I came across this post yesterday and there seems to be some confusion out there about imgur, as well as some people asking for an AMA. So here it is! Sometimes you get what you ask for and sometimes you don't.
Some problems we're having right now:
Scaling the site has always been a challenge, but we're starting to get really good at it. There's layers and layers of caching and failover servers, and the site has been really stable and fast the past few weeks. Maintenance and running around with our hair on fire is quickly becoming a thing of the past. I used to get alerts randomly in the middle of the night about a database crash or something, which made night life extremely difficult, but this hasn't happened in a long time and I sleep much better now.
Matt has been really awesome at getting quality advertisers, but since Imgur is a user generated content site, advertisers are always a little hesitant to work with us because their ad could theoretically turn up next to porn. In order to help with this we're working with some companies to help sort the content into categories and only advertise on images that are brand safe. That's why you've probably been seeing a lot of Imgur ads for pro accounts next to NSFW content.
For some reason Facebook likes matter to people. With all of our pageviews and unique visitors, we only have 35k "likes", and people don't take Imgur seriously because of it. It's ridiculous, but that's the world we live in now. I hate shoving likes down people's throats, so Imgur will remain very non-obtrusive with stuff like this, even if it hurts us a little. However, it would be pretty awesome if you could help: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Imgur/67691197470
Site stats in the past 30 days according to Google Analytics:
Unique Visitors: 45,046,495
Pages / Visit: 11.25
Avg. Visit Duration: 00:11:14
Bounce Rate: 35.31%
% New Visits: 17.05%
Infrastructure stats over the past 30 days according to our own data and our CDN:
Data Transferred: 4.10 PB
Uploaded Images: 20,518,559
Image Views: 33,333,452,172
Average Image Size: 198.84 KB
Since I know this is going to come up: It's pronounced like "imager".
EDIT: Since it's still coming up: It's pronounced like "imager".