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Most Repinned Pinterest Pins by Website

Last updated on November 19, 2013 in Social Media

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I was playing with the Pinterest API today and I think it can be quite helpful in gathering some interesting data on websites and pins. One of the things you can do is list the most repinned photos for any domain over a certain time period. Since I have previously talked about the most popular websites on Pinterest, I now want to expand on that and list the most popular pins from the top Pinterest domains. RJmetrics recently did some analysis on most shared Pinterest websites so I will leverage that data for the 5 out of the top 20 domains on Pinterest. I will use the Get the most repinned Pins endpoint to get our results.

Most Repinned Pins for Most Popular Websites on Pinterest

I decided on analyzing Etsy, Google, Flickr, Tumblr, and WeHeartIt. You can see the results in the link above. The Pinterest URLS count.json API can confirm that these are the top sources for pins on Pinterest but it uses the full path of the url so you will see different results for http vs https, with www or without, and things like an ending slash in the URL. For example, for Etsy we get different results here:

I found in interesting that Twitter, Facebook, and Blogspot was not on the list as these domains show quite a large amount of pins:

While we are on the subject of the Pinterest API, I’m still wondering why Pinterest is being so secretive and slow with releasing more endpoints and quicker access to this data. Their documentation and announcement only shows domain type endpoints and a painful process of getting an API key. There are many more endpoints that exist (I mentioned some before). Here are some other interesting Pinterest API methods:

Information about any Pinterest User:


Information about related Pinterest search queries:


Search for Pinterest Pins using a keyword:


The bookmark parameter is used to go to the next page of Pinterest API results. So, what are you doing with the Pinterest API? Have you checked for Pinterest photos pinned from your website?


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