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25 June 2010

FIFA World Cup: Internet By The Numbers, by Greg Tingle

Internet traffic and statistics... possibly of more interest to us than you, but we know there's a few tech heads and igaming spies in the readership, so we've included this for you, as well as those readers looking for a break from the sports, casino and gaming gossip. FIFA stat nuts may also get a kick from this. Media Man and Gambling911 grab the calculators and raw data to deliver some hard numbers to you...

Hitwise... love them or hate them? Heather Dougherty, Director of Research at Experian Hitwise advised World Cup traffic increased 22% yesterday, June 23, 2010. The surge came on the heels of the USA victory over Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.‏

By The Numbers...

US visits to soccer websites increased 22 percent on Wednesday (6/23/10) versus Tuesday (6/22/10). Visits were up 10 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

US visits to Broadcast Media websites increased 6 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 8 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

US visits to Print Media websites increased 3 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 5 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

US visits to News Media websites overall increased 2 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 8 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

Yahoo! Sports - World Cup 2010 website received the most visits, 32.36 percent, among Soccer sites on Wednesday.

Yahoo! Sports - World Cup 2010 website visits increased 21 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday.

FIFA.com website visits increased 23 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 75 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

ESPN Soccernet website visits increased 45 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 94 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

ESPN3.com website visits increased 25 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 45 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

FoxSports Soccer website visits increased 25 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Visits were up 45 percent versus the previous Wednesday.

Twitter.com visits increased 4 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday. Note, this does not include traffic from 3rd party applications.

Facebook.com visits increased 1 percent on Wednesday versus Tuesday.

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Oh, Yankee friends. Australian and New Zealand soccer fans wish our American friends... fans and the soccer team, all the best in their upcoming FIFA games. Punters, as always, know the odds and have fun.

*The writer is a special contributor for Gambling911

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