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What domains in #afl related tweets get the most [email protected] ReTweets?

Posted by Laura on Thursday, 19 August, 2010

This post is a follow up to What #afl related hashtags get the most RT @ ReTweets? and Want to be Retweeted? Add URLs to Your Tweets!. This post looks at the what domains get the most retweets in tweets related to the AFL. It borrows the methodology (and assumptions) from the previous post with two major differences. First, the tweet collection had 10,412 total tweets instead of 8,523 at the start. (More recent tweets and more tweets.) Second, a new tool was needed to lengthen short urls. The tool that was used was Long URL please, a FireFox extension. Short links were copy pasted from Excel to a draft document, urls were lengthened and then pasted back. (When URLs were not lengthened, they were manually visited to get the real url.)

That out of the way, there 10,412 total tweets that could be examined. The list of keywords used can be found at using my raw data. Duplicate Tweets were removed bringing the total to 6,313 unique tweets. Tweets that did not include a url were removed. This brought the Tweet total down to 2,892 tweets. (About 46% of AFL related Tweets include a URL. This compares to 52% of AFL related Tweets with #hashtags.) There were 2,941 urls in these Tweets, with 2,582 unique urls in these Tweets. Of these, there were 623 unique domains. For all AFL related Tweets with urls, the following domains were the most popular:

Domains Count
http://afl.com.au 248
http://foxsports.com.au 140
http://heraldsun.com.au 115
http://au.sport.yahoo.com 112
http://abc.net.au 101
http://aflfeeds.com 67
http://twitpic.com 67
http://sportal.com.au 65
http://couriermail.com.au 64
http://news.aflspace.com 60
http://news.google.com 51
http://twitter.com 49
http://facebook.com 47
http://youtube.com 41
http://feedproxy.google.com 37
http://portadelaidefc.com.au 36
http://theage.com.au 34
http://skynews.com.au 32
http://bigpondnews.com 27
http://essendonfc.com.au 26
http://sportsnewsodds.com 26
http://yfrog.com 25
http://askbiography.com 24
http://sydneyswans.com.au 23
http://tweetphoto.com 21
http://adelaidenow.com.au 19
http://news.smh.com.au 19
http://saints.com.au 19
http://twitlonger.com 19
http://footyheads.com.au 18
http://melbournefc.com.au 18
http://sports.espn.go.com 18
http://contestedfooty.com 17
http://hawthornfc.com.au 17
http://thebigtip.com.au 17
http://themonk.com.au 15
http://feeds.feedburner.com 14
http://feeds.theroar.com.au 14
http://https: 14
http://flickr.com 13
http://oohja.com 13
http://rttf.posterous.com 13
http://topikality.com 13
http://yoursupercoachcoach.com 13
http://foursquare.com 12
http://mashable.com 12
http://racingandsports.com.au 12
http://theaustralian.com.au 12
http://3aw.com.au 11
http://dailymail.co.uk 11
http://3ba.com.au 10
http://blog.aflcio.org 10
http://goldcoastfc.com.au 10
http://huffingtonpost.com 10
http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au 10

Of the Tweets with urls, only 342 of them were ReTweets. That means about 5% of AFL related ReTweets contain domains. (Compare that to ReTweets containing #hashtags: 8%.) There were 150 domains mentioned Amongst those, the following domains were the most popular:

Domains Count
http://twitpic.com 23
http://essendonfc.com.au 17
http://heraldsun.com.au 15
http://sydneyswans.com.au 13
http://hawthornfc.com.au 10
http://youtube.com 10
http://twitlonger.com 9
http://afl.com.au 8
http://twitter.com 8
http://feeds.feedburner.com 7
http://mashable.com 7
http://saints.com.au 7
http://feedproxy.google.com 6
http://tweetphoto.com 6
http://3aw.com.au 5
http://blog.aflcio.org 5
http://aflpablog.com.au 4
http://facebook.com 4
http://flickr.com 4
http://melbournefc.com.au 4
http://patdollard.com 4
http://portadelaidefc.com.au 4
http://thebigtip.com.au 4
http://yfrog.com 4
http://afc.com.au 3
http://dailymail.co.uk 3
http://geelongadvertiser.com.au 3
http://goldcoastfc.com.au 3
http://kangaroos.com.au 3
http://skynews.com.au 3
http://sportsnewsfirst.com.au 3
http://abc.net.au 2
http://bigfooty.com 2
http://community.thisisplymouth.co.uk 2
http://diamondkpartypeople.blogspot.com 2
http://dreamteam2010.org 2
http://images.slatterymedia.com 2
http://live.tech45.eu 2
http://mtv.com 2
http://myloc.me 2
http://rttf.posterous.com 2
http://theage.com.au 2
http://videos.onsmash.com 2
http://votesmart.com.au 2
http://watoday.com.au 2

The domains that are ReTweeted are interesting. It is really easy to link spam on Twitter and some people and organizations do. If you look at some accounts, they post view TwitterFeed. Beyond that, you can tell when looking at a URL list that automated link posting is happening because the account may be using a URL shortener that isn’t as popular and the URLs tend to follow a sequence. The AFL and various news services put out URLs and they just aren’t getting ReTweeted at the same rate that they are getting posted. What is getting ReTweeted? People’s pictures and club related links.

Looking at both the domain list and the Domain ReTweet list, one thing that stands out for me is the lack of Wikipedia links. Wikipedia ranks really high on Google and other search engines. The AFL related content is highly ranked. The AFL articles are often really, really, really good and they are updated frequently. They can be really useful when looking for historical information. Thus, I’m surprised that there were only 3 references to Wikipedia. What gives? Why isn’t Wikipedia being cited more?

Moving on, 488 accounts were mentioned in the 343 ReTweets with URLs. The following table gives an idea as to who the most popular mentions were:

Mentioned Count
@essendon_fc 22
@sydneyswans 20
@hawthornfc 12
@stkildafc 12
@AFL 11
@AFLPA 10
@AFLCIO 8
@superfooty 8
@Footyfree 7
@RTTF_AU 7
@mashable 6
@3AW693 5
@adelaide_fc 5
@blackpolitics 5
@Collingwood_FC 5
@StevenBaker10 5
@DJPANIIC 4
@GoldCoastFC 4
@heraldsun 4
@PAFCNews 4
@PatDollard 4
@watoday 4
@antonKart 3
@Carlton_FC 3
@DemonsHQ 3
@iamdiddy 3
@mydogateart 3
@myfabolouslife 3
@northkangaroos 3
@redcafesd 3
@reggie_bush 3
@ruanji 3
@Sportsnewsfirst 3
@TeamHippo 3

That Essendon and Sydney were amongst the most mentioned doesn’t come as a surprise: Their domains were highly ranked. What is a bit surprising that the Blues aren’t highly ranked; they ranked highly for mentions with #hashtags. St. Kilda ranked highly on both lists. I half want to attribute this to the idea that their audience may be more Twitter savvy than other clubs’s fans. I’d have thought players might have been higher on this list but they really don’t appear to be a factor. This may suggest that players are not Tweeting urls or that content isn’t what their fans are interested in.

The lesson of these two posts is that if you want your AFL related tweets reposted, be partisan in your support and link to official club content that the news services haven’t yet written about yet.

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What #afl related hashtags get the most RT @ ReTweets?

Posted by Laura on Sunday, 15 August, 2010

While on vacation, a friend of mine recommended I read Want to be Retweeted? Add Hashtags to Your Tweets! The article is rather interesting and looks at the #hashtags that led to the most ReTweets.

I have a collection of AFL related tweets that I update semi-regularly. More often than not, I use these for geographic related analysis. My AFL tweet collection has a series of issues though that make me hesitant to always draw definitive conclusions from it. These issues include:

  • Incomplete tweet set for keywords: I only get what is available from Searchtastic.
  • Incomplete tweet set based on keyword limitations: Even supposing I could get all the tweets related to a keyword, I can’t find every reference to the AFL as there are too many possible words that could reference the AFL and its clubs.
  • Incomplete tweet set because of time: Some keywords were searched for earlier and some later. Not all keywords were looked at over the same period.
  • Irrelevant tweets: Keywords like #gosaints may refer to the St. Kilda Saints or the New Orleans Saints. AFL may refer to the AFL-CIO, a union in the United States. Unless every tweet is examined, irrelevant tweets will remain in the data set.

