This is taken from the Mediavine Publisher Group..
"Is Pinterest trying to be TikTok?
No, Pinterest is now just an ads platform. After IDEA PINS were introduced by Pinterest none of the standard pins get any impressions or clicks. You can only find IDEA pins on the feed from random accounts you don't even follow. IDEA PINS do not have option to place a link in it which doesn't benefit the creators but if you pay for IDEA pins then you can add links to it which is called promoted IDEA PINS. Looks like Pinterest is now an ads platform if you want to get impressions or clicks on your pins then you need to pay for it.
@littlediyyoutube I think it's really pathetic that Pinterest community managers and their customer service representatives knew what was really happening all this while. Since last year, we've all been complaining about low impressions and they took us for fools by telling us it's ebbs and flows. Oh wow! Pinterest is such a great company that preaches transparency and positivity when they obviously don't practice any of it. Now, I'm wondering why Pinterest Janice left...
@healthyambitionsteam Pinterest community managers are deliberately ignoring all our questions and complains concerning low impressions. Since creators are threatening to stop creating free idea pins, Pinterest product engineers have come up with a plan for users to create idea pins so they can still show ads in the feeds. At this point, we can only wish Pinterest all the best in their endeavors while we pivot and look for traffic elsewhere. The old Pinterest we all fell in love with is officially gone!!!