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Pinterest Consultant explains that one of the reasons why people love Pinterest so much is because the visuals inspire them to discover new things they want to do, create, plan for, buy, and new ways to improve their lives.

According to Bizrate 70% of online consumers go to Pinterest to get inspirations on what to buy and more online consumers agree that Pinterest is a place to “help keep track of or collect things I like,” and “to keep up with the latest trends on things that I like.”

While Pinterest has always made the user experience a priority there comes a time when pins in your home feed have made you think “Hey I’m not interested in those pins”. Or “Why am I seeing so many pins of the same type of image?” You get to the point… and if it happens often enough you are annoyed. The cause could be one of the following reasons:

  1. An individual pinner who clogs up your smart feed by posting too many images
  2. Pins that you simply don’t find useful
  3. Pinners who constantly spam your group boards
  4. You disliked the “Picked for you” pins Pinterest has been pushing onto your Pinterest feed
  5. You realize that you’ve been following a spammer…yikes!
  6. You don’t want to see “Promoted Pins” because it’s clogging up your home feed

Here are the different ways to solve these problems:

1) You’ve been following a Pinner who constantly clogs up your home feed with too many pins.

You probably followed the Pinner’s board or their entire account. To unfollow a board simply go to the board and click “Unfollow”. When you’re done it should read as “Follow”.

To unfollow a pinner’s account go to their Pinterest home page and click the “Unfollow All” button.

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2) If you want to block the pinner; here’s what Pinterest has posted from their Help Center

  1. You and the person you block can’t follow each other or interact with each other’s’ Pins (including liking, pinning or commenting)
  2. We’ll automatically remove any previous follows and comments between you and the person
  3. We’ll block all other interactions, including any messages between you and the person
  4. We won’t automatically remove likes and/or Pins between you and the person—you can unlike pins one by one
  5. We don’t notify the person, but they will be alerted about the block if they try to follow you, interact with your pins or invite you to a group board
  6. We don’t remove them from search, so the person may still show up in search results if you search for their name

When you block someone, you might see his/her boards and Pins in public areas such as search results, category feeds or group boards.

Here’s how to block a pinner:

Step 1: Go to the pinner’s Pinterest profile page, click on the toggle on the top right corner and the drop down will show up, click “Report this profile”.

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Step 2: Click the red button “Block Pinner”.

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If you decide that you want to unblock them in the future just go to Step 1 and click the red button “Unblock”.

3) If you own a group board and you have a board contributor that pins images that are not related to the theme of your board or maybe they are not complying with your group board rules here’s a couple of choices:

  1. You can block them (see #2 on how to do that)
  2. You want to remove them as a board contributor but you want to keep the pins they’ve contributed in the past. Here’s what you need to do:

Go to your group board, click EDIT, and then remove them and then save.

 

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4) Many people have disliked the “Picked for you” pins that Pinterest pushes to Pinners home feed.

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Here’s how to stop seeing it in your home feed:

  • Go to your “Settings”
  • Go to Home Feed and turn the slider to “No”, click “Save changes”.

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5) You don’t want to see Promoted Pins. Promoted Pins are Pinterest’s paid ads. You can go here to give your feedback if you don’t like them

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_34wqHQ304OUMmZ9qIPfi36rpOn6-X9Ei-xGZV42n_o/viewform

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If you don’t want to see these paid ads to show up in your smart feed go to your account settings. Go to Personalization and turn your slider to “No”.

 

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How to remove Promoted Pins and Picked for You Pins from your home feed! A new website created free extensions for the Google Chrome (desktop) and Firefox browsers. They are also working on a standalone Pinterest browsers for Android and iOS. These Pinterest only browsers will automatically hide unwanted pins.

UPDATE: How to permanently remove Pinterest’s Promoted Pins and Picked for You Pins!

A website called Stop Promoted Pins created free extensions for the Google Chrome (desktop) and Firefox browsers. They are also working on a standalone Pinterest browsers for Android and iOS. These Pinterest-only browsers will automatically hide unwanted pins.

How to hide both Promoted Pins and Picked for You pins on a user's home feed.

The extensions hide both promoted and picked-for-you pins on a user’s home feed. The issue with hiding these pins is that it leaves a “gaping hole” in the user’s home feed. Upen hiding these unwanted pins, their extension will dynamically rearrange the pin grid, as the user scrolls down the page.

To remove Promoted Pins and Picked for You Pins go to http://www.stoppromotedpins.com

You’ll find the download links on the landing page.

