Pinterest Blocks Scam Sites

Spammers will sometimes create content (called Pins) on the Pinterest social media network with misleading links or links to bad content.

If you see a spam Pin – report it to Pinterest for assessment.

There are separate links on their help pages, to report specific types of problem pins:-

  • graphic violence
  • harassment
  • nudity
  • hate speech
  • impersonation
  • self harm
  • anything else

Pinterest can block links that redirect to other pages, contain misleading, inappropriate or spammy content, or otherwise violate the Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

If you click a link in Pinterest that appears to be broken, inoperable, inappropriate or otherwise potentially unsafe, it may suggest an alternative link if an alternative is available. If there are no available alternatives, Pinterest may encourage you not to visit the link.

Pinterest say they network is not a place for antagonistic, explicit, false or misleading, harmful, hateful or violent content or behaviour and they may remove or limit the distribution of such content and the accounts that save it.

This is a very good feature but it is largely automated and if your website is reported as bad in some way, but that is mistaken, there is a process to get Pinterest to manually review the site and if appropriate remove their block on your site.

To make sure your Pins don’t get blocked:

– Any links must be direct to the target website, not through a URL shortener (such as or redirector

– Pin with the official Pin It button

If you think Pinterest have blocked something they shouldn’t have – let them know, providing a link to the  website or blog and a link to a pin that’s showing you the block error.

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