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Ended 118 days ago

1 y/o image hosting site with 1 million+ pageviews monthly

Image Hosting | 39,732 Alexa Rank | USA Major Traffic Source | Huge Growth Opportunities | 1 million+ PVs/mo

At a glance ?

Touch a value for a description

Site Type
Google ​​Search ​​Appliance
Site Age
1 year

Traffic ?

Page Views
Unique Visits

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
Net Profit
AdSense Revenue

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Mar 17 141,236 986,387
Feb 17 152,418 955,794
Jan 17 133,543 1,194,046
Dec 16 136,612 1,180,892
Nov 16 141,845 1,466,481
Oct 16 160,480 1,709,164
Sep 16 141,236 1,508,083
Aug 16 112,859 1,255,808
Jul 16 51,415 558,358
Jun 16 86,086 975,355
May 16 85,182 849,798
Apr 16 110,814 1,150,610

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
Avg. Session Duration
Bounce Rate

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Referral 658,817 67%
Organic Search 183,832 19%
Direct 124,067 13%
Social 18,906 1.9%
Paid Search 584 0.059%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 219,896
India 85,445
United Kingdom 50,049
Canada 47,693
Pakistan 37,963

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense
  • This website also earns revenue with Advertising Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Apr 16 $310 $20 $290
May 16 $268 $20 $248
Jun 16 $299 $20 $279
Jul 16 $164 $20 $144
Aug 16 $371 $20 $351
Sep 16 $612 $20 $592
Oct 16 $598 $20 $578
Nov 16 $669 $20 $649
Dec 16 $569 $20 $549
Jan 17 $375 $20 $355
Feb 17 $399 $20 $379
Mar 17 $207 $20 $187

Seller's Notes


How is your business monetized?

  • Advertising

Please describe your business model in 1 to 5 sentences

Imgpile is a very popular image hosting site/service. Imgpile was established in February 2016 as a personal image hosting website when imgur started blocking some of my personal forums for breaching their TOS as it fell under the business usage. 

The idea behind the site was to use it only for personal use as I was selling quite a lot of stuff on eBay and using my popular forum to attract some customers. 

I would be uploading the images onto Imgpile - using the script to resize the images easily, and then hotlinking them across... I know there were other services available at the time - such as photobucket and postimage, but I wanted something for myself - something on the side that would potentially grow big some day. 

A few months later, it started to gain immense popularity. People liked the fact that imgpile was free to use, and it offered a hotlinking service. 

Imgpile is based off the Chevereto image hosting script. 

- 100MB max file size. 
- SSL encrption support 
- Unlimited free storage 
- Personal Private Albums and Privacy Settings 
- Fast HTML5 Uploader (No flash required) 
- Image Sharing with Embed codes and social media 
- Unlimited Album Creations 
- Multiple Image uploads 
- Clipboard Uploads 
- Automatically Expirable Images (Can be set by registered users) 
- NSFW Flags (Ability to hide ads on these images) 
- Multiple Language (support 26 languages and more to come) 
- No Exif data strip down on upload 


Stats as of this listing 

- Over 150K hosted images 

- Thousands upon thousands of unique visitors and many more visits to the site monthly 

- Google Pagerank: 0 

- Domain Authority: 8 

- Page Authority: 8 

- Alex Rank: 39,732 

- Alexa USA Rank: 25,579 

- External Backlinks: 83,470 

- Referring Domains: 555 

More details: 


Screen Capturing Tools 

ShareX - The highly popular screen capturing tool added imgpile as it's default upload host for the Chevereto option. ShareX sees the potential of Imgpile. 

Imgpile is also fully supported by Zoom's File & Image Uploader.

Are you the original owner of the business?


Which platform does the website use?


Where is the site hosted and will this need to change after purchase?

Imgpile is currently running on a VPN server from Linode + 2 Storage server from Vultr. 

The total cost for the server is: USD 20.00 / per month. 

