Photobucket Reaches Landmark of Over 25 Million Members
Membership Growth Fueled by Consumer Sharing of Personal Media Online
September 27, 2006
Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), the largest personal media company for people to create, manage and share their digital life online, today announced that it has exceeded more than 25 million members.
The site, launched in 2003, has become a creative hub delivering billions of personal photos, graphics and videos daily to over 200,000 different websites – including eBay, Craigslist, MySpace, Blogger, and LiveJournal – and enables sharing via email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. comScore Networks reports that Photobucket is one the top 50 most visited websites, with 15 million unique visitors per month.
This announcement follows recent reports by Hitwise and Nielsen/Netratings that Photobucket is the top photo-sharing website in the world, 2x larger than Yahoo Photos, with aggressive growth of more than 2 million new users monthly. Every day over 7 million personal photos, videos and graphics are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with friends, family and everyone.
“I’m excited that Photobucket is at the center of it all – social media, blogging, sharing online,” said Alex Welch, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Photobucket. “We’re focused on giving our users creative control of their personal media, whether it be to create a widget and link it to their blog, or to email a personal video to a friend.”
Photobucket’s user base has grown 300% over the past year since September 2005, driven by consumer demand for a fast and easy way to share personal digital content using one central online hub.