Scribd officially launched on Tuesday and it really couldn’t have gone better. None of the founders here at Scribd expected things to go so incredibly well. We have received tons of positive feedback and an amount of traffic that our servers were barely able to handle. We’ve had to add more servers just to keep up with the demand.
On Wednesday, March 7, Scribd was the 832nd most visited site on the Internet, according to Alexa.com. We really didn’t consider this too bad for a site that launched just the day before! In the first 48 hours, we had more than 3,000 new users (although 1200 chose to remain anonymous) and 5,000 new documents.
All of this began at around noon on Tuesday with a great post about us on Techcrunch. Before we knew it, the link to this was on the front page of Reddit, and then on the front page of Digg. At the same time a link to Scribd made it to the number one item on the Del.icio.us popular list. We have also been popular at sites like Stumbleupon, Fark, and CollegeHumor which linked to individual Scribd documents.
In addition to getting a lot of new users, we have also gotten to know some of these users and have received some great feedback. We’re doing our best to keep making Scribd better and would love to hear from you! Please get in touch. You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!