With college football season in full swing and the NFL starting on Sunday, we thought our fans might like to see some team and audience stats here at FBSchedules.com. We decided to look further into our audience after reading a report by the SEC.
Alabama, the defending national champions, are one of the most popular views here. They lead in views of their 2012 schedule and their team home page since January 1.
Take a look at the numbers below. If you don’t see your team, city, or state, let us know in the comments and we’ll look it up.
Top 20 2012 College Football Schedules (by page views)
Analysis: The SEC leads with nine of the top 20 schedule views, and six of those are in the Top 10. The Big Ten is second with four in the Top 20, followed by the ACC (2), Big 12 (2), Pac-12 (2), and Notre Dame.
Top 20 College Football Team/Home Pages (by page views)
Analysis: The SEC leads with six of the top 20 team/home page views, with three of them in the Top 10. The Big Ten is second with four in the Top 20, followed by the ACC (3), Big 12 (2), Pac-12 (2), MWC (1), BYU, and Notre Dame.
Top 10 2012 NFL Football Schedules (by page views)
Analysis: The Top 10 NFL schedules are essentially a who’s who of the top teams. Probably the five most popular NFL teams occupy the top five spots.
The Top 20 Traffic Cities (by total number of unique visitors)
Analysis: Chicago leads even though no team from Illinois is in the Top 20 of college schedule views. It’s likely a combination of Notre Dame and Ohio State fans in that city, plus some other fans. Texas has three cities in the Top 10 (Houston, Dallas, Austin), which accounts for their top ranking by state.
Top 20 States By Web Traffic (by total number of unique visitors)
Analysis: Texas is the number one state that has viewed FBSchedules.com this year, and it isn’t even close. Florida is a distant second, with a gradual drop-off in numbers after that.
Top 15 Referral Sites To FBSchedules.com
Analysis: We launched our Facebook page in July of 2010, and that has helped the social network become our number one source of referral traffic. As of this posting, 6,655 people have Liked our Facebook page.
Scout.com, which is 2nd, has a huge network of football sites, and their message boards link to us quite often. The analytics don’t specify which team sites the traffic comes from, however.
Twitter comes in at 4th, and that is pretty good considering we still have less than 2,000 followers. We joined Twitter in February 2010, five months before joining Facebook.
BYU fans love the their team and their future football schedules. Two Cougar sites are ranked 5th and 6th, eclipsing all other fan sites. A Clemson site is 8th, Georgia 10th (cough…cough), and a Rutgers site is 13th.
Note that this data does not include referrals from search engines or from visitors who access the site directly.