Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant who handles the FaceBook, Twitter and Blog of a top Bollywood Actress.
Pinterest Clone Sites
Pinterest is an online social bookmarking site where people can organize and share the 'things' they find interesting through pinboards. This site allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as interests, hobbies, events, and more. This relatively new social media networking site Founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharphas has grown its user base faster than any other site till date. Pinterest is now the third most popular social network on the web, behind Facebook and Twitter. The success and popularity of this site has inspired many to start Pinterest like Sites. There are many cheap and easy to use Pinterest Clone Scripts and Cloning Software’s available for those who want to make a similar social networking sites.
Given below is a list of Pinterest like sites.
40 Websites similar to Pinterest for traffic generation
Given below are a List of Sites like Pinterest.
- Pinspire is a site to ‘Discover, collect and share your inspiration’. It’s is a clone of Pinterest and hardly have any difference. This site was launched by Germany's Samwer Brothers who have the reputation of ‘developing copycats of popular sites’ and then making money by selling the clones to the originals.
- Chill is a Video Bookmarking site. As per the Founder Brian Norgard, ‘A picture may be worth 1,000 words. But in a video, you'll be able to hear and understand all 1,000 words'.
- Piccsy and Pinterest were founded around the same time. According to the founder and CEO Daniel Eckler, ‘Piccsy and Pinterest will serve different purposes'. According to him, 'Piccsy will be the place you go to discover images, and just images’. Piccsy has more of male audience and receives majority of its traffic from sites like StumbleUpon, Facebook and Pinterest.
- Gentlemint is a Pinterest inspired site to share things that are of interest to men. The founders of the site are Brian McKinney and Glen Stansberry. Though this site has more of male viewers, even females can join the site.
- Dartitup is an image based social content aggregator targeting men. This site was created by by two friends, Brandon Harris and Michael Byrne, who noticed the addiction of their fiancees to pinterest.
- LikedBy was promoted as the ‘Twitter for images’. This Pinterest like site from Germany is an online platform for finding and sharing images. The founder and CEO of this site is David Barnowsky.
- Pinstyle is a place for Collecting and sharing fashion photographs. This site has pin boards showing outfits, styles and accessories. According to the founder Yvonne Tesch, ‘Pinstyle is a community for the fashion savvy’.
- SparkRebel is a New York-based fashion and shopping website. This Pinterest Lookalike is focused on Fashion and Beauty. This site features Brand Pages and makes money off affiliate designers and retailers when a user clicks through to buy a product. The founder and CEO of this site is Elad Baron.
- Sworly is a social media site for music lovers. It enables the users to discover, listen to and share music for free. The founders of this site are Kailash Subedi, and Sunil Acharya.
- StylePin is a virtual pinboard to bookmark and share all things related to fashion and style. This social media website is ideal for anyone who has a passion for clothing and accessories. This site headed by John Diep is currently invite-only.
- Dribbble is an online community for designers. It allows users to display small screenshots of their work and get feedback to one another. Dribbble has become a go-to resource for discovering and connecting with designers around the globe. The founders of this site are Rich Thornett and Dan Cederholm. Membership is presently by invitation-only.
- Manteresting is the first image bookmarking site which specifically caters to the male population. This Pinterest alternative for Men is in Beta stage. However, users can register on this site through Twitter, Facebook or email. The founders of Manteresting are Brandon and Jesse Michelsen.
- Visualize me is a start-up based in Toronto, Canada. This site lets the users to convert their LinkedIn profile into a beautiful info-graphic in one click. The founders of the site are Eugene Woo, Hannah Wei and Kenneth Lee.
- Wanelo (combination of Want, Need and Love) is a shopping image-sharing network based in Los Angeles focused on commercial products. It is a site for bookmarking and sharing favorite products. Deena Varshavskaya is the founder and CEO of Wanelo.
