The Verge: Pinterest gets a redesigned feed that looks a lot like Instagram

The Verge: Pinterest gets a redesigned feed that looks a lot like Instagram. “First launched back in March, Pinterest’s friend feed provided a dedicated section of the service where you could follow posts from other users. Now, this feed is getting a redesign, removing the tiled images in favor of a simpler single column of posts, Instagram-style. There are even horizontal rows of Pinterest-recommended accounts that you can follow.”

Marketing Land: Pinterest gives SMBs access to Shop the Look Pins, a free product-tagging tool for organic Pins

Marketing Land: Pinterest gives SMBs access to Shop the Look Pins, a free product-tagging tool for organic Pins. “Pinterest is making Shop the Look Pins, a free product-tagging tool for fashion and home decor Pins, available to anyone with a business account.”

Search Engine Journal: Pinterest Hits 250 Million Monthly Active Users

Search Engine Journal: Pinterest Hits 250 Million Monthly Active Users. “Pinterest announced that it has hit a milestone of 250 million people using the social network each month. The amount of content on Pinterest is growing at a rapid pace, with the company saying there are over 175 billion ideas to discover, which is up 75 percent since last year.”

CNBC: Pinterest nears $1 billion in ad sales and valuation rises as it looks to go public in mid-2019

CNBC: Pinterest nears $1 billion in ad sales and valuation rises as it looks to go public in mid-2019. “Pinterest has taken a long time to justify its monstrous private market valuation. However the social media company is finally approaching $1 billion in ad revenue as it pushes toward an IPO in mid-2019, according to people familiar with the matter.”

The Verge: 90 percent of affiliate ads on YouTube and Pinterest aren’t disclosed, says study

The Verge: 90 percent of affiliate ads on YouTube and Pinterest aren’t disclosed, says study. “A new research paper from Princeton University has found that 90 percent of affiliate posts on YouTube and Pinterest aren’t disclosed to users…. The paper from Princeton analyzed over 500,000 YouTube videos and 2.1 million unique pins on Pinterest. Of those, 0.67 percent, or 3,472 videos on YouTube, and 0.85 percent, or 18,237 pins, contained affiliate links.”