Server Details: 

1X - Linode (Webserver) Costs $10/month: 

1x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz 
30 GB SSD (Used for webscripts and mysql hosting + images from first few months of operation when website was small) 

The server does not have any control panel installed, just the website files / database / images. 

2X - Vultr Storage Instance (For image storage): 

I am using 2 seperate storage servers, which can be upgrade upto 1TB each with a single click upgrade feature. The specs are as follows for $5 125 GB plan each (i.e. 2 storage server with same configuration) which means you can have 2TB storage with 10TB bandwidth for $80 if you ever need to expand your storage. 

1 core CPU (Clockspeed not mentioned) 
512 MB RAM 
125GB SATA storage 
1000 GB Bandwidth

Why are you selling the business?

I am selling the business because I am looking to tackle larger projects and need the capital for investment. Furthermore, I am not incredibly passionate about this niche and the day-to-day operations are no longer a learning experience for me. Additionally, there are some responsibilities which needs my attentions atm, which cannot be ignored. I won't be able to manage the website for a while.

Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website?

Yes, revenue can be accurately tracked back to the business.

Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other business and personal accounts?

No, but mostly separate.

If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?

No, I do not have tax returns available at this time.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, upon request from serious buyers and/or Flippa marketplace integrity.

What are the main expenses of the business?

The only expenses on this website is the money spent on hosting. i.e. $20/mo at the time of writing this answer. Occasionally, you may want to invest some money in marketing and Advertising. It is totally optional. You will still have good revenue without doing anything at all. Just keep improving the website, and try to build a community around it. It is recommended to get yourself Android + iOS app and browser extensions built by someone.

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale

Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?


Are there any email lists included in the sale?

There are currently 3776 user accounts.

What are the primary traffic sources of the site? (Choose the top 2)

  • Organic - Due to keyword rich title of the image uploads, the website retains position in the search results. This generates a considerable amount of organic traffic on the website. I am no SEO expert but if you have experience, you can achieve good search positions with little effort. 
  • Referral - As it is an image hosting website, the direct link to the image view page on forum or other communities shared by the users generate good amount of referral traffic. It is a huge chunk of traffic source.

Do you use, or have you experimented with, social media marketing?

No, I have not.

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

Yes, I have done minimal SEO. The common white-hat SEO practice has been followed, such as, good title and description on landing pages/categories/homepage. I have no experience with SEO, but anyone with good knowledge about it can achieve much better results and even greater number of traffic.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

No, to my knowledge my site has never received any search engine penalties.

Do you use, or have you experimented with direct / display advertising?

No, I have not.

Roughly 78% of your site's total traffic over the trailing twelve months (TTM) is coming from referral. It looks like most of this referral traffic is from torrent sites Can you tell me a little bit more about this traffic source, and how you are getting so much traffic from torrent sites? 

The 78% traffic is from referral website because imgpile is an image hosting website which allow users to share link to their images directly on message boards, or any other forum/social media/community. There are few active users on the website who use the service to link the screenshot/sample images on torrent websites such as thepiratebay.

It is true that majority of the traffic is coming from the torrent websites, however, if you look closely, there are various other websites and community which are sending traffic to us. I do not pay for these traffic, it is user generated. Users post links to the images on these websites, and people visit it to see the hosted images. If hotlinked images generated traffic, the website would see 3-5X more traffic.

Do you have employees or contracts with freelancers?


How is the content of your website produced? Provide a step-by-step breakdown

The content on the website is user generated. i.e. site owner has to concentrate on improving the features and value-set offered to the users in order to stay up with the market trend. It is a service platform, where users generate the content for you and in return you provide the image hosting service to them. 

The website can be improved by developing a browser extension for easy screenshot uploads, forum/script integrations (phpbb, xenforo etc.) and mobile apps to have a good grip on the market to encourage the mouth-to-mouth advertisement.