- The Fancy is a fast-growing social network which lets its users make photo lists of items they love and allows them to buy them directly through the site. Fancy is a good Pinterest alternative for retailers.Fancy takes a cut of 10% on sales through the site. This site was founded by Joe Einhorn and backed by the co-founders of Twitter (Jack Dorsey) and Facebook (Chris Hughes). A report on Business Insider revealed Apple’s interest in buying this social network.
- Juxtapost is a social bookmarking site founded in July 2011 by Monir Boktor. This website allows users to sign up without invitations. This site also provides the option to keep boards private and share them privately. Content can also be exported to an Excel spread sheet.
- Springpad is a Pinterest like bookmarking site for Business. Springpad combines the features of Evernote and Pinterest. The founders of the site are Jeff Chow, Jeff Janer and Jason Horman.
- We Heart It is an online bookmarking site which lets users to create an online image gallery with images and videos they like. This site was founded in 2008 by Fabio Giolito and Gil Penchina. The company is based in Berkeley, California.
- Freshbump is a social news media site that facilitates community driven content promotion and prioritizes posts based on the collective view of users. Apart from sharing web images and articles, users can also upload images from their Computer and share it on the site. Advertisers can also buy ads from this site to promote their products or services.
- Zootool is one of the best sites for organizing Digital Media Content. With zootool, the users can collect, organize and share their favorite images, videos, documents and links from all over the web. Zootool’s has built-in auto detection feature makes it possible to get the best available previews, tag suggestions, titles and descriptions for bookmarks. Zootool even sorts the bookmarks by type. This site was founded in 2007 by Bastian Allgeier.
- Image Spark is a popular bookmarking and photo-sharing site which allows users to save, share and tag images and articles. Image Spark can be used as brainstorming tool. Users also have the option to keep their content private. Image Spark is free to use and provides users with 1GB of storage and two moodboards. The founders of this site are Geoff Teehan and Jon Lax.
- I Wanna Nom is the cookbook for the digital space. Users of this Pinterest like site for recipes can bookmark recipes and dishes anywhere online, organize them and share them easily with people in their social circles. Members can also rate them, comment on them, and find new recipes and dishes by following friends and fellow foodies. One can sign up on this site with either Facebook or Twitter.
- Wanderfly is the site to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. The founders of this travel based site are Christy Liu, Evan Schneyer and Cezary Pietrzak.
- Trippy is an image sharing site to collect and share travel ideas with other users and collaborate on travel plans. This site was created created in September 2011 by technology entrepreneur J R Johnson aka JR.
- Tailored is a Pinterest like niche site focused on weddings. Users can get personalized wedding recommendations, create lists, and find people who share their style. This site was launched in February 2012. The founders are Aaron Hall, Sara Morgan and Matt Johnston.
- Lover.ly is a niche site focused on weddings. Lover.ly partners with bridal blogs and other editorial content creators to bring its users the most beautiful wedding ideas. It is a wonderful site for Brides to search, save and share wedding ideas. However, this site does not allow its users to upload their own pictures. The site makes money through Partner Blogs. Kellee Khalil is the Founder and CEO of this site.
- TheComplete.Me is a social dating network where singles discover people who share their true interests and mutual friends. This site requires users to connect through facebook. The Founder and CEO of the site is by Brian Bowman, former VP Product of the dating site Match dot com.
- Snip.it is a social bookmarking site for news. This site lets users to snip videos, images, and articles online and share their opinions with the world. The site was founded in 2011 by Ramy Adeeb.
- Curisma is a social network for geeky gifts and gadgets. This sale site for community-curated tech products has the tag line, "discover cool tech." Fatma Yalcin and Eugene Gorelik are the founders of this site.
- Bo.lt is a Page Sharing Service that lets users to copy, edit and share almost any webpage. This site is a combination of Pinterest and Evernote . The Founders of the site are Matt Roche and Jamie Roche.
More Sites similar to Pinterest
Given below are 50 more Sites similar to Pinterest.