There you have it you have just learned five ways to remove those unwanted pins from your Pinterest account. Now you can enjoy perusing through your home feed with joy!

If this is overwhelming for you and you feel like you are going around and around with Pinterest and not getting anywhere contact me about my Pinterest management services or to learn more about how to become a Pinterest Account Manager.

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5 Comments on Pinterest Consultant Shows You How to Remove Unwanted Pins From Your Pinterest Page (Upated Version)

  1. Kiley
    July 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I have my settings for promoted pins both set to “no” and I have so many promoted pins, I’m considering not using the site anymore. This is the worst decision they’ve ever made.

  2. Anna Bennett
    July 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello @kileydix:disqus I completely understand where you are coming from but there is a solution to stopping Promoted Pins from showing up in your feed. The CEO of http://www.stoppromotedpins.com reached out to me and shared his new tool. It’s only been available in the last couple of weeks and I’ll be updating this post soon. I haven’t had the chance to test it yet so let me know what you think of it! Hopefully you won’t have to abandon Pinterest all together.

  3. Christina Mendoza
    July 8, 2015 at 8:07 am (2 years ago)

    Hi, Anna! I guess Pin4Ever has some competition in this area. We have offered our “Clean Home Feed” tool for more than a year, which also removes Picked for You and Promoted pins — and leaves no gaps between the pins. (Clean Home Feed is part of our one week free trial, and also included with every paid plan.)

    We’d love to have you try Pin4Ever’s Clean Home Feed, and other helpful Pinterest tools. If you’d like a free Ultimate plan, please click the green “Install Pin4Ever” button on our website http://www.pin4ever.com and we’ll upgrade your free trial.

  4. chefpert
    July 8, 2015 at 10:52 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Christina,

    I would like to kindly request that your husband and CTO (Ray) refrain from spamming our pinBlock reviews (and remove the fake review he posted for our product). Below you’ll find what he posted (with or without your knowledge) on our Firefox extension page. He makes unsubstantiated claims about our product (everyone knows it works), and then states that we copied or maybe didn’t properly copy your code (I can easily prove our project was initiated from scratch before your 23rd June update). I’m sure you have a great product (with more features than ours) but your husband has to realize he isn’t the only person in the world who has ideas or can implement them. I would also like to point out that we have a Google Chrome extension, Firefox extension and Android and iOS apps built from scratch (vs your single Pin4Ever Firefox extension). It would be rather difficult for us to copy stuff that didn’t exist before.

    You may contact me via Anna if anyone from your team would ever like to apologize. Have a pleasant day.

    “Suspicious Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    by Ray on July 8, 2015
    This is a suspicious copy of a feature that Pin4Ever.com had recently released, although pinBlock doesn’t work as well. Pin4Ever updated this feature on June 23rd, 2015, to include stopping Promoted Pins. As an avid user of Pin4Ever, I know they have had the Clean Home Feed feature for over a year now. I checked into the whois of the domain, and oddly enough, the author of this pinBlock bought his domain stoppromotedpins.com (although hiding his identity), on Jun 24th, 2015.

    It does not seem like he copied Pin4Ever’s code, as it doesn’t work as efficiently as Pin4Ever’s feature. The page keeps refreshing and there are gaps in the pins.

  5. Ray
    July 8, 2015 at 11:56 am (2 years ago)

    Dear pinBlock,

    You just happened to buy the domain the day after we released the new feature? In fact everything you did on record happened after Jun 23rd.

    I am perfectly willing to hear what you have to say and will change the review based on that. How did you come up with the idea for your product? When did you come up with the idea? Do you have a Pinterest account, and if so, what is it? Why all the secrecy? Why no “about” page on any little scrap of anything that shows who you are and what your intentions are?

    Clearly you didn’t copy the code, and the review says that, and the code doesn’t work as well, it uses a timer, to refresh every second. You have fake reviews on your own item created by fake users.

    As for buiding for Chrome, Firefox, IOS, and Android, the code for the other apps is the same exact code, it is just a few lines of javascript, easily put into any extension or into a browser control on an Android or IOS app.

    There is a daily glut of people without original ideas on freelance sites daily, and they have contacted me for hire to ripoff other people’s ideas… I always turn down those jobs, and report them. They see something, and then try and get some programmer from India or China to copy it for very little money. I hope that is not what you did. Either way, what would you like me to change the review to, 5 star? Before I do that, I would like some more information on how you came up with the idea, what your Pinterest boards are, who you are etc. If not, the reviews stays the same “Suspicious”

    Thanks,
    Ray

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