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Bloggers, businesses, and organizations often ask us, “what are people pinning from my websites?” These website owners help create the content on Pinterest and we wanted to help them understand which pieces of content people find most interesting. Today, we’re pleased to announce Pinterest…

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How Educators use Pinterest INFOGRAPHIC

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Pinterest has surged to become the number 3 social network after Facebook and Twitter:

Sean Ludwig via VentureBeat

Pinterest surprised many last December when it was revealed as a top 10 social network. The new Experian report says Pinterest’s traffic surged 50 percent between February and January of this year, which is growth that’s stunning in itself. That surge has allowed the site to overtake services like Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Google+ for the third highest number of visits in February. And not only is it fun for users, it’s also a killer tool for marketers.

Adding to the good news, analytics firm comScore also  said recently that Pinterest attracted 17.8 million unique visitors in February from the U.S. alone. In terms of engagement, Pinterest is winning as well, with users spending an average of 89 minutes per month on site. However, the social network still lags behind Facebook, which has users spending an average of 405 minutes per month on its site.

Personally, I find Pinterest banal: the Las Vegas of social networks, where everything thing in the US psyche — good or bad — is raised to its most extreme garishness.

However, I don’t like Facebook much either — but for a wide variety of other reasons.

(Source: stoweboyd, via futuristgerd)

Infographic: How Popular Is Pinterest Around the World?
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5 Interesting Pinterest Marketing Campaigns
With Pinterest getting a lot of buzz and tons of articles giving rough ideas of how to use Pinterest, but not really many examples. This article highlights five Pinterest marketing campaigns that will give some more ideas on using Pinterest. One of the most popular campaigns is Kotex.

(via 5 Interesting Pinterest Marketing Campaigns)

5 Interesting Pinterest Marketing Campaigns

With Pinterest getting a lot of buzz and tons of articles giving rough ideas of how to use Pinterest, but not really many examples. This article highlights five Pinterest marketing campaigns that will give some more ideas on using Pinterest. One of the most popular campaigns is Kotex.

(via 5 Interesting Pinterest Marketing Campaigns)

(Source: Mashable)

Why Is Pinterest So Addictive?

Why Is Pinterest So Addictive?

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Infographic: How Pinterest Can Turn Your Brand Red-Hot

If your brand isn’t on Pinterest, you could be missing out on a growing stream of potential customers.

While shaping your brand’s image on Pinterest, remember to take into account the specifics of the site’s userbase. A recent study showed that home, arts and crafts, style/fashion and food are the most popular categories on Pinterest. The food category is the fastest growing segment of Pinterest.

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Facebook, Google & YouTube Gain the Most from Pinterest Traffic

We’ve already seen that Pinterest drives more traffic than Twitter, as well as more traffic than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined, but one thing we haven’t heard much about is where all that traffic is actually going.
Experian Hitwise revealed the top 20 sites that are benefitting from Pinterest’s traffic avalanche, and it’s interesting to find that snagging the number one spot is yet another social networking behemoth – Facebook.
(via Facebook, Google & YouTube Gain the Most from Pinterest Traffic)

Facebook, Google & YouTube Gain the Most from Pinterest Traffic

We’ve already seen that Pinterest drives more traffic than Twitter, as well as more traffic than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined, but one thing we haven’t heard much about is where all that traffic is actually going.

Experian Hitwise revealed the top 20 sites that are benefitting from Pinterest’s traffic avalanche, and it’s interesting to find that snagging the number one spot is yet another social networking behemoth – Facebook.