These are major obstacles to doing any sort of content analysis for Twitter when specific subgroups are looked at. Many of these issues are ones that other researchers are likely to have too: You can’t get the complete data set, will include garbage data and may not be entirely timely.

That said, despite these limitations, I still wanted to know what are the most popular #hashtags for AFL related tweets and what type of hashtags are likely to be ReTweeted.

To get my dataset of Tweets, first I went to Searchtastic, ran a series of searches over the course of 6 weeks, and exported those results to Excel. I noted the keyword I searched for and the team that keyword is related to. The keyword searches that were run on Searchtastic during this period included: #afl, #aflbluestigers, #aflcatslions, #afldemonsswans, #afldogscats, #afldogsfreo, #afldogspower, #afleaglesblues, #aflfooty, #aflhawksdemons, #aflkangasbombers, #aflkangasfreo, #AFLPAQUIZ, #aflpiestigers, #aflpowercrows, #aflpowereagles, #aflsaintshawks, #aflswanshawks , #brisbanelions, #dreamteam, #footy, #fremantle, #freo, #freo AFL, #goblues, #gobombers, #Gocats, #gocrows, #gopies, #gosaints, #goswans, #NMFC, #northmelbourne, #sackermanis, #supercoach, #sydneyswans, #teamgws, #thekennel, #wafl, #westcoast afl, ackermanis sacked, ACT4GWS, Adelaide Crows, Adelaide_FC, afl Bombers, AFL GWS, AFL Magpies, afl pies, AFL Tony Lockett, Aker Bulldogs, Akermanis, akermanis dogs, akermanis gillard, Australian rules, blues afl, Brad Johnson, Brad Johnson AFL, Brady Rawlings, brisbane afl, Brisbane Lions, Brownlow Medal, Cameron Mooney cats, Carlton Blues, Chris Judd Carlton, Collingwood, collingwood AFL, Collingwood Magpies, crows afl, Damien Hardwick, DemonsHQ, Dockers AFL, eagles afl, eagles perth, Eric Mackenzie , Essendon afl, Essendon Bombers, etihad kilda, folau afl, folau israel, Fremantle Dockers, fremantle ruckman, GCFC, geelong cats, Gold Coast Suns, harry_o, Hawthorn Hawks, HawthornFC, Jason Akermanis, Jeff Kennett, Judd Blues, kilda, kilda AFL, kilda riewoldt, lions afl, Mark Harvey, mcg kilda, Melbourne Demons, milburn cats, Nathan van Berlo Crows, North Melbourne Kangaroos, PAFC, Peter Szental, Port Adelaide Power, portadelaidefc, Richmond Football, Richmond Tigers, Rodney Eade dogs, roos afl, sackermanis, spoon eagles, spoon lions, spoon tigers, spoon wce, swans afl, swans footy, swans ruckman, Sydney Swans, tigers afl, Travis Johnstone, Trent Cotchin, WCE AFL, West Coast Eagles, and Western Bulldogs. These keywords represent all teams and often include multiple keywords for them.

The next step was to remove all duplicate tweets. As some tweets contain multiple keywords and some searches were run more than once over that 6-week time period, that possibility existed. To do this, three columns were copy and pasted to a new worksheet: Username, Tweet and In Reply To. On Excel, I did this using Filter -> Advanced Filter -> Unique records only. This process took the total tweets from 8,523 to 5,427.

The third step was to identify all the hash tags used in this data set. To do this, I copy and pasted all the tweets to Notepad. I ran a find and replace for [space]# and replaced with [tab]#. I copy and pasted these back, removed all cells that did not start with a #. After this was done, the data set was copy and pasted back to Notepad. Another find and replace was done, this time, [space] was replaced with [tab]. This was pasted back to excel and all cells that did not start with # were deleted. The completed list was 2,833 total hashtags used. Of these, 556 were unique. The following table counts their total usage:

Hashtag Total times used
#afl 724
#gosaints 110
#gocats 84
#DreamTeam 79
#aflswanshawks 53
#aflpiestigers 51
#aflpowereagles 51
#afldogscats 47
#aflfooty 46
#aflsaintshawks 45
#footy 44
#aflhawksdemons 43
#aflbluestigers 41
#aflcatslions 41
#afleaglesblues 41
#AFLPAQUIZ 39
#aflkangasfreo 38
#brisbanelions 38
#aflkangasbombers 36
#GoSwans 35
#Goblues 34
#ausvotes 33
#gopies 31
#ff 28
#afldogsfreo 25
#Essendon 21
#GoBombers 20
#afldemonsswans 18
#Fremantle 17
#SuperCoach 17
#afllionscrows 16
#adelaide 15
#aflpowercrows 14
#news 13
#thekennel 12
#football 10
#Sackermanis 9
#11BOYS 8
#afllionssaints 8
#AUG21STCLUBVENUS 8
#Blues 8
#collingwood 8
#GUAPGANG 8
#Hawks 8
#HNG 8
#Lions 8
#Australia 7
#Dockers 7
#fb 7
#freo 7
#sports 7
#wce 7
#aker 6
#jobs 6
#lost 6
#NMFC 6
#ABC 5
#aflbluesdogs 5
#Chelsea 5
#Eng 5
#NorthMelbourne 5
#pafc 5
#wafl 5
#aflbombersblues 4
#aflfreoswans 4
#akermanis 4
#blog 4
#bombers 4
#Bulldogs 4
#DOPEVIDEOALERT!! 4
#fail 4
#GOPIES! 4
#gopies!! 4
#GOSAINTS! 4
#gws 4
#pies 4
#sport 4
#worldcup 4
#aflcatshawks 3
#aflcrowscats 3
#afleagleslions 3
#argyleman 3
#beer 3
#bj008 3
#Crows 3
#dogs 3
#dss10 3
#footyshow 3
#Freelance 3
#Gillard 3
#goldcoast 3
#Light 3
#Melbourne 3
#plymouth 3
#sagreat 3
#sydneyswans 3
#tcot 3
#travel 3
#wa 3
#WORDPRESS 3
#17Julay 2
#afl: 2
#AFLCIO 2
#aka 2
#akermanis, 2
#alp 2
#Apple 2
#AstonVilla 2
#BERBATOV 2
#brisbane 2
#Carlton 2
#CarltonFC 2
#CATS 2
#CFL 2
#Chargers 2
#Chile 2
#Cousins 2
#DREAMTEAM!!! 2
#DT 2
#Eagles 2
#economist 2
#FERGUSON 2
#FollowFriday 2
#footyfriday 2
#gno 2
#GOBLUES! 2
#goCats! 2
#GOCROWS 2
#gosaints. 2
#Hamburg 2
#Health 2
#Idontthinkso 2
#Illegal 2
#job 2
#kentucky 2
#lastfm 2
#lp’s 2
#magpies 2
#mofo 2
#Monday 2
#monkbeer 2
#NBA 2
#New 2
#Obesity 2
#online 2
#P2 2
#ROONEY 2
#Soccer 2
#Sportal 2
#suns 2
#Sydney 2
#TeamFollowBack 2
#Þ¹ Óù²_ 2
#thefootyshow 2
#throughandthrough 2
#Tigers 2
#TT 2
#WhoDat 2
# 1
#011 1
#1 1
#1, 1
#15 1
#17 1
#2. 1
#2010 1
#3 1
#3DAL 1
#6 1
#6insolidaity 1
#7 1
#ABCnews24 1
#adelaide, 1
#adversity 1
#af… 1
#AFL! 1
#AFL, 1
#afl. 1
#Aflac 1
#aflbulldogscats 1
#aflcatspies 1
#aflcionow 1
#afldemonsbombers 1
#afldemonsswans. 1
#afldogscats101 1
#afldogskangas 1
#afldogspower 1
#afleaglesfreo 1
#AFLfootyshow 1
#aflhawksdogs 1
#aflordapele 1
#AFLPA 1
#AFLPAQUIZ. 1
#aflpiestigers. 1
#aflsaintshawks. 1
#afrodigital 1
#akergate. 1
#Akermanis. 1
#akermankiss 1
#Albania 1
#A-League 1
#alfsaintshawks 1
#AlfStewart 1
#allday 1
#AllieGentry 1
#annoyingquestion 1
#Argyle 1
#ArizonaFallLeague 1
#Art 1
#Astros 1
#AUG28THHIGHLANDPARK 1
#aussiemigration 1
#Autocar 1
#avidfan 1
#BagelTuesday 1
#bankshowdown 1
#Barcelona 1
#Basketball 1
#batman 1
#BBB 1
#BBB, 1
#bcfc 1
#BEATthebotssss 1
#beenthere 1
#Belgium 1
#BELIEVE 1
#BENNY 1
#betchaknowem 1
#beu 1
#BigFooty 1
#blessings 1
#bmb 1
#boomers 1
#Bordeaux 1
#boulen10? 1
#breakuplines 1
#Bremen 1
#Briggswentdownlike 1
#BrisbaneLions! 1
#BrisbaneLions. 1
#broncos 1
#brugerdisken 1
#Brumbies 1
#caa 1
#cannes 1
#Canterbury-Bankstown 1
#carnbombers 1
#Celtic 1
#CERN 1
#CERTIFIED 1
#championship 1
#Cheetahs 1
#chi 1
#cliffhanghaunters 1
#Climate 1
#CNNHeroes. 1
#cocaine 1
#Coffee 1
#Collingwood. 1
#Collingwood: 1
#collingwoodfc 1
#Colombia 1
#Conservation 1
#conservative. 1
#cop15 1
#Corvette 1
#cowboys 1
#coworking 1
#crazyideas 1
#cubs 1
#deals 1
#deetrain!) 1
#defense 1
#Demetriou 1
#dicaduca 1
#diet 1
#doublestandard 1
#draft 1
#draw365 1
#DREAMTEAM- 1
#DREAMTEAM! 1
#DREAMTEAM!!!!! 1
#DREAMTEAM!!!!!!! 1
#DREAMTEAM!!!!!!!!! 1
#DREAMTEAM!GET 1
#dreamteam(u 1
#DreamTeam, 1
#dreamteam..like 1
#dreamteam2010 1
#dreamteam2010(Ur 1
#drmtm 1
#druggies 1
#Duck 1
#duh 1
#duisburg 1
#dumb 1
#Eagles. 1
#ecommerce 1
#ecommretail 1
#EdeActueel 1
#efficiënt 1
#elmundial 1
#elvisfest 1
#ems 1
#emt 1
#England 1
#epic 1
#EquipedelaRêve 1
#ESPN3: 1
#everyday 1
#everyoneshappy 1
#excitedtweet 1
#faic 1
#fanniemae 1
#fascinating 1
#fat 1
#FCTwente 1
#FcukFranklin 1
#fd10p2m 1
#Fev 1
#FFGLBS 1
#FIFA 1
#fireupdons 1
#fitness 1
#flag 1
#flagship 1
#flash 1
#Flight 1
#flotilla 1
#FLYSTLYE 1
#FollowNow 1
#footyclassified 1
#footyOne 1
#footyshow. 1
#footyteammovies 1
#forçafluminense 1
#FoxFooty 1
#Foxtel 1
#free 1
#Freelancer 1
#freeweezy 1
#freo. 1
#freshen 1
#FridayFwit. 1
#fromtheouter 1
#Fuckem
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1
#fuckyeah 1
#Gabon 1
#gallery: 1
#game 1
#Gaza 1
#GCFC 1
#Geelong 1
#GeelongCats 1
#GER, 1
#GERONIMO 1
#GGMU 1
#GOAT 1
#GoBears 1
#goBears! 1
#GOBLUES. 1
#GOCHELSEA 1
#GOGIANTS 1
#gopies!!! 1
#GoSaints!! 1
#gosaintsFC 1
#gostkilda 1
#GoSwans! 1
#GoSwans!!! 1
#gothepies 1
#green, 1
#GroenWerkt 1
#GUCCI 1
#guitar 1
#Haiku 1
#haiti: 1
#HamOnt 1
#handig 1
#Hanley. 1
#HardMan 1
#harry-o 1
#hawks#Hawthorn#AFL 1
#Hawthorn 1
#hcr, 1
#healthybusiness, 1
#healthyliving 1
#hiring 1
#History 1
#hnw 1
#Hockey 1
#HOLIDAY 1
#hollin 1
#homepark 1
#hotels 1
#HTC 1
#humor 1
#iConfess 1
#i’dliketoseethat! 1
#ihatecollingwood 1
#ihatequotes 1
#ihaveadream 1
#IloveagoodConspiracryTheory 1
#imabitscared 1
#immaturelittleboy 1
#in 1
#inception, 1
#IndianapolisColts 1
#Insiders: 1

The next step was to count the total @ replies and hashtag uses. To do this, all the unique tweets were copied to a new worksheet. A filter was created to list all tweets that did not include an @ sign. These tweets were deleted. This brought the total tweets from 5,427 to 1,844. The next step was to create a filter to show all tweets that did not include a #. These tweets were then deleted. This brought the total Tweets down to 832. The next step was to look remove tweets that did not contain “RT @”, “RT:@”, “retweeting @”, “retweet @”, “via @”, “thx @”, “HT @”, or “r @”. This leaves 458 tweets that are retweets that contain hash tags.

The same process was conducted to count the hash tags that was used for all hash tags and RT @. The following list was created of people who were the most ReTweeted (or mentioned in the ReTweeted tweet) where the tweets contained #hashtags and the #hashtag totals for ReTweets. These were then totaled and counted, resulting in the following table:

