Know All About MediaFire And Its Business Model

PV Vyshnavi PV Vyshnavi
Oct 7, 2020 7 min read
Know All About MediaFire And Its Business Model

MediaFire is an online storage and collaborations company which focuses on providing the world an easy to use solution for managing their digital stuff online and on the go. MediaFire is available for iPhone, Android, OSX, Windows and Web and is the only online storage solution that offers unlimited downloads, download resuming, zero wait times and more all for free. MediaFire Business Model is what makes the company stand out.

MediaFire is known for file hosting, file synchronization and cloud storage service based in Shenandoah, Texas, United States. The company was founded in June 2006 by Derek Labian and Tom Langridge, the company provides clients software for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Blackberry 10 and web browsers. MediaFire has 43 million registered users and attracted 1.3 billion unique visitors to its domain in 2012.

There are more than 150 million people that use MediaFire every month in order to quickly and security store, organize and share all their personal and professional data in the cloud. MediaFire announced public access to its platform, API, and Developer Center, in July 2014. Along with documentation on the API, they also have a public forum and have released SDKs for Java, JavaScript, and Objective-C.


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Mediafire storage

The features of MediaFire include up to 50 GB of storage which starts at 10GB and can increase as high as 40GB when various activities like installing mobile or desktop clients, or when sharing on Facebook and Twitter are done. In April 2014, MediaFire responded to reduced pricing from Google Drive by increasing its Professional Storage plan from 100GB to 1 TB and reducing its monthly price to US $2.50 per month.

Business account storage is shared across all sub accounts allowing for single billing and management of multiple users at a single company. Media Fire free account service does not require download activity in order to preserve files, and is often suitable as a backup only solution.  MediaFire does not support free long term storage for free and inactive accounts.

The different plans mediafire offers
The different plans mediafire offers

Client

MobileThe cloud storage service company originally released Android (January 2013) and iOS (July 2012) clients based on the Appcelerator framework and updated them with native versions in 2014. The mobile apps provide importing of photos and video taken on the device and remote access to the contents of your MediaFire account.

Desktop – The MediaFire desktop clients, originally launched in November 2013, are available for macOS and Microsoft Windows providing file and folder synchronization with any MediaFire account. Additional features include file and folder sharing, notifications, screen capture and selective syncing. MediaFire desktop client software is available for the following devices: PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows8 or Mac OS X 10.7.


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File sharing

The public and private file sharing are supported through MediaFire. Private file sharing mainly consists of a user sharing directly to another user or a group of users and is done through importing contacts or email. The account holder is than able to control read or write permissions as per user basis.

Public sharing consists of a user getting a public link, which allows anyone with the link to download the file. MediaFire also supports sharing with one-time links, which are only valid for a single use. It supports both audio and video streaming through its online file viewer. MediaFire supports a variety of different file formats through its web based file viewer, such as

Content Types of files
Image files JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP
Video files WebM, MPEG4, MOV, AVI, MPEGPS, WMV, FLV, 3GP, OGG, VOB
Text files TXT
Markup/Code HTML, PHP, C, CPP, H, HPP, JS, java
Microsoft Word DOC and DOCX
Microsoft Excel XLS and XLSX
Microsoft PowerPoint PPT and PPTX
Adobe Portable Document Format PDF

Mediafire allows you to share larger files

MediaFire offers an incredibly easy to way to share 200MB files for free with other people, the company has attracted employees at 86%of the Fortune 500 for sending files that are too large for e-mail. It offers unlimited downloads and file storage and if you want to upload larger files with long tern storage, you can pay $9 a month for a Pro account or $49 a month for a Business account.

But the company free file sharing solution can also be used easily for sharing copyrighted files, especially music with friends, relatives or anyone on the web. A google search for a song name an artist name and Mediafire for example will likely bring you to a copy of that file that can easily be downloaded from a MediaFire page.


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Subcriptions

MediaFire offers 2 subscriptions levels, Professional and Business. While all services offer additional features over the free services such as custom branding, detailed analytics, distribution through direct linking and more. The business services additionally offer multi user accounts and customized subdomains.

The subscriber can also cancel a subscription at any time with no obligation by visiting your settings page. After you cancel your subscription, your services will continue until the end of the period for which you have paid. When that period expires, your account will be returned to a non-premium account.

Mediafire handles all your file needs
Mediafire handles all your file needs

Billing

When you sign up for a MediaFire service you are billed at the beginning of service delivery. Customers signing up for yearly service are billed for the initial 12 months of service at the time of signup. While MediaFire accepts all major credit cards. It also has money back guarantee from the date of original purchase. Users signing up for monthly and quarterly subscriptions are billed according to the day of the month when they signed up.

Advertising Benefits

Massive reach – Every month MediaFire receives over 345 million visits from around the world, with more than 60 million monthly US visits. Advertisements on Mediafire reach a vast portion of the Internet.

Audience Diversity – In order to reach the diverse audience with numerous interests. Within the US, it has visits have an average $47,000 household income. Out of the total number of visitors 85% of those visitors are age 18 to 54, while 53% of them are male. Other than exhibiting a generally high affinity for technology and media, our audience represents a cross section of the general population with wide ranging interests.

Engaged User Base Showing Steady Growth – Our users are actively engaged, spending an average 8 minutes per visit. That total nearly 2 million hours per day spent on MediaFire. More than 3.5 million Facebook fans have declared their approval and trust in the service we provide and word is still spreading. Our visitors have increased an average 85% year over year for the past 3 years.


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Terms of service

MediaFire Terms of service prohibits the distribution of any copyright, trademark or patent, without the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permission to distribute the content. Distributing any content that violates the right of others and sexually explicit material are other examples of the company’s terms of service violations.

Unlike other competitors like Megaload, MediaFire don’t have a business that is built on copyright infringement. It is similar to other cloud based sharing services like Box.net and Dropbox, we’re a legitimate business targeting Professionals. Comparatively megaupload structure gives its users monetary rewards for uploading pirated content, which is not accepted by MediaFire.

MediaFire's Customer Support team responds to potential violations of MediaFire's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you are reporting a potential violation, the person can send a support ticket and include a direct link to the Content. For the account holder, a confirmed report of a violation will result in account suspension. If you feel your account was suspended in error, contact our support department with detailed information for further evaluation.

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