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Football Blog
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May '24 Traffic
Third-party monthly visits
Media Company
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Research Score
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1Football365 faviconFootball36510M+Planet Sport logo70 faviconGoal.com10M+Integrated Media Company (Fandom) logo68
3FootballTransfers faviconFootballTransfers10M+Realtime logo67 logo65
5FTBL faviconFTBL250-500KForum Media logo64
6FootballCritic faviconFootballCritic1-5MRealtime logo62
790 Min favicon90 Min10M+Minute Media logo58
8FootballFancast faviconFootballFancast10M+Valnet logo58
9Football.London faviconFootball.London10M+Reach Plc logo52
10FourFourTwo faviconFourFourTwo5-10MFuture logo50
11Football Espana faviconFootball Espana1-5MFanatix logo45
12Football Italia faviconFootball Italia5-10MTiro Media logo42
13Football Scoop faviconFootball Scoop5-10MThe Arena Group logo30



13 Football Blogs.
11 Media Companies.
250,000 Google Search Results.

In our most recent analysis of 250,000 English-language search results (August, 2023) we found that content sites owned by "digital goliaths" took 86.1% of #1 rankings (!), even though more independent sites were ranking.

For 7 years we've been documenting how just a handful of companies are behind most of what you see in Google search results. Our analysis is not a complaint, but rather documents the state of organic rankings.

We then turn our insights into quarterly reports sharing actual traffic numbers, acquisitions, revenues these companies are generating and more. Q1 received some incredible feedback.

We proudly document the top blogs in dozens of niches to help people seeking great resources, and include ownership as a point of curiosity.

Listing eligibility is not determined by whether an independent webmaster or media company owns a site, and nor are our research scores.

Our research score, in simple terms, is our measure of how interesting you'll find a site if you're viewing it in the context of running a content site yourself. It is not a measure of the quality of content or the traffic to a site, as the former is impossible in niches we're not experts in, and the latter isn't fair to new websites.

You can learn more about our research scores and listing requirements here, but the idea is that you can go to any of the dozens of categories we cover and find fascinating new websites to get insights from.

Why Football365 is #1

As explained above, our research score is not based on the quality of content a site produces (that's very hard to quantify) but rather how interesting we think it will be for someone who owns a gaming blog.

Outside of our research score, GAMINGbible is fascinating because it's owned by a publicy-listed company and if Similarweb estimates are accurate, generates more than half of the visits to their multi-site network.

Primarily though, GAMINGbible is #1 on this list because it looks so different to the typical gaming blog you'll see.

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Football Blogs Changelog

We pride ourselves on keeping these lists accurate and updated

May, 2024

Updated the traffic range for Football365 favicon Football365

Updated the research score for Football365 favicon Football365

Updated the research score for Football365 favicon Football365

Updated the traffic range for Football365 favicon Football365

* Score updated for Football.London

* Score updated for Football.London

* Score updated for FTBL

- Removed 101GreatGoals from XLMedia

* Score updated for 90 Min

* Score updated for FootballTransfers

* Score updated for

* Score updated for FootballFancast

* Score updated for FootballCritic

* Score updated for Football365

* Score updated for

* Score updated for FourFourTwo

- Removed Football Whispers from North Star Network

* Score updated for Football Espana

* Score updated for Football Italia

* Score updated for Football Scoop

* Traffic updated for Football Scoop

* Score updated for Football Scoop

* Score updated for Football Scoop

* Traffic updated for Football Scoop

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