The worlds popular pin-board photo sharing site Pinterest testing promoted pins to seeks ad revenue. This is the first step from the network to make revenue from their website. The company plan to make direct revenue from the site after 3 years of launching. This is a Facebook, Twitter model promoted posts. No popups no flash ads.
Ben Silbermann, CEO & Co-Founder of Pinterest announced on their blog post that “We’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses,” Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann announced in a blog post Thursday. “For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds. For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in a search for ‘halloween.’ Nobody’s paying for anything yet — we want to see how things go and, more than anything, hear what you think.”
According to the comScore reports Pinterest had 25.6 million U.S. unique visitors in last August. Pinterest has now 46 million users.