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Can Pinterest Be a Source of Your Referral Traffic?

Pinterest in just good plain fun. You pin your interests on bulletin boards you create. It must be like an electronic scrap board activity. Check it out and follow me on My favorite board on my site is called Golden Results. 

How many people had a bulletin board in their bedroom as a teenager?  My bulletin board was an ugly dime store cork frame filled with thumbtacks of all my favorite pictures, celebrities, artwork, dried up dance corsages, spirit ribbons, school buttons etc.

Well now there is a new virtual website called Pinterest that follows this same bulletin board principle.  Pinterest seems to be the hot new website everyone is talking about.  If you have not heard about Pinterest, its a website where you can search topics and "pin" the photos you like to your bulletin board you create. Just like the social media world of Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest can become highly addictive!  To join you have to be invited by someone.  Once you do join you can search for others you know similar to format of other social media sites.  I am just getting used to the Facebook Timeline and entering the world of Google + and now here comes Pinterest!!!

 This is my college sorority pin


kappa alpha theta pin

Pinning has gone from wearing a pin

 to this concept--a virtual bulletin board of "pinned" images




Before you think that Pinterest is just a Chick Hang Out, think again--Check out these 21 Must Follow Pinterest Users

Many Realtors are using the Pinterest forum as another avenue of branding and showing the consumer pinboards that represent communities, things to do in your city, popular real estate, decorating, cleaning tips and more.  Its an opportunity to become creative with your marketing and lifestyle :

  • Promote Your Area
  • Showcase a Local Lifestyle
  • Create Niche Topics
  • Draw a Following
  • Inspire Others

The world of Marketing  major brands is becoming more and more creative.  

Century 21 will be advertising in the Super Bowl for the first time this weekend.  Who would have thought we would be seeing a real estate commercial during the Super Bowl, yet it makes sense to reach the millions of viewers.

 There are also major consumer brands That are also experimenting with Pinterest, using pinboards to present complementary products, ideas, and imagery to inspire consumers to visualize and remix new possibilities.

Whole Foods
- Martha Stewart
- Better Homes and Garden
- Travel Channel
- Nordstrom
- Gap

Brian Solas posted an article this week Pinterest Rivals Twitter in Referral Traffic.

"In addition to soaring traffic, Pinterest is also rising as a bona fide referrer of notable Web traffic. According to a new report published by Shareaholic, Pinterest drove greater traffic than LinkedIn, Google Plus, Reddit, and Youtube…combined."

Mashable also recently posted Pinterest Becomes Top Traffic Driver for Retailers

Do you think is pinning a new way of driving traffic to your business or just another social site for fun where you meet to hang out with your followers?  You be the judge, I'm waiting  to hear a success story of a closed transaction directly related to Pinterest!




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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Ritchie • February 05 2012 09:36AM


I see that it is getting trendy, but haven't had time to fit it into my daily routine.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 7 years ago

Cheryl, I can count on your for keeping me up-to-date on what's new! I missed this informative post. Thank you for passing it forward. It is another golden result!

Posted by Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Hello Realty) over 7 years ago