FIFA.com Attracts Over a Quarter of a Billion Visits as the World Engages Online With the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM)By Fifa.com, PRNE
Monday, July 12, 2010
ZURICH, July 13, 2010 - Multimedia platforms proved central to fans' enjoyment of the 2010 FIFA
World Cup(TM) as FIFA - through its web and Twitter feeds - successfully
delivered a range of complementary digital experiences to football
enthusiasts around the world.
In addition to the many millions of fans watching the matches on TV, over
220,000 people followed FIFA's official tweets on Twitter, while members
of the five million-strong FIFA.com Club swapped 120 million virtual
stickers and made over one million comments on the website as they debated
the finer points of the tournament.
With its wide variety of content and interactivity, over the course of
the tournament's 31 days FIFA.com attracted over 250 million visits -
approximately 150 million unique users, triggering seven billion page
views: 410 million of those page views were recorded in a single day. When
England and the USA played simultaneously, FIFA.com technicians reported a
throughput of 1,000,000 hits per second at the height of the activity.
The level of demand for FIFA's online content has surpassed FIFA's
expectations. FIFA.com welcomed three times more unique users than in
2006, serving pages to 150 million people over the course of the 2010 FIFA
World Cup(TM). FIFA exceeded forecasts for page impressions by 1.5
billion. The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM) has witnessed a new
level of digital engagement from fans across the globe.
Further information from:
FIFA Media Department - tel.: +41-43/222-7272 - fax: +41-43/222-7373 or
FIFA COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIVISION
Further information from: Matt Stone, FIFA Media Department - tel.: +41-43/222-7272 - fax: +41-43/222-7373 or e-mail: media at fifa.org
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