If you’re seeing popular content, and not the content you liked and wanted to see on your Pinterest feed, you’re not alone.
So, here’s the deal . . .
Pinterest added a new “personalization” setting to your account.
Which means your feed will look different.
You’ll see pins from pinners you didn’t like.
Which means your settings look something like this – with the personalization including sites you’ve visited recently.
According to Pinterest, if you go to a Pinterest-infused site (is this like a fruit-infused water?), Pinterest uses a cookie to track your visit. Then, when you log in to Pinterest, that cookie personalizes Pinterest pins for ya.
They’re just trying to be helpful.
Pinterest I love you but this, . . . I’m not so sure about. Although, one could argue very convincingly that everyone else is doing it. (Google, Amazon, Facebook.)
If you don’t want Pinterest to show you pins from other sites, including old pins that are popular — change your personalization setting, clear your recent searches, and clear your recent contacts.
Everything is back to normal.
What are you going to do?
Give it a try or change back to the old way?
(big thanks to Alea of Premeditated Leftovers for the heads up about this!)