I'd love to hear how Pinterest is planning to deal with the ever-increasing stolen pins on Pinterest? I'd rather spend my time making new content than tracking down stolen pins, yet, I find that I have to set aside hours to do just that.
Unfortunately this is a huge problem for me too. I found this article from Tailwind while looking for solutions: https://blog.tailwindapp.com/how-to-report-stolen-pins-on-pinterest/
I hope it helps 🙂 Sophia
Following! I feel you on this one! I have a second account where I make recipes and creative crafts for kids etc. Some of my blog posts/images take hours to create, if not days, so it's incredibly disheartening to see when someone's stolen the pins, and redirected it to a spam website.
What I don't understand though is how the spam pins sometimes rank higher than the original content. Seen this in lots of cases, not just my own.
Pinterest seem really on the ball when it comes to removing the content i.e. when you've filed a DMCA. Usually get taken down within 24-48 hours.
But, it would be amazing to see something that automatically detects those spammy links and stops them from being posted altogether. Or, recognises that the same image exists but on a different domain so needs some kind of review to check it's not malicious, and leads to a real post.
- Charl 🙂
@typicallytopical It does seem that Pinterest should have the wherewithall to detect repeat images that lead to a site which is not the original site. I mean, they don't want us repeatedly pinning the same image and encourage us to pin new/original images. If they can detect if we are repeat pinning, then they should be able to flag those images and detect which ones are not directed to the original site.
Our official stance is that we’re constantly working to fight spam on our platform. If you come across a Pin, comment, or message that you believe breaks these rules, you can report it. Our team will evaluate this Pin and may downrank that Pin so it’s not seen by other users, you may still be able to see the Pin using your original link even if it’s not being seen by other users.
Unfortunately, there are bad actors on every platform where content is created. You can play a part in helping us combat this behavior by reporting the pin you've identified as a stolen image. There absolutely are other methods we employ, but manual reports are reviewed by a team for action.
This does not make sence? Or am I misunderstanding you. What about new pinners? They all might like the pin you have posted. So then you want a cut off? I posted pic's I loved from my own private collection...but when I posted it, I posted it to be shared. That I understand is the beauty of Pinterest. Once you pin it you''ve given it away. Though I must say in the past one had always know where it came from...and you could see how many times your pic was pinned. That was a big loss.....but still when you post ..its gone.....as far as I understand???
I put my logo on most of my pins. I've seen the logo cropped off and the pin reused. Occasionally my own stolen pin will come back to me as a recommendation in my home feed. Generally speaking because of the amount of effort it takes to fill out a report, I only report pins that go to suspicious websites. Anything that I have reported has been acted on really quickly by Pinterest.
This is why I posed the question to everyone about a type of Tag system - Please see below - I would love to know your thoughts.
Hello - So, I have read a lot from different Pinners on theft of content et al. and clearly its a problem.
I was wondering what all of you think about Pinterest providing some sort of 'Tag' (visually nice) that says this pin is original content created by this pinner and the 'Tag' makes it impossible for the person who is trying to use the pin to use it without the 'Tag'. The 'Tag' never goes away and always stays with the pin in addition to not allowing the Pin to be downloaded or some other measure that doesn't allow the pinner to make changes.
I hope I said that right? What are your thoughts? I have had a similar issue and I pay for all of my images from Adobe and Unsplash (vast money) as per Adobe you must add a Copyright to the photo before using it on your site et al. which I do but that doesn't seem to be enough to stop people hmmmmm.
Love to hear your thoughts!