SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - Imgur, the fastest growing image sharing platform on the web, continues its rapid expansion and today announced a milestone of 100,000,000 monthly unique users. This acceleration puts Imgur among the top Internet properties in the world, now ranking at number 28 in the U.S. according to Alexa.com.
Imgur now hosts more than 650,000,000 images and attracts up to 1,000,000 uploads daily. More than a quarter of site traffic is direct and increasing each month, with organic search representing 5%. Imgur's escalating growth supports its placement as a top entertainment platform for the best visual content on the web.
In the past year, Imgur has rounded out its platform offering to extend its image sharing experience from the web to mobile with an iOS App, an Android App, and the Imgur Meme Generator. The apps were created in response to community demand and increased mobile usage which now represents over 35 percent of Imgur's traffic.
Imgur's "no limits" service supports billions of daily image views in the Imgur Gallery that are core to information sharing channels, the most popular and highly trafficked social networks, massive online communities, top pop culture blogs, and web forums for all kinds of content.
"Since day one, we've dedicated ourselves to building the best possible user experience for Imgurians," said Alan Schaaf, founder and CEO, Imgur. "We prioritize our creative community and encourage them to take charge of their experience. With the help of this amazing community and their feedback, we're making sure this experience stays awesome as we grow and evolve, and we appreciate their support in helping us reach this incredible milestone."
As Imgur continues to generate more unique visitors and daily image views, the service becomes an attractive partner for brands who want to reach their target audiences in compelling and authentic new ways. As brands and agencies look beyond traditional advertising campaigns to more deeply engage with their communities, sites like Imgur present exciting alternatives to tired banner approaches. As the future of native advertising unfolds, companies like Imgur will play an integral role in defining what this looks like.
To download Imgur iOS app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imgur/id639881495?mt=8
and Imgur Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imgur.mobile
Known as The Simple Image Sharer, Imgur provides a fast and easy service for sharing images with the Internet. The company offers free image hosting, paid Pro subscriptions, and a robust API. The site also features the Imgur Gallery, a real time collection of the most popular images being circulated on the Internet.
Founder, Alan Schaaf, launched Imgur in February of 2009 when he was a junior at Ohio University. The site immediately gained favor with users of social media sites and online communities due to its ease of use, anonymous uploads and unlimited bandwidth restrictions.
Imgur is profitable and has not taken any funding. To try Imgur, visit imgur.com.