Published on March 9th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Pinterest Now Driving More Referral Traffic Than Pinterest, Shareaholic Confirms
It seems a day doesn’t go by without some news on the exponentially exploding social inspiration startup Pinterest, and the new and hot site has achieved another milestone- in February, Pinterest drove more referral traffic than established microblogging platform Twitter.
More impressive still are facts pointed out by PCMag.com- not only is Pinterest’s user base overwhelmingly female and not coastal early adopters (most Pinners are 18-34 year olds in middle America), but the site is still invite only. (In fact, it seems that I personally see at least one invite request on Facebook daily.) We learned earlier this month that Pinterest was rapidly outpacing sites of similar function on the web, and leaving Google+ in the dust when it comes to traffic and growth.
Shareaholic culls its data from more than 200,000 publishers that see around 270 million unique visitors every month. The analytics company also reported that purported ghost town Google+ is generating about as much referral traffic as Yahoo Answers.
In comparison, MySpace was beating out Google+ for time spent on site. Do you think Pinterest’s strongest growth lies ahead when it comes out of invite-only status?