If you’re interested in driving traffic to your brand, business or blog, it’s time to start pinning. Pinterest traffic grew over 52 percent from January to February to an outstanding 17.8 million visitors in February. This is up from only 7.5 million visitors in December according to businessinsider.com. Shareaholic reported that, Pinterest drove more traffic to websites than Google Plus, YouTube and LinkedIn combined this February.
If your reading this article, you’ve likely mastered using Pinterest to drive traffic to your website or blog or interested in doing so and you’d like to find out more about who’s pinning pictures from your website to your Pinterest boards. (You can use this trick to find out who’s pinning pics from ANY website.) If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, it’s a website where people can pin images from other websites to boards on their personal or business page. Each picture links to a website and boards are usually named by category.
|Just type the following in your browser:http:www.pinterest/source/”site you’d like to research”Note that you don’t enter the http:// — just enter the website name. If you want to look up extension URL’s you’ll have to enter them separately.|
Here’s an example:
(Thanks to Kelby Carr, founder of the Type A Parent conference and author of Pinterest for Dummies for letting me use her website and Pinterest page as examples.)
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This gives you a nice snapshot of who is visiting your website and helping to share your content. Find out more about how to use Google Analytics to track specific traffic here.
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