Pinterest has made good on CEO Ben Silbermann’s promise earlier this week to redesign profiles on the site.

New Pinterest profile pages rolled out Friday morning. The new pages boast a cleaner, more streamlined design that evokes Facebook’s Timeline.

For comparison’s sake, here’s top user Jane Wang‘s old Pinterest profile page:

And here’s her new one:

In this grab, there four centered columns vs. the former five, although if you stretch your browser’s window, you can accommodate more. The tab on the left detailing who is following you and who has recently repinned your photos and videos is gone. Instead, a horizontal bar on the top of the page details that information. You’ll also note that there’s more blank space on the side and top, giving the page a less cluttered look. In another change, the default for the profile page shows recent pins, rather than Pinboards.

The vertically oriented photos and the space for a large rectangular photo on top also resemble Facebook’s new Timeline profiles.

Pinterest could not be reached for comment on the redesign. Speaking at SXSW in Austin earlier this week, Silbermann drew a distinction between the new pages and Timeline.

“I’m so excited about it,” he said. “We wanted to make it more beautiful … to make your profile different in kind than the profile you have on Facebook.”

Silbermann also discussed the old design: “We labored over that grid,” he said. “There were literally dozens of that which were fully coded. We felt like, if your collections didn’t look awesome, if they weren’t beautiful, why would anyone spend the time to build them?”

What do you think of the new Pinterest profiles? Sound off in the comments.


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Pinterest is launched to a closed beta. Later it will move to the email invite system it currently employs.


Pinterest made the list of Top 50 Most Interesting Websites of 2011, according to Time magazine.


Pinterest receives $27 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, which then valued them at $200 million.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, chieferu


In October, the site surpassed 421 million pageviews, which means that each of its 3 million users spent a lot of time browsing Pinterest. That would be an average of 140 pageviews per user.


Pinterest is now in the top 10 websites in traffic in the category of social networking, which adds up to 40 times the number of visits it had six months before.


Pinterest has picked up mainstream media coverage as it gains popularity. Mashable’s Community Manager Meghan Peters even appeared on GMA to explain it.


Traffic Pinterest sent elsewhere has risen dramatically, making it a top five referrer for several apparel retailers, according to internal data from Monetate.


Pinterest beat YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic in January, according to a Shareaholic study. Pinterest accounted for 3.6% of referral traffic, while Twitter just barely edged ahead of the newcomer, accounting for 3.61% of referral traffic. In July 2011, Pinterest accounted for just 0.17% of referral traffic.

Image courtesy of Shareaholic.


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