A closer look at the SBI Mafia (Updated)

A closer look at the SBI Mafia (Updated)


A closer look at the SBI Mafia (Updated)


(Since I made a mistake with the LA numbers in the previous post on the numbers of SBI readership, I decided to re-post this including the full Los Angeles numbers as well as the Top 20 states.)

The first four months of the new Soccer By Ives have come and gone and it is time to take a look at the readers who have helped the site get off to a great start (and will help SBI surpass the 3 million pageview mark at some point today).

I will have a more detailed sampling of things such as favorite clubs and ages once I can break down the latest SBI Reader Roll Call, but I do have some stats that can give you a sense of where SBI readers are checking in from.

Here are the Top 10 countries and states and Top 21 cities with the most SBI readers for the months of March and April (stats provided by Google Analytics):

Top 10 Countries

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. Mexico
  6. South Korea
  7. France
  8. Spain
  9. Netherlands
  10. Japan

Here are the Top 10 states:

Top 20 States (includes DC)

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. New Jersey
  4. Illinois
  5. Texas
  6. Virginia
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Ohio
  10. Florida
  11. District of Columbia
  12. North Carolina
  13. Maryland
  14. Georgia
  15. Connecticut
  16. Washington
  17. Colorado
  18. Michigan
  19. Indiana
  20. Missouri

Top 21 Cities

  1. New York
  2. Chicago
  3. Toronto
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Brooklyn
  6. Washington D.C.
  7. Dallas
  8. Boston
  9. Houston
  10. Arlington (VA)
  11. Atlanta
  12. Seattle
  13. Denver
  14. San Francisco
  15. Columbus
  16. Austin
  17. Newark
  18. Minneapolis
  19. Raleigh
  20. Philadelphia
  21. Hoboken

I was going to just do a top 20 but had to give Hoboken some love for being so high up despite being such a small town.

Also, when I did the original tallies I didn’t factor in suburbs, but once somet big cities were clearly broken up quite a bit into suburbs, I decided to group them. In doing that, I forgot to do that for LA, which is why LA was ranked so low in my original post. As you can see now, LA is actually a top-four city for SBI readership.

Thank you to all of you who have made SBI a regular part of your daily routine.

What do you think of the rankings? Is your city higher up than you thought it would be? Surprised not to see your city listed? Share your thoughts below.

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