The rankings by total visits for March is as follows.1
1. Facebook: 7 billion
2. Twitter: 182 million
3. Pinterest: 104 million
4. LinkedIn: 86 million
5. Tagged: 72 million
6. Google+: 61 million
Not on Pinterest yet? Keep reading…
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard that lets you organize and share links to various websites by “pinning” the images found in a given website to a “board”. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. You can browse pinboards created by other people and “re-pin” their links to your boards. To get started, request an invite from Pinterest or a friend who you know is already on there.
According to Pinterest,“Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.”2
What is a pin? An image added to Pinterest through a website or a file on your computer. If it is from a website, it also acts as a link to the site it comes from.
What is a board? A board is a set of pins regarding a specific topic, which can have as many pins as you want.
What is following? Similar to Facebook and Twitter, following on Pinterest is just a way to stay connected to other people. If you are following someone, you are able to see his or her boards.
After adding your profile and image, you’ll want to start by creating a board by clicking Add+. Create a board for each hobby or interest. Then start adding pins to each board. A pin can be a link or an image that you upload. Pinterest is a public site so do not post anything you don’t wish to share the world over. Pinterest is currently 60% female users from 25-34 who share ideas for decorating, cooking, art and other interests. There is no limit as to the range of topics that can be found.
Businesses are beginning to capitalize on Pinterest’s rise in popularity. To learn how read my follow-up blog post Promote Your Business on Pinterest.
If you would like to get started on Pinterest, shoot us an email and we’ll send you an invite.
Be sure to follow Logicreative on Pinterest and we encourage you to repin us http://pinterest.com/Logicreative