Photobucket Rules its Market

In March, Photobucket Incorporated's photo sharing site controlled 41.4% market share for photography Web Sites in the United States, a market share that is more than seven times larger than its nearest competitor, according to Hitwise Pty. Limited. The remaining four competitors in the top five came out to be: Yahoo Incorporated's Photos at 5.8%, Flickr (also owned by Yahoo) at 4.6%, Slide Incorporated's Slide.com at 4.5% and Eastman Kodak Company's Kodak Gallery at 3.4%.

Photobucket, founded in 2003, has 39 million registered users that store photos, slide shows, videos and graphics on its servers and then link them to 500,000 different Web sites, according to the company. Its users upload about 7 million photos and 40,000 videos to the site every day. It is particularly popular among users of the social networking giant site MySpace, from where it receives almost 57% of its upstream traffic, according to Hitwise. Photobucket ranked 34th among ComScore Networks Incorporated's top 50 U.S. Web properties in March, with almost 16.8 million unique visitors.

News source: PC World

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