Pinterest 2018-200+ million monthly active users!

Last Update: November 27, 2018

SMILE AND SAY PINTEREST!

Pinterest is a growing platform where you post pictures and link them to your websites to draw vast traffic! As with most other Social Media Networks, they have recently updated their algorithm and have added a fresh, new look! I absolutely love it!


WHAT IS PINTEREST?

Pinterest is a "web and mobile application company." It manages a software base that was created to explore data on the web using images and videos. Pinterest was founded in December of 2009 by three geniuses: Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. CEO Ben Silbermann summed the company up as a "catalogue of ideas that inspires users to go out and do that thing."---instead of describing it as an "image-based social network."


THE NUMBERS ARE PHENOMINAL!

In September of 2017, Pinterest reached 200 million monthly active users!!!!

ARE YOU USING PINTEREST!! IF NOT, IT IS HIGH TIME YOU DID!---AND YOU ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT!!

In my humble opinion, out of any of the Social Media groups, Pinterest is the most fun!

It is also a great way to gather ideas for website content by browsing through the various photos there.


I just recently on Pinterest hit 56K followers---and climbing!

It's a must if you're serious about expanding your traffic! Go for it!

P.S. I got 200 engaged viewers to my new board I posted tonight for my My Wealth at Home site!

A WORD TO THE WISE

I checked my Google Analytics tonight and there were 27 clicks today on my site from Pinterest!! It really works, guys and gals!


Erin :)!

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RSmutz Premium
Very glad to read information about Pinterest! I will definitely be checking into setting up an account there soon!
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herinnelson Premium
Great! You'll be happy you did!
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dtout Premium
AWESOME. Good to hear your experiences with Pinterest!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks! Happy to spread the joy of the possibilities for others, too!
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Belden22 Premium
Very nice. I love Pinterest but I am way behind you on the followers.

Rick
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herinnelson Premium
You'll get there, my friend! I am so glad we're always on the same wavelength!!
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Belden22 Premium
How long have you been using Pinterest?
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herinnelson Premium
5 years or so---off and on. I'm more into it now, since I created my new promotion site.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I have been posting on Pinterest but can't figure out how to create my own boards. Would love to learn.

Tried and true

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
Go to your profile and click on the + button in the square. :)!
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manne13666 Premium
That's awesome! I am using Pinterest myself and while it's not a lot right now, I did just start using it not that long ago. I'll keep plugging away at it until I get it right. Take care.
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herinnelson Premium
Nice to hear! Great job!
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viyee Premium
Thanks Erin. Have you done a video or any training on Pinterest?
This sounds really fascinating. I have an account but have not really explored it in detail.
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herinnelson Premium
Here's a training from Kyle that is in Phase 1 of the Certification course.
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Bald Eagle Premium
I guess one could spend your entire life on social media platforms.
There's be a new one tomorrow :)
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herinnelson Premium
True! It is a great way to advance, though!
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Defiant6 Premium
Pinterest is something that I have greatly underutilized and I'm going to start using it more. There's just a lot of members here who are having lots of success with it so I should definitely give it a try.
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, do that! Here's a refresher course that's in Phase 1 of Certification.
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Defiant6 Premium
Thank you! :)
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure! :)!
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MarkBa Premium
Interesting Erin. Kyle seems to advise Pinterst is best for image oriented type niches but you're saying it can work for any niche?

~Mark :)
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Defiant6 Premium
I don't see why not! If you can get any kind of picture for your niche, I'm sure it'll work with pinterest.
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herinnelson Premium
You can post photos with your website link to Pinterest and draw traffic from there. :)!
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XavierTapia Premium
Good one and thanks.
Xavier.T
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herinnelson Premium
You're welcome, Xavier!
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Nickoy Premium
Thanks alot Erin. I actually have a pinterest account. So, I should take advantage and name a board after my website and save pins to that are relevant to 'My United Football" website. Actually, I have been using pinterest but not often and I only would send pins that I like and relevant to my niche to my Facebook account/ Facebook page.
I am now thinking of what strategy to use to get my followers on pinterest and to promote my website with it.

