registered an increase of 93,85% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, reaching over 3 million visits. That is a total of 1,5 million visits increase, with other major statistics keeping similar levels – each visitor reads on average more than 9 articles daily, while spending 23:36 minutes on site.

All this translates into 28 million pageviews over 3 months, the highest day being March 31st when 1,5M pageviews were registered.

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With Q1 being historically the lowest visits quarter, new records are on the horizon with coming competitions Alekhine Memorial, Norway Chess, World Cup 2013, European Club Cup 2013, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, and multiple summer opens.

Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012 by country

Regional data

United States, Norway, Armenia, Germany, Russia, France, India, Philippines, and Italy contribute more than half of the website’s visits. Other 200+ countries and regions bring 45% of the audience. The most important remark of the period: for the first time in history all top 100 countries without exception grow as audience

As for continents, the highest growth is in Africa 139% and Americas 106%. Spanish is the worldwide language with highest increase, mainly due to the very active Latin/Spanish version of Chessdom.

The top 10 cities visiting Chessdom are New York, Moscow, Oslo, Yerevan, Manila, Paris, London, Ho Chi Minh, Madrid, and Budapest.

Uniform distribution per region, showing worldwide interest in chess

Growth in the mobile sector visits

The mobile visits sector registers serious growth compared to 2012. Q1 of this year sees 404,41% increase of high end mobile devices. Apple iPad grows 358%, Apple iPhone 411%, while Samsung Galaxy SII and S3 total goes on 820% rise. New devices have also appeared on the top 10 list as Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note, Nokia Lumia 800, and SonyEricsson LT18i Xperia Arc.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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