I'm Forever Disappointed in Pinterest
February 22, 2023

I'm Forever Disappointed in Pinterest

Robb Auspitz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pinterest for Business

I post information on various products that we provide, blog post information, and podcast episode information. I use it for generating overall interest in my company and how we can help prospective consumers. It helps with SEO by creating high-quality backlinks. I see Pinterest as a very small piece of the puzzle because the company, like many other social media companies, is nervous about promoting hemp-based products.


  • It is very easy to create a "Pin" and insert it into a predetermined category.
  • It is very easy to insert a destination URL in a "Pin".
  • It is very easy to insert some quick, concise copy into a "Pin".


  • The Pinterest interface is an organizational horror show. It is very easy to get lost when moving from one module to another.
  • They appear to have brutally bad internal communications between departments. After inserting their "tag" onto my site they looked at my prouduct line and decided it violated their TOS. OK, I get that. As I said earlier, a lot of social media companies have an issue with hemp-based products. I deleted the tag and now they keep reminding me that I need to install the tag so they can complete the process to make me a verified merchant. Hey Pinterest, figure it out1 Not that hard!
  • Their online seminars are a joke. They are nothing more than cheerleading sessions for Pinterest true-believers. If you want to actually learn something about online marketing avoid their seminars.
  • BTW, Pinterest is not good with criticism of any type. I tried constructive criticism and got whacked from their mailing list. I can;t imagine how they might react to the above comments.
  • No real tangible ROI either way. I minimize my time investment partly because of their TOS and partly because their interface is so disorganized.
I really haven't found any other product like Pinterest so I can't make a comparison. The sad thing about Pinterest is it has a lot of potential value for business people and companies and could/should be doing a lot better. Unfortunately, they perpetually get in their own way, over and over and over again.

Do you think Pinterest for Business delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Pinterest for Business's feature set?


Did Pinterest for Business live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Pinterest for Business go as expected?


Would you buy Pinterest for Business again?


I guess it's good for house-type consumer goods or food. Not very good for the type of products I sell or anything that might be commercial in nature or B2B. At this point, I like it for backlinks and that's about it. Because of their hyper-restrictive TOS, It really does not have any other value for me.


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