Hashtag Count ReTweeted Count
#GOSAINTS 37 @afl 44
#DreamTeam 36 @Carlton_FC 24
#GoCats 26 @stkildafc 23
#AFL 25 @hawthornfc 16
#afleaglesblues 21 @Essendon_FC 15
#pafc 20 @Geelong_FC 12
#aflkangasbombers 19 @sydneyswans 12
#aflpiestigers 18 @iamdiddy 10
#aflsaintshawks 18 @Richmond_FC 9
#aflswanshawks 17 @AFLPA 8
#ausvotes 12 @Adelaide_FC 7
#aflpowereagles 10 @JuliaGillard 7
#AflKANGASfreo 9 @northkangaroos 7
#brisbanelions 9 @_the_kennel_ 6
#NMFC 8 @bigmacvikings 6
#sackermanis 8 @Collingwood_FC 6
#thekennel 8 @dizzyyet 6
#Adelaide 7 @redcafesd 6
#aflcatslions 7 @seanpaull 6
#afllionssaints 7 @aflcio 5
#aflhawksdemons 6 @Gottrocks 5
#AFLPAQUIZ 6 @myfabolouslife 5
#aflpowercrows 6 @PAFC 5
#11BOYS 5 @triplemfooty 5
#GoBombers 5 @AFLStatsGuys 4
#GoPies 5 @AveStarLJ 4
#P2 5 @Bickys 4
#tcot 5 @Bigdroppunt 4
#travel 5 @Blonde_Cheeks 4
#afldemonsswans 4 @CatsInsider 4
#fremantle 4 @crowdiegal 4
#gopies!! 4 @DemonsHQ 4
#goswans 4 @DjPaniic 4
#lions 4 @Fremantle_FC 4
#soccer 4 @jletti 4
#tags: 4 @JOEYCRACKTS 4
#throughandthrough 4 @SENNews 4
#afldogsfreo 3 @tabloidterror 4
#aker 3 @tedwards2 4
#akermanis 3 @THEjennykim 4
#AUG21STCLUBVENUS 3 @themonkbeer 4
#beer 3 @tjrharley 4
#ecfc 3 @aburt 3
#ENG 3 @charlenemay 3
#FF 3 @drwarwick 3
#GUAPGANG 3 @Footyfree 3
#HNG 3 @fromtheouter 3
#monkbeer 3 @garethdn 3
#sewelliscool 3 @mydogateart 3
#SydneySwans 3 @NikkiRoks 3
#WhoDat 3 @pluke17 3
#worldcup 3 @rachii_10 3
#aflbluestigers 2 @rickyrozay 3
#afleagleslions 2 @RTTF_AU 3
#aflfooty 2 @StadiumMustard 3
#aka 2 @TLW3 3
#argyleman 2 @trmash 3
#bj008 2 @afletch5 2
#bulldogs 2 @AFLNewsWire 2
#dogs 2 @AlexBrink10 2
#DOPEVIDEOALERT!! 2 @alexhart7 2
#dreamteam2010 2 @andrewbolt 2
#footy 2 @angiemartinez 2
#footyfriday 2 @annielin 2
#footyshow 2 @BradJohnson6 2
#Fuckem
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2 @BrigandLehmo 2
#Gillard 2 @brotheramos 2
#GoBears 2 @CalAthletics 2
#Goblues 2 @catsman09 2
#Illegal 2 @ChristophHewett 2
#lp 2 @DaRealRoot 2
#nowplaying 2 @Diamonds_Pearlz 2
#plymouth 2 @DreamTeamatl_TK 2
#putthatinyourpipeandsmokeit 2 @DT_13 2
#ROCGiRLs 2 @EdMorrissey 2
#sagreat 2 @emmat18 2
#supercoach 2 @EssendonBomber 2
#thefootyshow 2 @FakeWoosha 2
#TwoDat 2 @globoesportecom 2
#wce 2 @HaroldKuepers. 2
#1, 1 @hawthornfc15 2
#accommodation 1 @iAmRozayyy 2
#aflak 1 @j_carroll7 2
#aflcrowscats 1 @JAE_MILLZ 2
#afldogscats 1 @jasminewright96 2
#aflfreoswans 1 @jazzpafc 2
#AFLPA 1 @jeeziiroqk 2
#alp 1 @jimmywa11 2
#Argyle 1 @jmf27614 2
#Art 1 @jonboy79 2
#bankshowdown 1 @jonpierk 2
#BELIEVE 1 @jrwilliams22 2
#BENNY 1 @JsMiLeZ10 2
#BERBATOV 1 @kaatieee27 2
#BigFooty 1 @keithpitty 2
#BLOG 1 @Ladder_) 2
#boomers 1 @LEGITBOSS 2
#Briggswentdownlike 1 @letoyaluckett 2
#Celtic 1 @Lizziemcbizzie 2
#CERTIFIED 1 @M3lizza 2
#CFL 1 @milo317 2
#Chile 1 @MMMGUNNA 2
#Collingwood. 1 @MRS_MERCHANT 2
#CRS 1 @mstiffington 2
#cubs 1 @NeL_DTF 2
#deetrain! 1 @nick_wade 2
#draw365 1 @NICKIMINAJ 2
#DT 1 @NiKKi_E13 2
#Essendon 1 @noisyinstrument 2
#FERGUSON 1 @plymouthcc 2
#Flecoat 1 @ranyunfei 2
#Flight 1 @reggie_bush 2
#FLYSTLYE 1 @ruanji 2
#FollowNow 1 @SarahStanley 2
#Football 1 @SharinaBurns 2
#GERONIMO 1 @shelleyjames 2
#GGMU 1 @ShunnyBun 2
#glennbeck 1 @StadiumHero 2
#GOGIANTS 1 @SuadeMusic 2
#gop 1 @TalentedInk 2
#GoPies! 1 @TalkingCarlton 2
#GoSaints!!!! 1 @tech45cast 2
#gosaintsFC 1 @tgrant20 2
#gostkilda 1 @the_tony 2
#green, 1 @TheCONDO 2
#GUCCI 1 @therealsmoir 2
#haiti: 1 @TheRealYungBerg 2
#Hawks 1 @TheVoyuer 2
#healthybusiness 1 @thisgirlrox 2
#healthyliving 1 @thisischile 2
#hiring 1 @thisisScoMan 2
#HOLIDAY 1 @timvl 2
#HTC 1 @tip66 2
#ihaveadream 1 @tkpleslie 2
#in 1 @TrendsMelbourne 2
#Inter 1 @UnitedWayTC 2

Based on this sample, (because the whole of the population of AFL tweets is not available and cannot the total cannot be counted to determine the representative value of the sample) the most RTed #hashtag in a Tweet related to the AFL is #gosaints. #dreamteam comes in second. #gocats comes in third. #afl comes in fourth.

The #gosaints tag is popular and the team’s official account has encouraged its use. More recently, New Orleans Saints fans have used it as the NFL pre-season has started. #dreamteam is one of the two most popular AFL fantasy leagues and those fantasy leagues are big into fostering community. Beyond these top four, the most popular tags tend to involve specific match ups. If all tags related to match ups had been included around the time that the games took place, it is highly possible more would be on that list.

In terms of who gets RTed and mentioned in ReTweets, official accounts dominate: The AFL, Carlton, St. Kilda, Hawthorn, the Bombers, Geelong and the Swans. The first non-team account to appear is P. Diddy and he is followed by a number of influential Australian social media people. The next person / non-official AFL account to appear is Julia Gillard. AFL players do not appear to be ReTweeted en masse when compared to their club sides. This isn’t to say that people don’t actively read and follow them. If looking at ReTweets without #hashtags, @harry_o would appear on top with 50 mentions. It is probable that clubs are using #hashtags and players are not; there could be a digital cultural awareness divide between the two.

A copy of the data and some of my step by step process making it workable can be found at RTAFL.xls. I find the whole thing really interesting. If anyone has any tools to make dataming easier or has a suggestion for additional research in this area, let me know as I’d love to hear it.

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Most popular AFL and NRL teams on Facebook

Posted by Laura on Friday, 30 July, 2010

This list extends a bit beyond the AFL and NRL but not much.  The following list contains the total number of fans or members of a Facebook group or fanpage today.  All the official AFL and NRL club pages and accounts are included.  Beyond that, there are a number of other groups and clubs that I had looked at before.  Some of these are official accounts.  Some of them are not.  A number have been deleted after they were originally looked at.  This gives a bit of an idea of what I’m interested in.  It also gives an idea as to how successful official club pages are at capturing the majority of their audience or if fans are going elsewhere.  In some cases, it also gives an idea as to how successful anti-campaigns are at garnering attention.

League Team Name Url Total members Official
AFL AFL AFL https://www.facebook.com/AFL 175,275 Yes
Rugby League/State of Origin Queensland Maroons Queensland Maroons https://www.facebook.com/queenslandmaroons 164,028 Yes
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos – Australian National Football Team https://www.facebook.com/Socceroos 122,725 Yes
NRL Brisbane Broncos Brisbane Broncos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Hill-Australia/Brisbane-Broncos/99453774630 83,157 Yes
AFL Richmond Tigers I hate it when I’m kicking the footy around and Richmond try to recruit me. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-VA/I-hate-it-when-Im-kicking-the-footy-around-and-Richmond-try-to-recruit-me/116177261751551?v=wall 70,250 No
AFL Essendon Bombers Essendon FC https://www.facebook.com/Essendon 68,724 Yes
Rugby League/State of Origin New South Wales Blues NSW Blues https://www.facebook.com/nswblues 62,852 Yes
AFL Adelaide Crows Adelaide Crows https://www.facebook.com/adelaidecrows 51,467 Yes
AFL Collingwood Magpies Collingwood Football Club https://www.facebook.com/collingwoodfc 49,007 Yes
AFL West Coast Eagles West Coast Eagles https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Coast-Eagles/38862387223 47,295 Yes
AFL St. Kilda Saints St Kilda Football Club https://www.facebook.com/stkfc 33,109 Yes
AFL Carlton Blues Carlton Football Club https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCarltonFC 30,322 Yes
AFL Sydney Swans Sydney Swans https://www.facebook.com/sydneyswans 27,261 Yes
NRL Gold Coast Titans Gold Coast Titans https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-Coast-Australia/Gold-Coast-Titans/22602574592 25,714 Yes
AFL Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn Football Club https://www.facebook.com/hawthornfc 25,267 Yes
AFL Fremantle Dockers Fremantle Football Club https://www.facebook.com/fremantlefootballclub 23,293 Yes
NRL Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manly-Warringah-Sea-Eagles/222674735992 20,241 Yes
NRL Wests Tigers Wests Tigers – Official National Rugby League Club https://www.facebook.com/WestsTigers.com.au 19,355 Yes
AFL Richmond Tigers Richmond Tigers https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Richmond-Tigers/7769834477 18,045 No
NRL Newcastle Knights Newcastle Knights https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleKnights 16,470 Yes
NRL Sydney Roosters The Official Sydney Roosters Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Official-Sydney-Roosters-Page/222342250384?ref=sgm 15,362 Yes
AFL Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-Lions/21301860172 15,014 No
AFL Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-Lions/21301860172 15,014 Yes
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne Football Club https://www.facebook.com/northkangaroos 14,496 Yes
AFL Richmond Tigers Richmond FC https://www.facebook.com/Richmond.FC 13,504 Yes
AFL Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide Football Club https://www.facebook.com/portadelaidefootballclub 13,229 Yes
NRL Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Cronulla Sharks https://www.facebook.com/cronullasutherlandsharks 11,230 Yes
Rugby League New Zealand Kiwis New Zealand Kiwis https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Zealand-Kiwis/29087221880 10,745 Yes
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/Western.Bulldogs 9,304 Yes
NRL Melbourne Storm Sucked in Melbourne Storm! HAHA https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sucked-in-Melbourne-Storm-HAHA/119988934680797 8,566 No
AFL Collingwood Magpies Collingwood Magpies https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2208766149 8,066 No
Rugby League Australian Kangaroos Australian Kangaroos https://www.facebook.com/australiankangaroos 8,042 Yes
AFL Melbourne Demons Melbourne Football Club https://www.facebook.com/MELBOURNEfc 8,015 Yes
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5483691593 7,086 No
AFL Hawthorn Hawks hawthorn football club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2210288061 6,557 No
AFL Geelong Cats Geelong Cats https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geelong-Australia/Geelong-Cats/64398281288 6,278 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/canberraraiders 6,269 Yes
AFL Geelong Cats Geelong Cats Insider https://www.facebook.com/GeelongCatsInsider 5,906 Yes
AFL Adelaide Crows Adelaide Crows https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2208515594 5,810 No
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne Kangaroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Melbourne-Kangaroos/33221186760 5,173 No
ANZ Championship ANZ Championship ANZ Netball https://www.facebook.com/pages/ANZ-Netball/92385331744 5,158 Yes
AFL West Coast Eagles West Coast Eagles Appreciation Group https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2212678352 5,031 No
NRL Melbourne Storm Storm Man https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725961793&ref=search&sid=7259 4,986 Yes
AFL Sydney Swans Sydney Swans https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2210531221 4,670 No
Rugby League England Rugby League England Rugby League https://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Rugby-League/22459291791 4,645 Yes
NRL Melbourne Storm Give Melbourne Storm Their Premierships Back https://www.facebook.com/pages/Give-Melbourne-Storm-Their-Premierships-Back/119876964691459 4,479 No
AFL St. Kilda Saints St Kilda Football Club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2215006752 4,265 No
AFL Gold Coast Football Club Gold Coast Football Club https://www.facebook.com/GoldCoastFC 4,111 Yes
AFL Melbourne Demons Melbourne Football Club, The Mighty Demons https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2207848796 4,052 No
AFL Geelong Cats GEELONG FOOTBALL CLUB https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2528050096 3,939 No
AFL Fremantle Dockers Fremantle Dockers Fan Club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2207069891 3,725 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-Folau/10150092717680478 3,577 No
Super 14 ACT Brumbies ACT Brumbies https://www.facebook.com/actbrumbies 3,542 No
Super 14 Western Force Western Force https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Force/24790235284 3,472
Super 14 Western Force Western Force https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Force/24790235284 3,472 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&ref=profile&id=1589355881 3,413 Yes
Rugby League Papua New Guinea Kumuls Papua New Guinea Kumuls https://www.facebook.com/pages/Papua-New-Guinea-Kumuls/48575750514 3,310 Yes
NRL North Queensland Cowboys North Queensland Toyota Cowboys https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirwan-Australia/North-Queensland-Toyota-Cowboys/9098495661 3,208 Yes
AFL Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn Hawks https://www.facebook.com/hawthornhawks 3,182 No
AFL Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide Power https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2373641808 3,152 No
AFL Richmond Tigers Richmond Tigers https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2249604493 2,748 No
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne Kangaroos https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2600790272 2,413 No
AFL Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions AFC https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2210819520 2,321 No
Women’s World Cup Matildas Matildas – Australian National Women’s Football Team https://www.facebook.com/matildas 2,204 Yes
Super 14 ACT Brumbies Official Brumbies Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/BrumbiesFanPage 2,196 Yes
AFL Adelaide Crows Adelaide Crows The team for all proud South Aussies https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelaide-Crows-The-team-for-all-proud-South-Aussies/153984865902 2,116 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs 2010 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Bulldogs-2010/217871884770 2,019 No
AFL Essendon Bombers Essendon Bombers https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14594414804 2,016 No
Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Western Sydney Rollers Western Sydney Rollers https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penrith-Australia/Western-Sydney-Rollers/42792267115 2,001 Yes
AFL Carlton Blues Carlton Blues Supporters Club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2205002774 1,614 No
Rugby League/State of Origin New South Wales Blues New South Wales Rugby League https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-South-Wales-Rugby-League/62360768317 1,436 Yes
W-League W-League Westfield W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westfield-W-League/284833825576 1,424 Yes
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/teamgws 1,359 Yes
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Australia/Canberra-Raiders/44722778922 1,255 Yes
NRL Melbourne Storm Support the Melbourne Storm this Sunday Night https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-the-Melbourne-Storm-this-Sunday-Night/112926535407833 1,244 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Anything To Do With Footy. https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46374304132 984 No
AFL West Coast Eagles West Coast Eagles SUCK! https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Coast-Eagles-SUCK/283601832162 953 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis/301148780410 943 No
AFL Western Bulldogs WESTERN BULLDOGS 2010 PREMIERSHIP TEAM https://www.facebook.com/pages/WESTERN-BULLDOGS-2010-PREMIERSHIP-TEAM/304790027975 673 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis is a homophobe. https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=118380594866779 631 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis/107712129252191 630 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socceroos/106353142733985 617 No
AFL St. Kilda Saints ST KILDA SAINTS https://www.facebook.com/pages/ST-KILDA-SAINTS/76945789299 599 No
SEABL SEABL SEABL https://www.facebook.com/pages/SEABL/156802199436 599 Yes
AFL Collingwood Magpies COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES PREMIERS OF 2010. https://www.facebook.com/pages/COLLINGWOOD-MAGPIES-PREMIERS-OF-2010/206003434840 591 No
AFL Carlton Blues Carlton Blues https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Carlton-Blues/159855878819 590 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Don’t you hate it when you’re in the shower and Jason Akermanis comes in? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-you-hate-it-when-youre-in-the-shower-and-Jason-Akermanis-comes-in/124465230905493 548 No
AFL Western Bulldogs The Jason Akermanis Appreciation Society https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20900401086 482 No
W-League Canberra United Canberra United Fans https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31893404397 459 Yes
AFL Essendon Bombers Essendon Bombers Premiers 2010!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Essendon-Bombers-Premiers-2010/292548086075 444 No
NRL Melbourne Storm melbourne storm :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/melbourne-storm-/234035998634 426 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos 100,000 Strong Socceroos Supporters To Win 2010 World Cup https://www.facebook.com/pages/100000-Strong-Socceroos-Supporters-To-Win-2010-World-Cup/362147231671 403 No
AIHL Sydney Bears Sydney Bears https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-Bears/231164562115 372 Yes
WNBL Canberra Capitals WNBL – Canberra Capitals https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5865846788 368
AFL Fremantle Dockers Fremantle Dockers : Rebuilding since 1995 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fremantle-Dockers-Rebuilding-since-1995/320031751833 365 No