Nickoy
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herinnelson Premium
Just simply post boards with your website link, as you said. :)! You can also add your Pinterest Verification Code in the SEO all in One in WordPress.
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Nickoy Premium
OK. But, I am not sure where I would get the Pinterest verification code- I guess I would have to ask Pinterest. Also, where exactly in the SEO all in ONE in WordPress would I add this code? Would be like in a widget?

Nickoy
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herinnelson Premium
You'll click SEO All-In-One and General Settings. Scroll down until you come to Pinterest Site Verification. This is where to paste the code. Now, here is the link with instructions. (It's the link under where you paste your code).
https://semperplugins.com/documentation/pinterest-site-verification/
Hope this helps!
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SeasideFunk Premium
Impressive, well done.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks a bunch!
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Symanica Premium
Congrats on your Pinterest accomplishments Erin!
~Shell
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Shell! You can do it, too!
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SWhitley Premium
Erin,
Another timely post on your part. Just getting ready to start Course 4 and felt I am spread pretty thin so was planning to skip signing up for Pinterest.
Guess I will be changing my mind.
Thanks
Sanders
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herinnelson Premium
I always say---No time like the present, Sanders!
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Archfiend Premium
Thanks again, great tip for drawing traffic
which is a huge plus.
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Sir Archifiend!
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Allwhys72 Premium
Thank you Erin..not using it yet (well I have but not properly lol) I've always thought it seems to be a great idea though as pictures and creative ideas are always good and just up my street ..you've just reinforced my thoughts that I need to get more into this!
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome! Yes, it is a wonderful platform for drawing huge amounts of traffic!
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davehayes Premium
Nice post Erin, excellent info, thanks for sharing
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Dave!
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davehayes Premium
Having just looked at Pinterest, because I am getting follows now, thanks to 'pinning' I see that you have to upgrade to a business account to unlock analaytics, its not available to personal users
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herinnelson Premium
I don't think so, Dave. Just look in the left upper corner and there should be a Pinterest logo that says "analytics" next to it. I got 200 engaged viewers to my new board I posted tonight for my My Wealth at Home site!
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davehayes Premium
Just done that, the logo is there alright, but nothing beside it, except the search bar

When I click on it, I get a load of boards come up

Yet in the right hand top corner are 3 dots, which when clicked, say upgrade to pro to unloick analytics and tools.

Quite possibly we might have different types of accounts
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herinnelson Premium
I have never upgraded, though. When you put your cursor over the "analytics," a drop-down menu should come up and then click on "Overview."
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davehayes Premium
Solved it!!!...

The 3 pins in the top right, when you click on the those you get a free business account, then you see what you were describing just now in the top left

So we had different accounts, but now we have the same

Cheers
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davehayes Premium
Wel lthey call it an upgrade, but really you are switching from free personal, to free business, which I guess unlocks more, either way, the same page : )
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herinnelson Premium
Awesome!
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herinnelson Premium
Great you figured it out!
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davehayes Premium
Yeah I am looking forward to seeing how it pans out

Judging by my Twitter Analytics, I hope it goies teh same way
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herinnelson Premium
Twitter Analytics? Didn't know about that one!
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davehayes Premium
Ha Ha... I shall be doing an update on my social media blog at some stage, either today or tomorrow
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Erin, So true, I love Pinterest.
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herinnelson Premium
So glad, Jill! XOXO!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Erin, thank you for the blog post, I am using Pinterest, but not very much, I need to use Pinterest more!

Pinterest and Instagram are the two social media networks that I need to find out about and learn their functionality and purpose. One of the next projects on the list!

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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herinnelson Premium
I'm glad I could remind you!---Two great Social Media networks!
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RCollis Premium
Thanks for the comments. I am on Pinterest, but haven’t really done much with it yet. Your comments have inspired me to get at it again. In earnest this time.
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herinnelson Premium
Yes---earnest is the key to everything!
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hirohurl Premium
Pinterest is now my favourite social media site too.
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herinnelson Premium
Glad to hear it!! :)!
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Hollshope Premium
Pinterest is the most fun for sure!
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herinnelson Premium
I totally agree!
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