Chatrandom Surpasses Chatroulette & Takes the #2 Spot in the Industry

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Today Chatrandom announced that they now have more traffic than Chatroulette and the site is quickly becoming the definitive leader in the random video chat industry. Chatroulette sparked the online random video chat phenomenon in late 2007 and created a niche industry with thousands of similar sites launching for users looking to meet random strangers online.

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We directly attribute Chatrandom’s success to the fact that we have made it easier, not harder, for our users to express themselves.

Today Chatrandom announced that they now have outranked Chatroulette according to Alexa Statistics ( which gives the site a global rank of 7,555. Chatroulette fell to 3rd in rank amongst its competitors and traffic to the site is lower than a year ago according to Alexa statistics ( which ranks at 11,032. The random video chat industry they created is now controlled by Chatroulette’s competition.

Chatrandom was launched as a Chatroulette alternative, offering more anonymity and fewer restrictions. Since launching in 2011 the site has been focused on building it's user base over the last few years and has finally reached an incredible milestone by surpassing the leader of the random video chat industry.

Two companies have now drawn ahead of Chatroulette in the industry they created, thanks not only to a lack of restriction but to other key features as well. The industry rankings reflect the sea-change in user choices:

#1 Omegle – This site opened in 2009 around the same time as Chatroulette and has experienced steady growth to ultimately gain the number one spot, rising steadily as Chatroulette declined. Omegle is ranked 3,312 by Alexa ( and has an average of over 40,000 users online at any given moment. The unique features they offer over and above Chatroulette include a mobile application, text only random chat and connecting with people based on interests.

#2 Chatrandom - This site opened in 2011, a few years after Chatroulette. The site attracts over 20 million monthly users according to "Google Analytics" data and has been growing at the fastest pace of all the Chatroulette alternative sites, making them the 2nd most popular site like Chatroulette. Chatrandom offers features that are very popular with their loyal user base; enabling them to connect with other users in specific countries, language support for 10 languages, connecting users with only girls, a gay random chat section and a clean, easy to use interface while requiring no signup or registration.

ChatrouletteSites ( lists Chatrandom as the most popular site in the industry and says "This site is the most popular site we have in our list attracting more users than all the other sites here combined. Our users have spoken and the number one Chatroulette site in the industry is Chatrandom!" ChatrouletteSites is a popular site that reviews and ranks Chatroulette alternatives based on a user generated social voting system.

#3 Chatroulette – Launched in 2009 by a 17 year old programmer named Andrey Ternovskiy, Chatroulette became an overnight success and was covered by every major media outlet which helped the site go mainstream. Interest in the site has dropped over 90% since March of 2010 according to Google Trends ( According to Wikipedia ( "Initially the site only asked users to confirm that they are at least 16 years old and agree on terms to not broadcast any offensive or pornographic content. There was no requirement for login or registration. However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website. The signup requires a username, email address and password."

Chatroulette became an overnight hit because there was a palpable need for a site where people from around the world could be themselves without limits, including engaging in sexual behavior. Anonymity combined with randomness gave people that power.

When reaching out for comments, a Chatrandom spokesperson gave us insight on how their site was able to surpass a company that had a ton of media attention while Chatrandom had none; “We directly attribute Chatrandom’s success to the fact that we have made it easier, not harder, for our users to express themselves in any way they want to. We also make an extra effort to make sure that connecting with strangers on our site is easy and fun without implementing unnecessary barriers, rules or restrictions.”

Chatrandom, has made innovation and ease of use their priority and even provides an easy copy and paste code for free that website owners can place into their website ( This allows webmasters and entrepreneurs the ability to start their own random chat site with little or no investment and technical know-how.

Allen Fox, Co-Founder of Chatrandom, says, "We currently have hundreds of sites that use our random video chat code and because all the sites share the same pool of users we sometimes see over 100,000 users online at the same time. Many of these users come from one of the hundreds of websites that installed our chat technology. By pooling users together we now have more users online at the same time than any other similar site."

Chatrandom literally upgraded the entire industry by making the entire random cam population meet up in one platform, which is quite similar to Facebook which brought all social network users into one interface. It adds simplicity to the world by giving users one option that has all desired features rather than having to use multiple platforms.

About Chatrandom:

Founded in early 2011, Chat Random is the only free webcam-based chat site of its kind. An inspired Chatroulette alternative, Chatrandom delivers a better, simpler platform for random video chatting with strangers in a multidimensional format. Users get instant video chat without registration or fees and can focus on meeting new people. Users must be 18+, and the site employs moderators to help uphold their terms of service. Chatrandom now boasts over 600,000 daily users, 20+ million monthly users and 500 billion connections so far and counting. For more information and to view our press kit, please visit:

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