I notice that Euro 2012 questions are getting substantial views.

This Euro 2012 question has 2,500+ views. Another Euro 2012 question has 10,000+ views.

The question asked before What are those blue stripes or patches on Balotelli back? only has ~25 views, and many other questions have very few views compared to Euro 2012 questions.

Granted, it's not ALL the Euro 2012 questions, but noticeable enough to ask this question: Is this a coincidence or is there a concrete reason for this?


From looking at the (mod-only) analytics data, it appears almost all of this traffic is coming organically from Google. Apparently a) people care a lot about the Euros, and b) Sports.SE ranks high enough to pick up a fair amount of the Euro traffic.

Hopefully some people like what they see enough to stay around and ask/answer football questions.

This also bodes well for the Olympics later this summer.

  • That's awesome. Thanks for the answer!
    – user527
    Jun 29 '12 at 18:38
  • How can you tell that the traffic came from google?
    – Dor Cohen
    Jun 29 '12 at 19:30
  • @DorCohen: The analytics data (again, not public) breaks it out. Roughly 90% of our traffic in the last month has been from search engines... and that's not including data from today, which hasn't been collected yet. Jun 29 '12 at 19:51
  • How can I be part of this site moderators?
    – Dor Cohen
    Jun 29 '12 at 20:08
  • @DorCohen community chooses the moderators on SE sites, so I presume once Sports Beta gets large enough there will be elections for new/more moderators
    – posdef
    Jul 5 '12 at 5:36

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