In less than three years, Imgur has emerged as the world’s third largest Image Sharing Site after Flickr and Pinterest!
San Francisco based Imgur is an online image hosting service, which has emerged as the world’s third largest photo hosting site, receiving about 1 billion page view a month from about 30 million unique visitors per day(As per the claim of the Founder Alan Schaaf in February 2012). As of April 2012, it is the 32nd most popular site in the US, uploading about 400 thousand images every day. On January 31, 2012, Imgur was chosen for “Best Bootstrapped Startup” by TechCrunch for its tremendous growth.
According to the Founder Alan Schaaf, Imgur’s initial success came from the strong Reddit community and that he did not spend money on advertising. The site is known to be a Simple Image Sharer that offers free image hosting to millions of users without any registration or membership requirements. Users can sign in with Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo accounts. Apart from free image hosting, it also offers paid or Pro subscriptions.
Written by: Mousumi Kumar Saha