In March 2010, three entrepreneurs launched a new social networking site from an apartment in San Francisco. The concept? A virtual pinboard where users could “pin” their favorite things to personal interest boards to share with their followers. By December 2011, the site was one of the top 10 largest social sites with over 11 million visits each week and was named the best new startup of the year by TechCrunch, a top tech industry publisher.
That site (if you haven’t already guessed) is none other than Pinterest, and in September 2017, it had more than 200 million users registered. A recent statistic showed that 5% of all referral traffic to websites comes from the social networking site which isn’t hard to believe when two-thirds of pins represent products or brands. Couple those stats with the fact that 87% of pinners say they’ve used the site to make a purchase decision, there’s no question that you should be promoting your blog through Pinterest as part of your social media marketing campaign.