“Someone just logged into your Pinterest Account, if it wasn’t you”…

I get emails like this every now and then. I would say most people get emails like this, perhaps more than every now and then but this is the first time I’ve had someone try to hack into my unused Pinterest account.

My other blog (where I am no longer active) is an Online Security blog aimed at every day people who are security conscious. I haven’t blogged there in a while because I kind of lost interest after some crap that happened last year yadda yadda yadda and here we are. So internet security, online safety, these are topics that used to be quite close to my heart. For those of you that don’t already know, I work in the IT field for a large service provider in my country so yeah, I’m a bit of a (proud) computer nerd 🤓

Everything’s fine with the Pinterest account, I just logged into it and changed the password and added 2FA so it should be sweet. It pays to be diligent even with unused accounts – particularly with unused accounts because you often forget about them and usually, neglect them which makes them easier targets for hackers.

Today’s announcement is brought to you by the number 2 and the letters F and A 😅

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Pinterest Update #8 Still Trending Up

Keeping up the trend from my last Pinterest update, things are still moving upward in some areas of my Pinterest analytics and I’m still gaining followers and viewers:

PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS – 1 MILLION

CURRENT MONTHLY VIEWERS AS AT 05/06 – 1,046,510

The growth is small but still growth so I’ll take it 😃 Continue reading → Pinterest Update #8 Still Trending Up

Pinterest Update #7 I finally did it, friends! 1 Million Unique Monthly Viewers!

As the title of my post suggests, I woke up this morning and going through my usual updates on social media, Pinterest put a goofy grin on my face:

1MILLIONVIEWERS

Of course, this can be obtained other ways too like through using photoshop 😂😂🤣 but why would anyone do that (and they do, some people on the internet are strange). Here’s my Pinterest link if you want to check out my account and in particular, my Star Wars board (which has been the most popular board for some time).

PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS 899.4K

CURRENT MONTHLY VIEWERS 1 MILLION

Followers went up a teeny wee bit as well, which is awesome!

PREVIOUS FOLLOWER COUNT – 575

CURRENT FOLLOWER COUNT – 579

And the new metric I introduced last week is tracking nicely too

CURRENT MONTHLY ENGAGED (USERS WHO INTERACT WITH MY CONTENT AND SHARE IT) – 156,226 USERS

Being Pinterest, these figures are likely to change and may drop quite drastically so my new challenge it so try and keep the figures up as much as possible and see how well I can progress. My next soft goal for now is 1.25 Million unique viewers and I’d like to get my followers to 800 and engaged audience up to 200K. Let’s see if my content can intice even more viewers 😁

Til next time, friends!

 

 

 

Pinterest Update #6 – Moving on up once more!

If you’ve been following my Pinterest posts and updates, you’ll know that the world of social media and in particular, Pinterest, can be very up and down. When I first started using Pinterest, I was not a very dedicated pinner. It took some time for me to realise just how useful Pinterest is and in particular, how good Pinterest is at generating interest in what you do. I use Pinterest primarily for collecting images of the areas I focus on such as Writing, Film, Graphic Design and Star Wars. Since 2017 I have collected over 20,000 images on my Star Wars board alone and more than 50,000 images in total.

My last update shared the following stats from Pinterest:

PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS 580.9K

And on the follower side of things:

CURRENT FOLLOWER COUNT – 483

These are my current stats as of today 28/05/2019: Continue reading → Pinterest Update #6 – Moving on up once more!

Pinterest Update #5 – still losing viewers but gaining followers!

As much as I didn’t feel like blogging today, I am keeping my promise to myself to do it. And it’s not great news, but that’s OK. There are mixed results from the last two weeks of blogging on Pinterest.

Continue reading → Pinterest Update #5 – still losing viewers but gaining followers!

Pinterest Update #4 – Moving down

Last week I mentioned contacting Pinterest about my emails not being delivered. Looks like they fixed the problem because I received my weekly “Top Pins of the Week” email yesterday which was great.

So one thing about Pinterest is that your traffic, views, unique daily visitors etc. will continuously change. What I’ve found is that this is partially due to how often you are pinning and the quality of content. You will notice the fluctuations if you’re measuring your activity like I do and you’re bound to have weeks where there is a reduction in everything including profile views. Continue reading → Pinterest Update #4 – Moving down

Pinterest Update #3 – Slowly moving forward!

I don’t know why my update email keeps coming in at random times from Pinterest but looking at my stats and reporting for the week; I can see that I am moving ever closer to my first goal. 😀

CURRENT MONTHLY VIEWERS 591.0k (TO WEDNESDAY 20.02.2019)

 PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS 575.0k 

 

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Last week I had three posts that pushed my viewer number right up. There are two things I’ve learned about Pinterest over the two years that I’ve been using it, two specific pinning methods that can boost your traffic and get people viewing your content: Continue reading → Pinterest Update #3 – Slowly moving forward!