This year, 77.4 million people in the US—or nearly a quarter of the population—will use Pinterest, a 7.0% increase from 2017, according to eMarketer estimates.
Pinterest ad revenues are estimated to cross the $1 billion mark by 2020. Pinterest is also rising among the ranks of major video ad publishers, like Roku, with the introduction of its new video ad product.
Pinterest has an ambitious visual search strategy, which has produced tools such as Shop the Look, which lets users select blue dots within a pin to find similar products, and Lens, a real-time visual search tool embedded in the camera of the Pinterest App (and elsewhere).
When the first wave of social commerce arrived—mostly reproducing ecommerce catalogs on Facebook—critics predicted it would fail because users didn’t want to shop where they socialized. More than half a decade later, most social media users still don’t turn to social platforms to make direct buys. Now it’s all about influence, social ads and a multi-channel path to purchase.
The number of Facebook users in the US will inch up 0.9% this year to 169.5 million. While growth has plateaued, Facebook is still the most used social network among all age groups, except for teens.
This infographic from X-Cart illustrates the many ways in which Instagram is exerting its influence as a social media channel.
This inforgaphic from Promo illustrates what, where and why people share content on social media.
About 7 in 10 American adults report being online ‘almost constantly’ (26%) or ‘several times a day’ (43%), according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. Many of those are likely spending their online time visiting social media platforms.
Millennials had higher incidences of being inspired by Instagram to make a purchase, though buying spurred by Snapchat was more evenly distributed by age.
This infographic from Growista illustrates some tricks and tactics to create more compelling and shareable infographics.