Palo Alto, California – (The Hosting News) – June 28, 2007 – Personal media website, Photobucket, has launched its Media Plug-in 2.0, developed as an enhanced version of the image and video hosting plug-in. Designed to facilitate access to Photobucket’s collection of media assets, the solution offers users the opportunity to search for billions of publicly stored photos, videos and images.
Alex Welch, CEO of Photobucket offered, ”Photobucket revolutionized digital media sharing by enabling content to be linked to third party sites. Adding search to Photobucket’s Media Plug-in’s instant image and video uploading features brings an extremely compelling service option for our partners. We’ve seen a tremendous surge in photo, image and video search, with users consistently coming back to look for the latest user-generated content to share with the world. Now, our partners can receive free digital media hosting and search, vastly improving their user experience and engagement.”
Since its launch in June 2006, the Photobucket Media Plug-in has been successfully deployed by hundreds of Web sites. The Photobucket Media Plug-in 2.0 will be available for partner web sites before the end of June 2007. Over 25 million searches are conducted across Photobucket’s public library of photos, images and videos. Users of partner sites will now be able to search for that same content to upload and share more quickly to web sites.
Partner web sites that embed the Photobucket Media Plug-in benefit from having users spend more time on their sites, providing immediate access to Photobucket’s extensive image and video library and offering Photobucket’s rich digital media search to their users.
Lance Tokuda, CEO and Co-founder of RockYou offered, ”RockYou is committed to working with companies that enhance the experience of our users. Photobucket’s Media Plug-in is yet another way to leverage our slide show offering and viral capabilities to provide RockYou users with a dynamic way to access Photobucket’s library of images on their favorite RockYou slide show widget.”
Photobucket’s Media Plug-in is designed to enable any web site’s users access to media stored within their account on Photobucket. Integration is straightforward, and partners can customize colors, layouts, fonts and sizes so that the plug-in fits with each partner’s web site brand.
Current leading Photobucket Media Plug-in partner sites include: CherryTAP, Freewebs, Gaia Online, LiveJournal, Piczo, RockYou, Slide, Tagged and others. For more information on Photobucket’s Media Plug-in 2.0 or for instructions on how partners can integrate Media Plug-in 2.0 onto their site, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photobucket includes over 44 million users linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of web sites, including: MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, eBay, Craigslist, Blogger and Xanga. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Over 7.5 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in Palo Alto, California and Denver, Colorado.
To learn more, please visit: http://photobucket.com.