It appears some of the content hosted on imgpile is adult themed, and this is against AdSense TOS. Are you doing anything to mitigate AdSense ads being shown on areas of the site with adult content? 

Yes, indeed. There is a very nice mechanism in place which allows the site owners to comply with Google Adsense terms and conditions, while still allowing the adult content on the website. Site owners can mark any images as NSFW, which in turn hides that image from public listing and remove Google Adsense ads, or any other non-NSFW ads you are using.

The images which are marked as NSFW can also be monetized with alternative banner ads that allow NSFW contents.Additionally, users can also mark their images as NSFW in the upload form. This is where things gets little tricky, because site owner must go through all the images uploaded at the end of week to mark them appropriately if users missed/forgot to do so.

It can be somewhat fixed by restricting only registered users to upload images. However, it will be less ideal because people are looking for best alternative to the big image hosting companies due to their restrictive nature, and they'd have one less reason for them to choose you.

Task 1 - Content moderation
Description - NSFW images/spam/inappropriate content management
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 2

Task 2 - Server management
Description - Update the server weekly with simple command
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 0

Task 3 - Customer support
Description - Provide satisfactory response to customer queries and handle business proposals by email
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 1

Does the owner need specific skillsets in order to successfully operate the site?

No. Apart from basic command line server management, nothing else. Although, having a good programming skill set will increase your chances to get your service recognized as a brand.

Do you and/or any employees or freelancers provide customer support?


Please identify and briefly describe your main competitors (1-3 is fine)


What makes your website better than its competition?

These are some of the features which is considered superior than the competitors: 

- 100MB max file size - There are very few small image hosting websites that allow images as big as 100MB to be hosted on their website. 

- Raw image hosting. No image compression: Almost all the image hosting websites compress the images upon upload, which means potential photographers, engineers and artists who wants to showcase their work as is. 

- Unlimited bandwith (No registration required) 

- Personal Private Albums and Privacy Settings: Users can set their albums to private, which can be further fine tuned to "Only me" or "anyone with link". Also, users can set their account to private, which hides the account details which is visible on the image view page otherwise. 

- Fast HTML5 Uploader (No flash required): The HTML upload can handle a big queue of images at a time without affecting the RAM usage on the computer. 

- Unlimited Album Creations: Users can create unlimited number of albums. 

- Clipboard Uploads: Image can be added to the uploaded from clipboard, or drag and drop gesture. 

- Automatically Expirable Images (Can be set by registered users): Users can set the expiration time on the indivisual images, after which image will be automatically deleted from the server. i.e. self destructive images. 

- NSFW Flags: Users and Site admins can flag NSFW images easily. It hides those images from guest listing, and allow the site owner to show any alternate advertisement banner which allow NSFW content. 

- Multiple Language (The website supports 26 languages and more to come) 

- No Exif data strip down on upload: EXIF data is not removed after upload. Good for photographers and artists who wants to showcase their equipment details and date. 


**Screen Capturing Tools: 

ShareX - The highly popular screen capturing tool added imgpile as it's default upload host for the Chevereto option. ShareX sees the potential of Imgpile. 

Imgpile is also fully supported by Zoom's File & Image Uploader. 

**Other Highlights: 

Imgpile uses Cloudflare as it's CDN Network. The Free plan just helps with defending the DDOS attack, and help manage the SSL and DNS with ease. 

Additionally, we use Backblaze cloud storage service to backup our storage server every 12 hours. Which helps us maintain redundancy with the storage in case of disk failure. 

As mentioned above, Imgpile hosts over 150K images in the time span of only 1 year. 

There are 3600+ "Registered User Accounts"... The majority of people using Imgpile upload as a guest. You can make User Accounts mandatory in the admin settings. 

The images range from pictures of stamps / holiday photos / and 18+ material. 

Due to some of the content uploaded, we do receive the occasional DMCA request. I handle DMCA requests by simply just deleting the content. So you can say that business management is easy and revenue is high. However, as the business grow, you may have to invest higher number to keep up with the demand.

