The College Football Digital News Experience recorded 919,234 pageviews on Sunday, Oct. 4, setting a one-day record for that DNE. The previous mark came a year ago, on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, with 873,524 PVs. In both cases, the high traffic came with the release of the AP Top 25 the day after some major upsets.
If you’re not taking advantage of these free sports micro-sites and widgets, you should. The results are obvious: Ad impressions from member sites for the football DNEs jumped in September, nearly tripling for the College Football DNE, from 2 million to 5.7 million, and by 65 percent for Pro32, from 3 million to 5 million.
Sites that added additional widgets to their pages have seen traffic doubled or tripled. Take a look at The Niagara (NY) Gazette (http://www.niagara-gazette.com/), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/ and http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/ ), and The Albuquerque Journal (http://www.abqjournal.com/sports-nm).
With a Summer Games DNE set to launch next spring, this is the perfect time to start getting reacquainted with the DNE program. For more information on the full range of sports and lifestyles DNEs: http://www.ap.org/products-services/dne