Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Rugby websites scrum together

Rugby websites scrum together

Auckland, 23rd Oct 2003; Hitwise, the worlds leading online competitive intelligence service, has reported that New Zealand Internet users visiting rugby union related websites has intensified dramatically over the past 5 weeks.

New Zealand visits to rugby union websites have increased by 440% during this period demonstrating that fans are keeping up to date with the latest happenings at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

According to Hitwise, over the past week New Zealand Internet users viewed approximately 97 different rugby union websites, of which 47 were of these were New Zealand based websites.

Although the online rugby union online category increased dramatically, almost 71% of visitors to these websites went directly to the top 3 Rugby Union websites.

These websites were: ONE World Cup - - 32.8% market share New Zealand All Blacks - - 25.43% market share Rugby World Cup 2003 - International - - 12.71% market share

Last week, the top website in this category was The ONE World Cup website features a range of news, information, background details, team information, results, fixtures and competitions related to the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

Fast moving websites within the rugby union category last week were: - : Last week 35th position, this week 15th position Betting - : Last week 30th position, this week 16th position Waikato Rugby Union - : Last week 28th position, this week 17th position

About Hitwise

Hitwise is the leading provider of online competitive intelligence services to Fortune 1000 corporations, providing corporate marketers with real-time insights into their online competitive environment. Via a combination of ISP data partnerships and opt-in mega panels, Hitwise collects anonymous information about the usage habits of more than 25 million Internet users worldwide, covering home, work and educational usage. With a categorized database of over 300,000 of the world's most popularly visited websites, Hitwise is able to offer a daily analysis of over 150 vertical markets in each country of operation. Hitwise is a privately held company and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and operates in New Zealand, UK, US, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Genesis Energy Limited about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. Genesis reported the errors to the Commission. The Commission considers that Genesis is likely to ... More>>

QV: Tax Changes Yet To Dampen Red-Hot Housing Market

Just over a month has passed since the Government announced measures aimed at dampening the rampant growth of the property market, and yet the latest QV House Price Index data shows the market hit a new high in April. The average value increased 8.9% nationally ... More>>

Stats NZ: Consents For New Homes At All-Time High

A record 41,028 new homes have been consented in the year ended March 2021, Stats NZ said today. The previous record for the annual number of new homes consented was 40,025 in the year ended February 1974. “Within 10 years the number of new homes ... More>>

The Conversation: The Outlook For Coral Reefs Remains Grim Unless We Cut Emissions Fast — New Research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More>>

The Conversation: Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More>>

Reserve Bank: Concerned About New Zealand's Rising House Prices

New Zealand house prices have risen significantly in the past 12 months. This has raised concerns at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Putea Matua about the risk this poses to financial stability. Central banks responded swiftly to the global ... More>>