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The Rise of Pinterest : Pinterest Drives More Referral Traffic

Pinterest Drives More Referral Traffic

What if a small child can beat Hercules and Achiles? That’s what happened to Pinterest, a two year old social bookmarking site with a twist. In January 2012, it has beaten social networking giants like YouTube, Reddit, Google+LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic, as per a  study by Shareaholic. In fact in December 2011, Pinterest brought in 7.51 million unique visitors (+429% from September 2011).

As per the study, Pinterest accounted for 3.6% of referral traffic which landed it just behind Twitter and Facebook. Twitter is accounting for 3.61% of referral traffic (just 0.01% ahead of Pinterest). If we look back to July 2011, Pinterest accounted for just 0.17% of referral traffic and 6 months later it has claimed a fair share of referral traffic. Truly, Pinterest is the rising star of social media!


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The Rise of Pinterest

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However,  both Pinterest and Twitter is far behind Facebook in terms of total referral traffic. Fecebook is accounting for over one-quarter (26.4%) of traffic.

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Bidisha Gupta
Bidisha Gupta is a blogger who loves to write about different recent events. A complete movie buff, TV lover and social butterfly, she loves partying, shopping and eating out! She has done TV blogging for some well known websites and is currently trying her hands on novel. When not working, she can be found chilling out with friends at the finest eateries. Reading books, dancing and listening to music are things that she is interested in. She wants to launch her own lifestyle store, that will help the less fortunate people of the society to earn a living.