Launched a little more than two years ago, Pinterest is now the third largest social networking site only behind Facebook and Twitter. It boasts 10.4 million members on its website. Now, we will explore why that is looking at some startling statistics.

number of members on social networks, Pinterest members February 2012. According to Experian, total visits in March were as follows:

  • 1. Facebook: 7 billion
  • 2. Twitter: 182 million
  • 3. Pinterest: 104 million
  • 4. LinkedIn: 86 million
  • 5. Tagged: 72 million
  • 6. Google+: 61 million

On the other hand, according to comScore, who only measure the number of unique visitors (people who have never visited the site before), Pinterest attracted 6.1 million new unique visitors between January and February, for a total of 17.8 million. And in February to March, 900,000 unique visitors came to the site for a total of 18.7 million unique visitors. 

Pinterest growth of US unique visitors, average time spent on PinterestAmazed? Let us know what you think about it and look out for the second article on “Why Pinterest: Explosive Stats Part Two.”