Pinterest has really come a long way since its launch just a couple of years ago, bagging a place in the world's top ten social networks - and as with any successful service, it wasn't long before we saw a flurry of third party apps and sites ride on the coattails of its success. So it comes as no surprise to witness the arrival of Repinly, a Pinterest directory allowing users to identify interesting people to follow as well as learn about what's trending and view the most popular pins and boards.
"Repinly.com is a Pinterest directory to find the most popular pinners, boards, and pins," explained Rami Madi, co-founder of Repinly.com. "It offers a clear overview and statistics on what is trending now in different categories on Pinterest."
Allowing people to gain an insight into Pinterest statistics, more and more businesses are recognising the need to monitor social activity in order to deliver the best possible services for their customers - as well as inform Pinterest users of relevant topics to gain a bigger following.
"Our website offers a great opportunity for Pinterest users to promote their account by adding themselves to our directory," Madi said. "Once users add themselves to the directory, they get a score based on their number of followers, pins, and activity, which indicates their influence on Pinterest in comparison with other pinners."
Currently, Food & Drink is the number one category on the site - followed by DIY & Crafts and Women's Apparel. However, it's important to note that their userbase is heavily dominated by a female audience - estimated by ComScore to be around 80 per cent.
Source: The Next Web