Which ad networks does the website utilize?


Does your website utilize direct advertising?


What programming language is the website’s product created in?

php, mysql

Does the product require constant updating?


When was the last time the source code was updated?

31 March 2017

Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?

Yes, I am.

Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training, in order to ensure that the buyer is able to fully take over the business and its operations?


What are the primary growth opportunities for the business going forward?

You have to listen to your users. You'll receive a frequent user suggestions via contact form on the website which will give you a general idea about the requirements of the users and difficulties they are facing with your website. If you can keep up with the demand, you'll be able to create a successful and engaging community around it. 

You may start proving paid services/subscriptions in the future as the user base grows. The raw image hosting and unlimited bandwith is highly sought features which can be charged for. 

The website is based on chevereto, a image hosting script which has its own active community. The developer is talented and provide good support. The above mentioned features are already accepted and it may be released at the end of 2017. 

Additionally, if you have programming skillset, you can develope or hire someone to build mobile apps and browser extensions which will boost your presence in the competitive market. Also, forum/CMS script integrations will be another area to be considered.

Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

Site Established ? February 2016
Built With ? Google Search Appliance
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 2 February 2016
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? No
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 123,000
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 39,732
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush


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digitfreak ( new )
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:57:30 AEST


Send me a PM if I missed any information. I will make sure that I provide the authentic and genuine data based on my knowledge.

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Snoxh ( | $56 )
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:55:46 AEST
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looks similar to

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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:01:52 AEST

@snoxh. The website is based on chevereto script, so it might be similar to other website. I am not selling the design, but the community. Read the description next time before posting the comment.

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pcnds ( | $4.2K )
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:34:43 AEST

can explain more about how the website is build from Google Search Appliance?

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pcnds ( | $4.2K )
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:42:47 AEST

Any ideas why the traffic dropped?

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SeeBandha ( new )
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:28:25 AEST

I like this website and i am serious buyer.may i know your reserve price?

coredump ( | $4.63K )
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:58:35 AEST

How often does the site get hit with AdSense policy violation warnings for "sexual content?"

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digitfreak ( new )
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:03:26 AEST

@pcnds I don't know why Flippa added "Google Search Applicances" It has nothing to do with Google services. I think they picked it up randomly because we do not broadcast the script it is based on.

However, if you're curious. It is built with Chevereto image hosting script. I am selling the community and userbase, not the script. Yes, anyone can build the similar website, but if you invest a little money, you can turn it into an unique interface. It is easy and doable. I didn't have time, otherwise I would have presented a much better and unique website.

Once again. I never thought I will sell this website because I got a perfect domain name (which should've been sold separately), and I wanted to turn it into a brand. But, unfortunately, I don't have funds and time required to do so. When I started the website, I was determined that I will focus on improving it over time. But, life had other plans.

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digitfreak ( new )
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:06:25 AEST

@pcnds Traffic relies on the number of links shared on various communities, such as, reddit, voat, forums, and some torrent websites. As it turns out, it always drops during the first few months of the year.

I have no idea why it dropped, because I do not use any paid advertisements, except Google Adwords, every 2-3 months. My Google Adwords budget never exceeded $30. I will be providing the keywords I used on Adwords to get good engagement and better exposure at lower price if you win this auction.

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digitfreak ( new )
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:10:57 AEST

@SeeBandha Yes, why not. But, you'll have to place an bid of at least $10 higher than the current price. It is to make sure that you're really committed, and don't want to wait till the end of the auction to sell the website at lower price than my reserve.

Additionally, I am sure you'll not end up buying this website with $10 increment to the current price. I won't sell it at the current price as the Reserve is much higher than the current bid. So, you'll not be making any commitment.

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digitfreak ( new )
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:14:08 AEST

@coredump It is very rare. It was much higher at the beginning, since I was not moderating the content.

