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CarolinaGamecock99
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Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
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Richard Deitsch Richard Deitsch @richarddeitsch

FROM A SOURCE: Fox Sports Digital page views for August 19-Sept. 17: 16.7 million.

From May 27-June 25: 143.9 million.


crazylsustudent
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Any theories as to why?


Fus0623
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Is it because of their overhaul before Horowitz left?


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jefforize
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Chinese bot farm contract ran out and they forgot to renew

Losing 120 million unique page views from summer to football season doesnt even seem possible
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Bench McElroy
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
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Chinese bot farm contract ran out and they forgot to renew


Yeah, those original numbers seem very inflated.


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Circus Child
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
No way that is true.


RLDSC FAN
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Didn't they get rid of articles and it's just videos now?


castorinho
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
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Any theories as to why?
the weather


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TigerintheNO
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
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Didn't they get rid of articles and it's just videos now?


Yep, looks like that was a big mistake


SlowFlowPro
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Didn't they get rid of articles and it's just videos now?

i absolutely LOATHE this move online towards inserting stupid fricking videos in every goddamn sports article

hopefully this utter failure creates a trend where this stupidity decreases


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RLDSC FAN
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Agreed. It actually makes me very happy that people are rejecting this nonsense.


SlowFlowPro
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
i just don't see how it makes sense from an actual presentation perspective

now ego? gaming SEO somehow? OK, i can see it being a scam

but i just can't think people are so stupid in this era that they pick text articles to watch videos of related content


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BlueWaffleHouse
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Yes, they basically fired everyone over the summer and it's now just a few employees that cut and post video from only Sports on their network now.


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G The Tiger Fan
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i absolutely LOATHE this move online towards inserting stupid fricking videos in every goddamn sports article
And I haven't visited FOX but on ESPN, the videos play automatically and there is no way to stop it.


Feral
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
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Any theories as to why?


Surely has something to do with them moving away from articles to video clips. They're wanting to transform FS.com to more of a sports YouTube than a digital magazine.

Jamie Horowitz is terrible.


G The Tiger Fan
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Yeah, but since FOX is the only one posting videos, it would be like a sports YouTube with one channel. Not sure it's a great idea.
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DaBeerz
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
I'm not sure if I've ever clicked on fox sports


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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
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Any theories as to why?
the election


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saintsfan92612
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
I always mute my tabs when I click on an ESPN or Fox link.

What is the point of a video that just says what is in the article but somehow with less substance?


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Statsattack
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re: Fox Sports has huge drop in site views
Read and been on Stewart Mandel the athletic. He is still good but none of them replace feldman


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