Just a little notice as to why you can no longer pin my things…
So, today I noticed that the traffic to my website was lower than it normally is on a Sunday afternoon. I normally have over 3,000 visitors by noon on any given day, but today that number was much lower. I investigated the issue and found that my pins were marked as spam.
Someone on Pinterest (another pinner) has flagged my website as spam (it only takes one person to do this), which I am assuming is probably the same person that has been trying to break into/ hack my page for the past 6 months or so.
Yes, someone has been trying to hack into my site, with the intent of ruining it (sad, but true). For a while there, they were trying over 100 times every few hours, attempting to hack in using different usernames & passwords. Luckily, I have a VERY HARD password and I use BLUEHOST as my wordpress host (they are so helpful and told me what to do to stop this, plus they added extra security features to my site). Thanks to Bluehost, this person has not had success breaking into my page.
So, back to someone marking my page as SPAM on Pinterest, reporting it as being inappropriate…
Here are the error notices that I received when I tried to pin an image to Pinterest and when I try to go to my page.
If you have a blog, you know that Pinterest is HUGE for bloggers. It is our way of sharing our posts with the world. It is wonderful and has been amazing.
If this happens to you, you need to go to this page: https://help.pinterest.com/entries/21436306 and find the Email for Help part at the bottom e-mail them and follow the directions.
You will want to click Business- blocked site when it asks for the issue. I just did that today, so now I am waiting for a response.
So, here I stand. I am waiting on Pinterest to get back to me. I will update this post when I find out what is going on. I know that this happened to my friend, Alison. (she was kicked off of Pinterest- I wrote about it here) She is thankfully back on Pinterest.
In the meantime, you can follow me on Pinterest. 😉 lol!
Here is the pin that I pinned that seems to have sparked it: How & Why to play with your kids