However, once you start moderating the contents on the website, either weekly, or daily. You'll never be hit by Adsense policy violation alert. There is a mechanism in place which allow the site admins to flag NSFW content, which removes the adsense ads from that image, and image is remove from the public listing. You can also add alternate banner ad other than Adsense, which will only turn up on the NSFW images.

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pcnds ( | $4.2K )
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:15:10 AEST

So if your are not selling the script, your are not selling a fully functional site, is this correct?

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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:35:32 AEST

@pcnds It will be fully functional website, because I will be selling my lifetime license to the script as well.

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pcnds ( | $4.2K )
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:30:48 AEST

Ok but when you said you wont be selling the script, meaning it wont have the same interface that it has now right?

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digitfreak ( new )
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:52:48 AEST

@pcnds Everything will be as is.
Website and all the license will be handed to the new owner without modification.

carnage101 ( new )
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:36:34 AEST

Amazing site and great seller huge potential if the right buyer gets it great seller also A+

xtom ( | $9.95K )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:35:38 AEST

Reserve please

jhbolin ( | $7.71K )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:27:17 AEST

@Snoxh loved it until I saw this comment.

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digitfreak ( new )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:18:07 AEST

@jhbolin Which comment?

kringo ( new )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:09:37 AEST

Your more details link ( is broken, taking to a violation of TOS page

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digitfreak ( new )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:11:14 AEST

@kringo Oh, I didn't know that. I wish I could edit the description, but I can't.
I will ask the flippa admin to modify it. Thank you very much.

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digitfreak ( new )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:51:57 AEST

@xtom Please send me PM.

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wemnael ( new )
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:44:09 AEST


I may bid. Please tell me the reserver. Thank you.

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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:51:41 AEST

@wemnael I lowered the reserve and it has been met. You can place your bid higher than the current one if you want to win this auction.

rsbadger15 ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:55:04 AEST

Your homepage says NSFW is ok but porn is not, can you elaborate please?

Also, your Adsense revenue seems very low for such a high monthly page view count, can you confirm your current CTR and page or impression RPM?

Do guest uploads have an expiry date? Or are all files permanent by default?

Finally, could you share your cloudflare overview page so I can get an idea of current bandwidth and how much they're caching on your behalf.


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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:35:23 AEST

NSFW contains nudity without sexual intercourse, on the other hand, porn is nudity in full glory.

Adsense revenue is low because more and more users have started using Adblockers. Current CTR and impression RPM is low, which is expected in march and April of every year. It has always been like this for my websites for some reason. It will increase from next month. Additioanlly, I have stopped my Google Adwords campaign this month, so I am not getting much traffic from Reddit, which is the major source of income and quality traffic. I will share the keywords that I have been using to attract reddit users with the winner.

No, all images are permanently stored by default. However, the original developer of the script is working on some new features and better image upload page, which will allow users and admins to fine tune the upload process.

Here are the details:

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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:37:47 AEST

CTR and Impression RPM of December 2016:

rsbadger15 ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:47:13 AEST

That's great thanks, so I assume there's a specific reason you don't allow porn? May I ask what that is? Adsense TOS?

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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:48:50 AEST

Yes, it is Adsense TOS.

There is a mechanism to remove adsense ads from images by moderating them manually and flagging each one of them from the list. However, Adsense strictly mentioned that Pornography is not allowed site-wide.

rsbadger15 ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:53:58 AEST


How often do you find porn is uploaded? Also other illegal content, gore, child abuse, terror etc?

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digitfreak ( new )
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:00:13 AEST

People do upload pornographic images even when it has been explicitly instructed on the homepage. However, I have never encountered child abuse so far. There were some illegal content, gore, transgender, but I have either flagged them as NSFW, or removed them al together.

These images do surface occasionally, but if you put 10-15 minutes daily, or an hour weekly, you can moderate the content without much hassle.

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eCapitalists ( | $61K )
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:47:45 AEST

@Snoxh difficult to find anything g entirely unique :)

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