Photobucket, the plain vanilla photo hosting site is now officially the king of online photo business. It now has a whopping 44% of the total market, ahead of old timers – Yahoo, Webshots and Flickr. According to data collected by Hitwise, “its share of visits increased by 34% in the four months from February 2006 to May 2006.” Flickr is growing fast too – up 44% in the past four months.
Why is the company doing so well? Well a lot of MySpace users seem to love the company and host a lot of photos on that site. Amazing – success has nothing to do with Ajax, or cool stuff. It has everything to do with simplicity and giving users what they want.