US views top FRB posts


Flying Fijian outside centre Semi Radradra fends off a Canadian player in the WRPNC on Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Photo: Rugby Pass

The United States visitors top the viewership of Fiji Rugby Blog with 25 percent with 5648 views followed by 4848 views from Fiji since the first post was published in May 31, 2007.

The total of 22,518 views from 140 nations has been mostly focused on the 761 posts on the FRB site with several views recorded on the home page/archives on information about FRB labelled ‘Rants, Raves and Incoherent Thoughts’.

The peak daily viewership of 298 was recorded in the second month of the life of FRB in July 2007 averaging 100 views a day for the month totaling 3.1K, the highest recorded for FRB.

The Rugby World Cup in France witnessed big viewership before and during the showcase monthly viewership of 1.4K in August and 985 views in September and 887 views in October.

Visitors to the blog include big rugby nations topping the five viewership with the US, Fiji, UK, Australia and New Zealand while unknown Eastern European and Middle Eastern rugby countries Bulgaria, Qatar and Saudi Arabia also included in visits to the site. African nations Seychelles, Ethiopia and Malawi recorded single visits.

The lowest recorded viewership were in between the RWCs with 2009 recording 1876 views and 2010, the lowest annual views on record with 1717. With no posts published after November 24, 2015 until last month July 10, viewership tumbled to 2595 in 2016, 962 in 2017 and 892 in 2018.

The views have increased significantly last month with 651 views in July alone with 10 posts and the visitors expected to exceed past records with the preparation and the beginning of the 2019 RWC.

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Japanese rugby fan Tevita Uluinairai takes a selfie with Japanese skipper Michael Leitch (second left) and other Nippon players in Nadi. Photo: Tevita Uluinairai

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