Why Pinterest Booming Like Addiction? [Infographics]

No one fully understood the fact that Pinterest has grown so rapidly in such a short time, after all it is a fairly simple social network based mainly in the images. But maybe that is exactly the key to its success.

Column Five has created a computer graphics in which addiction is examined Pinterest compared with other networks and their uses. Is it just a free social network like any other? Or has become an addiction that has replaced the other?

Based on these data, from September 2011 until this February, the network has increased their visits in a 866%, from 1,680,000 to 16,230,000. However, its use is much lower monthly to other social networks. Pinterest holds the 98 minutes a month, nothing compared to seven hours with which Facebook account or even the two hours of Tumblr.

One of the reasons why it seems to be addictive to its users is the simplicity of its design. This design allows just enjoy the content without distractions and with minimal effort. In fact, all buttons are hidden so as not to impede that simplicity.

Just as with Facebook, Pinterest encourages its users to create constant and continuous content and updates. The more content, more visitors. It also appears that some users see it as a refuge from other social networks like Facebook or Twitter, that with the speed with which work can become tiring to the user. In these updates, ReTweets and comments are constants; it is almost instantaneous response networks. Pinterest is for them a kind of place where the rest of this.

Another positive aspect is accessibility. No matter where the pin button-it’s always accessible and present. In the case of Facebook or Twitter pages sometimes stop working input by technical problems, but not so with Pinterest can occur because the application “pin-it” is external to the page.

In Pinterest also shared a lot and all the time. Evidence of this is the fact that 80% of the pins are repins while only 1.4% of Twitter tweets are ReTweets.

Pinterest other hand offers users other possibilities dreamed up by them, for example the possibility to be very popular. All updates are placed on the home page Pinterest and make it easier to find your friends on other social networks like Facebook. Thus allows not only your friends see your updates but also to see strangers may decide to start to follow you. Pinterest thus becomes a way of creating new users for them can bring many benefits as well.



Infographic by: Column Five

Amrik Virdi is a 22 years old College Student, Web Developer & Graphic Designer from Kharagpur, India who is extremely passionate about blogging. He writes about How To Make Money Online.

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  1. Michael says:

    This is a great infographic, Amit, thank you for sharing it. I have been on Pinterest for a while now and what I have found is that the more I use it, the more fun I have. I have found a lot of excellent images and I could truly spend hour on the site just looking through the boards of other people and commenting on them.

    • Glad that you liked it @Michael. I always spend more than 2 hrs on Pinterest bcz of inspiration images which i love a lots.
      Thanks for dropping your comment. Keep Visiting Michael.

  2. Great infographic. Pinterest Is doing good for me. If you put interesting images then you will get referrals from there for sure.

    • Thanks for dropping your comment Atish. Nice to see your comment iTechCode. Yes you are right if we put attractive images than its sure that we will get good traffic from Pinterest. BTW how many ref you are getting from Pinterest and is it your Top 5 Source of Traffic?
      Thanks. Keep Visiting.

  3. Trung Nguyen says:

    Great infographic bro, Pinterest is my big traffic source too.

  4. Olawale Daniel says:

    I love to use Pinterest on my blog, TechAtLast, because it is one of the top 5 source of traffic to the blog on regular basis. The platform is great and good for web bloggers to get quality traffic online :))

  5. That’s the power of visuals. Unlike retweets that are just text links, images are so visually arresting they have greater power to go viral . You can stay on pinterest all day and not realize how time passes by.

  6. Great post ..Wonderful work amit ..Well researched one.

  7. Naser @ Tech Blog says:

    Nice infographic by Column Five, thanks for sharing Amit… my site is getting acceptable traffic from pinterest. Hope to get more soon……..

  8. Shalu Sharma says:

    Its a good concept but I find it quite boring actually. There are lots of images after images mostly from the internet. But there are lots of people who like it. I am sure I will also grow fond of it.

  9. Satyakam Pradhan says:

    Really awesome Infographic Amit , Thanks for sharing. I think that Pinterest is another best way to boost our traffic and all bloggers should join it to take advantage of the same… I think that it can prove a good source for traffic too.

    Nice Share…

  10. Hi Amrik, nice guest post and Infographic for Pinterest. I’s starting to see traffic from the site now too.

  11. Sanjan Bikram says:

    Hi Amit,
    After Facebook I give second priority to Pinterest and also I am addicted with Pinterest. Really very infographic amit.

  12. sheshnath says:

    Hi amit,
    Nice informative infographic keep it up (Y) .