AFL Carlton Blues Carlton Blues FC https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=85618681803 361 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos to dominate in 2010 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socceroos-to-dominate-in-2010/125877250762609 356 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Bulldogs/109838169034373 352 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jarrod Harbrow Stay At The Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jarrod-Harbrow-Stay-At-The-Western-Bulldogs/111810932186509 348 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Karmichael Hunt & Israel Folau: Smartest NRL players in history https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karmichael-Hunt-Israel-Folau-Smartest-NRL-players-in-history/125580140798379 333 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-Folau/116955588324978 308 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Raiders/107811962573583 281 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I’m not a traitor to my sport… LOL jks, im Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-not-a-traitor-to-my-sport-LOL-jks-im-Israel-Folau/126807534010649 261 No
NBL Wollongong Hawks Wollongong Hawks https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2511926702 246
NRL Brisbane Broncos its not all about the money… LOL jkz im Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/its-not-all-about-the-money-LOL-jkz-im-Israel-Folau/128394483853228 246 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney ACT 4 GWS https://www.facebook.com/pages/ACT-4-GWS/131873296847254 226 Yes
AFL Greater Western Sydney Supporters of Greater Western Sydney (Team GWS) AFL https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=197444073672 224 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=211851956941 222 No
AFL Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide Power https://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Adelaide-Power/9426342069 221 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Todd Carney 16 – Canberra Raiders 6……..(17/4/2010) Roosters Vs. Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Todd-Carney-16-Canberra-Raiders-61742010-Roosters-Vs-Raiders/117965208220477 218 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Australian University Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-University-Socceroos/279400107713 217 No
World Interuniversity Games Australian University Socceroos Australian University Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-University-Socceroos/279400107713 217 No
NWBL Wollongong Roller Hawks Wollongong Roller Hawks https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34282398124 215
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis is a legend https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10308061363 211 No
WNBL Bendigo Spirit The Official Bendigo Spirit Basketball https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-Australia/The-Official-Bendigo-Spirit-Basketball/227515051849 183 Yes
AFL Western Bulldogs Vote Julia Gillard as full forward for the Bulldogs!!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vote-Julia-Gillard-as-full-forward-for-the-Bulldogs/135068153186079 177 No
Archery Australia Guy Phillips Guy Phillips https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guy-Phillips/136216599725314 177 Yes
AFL Richmond Tigers Trent Cotchin https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=288344968328 174 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Australia/Canberra-Raiders/142939450791 174 No
Greater Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Senior AFL Penrith Rams IGA PENRITH RAMS https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34780778851 170 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Greater Western Sydney https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greater-Western-Sydney/110850405598090 163 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Bulldogs/275365171824 156 No
NRL Wests Tigers Wests Tigers NYC https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14767245041 153 No
VFL Bendigo Bombers Bendigo Bombers Football Club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=166091156567 151
AFL Western Bulldogs Julia Gillard, full-foward for Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Gillard-full-foward-for-Western-Bulldogs/138828299460524 142 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Im Not Really That Awesome, LOL jk, Im Israel Folau ♥ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-Not-Really-That-Awesome-LOL-jk-Im-Israel-Folau-3/120925127943654 141 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos SOCCEROOS :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/SOCCEROOS-/126051170744978 136 No
AFL Richmond Tigers Daniel Jackson – TIGER TUFF! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123091481992 134 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel Folau has discraced rugby league and is a DOG https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-Folau-has-discraced-rugby-league-and-is-a-DOG/131445246866465 126 No
WNBL Townsville Fire Townsville McCafe Fire https://www.facebook.com/pages/Townsville-Australia/Townsville-McCafe-Fire/239691963244 123 Yes
World Cup Soccer Socceroos kickoff.com.au: A-League, Socceroos, Australian and International football https://www.facebook.com/pages/kickoffcomau-A-League-Socceroos-Australian-and-International-football/238919388600 119 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I’m going to be an AFL superstar. Oh wait, no i’m not. I’m Israel Folau. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-going-to-be-an-AFL-superstar-Oh-wait-no-im-not-Im-Israel-Folau/130787570267787 114 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Brett Holman shouldn’t play for the Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brett-Holman-shouldnt-play-for-the-Socceroos/155289433083 114 No
NRL Newcastle Knights Matt Johns to coach the Newcastle Knights in 2010! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105298639854 110 No
Super 14 ACT Brumbies act brumbies https://www.facebook.com/pages/act-brumbies/188338778385 107 No
AFL Western Bulldogs WESTERN BULLDOGS https://www.facebook.com/pages/WESTERN-BULLDOGS/271303674325 105 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Bulldogs/110292775655582 104 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I love NRL, LOL jk i’m Israel Folau. https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-love-NRL-LOL-jk-im-Israel-Folau/132015913479883 98 No
Super 14 New South Wales Waratahs Waratahs 2008 https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6889666197 98
Super 14 New South Wales Waratahs Waratahs 2008 https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6889666197 98 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Cheering for the Socceroos at the local club in the World Cup https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheering-for-the-Socceroos-at-the-local-club-in-the-World-Cup/406886935323 98 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis handstand appreciation society https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19647855868 97 No
AFL Richmond Tigers Greeks who support Richmond F.C the Tigers https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56793324172 94 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Akermaniacs!! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=13979751018 88 No
AFL Gold Coast Football Club Gold Coast Football Club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116206475832 87 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Langerak is a God, and will be in the Socceroos one day :) p.s hes HOT https://www.facebook.com/pages/Langerak-is-a-God-and-will-be-in-the-Socceroos-one-day-ps-hes-HOT/103909322982210 86 No
WNBL Townsville Fire TOWNSVILLE FIRE https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7634104737 80 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis/376142636801 78 No
NRL Canberra Raiders i bet u i can find 10,000 people who hate canberra raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/i-bet-u-i-can-find-10000-people-who-hate-canberra-raiders/115693885138853 69 No
AFL Western Bulldogs for people who wanna see Jason Akermanis shove his head up his own Ass https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38642639632 68 No
NRL Sydney Roosters Sign Up Jake Friend https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=311599952794 66 No
NRL Canberra Raiders I’m a 2010 Canberra Raiders member https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Australia/Im-a-2010-Canberra-Raiders-member/217845443478 65 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Raiders/370953541588 62 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socceroos/108710262493191 57 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socceroos/112443855448354 57 No
AFL Richmond Tigers No matter how bad they are, I will still barrack for the Richmond Tigers! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=80991032015 56 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney GO Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/pages/GO-Team-GWS/201507074991 55 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-bulldogs/208698572908 51 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Greater Western Sydney Football Club https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greater-Western-Sydney-Football-Club/100573089984951 49 No
VFL Frankston Dolphins Aaron Edwards Fan page https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=139834293787 46
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis is a dick https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=118537708183794 45 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I miss my family in brisbane…lol jk im Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-miss-my-family-in-brisbanelol-jk-im-Israel-Folau/121631641206963 45 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Hi I’m Julia Gillard, I’m a politic LOL jk, I’m full forward for the bulldogs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hi-Im-Julia-Gillard-Im-a-politic-LOL-jk-Im-full-forward-for-the-bulldogs/133430483342149 41 No
Victorian Amateur Football Association Werribee Tigers Werribee Amateur Football Club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7111400046 41
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socceroos/106019049438817 33 No
AFL Hawthorn Hawks The New Hawks Cheer Squad 2009 hawthorn football club https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14866934870 32 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Raiders/148093829783 32 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel Folau to switch codes and Play AFL, Stick that where it fits Gallup https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-Folau-to-switch-codes-and-Play-AFL-Stick-that-where-it-fits-Gallup/121244824577993 31 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Ive always wanted to play AFL LOL jk I’m Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ive-always-wanted-to-play-AFL-LOL-jk-Im-Israel-Folau/121790094527530 31 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team Gws https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=432992410322 30 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Queensland will win Origin 2010… LOL JK, Israel Folau plays AFL now. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-will-win-Origin-2010-LOL-JK-Israel-Folau-plays-AFL-now/121736904533450 30 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney GWS AFL TEAM WE DO NOT WANT YOU !!!! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115243691825820 24 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis slept with me https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-slept-with-me/115552025153010 24 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Petition for Israel to come play the Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Petition-for-Israel-to-come-play-the-Socceroos/124315894249250 24 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs 2010 :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Bulldogs-2010-/121258311217816 21 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I’m loyal to rugby league….lol JK I’m Israel Folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-loyal-to-rugby-leaguelol-JK-Im-Israel-Folau/101306539918069 21 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I’m Israel Folau I’m an NRL superstar, LOL jk im gonna go play footy https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-Israel-Folau-Im-an-NRL-superstar-LOL-jk-im-gonna-go-play-footy/118386028202456 19 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel Folau ♥ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-Folau-3/118502131501099 19 No
