Affiliate Links Not Transferring to Pinterest Board Anymore
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:15:01 PM
I generally post my all of products to a pinterest board and have always seen my affiliate link on the pin. I could then click on the pin which directed me to Zazzle and my product with my affiliate link attached to the url in my browser. As of today, I can no longer do that. There is no affiliate link in the "pin" box and although it directs back to Zazzle there is no affiliate link in the browser as well, and not only that- all 700 of my products on pinterest no long contain my affiliate link. Is this happening anyone else? I tried, as someone suggested, to hover over the pin and I would see the link with my affiliate ID and yes, I have done that in the past, but they are no longer there.
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:40:10 PM
Joco wrote:
I generally post my all of products to a pinterest board and have always seen my affiliate link on the pin. I could then click on the pin which directed me to Zazzle and my product with my affiliate link attached to the url in my browser. As of today, I can no longer do that. There is no affiliate link in the "pin" box and although it directs back to Zazzle there is no affiliate link in the browser as well, and not only that- all 700 of my products on pinterest no long contain my affiliate link. Is this happening anyone else? I tried, as someone suggested, to hover over the pin and I would see the link with my affiliate ID and yes, I have done that in the past, but they are no longer there.


There have been recent threads posted on Pinterest issues regarding links, etc, and from what I recall reading Zazzle stated it is on Pinterest's end, not on Zazzle's.
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:51:03 PM
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The share button still adds the referral ID to the link and pinterest is not stripping it.

If you refer to pinterests new policy to curate links to some extend and not allow user to edit links, I highly welcome pinterests new policy. I far too often saw links changed.

If you want to use tracking codes you have to start the pin from within pinterest. Unfortunaltely your choice of images changes and not always to the better. You can't enter image urls in the pin url field directly because then the link uses the zazzle image cache as back link instead of the product page.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:31:42 PM
Joco wrote:
I generally post my all of products to a pinterest board and have always seen my affiliate link on the pin. I could then click on the pin which directed me to Zazzle and my product with my affiliate link attached to the url in my browser. As of today, I can no longer do that. There is no affiliate link in the "pin" box and although it directs back to Zazzle there is no affiliate link in the browser as well, and not only that- all 700 of my products on pinterest no long contain my affiliate link. Is this happening anyone else? I tried, as someone suggested, to hover over the pin and I would see the link with my affiliate ID and yes, I have done that in the past, but they are no longer there.



i have verified the referral link is there even though it is not showing on the site
Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:21:23 AM
Thanks all for the info.
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:37:45 AM
vivendulies wrote:
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The share button still adds the referral ID to the link and pinterest is not stripping it.

If you refer to pinterests new policy to curate links to some extend and not allow user to edit links, I highly welcome pinterests new policy. I far too often saw links changed.

If you want to use tracking codes you have to start the pin from within pinterest. Unfortunaltely your choice of images changes and not always to the better. You can't enter image urls in the pin url field directly because then the link uses the zazzle image cache as back link instead of the product page.

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Hi Vivendulies. Just wondered if you could share where you saw the new policy about no longer being able to edit website links. I can't find it on Pinterest's Terms of Service page. Thanks!
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:15:11 AM
vivendulies wrote:
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The share button still adds the referral ID to the link and pinterest is not stripping it.

If you refer to pinterests new policy to curate links to some extend and not allow user to edit links, I highly welcome pinterests new policy. I far too often saw links changed.

If you want to use tracking codes you have to start the pin from within pinterest. Unfortunaltely your choice of images changes and not always to the better. You can't enter image urls in the pin url field directly because then the link uses the zazzle image cache as back link instead of the product page.

.


Thank you for this information.
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 9:03:46 AM
Thanks for chiming in on this everyone. Amazing teamwork! Love Moving to Affiliating theory, advice and generating traffic as this isn't a tech issue. Roses
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:14:47 AM
I needed to check my pinrest site for my zazzle store, can you tell me how it's done? thanksLove
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:02:18 AM
So I pinned several products this morning from my Zazzle app on my iPad only to discover the only thing that pinned was the image with NO LINK! I was able to delete the pins and repin from my Zazzle online account on my laptop. And the pin is now linking back to my product on Zazzle.

What I also noticed is that I can no longer edit my pins -- when I click on the edit pin the only options I get are the board and the section -- no edit where I was adding hashtags and additional descriptions.

Anyone else having this issue? Or know why this is happening?
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:43:21 AM
Nancy Worrell wrote:
So I pinned several products this morning from my Zazzle app on my iPad only to discover the only thing that pinned was the image with NO LINK! I was able to delete the pins and repin from my Zazzle online account on my laptop. And the pin is now linking back to my product on Zazzle.

What I also noticed is that I can no longer edit my pins -- when I click on the edit pin the only options I get are the board and the section -- no edit where I was adding hashtags and additional descriptions.

Anyone else having this issue? Or know why this is happening?

It's being discussed elsewhere, but in a quick check, I couldn't immediately find it, but no matter because it essentially says the same thing: We can no longer edit our pins. It's a Pinterest thing, not a Zazzle thing.
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:33:42 AM
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Pinterest removed the ability to edit links and if you grab an image from an online source it links back to that source.

In order to have RFID and tracking code you need to start your pin from within pinterest with the plus sign and either upload the image form your local drive or use the link with RFID and tracking code for the ad image from URL to make sure pinterest links back with the customized link.

You could use a bookmarklet to get link + RFID + custom tracking code

Code:
javascript:var answer = prompt('TrackingCode:'); alert(location.href + '?rf=000000000000000&tc=' + answer);


000000000000000 replace with your RFID and safe as bookmark, then copy the generated link from the alert window. Somebody with a better understanding of javascript can improve on this script so that it is directly stored in the cache.


Grin

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:20:54 AM
Thanks for the clarification and suggestion. Was just figuring this out and now I have to go back to square one.

vivendulies wrote:
·▽·

Pinterest removed the ability to edit links and if you grab an image from an online source it links back to that source.

In order to have RFID and tracking code you need to start your pin from within pinterest with the plus sign and either upload the image form your local drive or use the link with RFID and tracking code for the ad image from URL to make sure pinterest links back with the customized link.

You could use a bookmarklet to get link + RFID + custom tracking code

Code:
javascript:var answer = prompt('TrackingCode:'); alert(location.href + '?rf=000000000000000&tc=' + answer);


000000000000000 replace with your RFID and safe as bookmark, then copy the generated link from the alert window. Somebody with a better understanding of javascript can improve on this script so that it is directly stored in the cache.


Grin

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:13:49 AM
Nancy Worrell wrote:
So I pinned several products this morning from my Zazzle app on my iPad only to discover the only thing that pinned was the image with NO LINK! I was able to delete the pins and repin from my Zazzle online account on my laptop. And the pin is now linking back to my product on Zazzle.

What I also noticed is that I can no longer edit my pins -- when I click on the edit pin the only options I get are the board and the section -- no edit where I was adding hashtags and additional descriptions.

Anyone else having this issue? Or know why this is happening?


I thought the last one I pinned from zazzle was faulty because it wouldn't let me write any text with it, I've just been to check and it does have a link with my rf code. So several people are reporting different problems over the last couple of days? I wonder what changed and if it's permanent, or a mistake?
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