(via Facebook, Google & YouTube Gain the Most from Pinterest Traffic)

Pinned Monthly: A Curated Pinterest Magazine

It would seem that just about everyone is coming up with ways to monetize Pinterest, except for Pinterest itself. At least that’s what they would have us believe. Apart from the news emerging that the site was ‘testing’ one model with affiliate links provider, Skimlinks, Pinterest itself has kept very quiet.
That hasn’t stopped other users from coming up with ways to turn Pinterest into a money-generating venture for themselves.
One example we recently came across is a new digital and print magazine – Pinned Monthly.
The magazine is a curated ‘best of Pinterest’, highlighting some of the most interesting items that have been pinned that month.
(via Pinned Monthly: A Curated Pinterest Magazine)

Pinned Monthly: A Curated Pinterest Magazine

It would seem that just about everyone is coming up with ways to monetize Pinterest, except for Pinterest itself. At least that’s what they would have us believe. Apart from the news emerging that the site was ‘testing’ one model with affiliate links provider, Skimlinks, Pinterest itself has kept very quiet.

That hasn’t stopped other users from coming up with ways to turn Pinterest into a money-generating venture for themselves.

One example we recently came across is a new digital and print magazine – Pinned Monthly.

The magazine is a curated ‘best of Pinterest’, highlighting some of the most interesting items that have been pinned that month.

(via Pinned Monthly: A Curated Pinterest Magazine)

Have Themed Lists on Pinterest? NewsMix Is Your Answer

NewsMix, the iPad and Web social magazine which makes it easy to keep up with news from Facebook and Twitter, has just updated its features, integrating a new and significant source.
NewsMix users can now take advantage of two new Pinterest-related features – pinning items to Pinterest directly from NewsMix, but more importantly, using Pinterest as a source of information. NewsMix users can now add Pinterest users, or their individual boards, to their sources of content.
(via Social magazine NewsMix just became the best way to keep up with themed lists from Pinterest)

Have Themed Lists on Pinterest? NewsMix Is Your Answer

NewsMix, the iPad and Web social magazine which makes it easy to keep up with news from Facebook and Twitter, has just updated its features, integrating a new and significant source.

NewsMix users can now take advantage of two new Pinterest-related features – pinning items to Pinterest directly from NewsMix, but more importantly, using Pinterest as a source of information. NewsMix users can now add Pinterest users, or their individual boards, to their sources of content.

(via Social magazine NewsMix just became the best way to keep up with themed lists from Pinterest)

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Everplaces is a new app that essentially functions as a Pinterest for the real world. It lets you capture and store places in the physical world that you want to keep track of, whether that’s a swank bistro in your hometown or a boutique in Buenas Aires that always has the best cutting-edge fashions.
Everplaces Creates A Pinterest For The Real World

fastcompany:

Everplaces is a new app that essentially functions as a Pinterest for the real world. It lets you capture and store places in the physical world that you want to keep track of, whether that’s a swank bistro in your hometown or a boutique in Buenas Aires that always has the best cutting-edge fashions.

Everplaces Creates A Pinterest For The Real World

Pinterest to Release New Profile Pages This Week
Going to be really interesting to see how they re-design user’s profile page.
(via Mashable.com)

Pinterest to Release New Profile Pages This Week

Going to be really interesting to see how they re-design user’s profile page.

(via Mashable.com)

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8 Best Practices for Food Brands on Pinterest
Janet is the chief food and nutrition strategist of North America for Weber Shandwick. She is the author of the blog Nutrition Unplugged and co-founder of the Nutrition Blog Network and Healthy Aperture. She has been a contributor to Cooking Light magazine and is currently partnering on a book wi…

Pinterest Now Generates More Referral Traffic Than Twitter: Study

A new study by online sharing tool Shareaholic has found that Pinterest now drives more referral traffic than Twitter. Again, when it comes to referral traffic, Pinterest > Twitter.

The data is based on analytics from 200,000 publishers which reach approximately 270 million unique visitors a month.

Now, it was big news back in February when Pinterest surpassed Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined in referral traffic, but Twitter has made a name for itself as the de facto sharing network with URL shorteners abounding and real-time, concise flow of information.

Still, Pinterest closed the gap within the last month going from a .85 percent share of referral traffic visits to 1.05 percent from January to February. The social pinboard site is now trailing behind Facebook and StumbleUpon. And remember, Pinterest is still invite only.