AFL AFL I Loved football, then Andrew ‘Dollars’ Demetriou came along https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=376087484378&ref=search 18 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney BOYCOTT TEAM GWS https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=127403363954150 18 No
AFL Hawthorn Hawks Law Hawks https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5033799337 18
AFL Western Bulldogs I’ll never play for the Bulldogs, LOL jk, I’m Julia Gillard https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ill-never-play-for-the-Bulldogs-LOL-jk-Im-Julia-Gillard/104083189641887 18 No
NRL Wests Tigers Melbourne-based Wests Tigers Fanatics https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4979514491 18 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis should be locked and gagged in a closet! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109095775801131 16 No
AHL Tassie Tigers Tassie Tigers Hockey – Top 4 three years in a row https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10850081395 16
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel folau, please stay with NRL https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-folau-please-stay-with-NRL/129283270431508 16 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Supporting the Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Supporting-the-Canberra-Raiders/378099581051 15 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Canberra Raiders https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Raiders/105808109459157 14 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Support for the Socceroos in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-for-the-Socceroos-in-South-Africa/118426448190124 14 No
AFL Western Bulldogs jason akermanis is amazing! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=344061166761 13 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos israel folau is injury prone https://www.facebook.com/pages/israel-folau-is-injury-prone/114024501946027 13 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Change the name of the Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-Australia/Change-the-name-of-the-Socceroos/206601790281 12 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney I live here and don’t support Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=140288354383 11 No
WNBL Townsville Fire Fire Roster https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10595065717 10 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis for Brownlow 2008 https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16522463154 9 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis to win the Coleman medal. https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21877556009 9 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos socceroos fan? get on it!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/socceroos-fan-get-on-it/118141831550071 9 No
AFL Western Bulldogs JASON AKERMANIS’S IQ OF A PLANT https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107444465957654 8 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team GWS is stupid – Nobody cares! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=201349721647 7 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos Israel Folau an AFL player? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Israel-Folau-an-AFL-player/125596160796485 7 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis/105738419448658 6 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socceroos/119664741377244 6 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos The Football Supporters’ Pledge: A-League, Socceroos & Grassroots https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Football-Supporters-Pledge-A-League-Socceroos-Grassroots/114421618592491 5 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Only Homophobes think Jason Akermanis is a homophobe! https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128825660465576 4 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I’m not angry Israel Folau, I’m just very disappointed in you. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-not-angry-Israel-Folau-Im-just-very-disappointed-in-you/122542961115419 4 No
NRL Canberra Raiders CANBERRA RAIDERS (GREEN MACHINE) https://www.facebook.com/pages/CANBERRA-RAIDERS-GREEN-MACHINE/131955160151271 4 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-GWS/110182962355046 3 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-GWS/110460898989193 3 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124872100865630 3 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis Biography https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-Biography/106142142741832 3 No
W-League Brisbane Roar Brisbane Roar FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-Roar-FC-W-League/113243915352961 3 No
World Cup Soccer Socceroos Young Socceroos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Socceroos/115695218444154 3 No
AFL Western Bulldogs The Battle Within by Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Battle-Within-by-Jason-Akermanis/110570445624262 2 No
NRL Canberra Raiders On a scale of 1-Canberra Raiders how premature are you https://www.facebook.com/pages/On-a-scale-of-1-Canberra-Raiders-how-premature-are-you/125897990754134 2 No
W-League Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Victory-W-League/114789105203249 2 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis Can’t Drive A Race Car https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123972501889 1 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis/373300971735 1 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis Autobiography https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-Autobiography/106446502709782 1 No
NRL Canberra Raiders Raiders de canberra https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raiders-de-canberra/106471522724049 1 No
W-League Adelaide United Adelaide United FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelaide-United-FC-W-League/108294542532589 1 No
W-League Adelaide United Adelaide United F.C. W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelaide-United-FC-W-League/111672428851109 1 No
W-League Adelaide United Adelaide United W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelaide-United-W-League/110542468965980 1 No
W-League Brisbane Roar Brisbane Roar W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-Roar-W-League/106111719427974 1 No
W-League Canberra United Canberra United FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-United-FC-W-League/109991445697639 1 No
W-League Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Victory-FC-W-League/107986482554786 1 No
W-League Queensland Roar Queensland Roar W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-Roar-W-League/106361719403254 1 No
W-League W-League Westfield W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westfield-W-League/106287136076565 1 No
AFL Greater Western Sydney Team GWS https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-GWS/116207325073108 0 No
AFL Melbourne Demons Melbourne Demons https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Melbourne-Demons/8283147091 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis Is Totally Gay https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=118573961511057 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis is a F*ckwit https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18564050741 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis: Homophobe and complete fuckwit! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-Homophobe-and-complete-fuckwit/105067262872425 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis is a coward https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-is-a-coward/105337389512086 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis is an idiot. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-is-an-idiot/125326927493237 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Jason Akermanis, you are a MORON! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Akermanis-you-are-a-MORON/109009685810123 0 No
AFL Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Bulldogs-FC/22912285819 0 No
NBL Wollongong Hawks Wollongong Hawks https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wollongong-Australia/Wollongong-Hawks/250640730611 0
NRL Brisbane Broncos I’d rather see the world end in 2012 then see Israel Folau play AFL https://www.facebook.com/pages/Id-rather-see-the-world-end-in-2012-then-see-Israel-Folau-play-AFL/125789914109136 0 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos I hate AFL…lol jk i’m karmichael hunt and israel folau https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-hate-AFLlol-jk-im-karmichael-hunt-and-israel-folau/121488781224409 0 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos israel folau turned gay for 3 million https://www.facebook.com/pages/israel-folau-turned-gay-for-3-million/128843927141424 0 No
NRL Brisbane Broncos sucks Israel Folau joined AFL, LOL jk AFL needs better players anyways https://www.facebook.com/pages/sucks-Israel-Folau-joined-AFL-LOL-jk-AFL-needs-better-players-anyways/132172480131292 0 No
NRL Melbourne Storm Best team in NRL.. Melbourne Storm ! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-team-in-NRL-Melbourne-Storm-/43558529287 0 No
NRL Melbourne Storm Melbourne Storm https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Melbourne-Storm/21222300614 0 Yes
W-League Canberra United Canberra United W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-United-W-League/106044356102375 0 No
W-League Central Coast Mariners Central Coast Mariners FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Coast-Mariners-FC-W-League/108518769173365 0 No
W-League Central Coast Mariners Central Coast Mariners W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Coast-Mariners-W-League/111835622169478 0 No
W-League Newcastle Jets Newcastle Jets FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-Jets-FC-W-League/105841596122300 0 No
W-League Newcastle Jets Newcastle Jets W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-Jets-W-League/110694742284280 0 No
W-League Newcastle United Jets Newcastle United Jets FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-United-Jets-FC-W-League/107745802588731 0 No
W-League Newcastle United Jets Newcastle United Jets W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-United-Jets-W-League/106256169412363 0 No
W-League Perth Glory Perth Glory W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perth-Glory-W-League/106426936059962 0 No
W-League Perth Glory FC Perth Glory FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perth-Glory-FC-W-League/105709786128298 0 No
W-League Queensland Roar Queensland Roar FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-Roar-FC-W-League/106577539379058 0 No
W-League Sydney FC Sydney FC W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-FC-W-League/107350229294344 0 No
W-League W-League Westfield W-League https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westfield-W-League/112250692140005 0 No
W-League W-League W League https://www.facebook.com/pages/W-League/105657402802575 0 Yes
W-League W-League W League https://www.facebook.com/pages/W-League/105657402802575 0 No
W-League W-League W League https://www.facebook.com/pages/W-League/109267555759761 0 No
W-League W-League W League https://www.facebook.com/pages/W-League/119918504685192 0 No
WNBL Bendigo Spirit WNBL – Bendigo Spirit https://www.facebook.com/BendigoSpirit 0 Yes

