Pinterest is a site that not only lets us discover cool finds and interesting images, but provides us with the ability to form collections of items that are of interest to us. To say that there is some-what of a pull and fascination that takes over immediately after the first repin occurs would not be an exaggeration, for often times, what was supposed to be a few minutes of looking at images on Pinterest, usually ends up being a few hours. For businesses, this makes marketing a much easier process for they can be easily found and their products discovered through pins, repins, and boards on Pinterest.
Many of us are addicted to using social networking sites and in sharing funny photos with our online communities. This growing online obsession, to find and share interesting photos, has drawn many people to use the highly popular photo-sharing site Pinterest, which is where you can discover, explore, and post images that match your interests. If you are one of the many who uses the site regularly, then you have most likely come across an absurd photo or two that has caused you to erupt into laughter, due to being in disbelief that the item displayed in the image is one that actually exists.
Ever wonder how money is made using Pinterest? Visual.ly created a very useful infographic that shows how sales can be made by using Pinterest. Although the focus is mainly on Shopify Stores, any e-commerce website, store, and/or business can use the information provided and apply it to their company’s online marketing strategy.
Having the ability to instantaneously share and discover photos in one place has certainly grabbed the attention of many. With an average of 1.36 million users daily, the social photo sharing website, Pinterest, is definitely the place to be online.
It may be surprising to learn that on average most users spend more time on Pinterest then they do on Facebook and that it provides more referral traffic to websites, than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined.
The newly popular site Pinterest, happens to not be so new. The site launched in March 2010, but it seems 2011 is it’s year of user growth and popularity. The invitation only site emerged as one of the top 10 social networking sites in December 2011. According to Experian Hitwise, the site nearly received 11 million total visits during the week ending December 17, 2011, which is almost 40 times the total amount of visits it received only six months prior ( June 2011).