2012 sets another record for PBL site

Posted January 23, 2013


2012 sets another record for PBL site

Pageviews and visits hit all time highs in 2012 as PowerlineBaseball.com grew steadily in for the third consecutive year.

However, the site actually received lower views through the baseball season, picking up steam during what is usually a completely dead time with the Best PBL Franchise Ever feature running throughout the winter.

The site had 54,394 pageviews with more than 4,200 unique views. Mobile traffic grew by almost 50 per cent, renewing the pressure for the PBL to implement a responsive or mobile site in the next couple years.


Note: The numbers do not include a large amount of traffic to the blog from mobile, which may account for the lower numbers during the regular season. The mobile option of the site has been turned off for the blog.

The team pages, PBL playoff tracker and the North Central Alberta tournament list prove to be large traffic drivers beyond the ordinary standings and schedule pages. Work may be done to post a Alberta BCS style ranking weekly to drive traffic and comments in 2013.

A look back at 2012’s website numbers:

A look back at 2012’s website numbers:

Top read stories of 2012

  1. Cold night brings heated comments
  2. Prediction time again – 2012 edition
  3. Schedule, league meeting set
  4. Partial all-star roster announced
  5. Royals come back late for finals berth
     

Top Sources of Traffic:

  1. Google 44%
  2. Direct 39%
  3. PBL Team Sites 12%
  4. Bing 3%
  5. Facebook 2%
  6. Yahoo! 1%
     
Top 5 Traffic by City:
  1. Edmonton 12,313
  2. Camrose 3,019
  3. Calgary 1,551
  4. Wetaskiwin 1,371
  5. Sherwood Park 1,078
     
Top Browsers:
  1. IE 47.35%
  2. Safari 29.13%
  3. Firefox 10.16%
  4. Chrome 9.37%
  5. Android browser 2.41%
     
Top Mobile Devices
  1. iPhone 66%
  2. iPad 14%
  3. Galaxy Nexus 3%
  4. iPod Touch 2%
  5. Omnia 7 1%
     
New vs. Returning Visitors:
  • Returning 82.52%
  • New 17.48%
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