Thursday, April 13, 2006

flickr.com vs. kodakgallery (ofoto), webshots, snapfish, shutterfly, and photobucket











And the winner, according to Alexa daily reach is: photobucket.com, the site that provides image and video hosting for MySpace, eBay, blogs, and message boards. Similar to Youtube.com, photobucket is riding the nut busting traffic growth of xanga, myspace, etc.

- Photobucket is a likely target according to a recent NYTimes article.

- Low overhead in the company with just eight employees as of 9/05. WSJ article on photobucket.

- The company apparently generates more traffic than Yahoo Photos as well (9.6M unique visitors vs. 12.2m unique for photobucket in September 2005).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

photobucket's not worth much since myspace could block them at any minute and they'd lose 75% of their traffic.

Anonymous said...

Number of hits suddenly determines quality on a webpage?

How about including some kind of analysis of photo sites that actually focuses on *gasp* having a good business model, like smugmug?

GG said...

Number of hits does not determine quality on a web page (as you say) but it is a fair indicator of site performance and site worth to potential acquirers.

Business model? Smugmug seems to have a similar b-model (not to mention home page layout) as flickr.

Analysis on photo sites. Positive reviews on smugmug:

http://wsj.consumersearch.com/software/photo-sharing-reviews/reviews.html

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1859063,00.asp

http://www.rassoc.com/gregr/weblog/archive.aspx?post=788

http://www.startupjournal.com/financing/capital/20051101-buckman.html

http://tech2.nytimes.com/mem/technology/techreview.html?res=9505E2DB1539F932A35757C0A9629C8B63