Remember a few months ago when I ranked all the Chicago college and professional teams by followers for their official Twitter accounts? Well, here it is again, if you want to re-visit. And today, I bring you the sequel. Ranking those same programs and franchises by web traffic.
The metric? Alexa.com, a site owned by Amazon. There are other web traffic rankings sites, but Alexa may be the most reliable. And they’re not that entirely reliable either. If you install the Alexa toolbar in your browser, the site you run will see it’s rankings surge. Somehow Alexa figures that out.
But the toolbar is really cool, because if you have it, you automatically the see traffic ranking of EVERY site you go to. The Alexa ranking is a 3-month global measurement. And next to the worldwide ranking, you’ll see the website’s ranking in the nation it’s based.
And you can check the profile in depth on their home page too
Worldwide number first, domestic number in parentheses
NBA comes up at #632 (542 in America)
3. NHL #1,598 (678)
I was very curious, I had to look this up. Some global #s for CN
6. Bears 25,738 (3,239) FINALLY a league that segments its domains by individual team sites.
Again had to look
United Kingdom 133,572
8. Chicago Fire 209, 810 (52, 712)
9. Northwestern 267,083 (55,255)
Nebraska 113,996 (13,164)
Ohio State 6,799 (1,805)
Wisconsin 179,631 (28,310)
Iowa 278,245 (51, 345)
Michigan State 69,984 (11, 365)
11. DePaul 1,239, 876 (NA)
11. Chicago Wolves 1,268, 765 (NA)
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