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.”

Wired: Pinterest’s New Feature Takes The Algorithm Out Of Your Feed

Wired: Pinterest’s New Feature Takes The Algorithm Out Of Your Feed. “The beauty of a site like Pinterest lies in how little you have to do to use it. Choose a few things you’re interested in—vegan food, knitting, travel—then kick back and enjoy scrolling through algorithmically generated collections of images…. But sometimes, you want to see what you signed up to see, and not what the machines think you might like. So today, Pinterest is introducing a new feed populated only by the people and boards you follow.”

Venture Beat: Pinterest now lets you archive your boards and rearrange pins

Venture Beat: Pinterest now lets you archive your boards and rearrange pins. “Pinterest has announced a slew of new tools designed to help users organize their pins and boards. First up, a new archiving option lets you file a board away for posterity without having to delete it. This particular feature serves a number of purposes — for example, you may wish to revisit an old board you’ve created if it pertains to a meaningful life event, such as a birth or a wedding, but you don’t want it cluttering up your main dashboard.”