Topic: Problem with RSS feeds
Emerald_Star Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:28:38 AM
James wrote:
Can you confirm what the feed your using, is?

RSS feeds seem to be working properly now.
Topic: Problem with RSS feeds
Emerald_Star Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 8:17:43 AM
Is there a problem with RSS feeds? I am getting a lot of applet failures of IFTTT with the message "There was a problem with the RSS Feed service."
Topic: a new zazzler - here to help with affiliate questions (+ a wee bit of merchandising)
Emerald_Star Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:51:54 PM
SK DesignWorks wrote:
Hello Elizabeth,

I am ready to try my hand at sharing affiliate's products. I want to start with posting on my Pinterest boards.

I have read up on it, but I can't seem to wrap my mind around it. Shocked

Can you please explain in just a few simple steps, to get me started?

If I post, asking for affiliate designs, from those interested in my sharing them...and fellow affiliates respond with posts of their products; then what do I do?

1) Do I simply click on the product and click share to my pinterest board?


2) Do I have to put in a special code?


If you are enrolled in the afilliate program all you have to do is click on the share button and save to your Pinterest account. It is that simple. It does not matter whether it is your product or somebody elses.
Topic: Has anyone ever earned a referral from Pinterest?
Emerald_Star Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:19:19 PM
Aadam_Photography wrote:
Emerald_Star wrote:

First - Boards that were near the top when I first started studying them are now near the bottom, and as new boards are added the total number remain about the same. From what I can tell, it looks like they have about a 6 month rotation of their boards, with new replacing the old

Thanks for sharing! I'm having trouble getting the hang of Pinterest, these tips are a big help.

By 6 month rotation of boards, do you mean after 6 months they have all new boards? Is it good to keep performing pins in an archived board? I'm not sure when I delete pins if they also are deleted from people's boards who repinned them.

It certainly looks like that is what they are doing. It appears that as new boards are added old ones are deleted. That at least would keep everything fresh. The new boards generally appear to be relevant to whatever the upcoming season is, and so right now most of the new ones are keyed to spring and summer themed merchandise which is what most potential customers are currently looking for this time of year. This is not something I do yet on a regular bases, though I have deleted some of my older boards to make room for new fresh boards.
Topic: Has anyone ever earned a referral from Pinterest?
Emerald_Star Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 10:36:56 AM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
Emerald_Star wrote:
Here are some of the observations I made from Zazzle's own Pinterest account. I have listed 7.

I'm not sure that Zazzle's Pinterest practices are applicable to our own boards, though. They have a huge following, *because* they are a big company. I bet a lot of monthly viewers are Zazzlers who come to their page to see what they've pinned, to get design ideas, and to repin items (with their own RF) in hopes of generating money. They can delete boards, pin infrequently, not bother with hashtags, etc. because they're already popular. Doesn't mean that's a good strategy for the rest of us. What do you think?

I would tend to agree with you but Emerald already mentioned that their linkovers increased and their amount of referrals in April is really good so something is working...

Just exactly what, or what combination of things it was that did the trick, I do not know, but up until March 13 I was going along with my usual number of daily linkovers ranging from mid-teens to mid to upper 20's when suddenly on the 14th my linkovers jumped to 111 and has never droped below 100 since, sometimes rising as high as 176 per day. And it happened just as I was beginning to apply the pratices I observed on Zazzls account.