23
Oct
2020

World Boxing News hits record-breaking numbers ahead of 10th birthday

Phil Jay 31/07/2020

World Boxing News is set to turn ten years old on August 1st of 2020. The boxing website launched on that date back in 2010.

The inception of WBN actually goes back a little further than that to around the back end of 2009.

Beginning by offering fighters a free Facebook page service, WBN quickly grew from a blog into a full-scale website.

Writing articles of 300 words or less, in order to give fans quick access to the latest news, WBN was initially shunned by the mainstream boxing media.

Little by little, and as more and more sites adopted the same approach, WBN quickly gained traction. By the end of 2010, and in just four months, WBN was the most visited boxing website in the UK.

Year after year saw growth on the site, with more and more social media followers jumping on board.

WBN now has over 113,000 followers on Twitter and almost 100,000 on Facebook. After much debate over the use of Instagram, that platform is sparingly used due to it’s mostly photographic and video nature.

As always, WBN is about getting important news to the fans by the best means possible.

By 2015, WBN has been the top-visited UK website five years running and then branched out to the USA, quickly gaining a following there.


WORLD BOXING NEWS BREAKING AMERICA

In 2018, more views were coming to the site from the US than in the UK. It was time to relocate the site on both sides of the Atlantic.

Now based in Las Vegas and New York, and regularly attending events there, WBN continues to thrive.

WBN now gets more hits than ever. This month saw a record-breaking 2.5m unique pageviews.

In total 2.75m views were gathered this month, the most ever by WBN and on the eve of our 10th birthday celebrations.

As usual, a new logo was designed to mark the occasion.

WBN 10

It’s with great pleasure and pride that WBN is now the second most visited boxing news website in the United States. Ten-years running the most-visited in the UK.

Taking Google, Bing, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube views, Instagram, and more, WBN has hit almost one billion views of content over the span of a decade.

A total of almost 66 million on Google alone. Here’s to the next ten years!

A big thank you goes out to everyone who has supported World Boxing News from August 1st, 2010.

Phil Jay is Editor of WBN. An Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay