Pinterest Marketing Consultant

Updated August 2018

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. Pins that you simply don’t find useful or don’t like
  2. Pinners who constantly spam your group boards
  3. You realize that you’ve been following a spammer…yikes!
  4. 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 can unfollow boards or the entire Pinterest profile

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 profile page and click the “Unfollow” button as shown below.

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2) You can block a Pinner. When you block someone:
  1. You won’t be able to follow, message or interact with each other’s Pins.
  2. Your mutual Pins—Pins you found through them—will stay the same. You’ll need to remove each Pin or one-by-one.
  3. We won’t notify people you block. They’ll only be alerted if they try to follow you or interact with your Pins.
  4. People you block will still appear in search, feeds, and group boards.

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 the three little grey dots to the right of the business name. You’ll see a pop-up as shown below, next click the red button “Block”.

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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 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, look for their name under COLLABORATORS (thank goodness all the names are in alphabetical order), and then click “Remove”, then “Save”.

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2. You can block them. When you block them all their pins will be removed. To block a Pinner open your group board, search for their name, click “Remove”, next check off the box as shown in the image below, click “Remove”.


4) Many people have disliked the “Picked for you” pins that Pinterest pushes to Pinners home feed. Pinterest has removed this feature and instead they will focus on content that you follow. Yay!

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

If you dislike a Promoted Pin click on the three grey dots on the bottom right corner of the image. Choose from one of the three options as shown in the image below.


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. The extensions hide both Promoted and Picked for Your 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. Upon 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 You’ll find the download links on the landing page.

There you have it you have just learned how 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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11 Comments on Pinterest Consultant Shows You How to Remove Unwanted Pins From Your Pinterest Page ( Updated Version)

  1. Kiley
    July 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm (4 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 (4 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 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 (4 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 and we’ll upgrade your free trial.

  4. chefpert
    July 8, 2015 at 10:52 am (4 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 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 (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 (4 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”


  6. Eve Hunt
    November 29, 2018 at 2:28 am (2 months ago)

    “I’m really impressed along with your writing talents and also with the layout for your weblog.

    Is that this a paid subject or did you modify it your self?
    Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it is uncommon to look a nice blog like this one these days..”

  7. Anna
    November 29, 2018 at 4:17 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks for your kind words. All my blogs are original written by me. Have a fab holiday season!

  8. Winford Jorn
    December 30, 2018 at 5:55 am (3 weeks ago)

    Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  9. Anna
    December 31, 2018 at 4:44 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Thank you for your kind words. I am not active on Twitter so I disabled it. You can connect with me via LinkedIn Are you using Pinterest marketing for your business?

  10. penumbuh rambut alami
    January 5, 2019 at 5:30 am (2 weeks ago)

    Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  11. Anna
    January 5, 2019 at 1:26 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Sorry I don’t know of any plugins that protects one from hackers. Thanks.

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