- All My Faves
- Project Décor
- Picha Global
Pinterest or Pinterest-like Websites - Who Came First? It’s difficult to say who copied who as some of the websites were in existence much earlier to Pinterest. Some of these social bookmarking sites include Zootool, VisualizeUs, PicoCool and FFFFound to name a few. However, there is no denying that the success and popularity of Pinterest motivated many to come out with copycat sites to replicate its success. There are pinterest clone sites in every niche category imaginable – be it fashion, travel, wedding, shopping, crafts or food. There are even dedicated Pinterest like sites for Men and porn.
Can Pinterest's Success Be Duplicated by the copycats? Only time will tell. However, many of these alternative sites in the list are capable of driving huge traffic to websites just like Pinterest. Do you use any of the above social media sites? Feel free to share your experiences through comments.
© 2012 Anamika S Jain
Amy from East Coast on July 18, 2016:
I love this article. I didn't know there were so many Pinterest like sites. I gave Juxtapost a try and like it. I am going to try a few more. The way you outlined this article was stellar. I admire your work. I'm wondering if I could utilize these "Pinterest" like sites as other sources of traffic for my Hubs.
Raffy from United Kingdom on March 30, 2015:
I'm not familiar in most sites listed above.
Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on February 18, 2015:
I have not used any of these copycat sites. However, it will be interesting to try one or two.
Thanks for sharing your expertise. Rated up!
swilliams on December 04, 2014:
What a wealth of information! I did not know so many sites similar to pintrest exsisted! Voted up! Thank Anamika!
Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 09, 2014:
I had no idea there were so many similar sites! I will have to check some of these out! :)
Deborah Neyens from Iowa on January 26, 2014:
This makes my head spin a bit. I can barely keep up with Pinterest and Facebook. : ) Thanks for sharing the list; I will have to check some of these out.
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on December 06, 2013:
Thanks for the information. I'll bookmark this one.
iguidenetwork from Austin, TX on December 06, 2013:
Wow too! I didn't know there are so, so many Pinterest-like social media sites. Needless to say you did a very comprehensive research on this. Thanks for the additional information -- another chance as well maybe, to make profit. Up, useful, etc., shared and bookmarked.
Nathan Bernardo from California, United States of America on December 05, 2013:
Wow, I hadn't realized how many Pinterest like sites there were. And I did not know that there were sites like Pinterest before Pinterest. Very interesting!
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 05, 2013:
I am happy that most of you found this post useful. I was looking for ways to promote my client's shopping site. So Pinterest like sites seemed to be a good option to do it. So I ended up researching for hours to gather the data and wrote a Post to share the information regarding these websites.
Kevin W from Texas on December 05, 2013:
Interesting hub, I had never heard of many if these sites either. Very useful information. Voted up.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 05, 2013:
Wonderful information in your hub! I have not heard of many of them. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Voted up and shared!
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on December 05, 2013:
Fantastic hub! A terrific job from beginning to end. I will be sharing this plenty. A big thanks for all your hard work - Audrey
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 04, 2013:
I had no idea that there were so many sites similar to Pinterest. Bookmarked! Was going to share but there are no share buttons visible. Thanks for compiling this extensive list.
suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on November 30, 2013:
Anamika - what a great list - thank you so much!
Sanghita Chatterjee from Kolkata on November 02, 2013:
Woww!!! Amazing compilation! Never knew these existed!!
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 02, 2013:
Sites like Pinterest: List of 50 Similar Social Media Websites for Traffic, useful, informative about social media websites. Certainly a way to get on online.
Anand Kumar on October 25, 2013:
This is a good list of sites, I never knew about so many of these sites similar to pinterest, adding PR of each site would have been excellent.
Keep the great work going.
Leena from new delhi on October 08, 2013:
I never knew there were so many sites around...thanks for sharing.
felixmack on January 19, 2013:
Wow, quite a number of similar sites to explore. Thanks for sharing. :-)
patrick535 on January 15, 2013:
BIg list for sure.. Check out http://www.gpin.com It’s kinda like Pinterest, but for gaming, gadgets and geeks. It did not make this list but its pretty cool and its not a total clone.
