially impact your account negatively.