Tumblr Hits 250 Million Page-Views a Day

Despite the growing pains, such as several infrastructure issues over the last few months, Tumblr has persevered and continued to grow. If you look at the numbers, going from around 20 million views a day to 250 million views in less than a year. That’s quite a bit of growth to accommodate. We are talking 500% growth, more than doubled since October 2010.

The popular microblogging platform, Tumblr, announced this week that it has crossed 250 million page-views per day, according to quantcast. This is positive news for the platform that was founded by David Karp in 2007. The service allows users to post text, images, videos, audio, links, and quotes to their tumblelog, a short-form blog.

Sure, Karp’s company had its growing pains with some downtimes caused by a database crash. I am sure Tumblr will have more growing pains because it continues to be a hot little platform. Its growth has been out of the ordinary and, according to Techie-Buzz, Tumblr managed to do more page-views than Posterous and more recently WordPress. Notwithstanding, the platform service is nowhere near what its users would like it to be and are often met with a message saying that Tumblr is down for some unknown reason.

Despite the growing pains, such as several infrastructure issues over the last few months, Tumblr has persevered and continued to grow. If you look at the numbers, going from around 20 million views a day to 250 million views in less than a year, that’s quite a bit of growth to accommodate. We are talking 500% growth, more than doubled since October 2010.

I am sure Karp and company are super happy about these stats from quantcast. The up statistics deserves a pop of champagne or two. Let’s toast them for a more successful infrastructure to deflect any possible annoying slows or stops on the microblogging platform.