How vSocial Went from 0 to 71 Million Page Views in (about) 120 Days


Ajax Blog had a chance recently to sit down with the breakout team of

We wanted to pick the brains of the vSocial founding team and learn about: starting a new social networking site, building a large-scale, high-bandwidth web app, developing with Ajax, building traffic/buzz, life hacks, and more.

The numbers speak for themselves: vSocial has gone from 0 to 71M+ monthly page views, 270K+ unique daily visitors and 45M videos served a month … all in about 120 days!

Brad Webb and Mark Sigal of vSocial were kind enough to sit down with Ajax Blog for the following interview. Enjoy!

Can you describe how the company or concept behind came about?

The core platform behind vSocial was developed over the past three years (with vSocial’s other co-founder, Brent Oesterblad) as part of a general purpose social media platform for uploading and sharing pictures, music, movies and other rich media content items. Looking at the market mid-last year, it was clear that Internet video was about to hit in a big way, and we felt that we had a lot of “secret sauce” to bring to the equation so we opted to focus there. The underlying platform is quite feature rich, and we expect to roll more of it out into the market in the coming months.


Read the full interview: How vSocial Went from 0 to 71 Million Page Views in (about) 120 Days

7 Responses to How vSocial Went from 0 to 71 Million Page Views in (about) 120 Days
  1. James Roe
    April 3, 2006 | 8:38 pm

    Glad you like it. Interesting article too btw, I’ve been a lurker here for a while, just couldn’t resist the urge to chime in on that statement above.

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  3. sbraford
    April 3, 2006 | 1:06 am

    Videosift looks really sweet, James.

  4. James Roe
    March 31, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    Hey, I’m the IT Director over at videosift. I Just wanted to say that we have no interest in becoming as flashy either. Simplicity is paramount, and we would rather serve up easily digested video chunks than make a user click around the page simply to increase our page views and chances to advertise.

  5. Marc
    March 2, 2006 | 1:34 pm

    VSocial is a neat site. Great interview. These ajax are neat but we have to make sure that the unlying functionality are supreme. Other sites are doing similar things such as and These other sites are not quite as flashy yet.


  6. Marc
    March 2, 2006 | 1:31 pm

    VSocial does seem like a neat site. Great interview. Several other sites like and are starting to provide similar function but not quite as flashy.


  7. Gabriel
    February 27, 2006 | 7:41 pm

    Great interview Shanti! I’ve been using their site a lot lately to catch up on cool videos like the Daily Show and the IT Crowd. Good stuff!