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Amazing Pinterest News - Pinterest allows affiliate links again!


Pinterest allows affiliate links again!


I was jumping up and down when I heard the latest news about affiliate links on Pinterest! Pinterest allows affiliate links again! Yay! Yippee! Hurrayyy!


Pinterest announced two days ago on their blog:

Now that our spam detection system is so much stronger, we’re ready to allow affiliate links again.

The news is pretty BIG to bloggers and other social media influencers who have previously used Pinterest to make money.


It was a shock when Pinterest first announced in 2015 that they don't allow affiliate links because those links were abused by spammers. Now they have apparently fixed the problems with the spammy issue. What a relief!


I honestly thought that this day won't come but I'm really really positively surprised about this change.


This also means that if you have stopped using Pinterest or haven't really concentrated on Pinterest marketing because of the ban of affiliate links, you should start using Pinterest again - immediately!


There is a huge potential to grow your income with affiliate links on Pinterest!


In the early days of Pinterest, many bloggers and businesses made a lot of money with affiliate links on Pinterest. Now, that income stream has opened again - so be smart and start using Pinterest every day. Be consistent but not spammy.


Pinterest has updated their Acceptable Use Policy because of the affiliate links. You have to obey those rules when pinning images that contain affiliate links or otherwise your account can be banned. Two things that are banned according to the policy is link cloakers and spammy pins. You should also disclose when necessary that pin contains an affiliate link.


Personally, I'm really waiting that affiliate marketing companies like RewardStyle will activate their Pinterest functions.


Use non-spammy pins with affiliate links


You can find many tips and advice on how to use affiliate links in your blog posts but not so many which can be directly applied to using affiliate links on Pinterest.


I found this really great post about non-spammy use of affiliate links on Pinterest written by Oh, she blogs!. I recommend you check it out if you want to start creating pins with affiliate links on them!


In case you need help with your Pinterest account setup or management, please contact me: Contact. I'm ready to help you to grow your followers and traffic to your site!

The most useful Pinterest checklist for beginners




I love using Pinterest. Everyone who knows me well knows also that I used to tire and cut images out of magazines. I glued those images to big notebooks and also wrote relevant quotes on them. I've been collecting inspiration photos since...I don't even remember since when. This little hobby of mine dates back at least 15+ years.


You can guess I was in heaven when I first time found out about Pinterest. I started to use it immediately. No doubt it has changed my life quite a lot.


I have used Pinterest for many years now but just recently I've started to use it more purposefully.


At the moment, I am in a process of writing pretty comprehensive guide regarding Pinterest but I wanted to give you just few tips if you are new to Pinterest.


This short checklist is really quick to go through and check whether your Pinterest profile, boards and your pinning strategy has everything you need at the start. You might need to do your homework and complete your profile and start pinning more intentionally.


This is the most useful Pinterest checklist for those who have just started out using Pinterest.


The most useful Pinterest checklist for beginners:

  1. Is your profile complete? Does it include your website/blog URL?

  2. Does your profile contain your most important keywords?

  3. If you are a blogger or entrepreneur, does your profile have a photo of YOU?

  4. Do you have at least 10 Pinterest boards? And do they have at least 20 pins inside each of them?

  5. Does each of your Pinterest boards have keyword(s) in their title?

  6. Do your pins include keywords in their description?

  7. Are you pinning daily or at least several days per week? Are you pinning multiple times per day?

  8. Are you following other people or companies regularly?

  9. Have you organized your Pinterest boards? Do they look cohesive? Change board images so that everything is coherent in color, style or otherwise.

  10. Have you linked your all social media accounts to your Pinterest account?

  11. Are you using Pinterest as a business? Verify your own site and you'll get all relevant data via Pinterest analytics

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Those questions are just a top of an iceberg to Pinterest strategy and how to make most of your Pinterest. I cannot wait to tell you more!

Check out my Pinterest account which has 690 000+ followers at the moment. (Edit: June 2019 situation)

If you need help with optimizing your Pinterest account, get in touch: Contact. I definitely can help you to streamline your Pinterest profile and boards which will bring you more traffic!


One extra tip: If you want to schedule your pins, I can really recommend using Tailwind*. After I started to use it everything has been so much easier!

PINTEREST CHECKLIST FOR BEGINNERS from Nellaino #pinteresttips #pinterestmarketing