The following excerpt is from the article Pinterest Introduces Analytics Platform written by Lauren Indvik, Mashable's associate business editor, and published on Mashable.com. View the full article for more information on the new offering.
Pinterest introduced a web-based analytics tool last Tuesday morning, allowing site owners to track users' engagement with their sites on the social network.
The free tool allows site owners to track the number of pinners and pins collecting material from their sites, and the number of repinners and repins those initial pins received. Site owners can also track total impressions and reach on the network, as well as referral traffic, both in clicks and unique visitors, sent back to their sites.
The analytics are pretty basic, and don't pose much (if any) threat to more robust third-party Pinterest analytics systems like Pinfluencer and Curalate, which allow site owners to identify their most engaged and influential pinners, and track the popularity and reach of their own boards and pins. Still, it could prove a powerful motivator to site owners who have never examined their site's engagement on Pinterest and want to improve it.