Pinterest, The Most Improved Social Site Of 2011?

While it’s clear that the Facebook is the MVP of 2011, some interesting new social players made significant steps forward in 2011.  Some social sites fizzled out in 2011,  but Google+, Tumblr and others saw great growth this year.  One of the most surprising successes has been Pinterest, the online pinboard that makes social sharing simple.

A recent report from Experian Hitwise shows the massive growth that occurred at the end of the year.  Pinterest received nearly 11 million total visits last week up 40 times traffic numbers in June.  The audience skews female (58% of audience) and young to middle aged with 59% of visitors in the 25-44 year old demographic.

Some similar sites to watch in 2012 include Polyvore, Svpply and Wanelo.  For full report details see the Experian Hitwise report.

Related Topics: Channel: Strategy | Pinterest | Pinterest: Statistics | Social Media Marketing | Statistics: Popularity & Usage


About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • SEO Jacksonville

    My wife actually found Pinterest and tried to show it to me which I really didn’t have time for as I was too busy reading SEO related blogs =)  


  • Alex Keating

    love the concept but had issues with pintrest invites (waiting 2 months, not cool) so i went with instead.  now i’m addicted to thing. love posting things and sending crafty things to my mom.

  • P V Ariel

    This is really an interesting news!!!
    But many do not aware about it
    May be because of the lack of promotion.
    Anyways thanks a lot for sharing it here
    Let me check. Best Regards

  • Atul Sharma

    Thanks for showing this media resource.

  • Anonymous

    Pinterest won’t let me stay logged in.  My sessions end too soon.  #annoying.

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