Have you ever seen a recipe, crafts or a pin that you loved! Absolutely loved, so you pinned it. But now that you want to use it, it takes you to the homepage of a blog and not the specific post you wanted? Or worse, it takes you to some bogus site or no where at all. What do you do?
Finding the right place and fixing a pin is usually pretty easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Unless of course, the pin itself gives you no cool who wrote it or the name of the post. (Then sadly, sometimes you’re just out of luck.)
How to Fix a Pin that Takes you to a Homepage or Nowhere:
1) Find the right URL. If you’re not familiar with URL’s on what not, don’t worry. You’re just locating the post.
- If the pin took you to a homepage just search the site for the title of the pin (assuming they have a search and if not shame on them).
- If they don’t have a search or the pin takes you nowhere, search the blog name and blog post title (or some of the keywords) using a search engine (Google, Bing, whatever you like). It should pop up the exact blog post for you within the first few results.
2) Copy the URL (blog post’s web address). Copy the address at the top of the page.
3) Insert the Correct URL into the address box of the Pin.
- Go back to your pin and click on the pencil (edit button).
- Delete the old address in the source box (if there is one).
- Paste the correct URL in the source box.
- Click Save Changes.
And you’re done! Easy as that!
How to Prevent this from Happening Again
Don’t pin from the homepage of a blog! This is the number one reason, pins aren’t correct. If you pin from the homepage with most “pin it” buttons, the pin will take you back to the homepage when you click it again. The problem with this is months from now that great post you pinned is several pages back in their archives.
Click on the title of the blog post and pin from that that page.
Also check pins before you re-pin them. I try to always click a pin before I re-pin and make sure it actually goes to the correct place. That way I’m not passing on a bad pin.
If your pin is a joke or cartoon that you think is hilarious but goes to an incorrect or inappropriate site, you can just erase the address from the source box. The pin will not just not lead to anywhere but for jokes or pictures that’s perfectly okay.
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