Quick tip for bloggers to see Pinterest repins and pin performance on individual pins on Pinterest even with the new stats!
Help! Pinterest not showing repins is driving me crazy, I need to see how many repins on Pinterest I have.
If you want to learn how to see repins on Pinterest, you’ve come to the right place!
Since October 2017, you can’t see Pinterest repins individually anymore, now you can only see “engagement stats” for each pin.
It’s 2020 and we are all STILL adjusting to this change! Not only that, but Pinterest just made a big announcement in February that they are encouraging pinners to pin fresh, high-quality content that hasn’t been pinned to Pinterest before. That means great high quality pins for new posts but it can also mean making new images for existing posts and pages to target new audiences.
That actually makes repin information EVEN MORE relevant. If you need to come up with new pin images, you really really need to know how your existing pins are performing and whether they are actually being repinned!
That repin information can help you decide what kind of fresh new content will perform well in the future. With this new focus on fresh content, content creators need to know what kinds of pins will inspire pinners to engage with, save, and click on your pins!
Right now, if you open one of your own pins within Pinterest, by clicking on it, both on mobile and desktop, you will see aggregate engagement information including:
- Impressions: when someone sees your pin in their feed either on the home page or in a search
- Closeups: when someone taps a pin for a closer look
- Link Clicks: when someone clicks through a pin and visits your website
- Saves: when someone saves (used to be called “pins”) a pin to their own board.
Theoretically the “saves” stat is equivalent to what they used to call “repins” but, this info on Pinterest can be glitchy, inconsistent and often inaccurate. It is also not based on one individual pin but aggregating all versions of that same pin (supposedly).
Here’s what that looks like on mobile in March 2020 (it’s basically the same on desktop):
Click “See more stats” for a closer look…
BUT here’s why I don’t use the stats inside Pinterest to see repins: I believe that it’s not accurate and it’s really confusing!
I looked clicked on the stats for one pin and it shows that it had 8 saves in the last 30 days. When I see this same pin in my feed, it shows 146 saves.
Pinterest’s own literature says ALL of these stats are supposed to be aggregate stats for all versions of the same pin that share that image and URL, but then why don’t the numbers always agree??
Is the number in my feed all-time? If so, why do I have other versions of the same pin with a different number?
Does it represent some other length of time? Is it the number of times that pin was saved by a left-handed person? Honestly, who knows!
We want individual repin counts so we can see how a specific pin is performing on a specific board or group boards. You CANNOT get that info with aggregate stats.
If Pinterest not showing repins is driving you nuts, the easiest way to see Pinterest repins is with Tailwind.
So, since you’re still asking, why doesn’t pinterest show number of pins anymore? I did some digging and found an answer for you.
To see individual repin counts now, I suggest joining Tailwind (you can try it out with their free trial for 100 free scheduled pins) because it is currently the only place you can see Pinterest repins accurately. They’re an approved Pinterest partner and I have looked and googled and looked some more and honestly, this seems to be the only workaround for this problem anymore!
If you try out Tailwind and want to see repin stats there, click “Publish” on the dashboard menu on the left-hand side and then select “Published pins” below that.
This screen will show you individual pins, when they were pinned, which board they were pinned to and how many repins that individual pin has.
And it’s regular repins like they used to have back in the day! Not aggregate. Not “engagement”. Just repins! Hooray!
I like Tailwind for so many reasons, for one thing, you can save time by batch scheduling your pins. They also have additional Tribes functionality available through powerups where you can find great pins and get your pins shared by other bloggers, plus there’s the SmartGuide feature that helps you optimize your Pinterest activity and get that new fresh content out there.
But mostly, their stats are just really good. And especially, with the recent changes from Pinterest where you really can’t get accurate individual pin repin information anywhere else, I’m so glad they still have this information.
(And really, I would not suggest this if I didn’t use it myself. I have had nothing but good experiences and as Pinterest has continued to change and change and change things some more, I’ve found that Tailwind has been comfortingly stable. Though my personal results have been good, Tailwind also publishes the typical results for Tailwind members every year, so you can see exactly what the average growth rate looks like. I am also not a blogger who blogs about blogging, generally speaking, this is just a topic I found a solution for and wanted to share, I hope it’s helpful, and hey, if you’re into crafts and adorable knitting patterns, stick around!)
The new pin stats are only visible to the pin owner (that’s you), but there’s a trick for that too!
It seems that you can also no longer see Pinterest repins on other people’s pins. They used to show up for everyone, which was an easy way to see how popular any pin was.
Not having that information anymore can make it difficult to gauge how your pins are doing compared to others in your niche. I had someone ask me this question recently, I did a little digging and am happy to report that Tailwind solves this problem too!
You can see repin data on other people’s pins by joining Tailwind Tribes which is available through powerups. If you go to a Tribe that you’re a member of you will see all of the pins that other Tribe members have pinned.
You can search by keyword at the top of the tribe page if you’re looking for repin information on a particular topic or type of pins. And then, if you look at all of the pins below, they each have a little blue fire in the upper right corner. When you hover over the blue fire icon, you can see how many times this pin has been repinned on Pinterest (it also gives you data for Facebook)!
This can help you get new ideas for all that fresh content, see repins for popular pins, research what high performing pins look like, or just compare and contrast other pins to your own! It’s a handy tool and I’m so glad someone asked me about it.
Happy Pinning everyone!
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