Imgur Wants to be the Instagram of User curated Viral Images
Three and a half years ago, a committed Redditor named Alan Schaaf, aka MrGrim, launched a free photo hosting service called imgur.com. Today, Imgur moves almost 5 petabytes of data a month and is a top 50 internet site in the U.S.
Imgur Partners With Brisk And "Scumbag Steve" For Meme-ified Ads
With 2 billion monthly page views, advertising seems like an obvious business plan. The problem, says CEO Alan Schaaf, is that "the Imgur audience has always hated ads." So yes, the company runs a banner ad on each page, but the audience probably sees it as a necessary evil. They probably won't be happy with a second ad, Schaaf says, so a different approach was needed. View Article
Imgur's Path to a Billion Image Views Per Day
Imgur (pronounced "imager") gets one billion image views per day, up 1,200 percent from a year ago. A typical visitor looks at 11 pages per session. Imgur has succeeded to become a profitable business with a growing community, one of the top 100 most-visited sites in the world. View Article
Alumnus' company receives national tech award
Ohio Univwersity alumnus Alan Schaaf's startup company imgur.com has won national recognition at the 5th annual Crunchies Awards in San Francisco, winning a first-place award before the eyes of some major technology companies View Article
Imgur Wins Best Bootstrapped Startup, Sees 1 Billion Pageviews Per Month
Here at the 2011 Crunchies, Imgur, the photo-sharing site made popular by the Reddit community, won the category of "Best Bootstrapped Startup." And given the traffic numbers the startup is seeing, it's easy to see why. According to Founder Alan Schaaf, the site sees 30 million uniques per month and a billion page views.