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From Reddit to a Bootstrap Crunchie: Imgur Now Serving 3.6 Billion Page Views a Month

From Reddit to a Bootstrap Crunchie: Imgur Now Serving 3.6 Billion Page Views a Month

Web 2.0 has now given way to a richer more dynamic internet and the anchor for this vanguard are images. It’s no surprise that Instagram rose from obscurity to domain photon sharing almost overnight, attracting a billion dollar buyout in the process. Make no mistake about it, rich media is the new internet and capitalizing [...]

January 13th, 2013 by Anthony West

Reddit Gets 3.8 Billion Pageviews in October: Now Asking for More Money from Users

Reddit Gets 3.8 Billion Pageviews in October: Now Asking for More Money from Users

Reddit seems to gaining rather than losing members as a result of the recent fiasco surrounding its hosting of several questionable sub-forums. According to a release from the company, pageviews and uniques are up from figures reported in August and the rate of growth seems to be taking its toll on the site’s infrastructure. According [...]

November 9th, 2012 by Anthony West

Parasite Websites Exploiting Teen Stupidity – 88% of Teens Affected

Parasite Websites Exploiting Teen Stupidity – 88% of Teens Affected

The recent Reddit fiasco surrounding the tacit promotion of the ‘Jailbait’ sub-forum has brought the issue of legality and monitoring of teenagers online, especially as it relates to the posting of sexually explicit photos. Now a new report by The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is adding greater perspective to what must already been seen as [...]

October 23rd, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit Vows to Keep Distasteful Content Alive

Reddit Vows to Keep Distasteful Content Alive

Reddit isn’t 4Chan, but you wouldn’t think it based on the line taken by the popular social news website. In a spectacular stance, Reddit’s CEO, Yishan Wong has made it clear that the site will not be banning distasteful content, under no circumstances. Now there’s quite a lot to this declaration and I think having [...]

October 18th, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit Had A Red Hot Summer: 3.4 Billion Pageviews In August

Reddit Had A Red Hot Summer: 3.4 Billion Pageviews In August

The very popular social news and link sharing site saw 42.9 million unique visitors for the month of August. These visitors combined generated over 3.4 billion pageviews. Engagement seems to be the best it has ever been on the site with visitors spending little over 17 minutes per visit, on average. The popularity of Reddit [...]

September 20th, 2012 by Anthony West

Obama Breaks Reddit Record With 2.9 Million Pageviews

Obama Breaks Reddit Record With 2.9 Million Pageviews

President Obama has pioneered cool and social media involvement at the highest level. But no-one saw what he did recently coming—not even diehard Redditors. The President sat down recently to do an (Ask Me Anything) AMA session on the popular social news site and within minutes all of Reddit and the internet was set abuzz [...]

September 13th, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit’s Busiest Subreddit, Funny, Gets 600,000 Visitors Per Day

Reddit’s Busiest Subreddit, Funny, Gets 600,000 Visitors Per Day

There’s no question that Reddit is one of the most popular social news sites online but not many people understand the numbers behind Reddit’s sub-forums, dubbed subreddits by those on the site. Well, Redditor GuitarFreak027 peeled back the curtains recently and gave the rest of the world some insights into just how popular subreddits are [...]

July 24th, 2012 by Anthony West

84% Of Reddit Users Are Men

84% Of Reddit Users Are Men

It’s not really a battle between Pinterest and Reddit but the battle for why things are popular with the sexes surely makes for interesting reading based on the latest look into the two platforms. The small study was conducted by Digital Flash and showed that in the US 50% of social media users are women [...]

July 22nd, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit Hits 100,000 Concurrent Visitors

Reddit Hits 100,000 Concurrent Visitors

Getting 100,000 people to visit a website is quite an achievement in the online world, but getting 100,000 people to visit your website at the ‘same time’ is another thing entirely. Few sites are able to achieve this, and those that do, go are usually pulling in some serious traffic. The latest site to join [...]

February 8th, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit Hits 2 Billion Page Views & 35 Million Unique Visitors Per Month

Reddit Hits 2 Billion Page Views & 35 Million Unique Visitors Per Month

Reddit seems to be having the time of its corporate life since it got taken over by publishing giant, Conde Naste. A blog post detailing the magnificent year the social news site has had was posted recently, and I must say, “Wow!” According to the blog post, Reddit served over 2 billion page views for [...]

January 17th, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit Shuts Down For 12 Hours to Protest Against SOPA

Reddit Shuts Down For 12 Hours to Protest Against SOPA

Reddit’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian is one of the rare breed of entrepreneurs who isn’t afraid to speak out against the ‘system’, and this time round he’s taking his stance against SOPA. Alexis even went on Bloomberg the other day to protest the bill, citing the fact that had SOPA been around at the inception Reddit, [...]

January 16th, 2012 by Anthony West

Reddit User Gets 6,000 Comments In An Hour

Reddit User Gets 6,000 Comments In An Hour

Louis C.K. is known for being a distinguished funny man, so it came as no surprise when he got a flood of comments on Reddit after he started an “Ask me anything” segment on Reddit. According to reports, the segment attracted over 6,000 comments in one single hour. Fans apparently were very chuffed about the [...]

December 17th, 2011 by Anthony West

Reddit Reaches 1.8 Billion Monthly Pageviews

Reddit Reaches 1.8 Billion Monthly Pageviews

The buyout of Reddit by Conde Naste seems to be paying dividends in a big way because the month of October (2011) has been a stellar one for Reddit. The popular social news site reached the 1.8 billion page views mark for the month of October and even managed to grab 1 million subscribers for [...]

November 3rd, 2011 by Anthony West

Reddit Turns into Reddit Inc.

Reddit Turns into Reddit Inc.

Some would argue that ever since Reddit got bought by Conde Naste, the popular news and link aggregation site has become a bit pretentious. Such an argument would be blatantly ignoring the fact that like Stumbleupon, Reddit has been one of the most influential websites in the last 10 years. And not only that: before [...]

September 10th, 2011 by Anthony West

Reddit Joins The Acquisition Party And Buys A Fan-Made Secret Santa Website

Reddit Joins The Acquisition Party And Buys A Fan-Made Secret Santa Website

Reddit is one of those social media websites that helped to define social media, but somehow it hasn’t kept pace with front runners. But that is perhaps going to change (if only for a little while). Reddit is now buying things and it’s boldly announced the acquisition of Secret-Santa website RedditGifts. This is Reddit’s first [...]

August 27th, 2011 by Anthony West

Digg’s Traffic Down 26%, Reddit’s Up 24% Since Digg V4 Release

Digg’s Traffic Down 26%, Reddit’s Up 24% Since Digg V4 Release

About a month ago Digg Version 4 went live. User’s revolted over countless problems with the site. The site was pretty much unusable for the first couple of days. User’s felt that the new Digg was more “publisher” friendly, rather than “user” friendly like it originally built community upon. There have been many revolts in [...]

September 26th, 2010 by SiteTrail

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