At One Point WeHeartIt Traffic Was Higher than Pinterest
Fabio Giolito : The Founder of WeHeartit ( source : Businessinsider)
This week we are covering " one of Pinterest's nearest competitor which " has been quietly gaining traction..with very little hype and hoopla around it
It's not often you find a startup used by 25 million people every month. It's also rare to find a startup that serves 50 billion images per month. Welcome of " WeHeartit.com which could be categorized as Pinterest's most obvious direct competitor. We.. Heart is a image and photo based social network " and It describes itself as "A home for your inspiration" and a place to "Organize and share the things you love."
It works similar to how Pinterest works, with users sharing their photos, pictures and things which have its presence on the web, which have be Heart it ( Pin it).over
With 1 million monthly new users , 2/3 of whom which are from mobile devices, Weheart is replicating " almost all social media upstarts where " Mobile web ' traffic 'is becoming the primary " traffic driver
We Heart It members spend more than 16.5 minutes on the site at a time. The average mobile app users opens the app over 25 times per month
Users can access the site through a web browser or We Heart It's iOS and Android mobile apps.Though WeHeart has just been noticed and talked about by the mainstream media and public consciousness, but it actually it has been there before both Instagram and Pinterest.
A recent Story featured by Business Insider, Fabio Giolito of Brazil developed We Heart It way back in 2007. He originally invented the technology as a type of social bookmarking tool to use with his friends. However, the concept took off and has slowly grown into to being quite popular
With a Alexa rank of # 757 as of March 10th, 2014 worldwide, In US it ranks 1070. With an employee strength of 20 that is quit an significant achievement More spectacularly, it has only raised $8 million to Pinterest's $338 million .WeHeartit had received a funding from White Oak and IDG Ventures. in June 2013.