A closer look at the SBI Mafia (April-May)

A closer look at the SBI Mafia (April-May)


A closer look at the SBI Mafia (April-May)


Good afternoon folks. As you may recall, more than a month back I gave you all a breakdown of where SBI readers were checking in from. Since the feedback to those figures was so positive I decided to do it again.

Soccer By Ives surpassed the 4 million pageview mark all-time earlier this week, with May setting a new monthly record for visits (a record that looks like it will be broken in June).

Here is a rundown of the Top 20 states and Top 25 cities for SBI readership for the combined months of April and May (stats courtesy of Google Analytics):


  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. Maryland
  13. North Carolina
  14. Georgia
  15. Washington
  16. Connecticut
  17. Colorado
  18. Indiana
  19. Michigan
  20. Missouri

Now, onto the Top 25 cities for SBI readership:


  1. New York
  2. Toronto
  3. Chicago
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Brooklyn
  7. Boston
  8. Dallas
  9. Atlanta
  10. Columbus
  11. Houston
  12. Denver
  13. Arlington (Va.)
  14. Seattle
  15. Austin
  16. San Francisco
  17. Minneapolis
  18. Long Island City
  19. Salt Lake City
  20. Philadelphia
  21. Newark
  22. Harrison
  23. Portland
  24. Indianapolis
  25. Hoboken

For those of you wondering what the stats for March-April looked like, here they are. And if you’re wondering about countries, The same ten countries were in the Top 10. Spain moved up (thanks to the Jozy Altidore transfer no doubt) while Mexico moved down. Here are the Top 25 cities outside of North America for SBI readership (Keep in mind that aside from London, which would finish somewhere between 25-30 among overall cities with most SBI readership, the total numbers for these cities are pretty small compared to the U.S. numbers):

Top 20 International Cities

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Seoul
  4. Vienna
  5. Budapest
  6. Barcelona
  7. Buenos Aires
  8. Granada, Spain
  9. Rome
  10. Sydney
  11. Leipzig, Germany
  12. Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia
  13. Heerenveen, Netherlands
  14. Stockholm
  15. Tokyo
  16. Melbourne, Australia
  17. Frankfurt
  18. Dublin
  19. Pyongtaek, South Korea
  20. Lisbon

What do you think of the rankings? Is your city higher up or lower than you thought it would be? Surprised not to see your city listed? Share your thoughts below and thanks to all of you who have helped SBI get off to a strong start.


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