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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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.