Pinterest Error: “You have exceeded the maximum rate of users followed”

You have exceeded the maximum rate of users followed

Are you seeing a Pinterest error saying “You have exceeded the maximum rate of users followed. Slow down a little. (error code fl1)?” Some readers are reporting seeing this error message when they try to follow someone new. This happens despite them not doing anything excessive. Unfortunately, in these cases it tends to be very […]

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How to Run a Pinterest Contest

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One way in which Pinterest can be used as part of a social media strategy is through contests for things such as “who can make the best pins and pinboards.” If you would like to run such a contest to promote your own businesses as part of your own social media strategy, here are three […]

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Pinterest Release Android and iPad Apps

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Pinterest just went more mobile: a few hours ago they released the first official Pinterest Android app and first device-specific Pinterest iPad app. Android owners in particular had been clamouring for an app for their devices. Now it’s here, and apparently has been designed specifically for the Android platform, rather than being a port of […]

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How to Track When Your Brand is Mentioned on Pinterest

Need an easy way to monitor mentions of a brand on Pinterest and other social networks? Then ViralHeat could be the tool for you. ViralHeatĀ lets you see all pins that have mentioned your brand in their descriptions or see graphs of the number of mentions over time… Pinterest is just one of the services that […]

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Pinterest Add German and Dutch Language Options

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Pinterest have just added German and Dutch language options to the site. The new options (“Deutch” and “Nederlands”) bring Pinterest’s language option tally to 7, though that number includes two variants of both Spanish and Portuguese. Photo by rockcohen

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It’s Official: You No Longer Need an Invitation to Join Pinterest

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It’s official: You no longer need an invitation to join Pinterest. Pinterest announced the change with a post on their blog yesterday afternoon. Some people are speculating that the change is something Pinterest have wanted to do for a long while, but were holding off on until they felt confident their systems could manage a […]

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Pinterest Board Ideas for Businesses

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There are a number of ways to approach building Pinterest boards for businesses, and this takes a bit of brainstorming and preparation. Pinterest is growing in popularity and, when users like boards and pins, they share them rapidly. This helps build marketing platforms for businesses quickly and efficiently. Create Boards That are Relevant to Your […]

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Pinterest Accounts Hacked: Reports of Pins Being Deleted

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Has your Pinterest account been hacked? There is worrying news for Pinterest users. As reported by LLsocial, numerous Pinterest accounts appear to have been hacked into, resulting, in some cases, in pins being deleted and spam pins being added by the hackers. Pinterest seem to have been aware of the issue for some time. Last […]

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Pinterest Marketing Etiquette: How to Not be Sleazy

Old car for sale as "Today's Special"

What is correct Pinterest marketing etiquette? Might you be coming across as sleazy? Pinterest has taken the internet by storm. While Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites allow people to share links that they love, Pinterest has gone a step further by focusing on that in particular. Are you taking advantage of this new […]

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Pinterest: 57% of Users are From Outside America

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Pinterest is the 3rd most popular social network in America. But according to current data from Alexa, 57% of its visitors are from other countries. Alexa’s data currently show 42.7% of visitors coming from the United States. Whilst a minority, these US visitors are still by far the largest per-country group. The next top countries […]

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