It was surprising a few months ago when Pinterest became one of the top ten social networks on the web. A recent Experian study says Pinterest has jumped to the #3 social network position, ousting LinkedIn and falling only to Facebook and Twitter….
Pinterest’s traffic was up almost 50% from February to January 2012 and Pinterest’s unique visitors increased from 11 million to 17.8 million. One week during January yielded 21.5 million Pinterest visits, which is 30 times what its traffic was six months prior.
People are still most engaged on Facebook, spending an average of 405 minutes per month on it. They’re spending about 89 minutes per month on Pinterest.
But all you really need to know about Pinterest is in the chart below. Here’s what its total visits look like since last year — the past three months are nearly a vertical line.
|Sources: Pinterest Has Already Pinned Down $10M At A $40M Valuation
Washington Post – Sep 16 2011
|New Pinterest lets people share images of interest
San Francisco Chronicle – Sep 20 2011
|Pinterest stands out in crowded social media field
USA Today – Oct 29 2011
|Why Image-Sharing Network Pinterest Is Hot
BusinessWeek – Nov 18 2011
|Five Pinterest tips to heighten your pinning addiction
CNET – Jan 19 2012
|Interest spikes in Pinterest, notably from women
Boston.com – Mar 12 2012
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