Pinterest, the pin board photo-sharing website, was created in March 2010. Just three years later, the site has over 70 million users. So, why should you market on Pinterest? I can think of 70 million reasons why, but we’ll stick with ten today (all statistics are provided by

1. Pinterest is ranked as the third most popular social network site, right after Facebook and Twitter.

2. 9 million users have connected their Pinterest account to their Facebook account.

3. The total amount of social referrals to commerce sites from Pinterest is 20%.

4. Let me repeat this one more time: 70 million users.

5. About 80% of those users are women.

6. Pinterest shoppers spend around $140-180 per order.

7. 18% of users have a household income of over $75,000.

8. The average time spent on Pinterest is 14.2 minutes a visit.

9. Pinterest has around 2.5 billion page views a month.

10. Almost 80% of pins are repins.

Whether you’re already on board with the other 500,000 businesses on Pinterest or not, marketing on the site holds great opportunities. Try it out; starting a business account is free and easy! You never know how much additional traffic you might get until you try!