Christin Sander from Midwest on January 11, 2013:
Wow a very useful and informative hub. I had not heard of many of these yet. Shared and voted up
Aisling Ireland from Savannah, Georgia on December 18, 2012:
I actually just pinned this to my Pinterest account! This will be handy for future reference. I wondered what else was out there, now I know.
Aisling Ireland from Savannah, Georgia on December 18, 2012:
I had no idea there were so many sites! Thanks for compiling this list--I'm often wondering what else is out there, but don't have the patience to go seeking them out. I plan to keep this article handy for future reference.
safiq ali patel from United States Of America on December 14, 2012:
Great hub. Full of brilliant original information.
Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on November 23, 2012:
Wow! I had no idea there were so many sites similar to Pinterest! You really did a lot of research here. Great job! I will have to check some of these out. Voted up and useful! :)
Mary Wickison from Brazil on November 23, 2012:
Thank you for this list. I never knew there were so many, I must have been under the proverbial rock or had my head in the sand. I have bookmarked this for future reference. Thanks again for this, it will prove to be very useful.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 13, 2012:
Anamika, your hard work in compiling this huge list shows. I never thought there were so many pinterest clones. Remains to be seen if they can be as successful as the original. But who knows who is the original. Voted up, awesome.
Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on October 13, 2012:
This is really a long list of sites. I will check some of them to see what they have to offer and the real difference between them and Pinterest. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up.
Tricia1000 from South Africa on October 10, 2012:
Very interesting article. Apart from Pinterest, I am also a member of Clipboard, another site similar to Pinterest (one of the better ones).
Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on September 28, 2012:
I had no idea there were so many sites like pinterest! When a site is successful, there are always copycats. I do enjoy photo-driven sites. Thanks so much for this list!
Annette R. Smith from Ocala, Florida on September 20, 2012:
Thanks for this excellent list, Anamika. I had heard of a handful of these sites already, but I had no idea there were so many more! I've had a bit of luck with Pinterest sending traffic to my hubs, so it may be time to check out some of these other sites too. Voted up and useful!
Nell Rose from England on September 18, 2012:
Wow! what a great job you did here! I have never heard of most of these, but this is bookmarked thanks! so helpful, voted up! nell
Sasha Kim on September 17, 2012:
Wow... I have trouble keeping up in pinterest I couldn't imagine using any others... But if I ever find the time I'll certainly pick one from your list ^_^ nice work.
Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on September 15, 2012:
Am a fun of social media and i like the power it has in sharing contents, i know this article will benefit many hubbers that is why i will share. Voted up.
Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 12, 2012:
Awesome collection of copy-cat sites, thanks for this interesting information.
Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on September 12, 2012:
I had no idea that there were that many sites like Pinterest. I wonder if they rank as high as Pintrest in backlinking?
Anil from Kerala on September 12, 2012:
Nice hub, it is also a good awareness about strange websites,Thank you very much.
anandmistry.uh from Ahmedabad, India on September 11, 2012:
Wow, Wow, Wow.... I am crazy behind Pinterest and was searching similar sites like Pinterest. Honestly, You make my day. I am going to Sign Up in all websites.
Dennis Thorgesen from Beatrice, Nebraska U.S. on September 11, 2012:
Most of my friends in business are stretched thin now. Social media is important to business. I can understand why so many of this type of sites are starting.
The one above who says if pictures are worth a thousand words Videos are better because you can hear them is right.
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on September 11, 2012:
I had no clue there were so many copycat sites out there. A very complete list with awesome information. Thanks!
Madeleine Salin from Finland on September 11, 2012:
I didn't know that there were so many sites like Pinterest out there. It's like a big jungle. I'm using Pinterest, and I don't think I have heard of any of the other. This is a great guide if you want to join more sites.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 11, 2012:
@AudreyHowitt I know! I wanted to write short description of all the sites, but did not have the patience. However, I hope you would find the list helpful.
Audrey Howitt from California on September 11, 2012:
Wow--there are so many!!