01 February 2012


Now another new social networking site came  into being. Pinterest is the spicy and red-hot new social network right now. Legion reports agree that unique visitors to Pinterest are rocketing and that Pinterest is giving more referral traffic than Google+, Linkedin, Reddit and Youtube

Could Pinterest be a make legal competitor to the likes of Facebook and Twitter? Maybe, but the online pinboard service still has a ways to go.

Referal Traffic Shareaholic

Pinterest accounted for 3.6 percent of referral traffic in January- up from 2.5 percent in December and a trifling. In July there are only 17 percent of traffic- making Pinterest almost even with Twitter as a traffic driver, according to Shareaholic. That was more than YouTube (1.05 percent), Reddit (0.83 percent), Google+ (0.22 percent) LinkedIn (0.20 percent), and MySpace (0.01 percent) mixed.

In the meantime, Facebook dominated other websites, accounting for 26.4 percent of referral traffic.However, Google+ referral traffic reduced, Googles other products, containing News, Images, and Gmail, continued to be a top referral source, noted Shareaholic, which aggregates information from more than 200,000 publishers and 260 million unique visitors per month.

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 We’ have already seen reports from comScore and Hitwise that have documented Pinterest’s vast increase squirt, surprisingly while the site remains invitation only. Compete also agrees with the judgment, and notes that unique visitors to Pinterest raised 329 percent (to 7.21 million) between September and December last year.

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Nina Garcia

The below infographic, “Is Pinterest the Next Social Commerce Game Modifier?” Drives courtesy of Monetate. As Monetate's infographic points out, search remains the largest traffic driver (at 29 percent in December), but retailers are growingly searching social media websites.