Might Want to Rethink Its Strategy

February 27th, 2007 at 12:00 am

When fast Internet connections were made available to most of the public, file-sharing services became an instant hit. Everyone has their own favorites nowadays. News about file-sharing providers are pretty slim lately, even the legal issues that hound such websites are no longer that prominent. I personally don’t have any favorites but I became interested with a file sharing plug-in called Nakido Flag , maybe because of its Japanese sounding name. So I did some research and found out the following.

As you have read earlier, Nakido Flag is a plug-in that can be downloaded at Nakido’s objective is give users a new and easy way to share files thus the creation of the Nakido Flag. This plug-in allows users to share any file in any size to as many people as the user wants over the internet. You read it right, there’s no limits on the size of the files that you want to share or is there any limit on the number of times you upload and download files. All the uploaded files are shared within the Nakido community and all you need is the Nakido Flag plug-in to download the files.

After checking the site, I went to Alexa to view some traffic stats. Alexa rated a traffic rank of 4,109. Not bad. However, when you view statistical history, it will show that the website’s ranking is slowly going down. Compared to relatively new comer MediaFire, Nakido is being left behind. Went live in October last year, file sharing site MediaFire has already gained a traffic rank of 586. The very simple Ajax file upload and download interface of MediaFire might have drawn the attention of users of file sharing web apps. MediaFire also offers unlimited uploads and downloads, plus you don’t need to install anything.

We have seen these kinds of scenarios time and time again. As long as new innovations are being adapted on a great idea, people will switch and shift to the better websites. Nakido might want to rethink its strategy before it gets completely driven down by emerging players in the field of file sharing.