Pinterest has quickly become a powerful referral tool for online traffic, which is particularly important for eCommerce businesses. With an average of 1.36 million users daily users, Pinterest has surpassed Twitter; and Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined in referral traffic. Currently responsible for about 40% of e-commerce traffic, one reason for this is the simple fact that high-quality, visual content sells and it’s highly engaging.

Although the premise of Pinterest’s success underscores the importance of visual content, the platform still offers relevancy for non-visual businesses to promote their company cultures or perhaps recruit new hires by pinning photos of the office, behind-the-scenes events at headquarters, speakers that come to visit, off sites. All in all, photos should be colorful, bright and interesting i.e. things that people would want to share. Always keep in mind that attractive, compelling images are more likely to get repinned over those that obviously look like ads.

Below is a guide we recently came across on how to get the most out of Pinterest for your business.