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Most popular Australian clubs and teams on Twitter

Posted by Laura on Thursday, 29 July, 2010

I haven’t done an update in a month or so… but this is my list of Australian clubs, leagues and athletes on Twitter.  It is sorted by followers.  The list is rather comprehensive but not all comprehensive.  A few accounts have been deleted since the last time I did this.  Those accounts aren’t noted this time around. And unlike the last time around, I haven’t htmled the Twitter accounts.  If you see any people or clubs or fansites that I’m missing, let me know in the comments.

League Team Account Date collected Following Followers Lists
First class cricket New South Wales Blues PH408 (player) 29-Jul-10 0 12,146 407
Super 14 Natal Sharks JohnSmit123 (player) 29-Jul-10 21 11,368 414
AFL AFL AFL (official) 29-Jul-10 269 11,326 388
Super 14 Pretoria Bulls (Northern Bulls) VictorMatfield (player) 29-Jul-10 36 10,651 414
Rugby World Cup South Africa Lions LionsRugbyTeam 29-Jul-10 10,529 9,738 291
NRL Wests Tigers LoteTuqiri (player) 29-Jul-10 70 9,307 449
Rugby World Cup All Blacks nzru 29-Jul-10 88 8,795 432
NRL NRL NRL 29-Jul-10 29 6,816 216
NRL St. George Illawarra Dragons RealBigDell (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 113 6,641 215
AFL Collingwood Magpies Collingwood_FC 29-Jul-10 5,516 6,205 207
AFL Essendon Bombers Essendon_FC 29-Jul-10 5,677 5,791 196
AFL Adelaide Crows Adelaide_FC 29-Jul-10 5,642 5,656 199
AFL Melbourne Demons jimstynes (player) 29-Jul-10 13 5,508 142
Super 14 Queensland Reds QuadeCooper (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 50 5,439 215
AFL Collingwood Magpies harry_o (player) 29-Jul-10 498 5,329 201
AFL Essendon Bombers JobeWatson (player) 29-Jul-10 5 4,937 156
AFL Sydney Swans sydneyswans (official) 29-Jul-10 2,461 4,848 195
Super 14 Canterbury Crusaders mornesteyn (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 2 4,566 213
Super 14 Wellington Hurricanes NeemiaTialata (Neemia Tialata) 29-Jul-10 1,283 4,541 283
Swimming Australia Stephanie Rice ItsStephRice (athlete) 29-Jul-10 93 4,418 225
NRL Gold Coast Titans mat_rogers6 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 132 4,285 224
AFL Essendon Bombers AngusMonfries (player) 29-Jul-10 16 4,264 157
World Cup Socceroos socceroos (official) 29-Jul-10 756 4,043 181
AFL Hawthorn Hawks lehmo23 (player) 29-Jul-10 521 4,010 154
Super 14 Wellington Hurricanes Hurricanesrugby 29-Jul-10 3,320 3,825 159
AFL St. Kilda Saints stkildafc (official) 29-Jul-10 3,885 3,816 157
AFL Carlton Blues Carlton_FC (official) 29-Jul-10 2,979 3,659 169
AFL Geelong Cats Geelong_FC (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 1,992 3,119 126
Rugby World Cup Wallabies QantasWallabies 29-Jul-10 383 3,076 172
First class cricket New South Wales Blues NBRACKEN142 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 85 2,828 152
Super 14 Wellington Hurricanes Powza13 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 390 2,690 173
AFL Hawthorn Hawks HawthornFC (official) 29-Jul-10 8 2,597 139
AFL Richmond Tigers Richmond_FC 29-Jul-10 148 2,525 122
AFL Melbourne Demons nathan2jones (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 253 2,490 106
NRL Gold Coast Titans GCTitans 29-Jul-10 12 2,447 109
AFL Collingwood Magpies mickmalthouse (Mick Malthouse) 29-Jul-10 11 2,297 66
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos northkangaroos (official) 29-Jul-10 69 2,241 125
A-League Melbourne Victory gomvfc 29-Jul-10 1,429 2,211 144
AFL Brisbane Lions BrendanFevola05 (player) 29-Jul-10 27 2,189 72
NRL New Zealand Warriors (Auckland Warriors) nzwarriors (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 372 2,182 77
AFL Melbourne Demons DemonsHQ (official) 29-Jul-10 311 1,896 114
World Cup Socceroos socceroos_news (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 1,723 1,858 80
Super 14 Cape Town Stormers (Western Stormers) THESTORMERS 29-Jul-10 213 1,828 76
AFL Melbourne Demons CamSchwab (ceo) 29-Jul-10 288 1,810 81
AFL Port Adelaide Power PAFC (official) 29-Jul-10 31 1,804 123
NRL Wests Tigers Wests_Tigers (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 827 1,787 74
AFL West Coast Eagles WCEofficial 29-Jul-10 4 1,775 113
Super 14 Durban Sharks (Coastal Sharks)(Natal Sharks) sharksrugby 29-Jul-10 36 1,766 86
AFL Collingwood Magpies DT_13 (Dale Thomas) 29-Jul-10 6 1,751 44
NRL North Queensland Cowboys northqldcowboys 29-Jul-10 37 1,649 77
Tennis Australia Tennis Australia TennisAustralia (official) 29-Jul-10 63 1,638 165
NBL Melbourne Tigers Follow24Hodge (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 27 1,638 93
NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs SSFCRABBITOHS 29-Jul-10 789 1,610 89
AFL Fremantle Dockers Fremantle_FC (official) 29-Jul-10 147 1,578 104
NRL Melbourne Storm MelbStormRLC (official) 29-Jul-10 1,184 1,473 87
AFL Gold Coast Football Club GoldCoastFC (official) 29-Jul-10 571 1,458 110
AFL Hawthorn Hawks Hawks_AFL (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 1,979 1,446 29
ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens MelbourneVixens 29-Jul-10 706 1,405 56
NRL Manly Sea Eagles manlyseaeagles 29-Jul-10 111 1,338 72
First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers Bushrangers 29-Jul-10 1,389 1,336 89
First class cricket New South Wales Blues ClarkeVC (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 34 1,264 41
AFL Melbourne Demons Rickypetterd15 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 66 1,260 57
NBL Adelaide 36ers Adelaide36ers 29-Jul-10 834 1,132 66
AFL Melbourne Demons howcroft 29-Jul-10 68 1,127 38
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos andrewswallow (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 13 1,096 67
NRL NRL NRLNEWS (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 182 1,068 27
NRL Penrith Panthers penrithpanthers (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 83 1,067 70
Super 14 Canterbury Crusaders crusadersrugby 29-Jul-10 2 1,065 75
AFL Western Bulldogs westernbulldogs (official) 29-Jul-10 9 1,053 68
AFL Brisbane Lions ALFbrisbane (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 3 1,053 45
A-League Melbourne Victory mitchlangerak (player) 29-Jul-10 13 1,010 58
NRL Parramatta Eels parramatta_eels 29-Jul-10 1,090 993 27
AFL Collingwood Magpies PeterDaicos (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 684 964 60
ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens SharelleVixens 29-Jul-10 35 961 37
A-League Sydney FC SydneyFC1011 29-Jul-10 786 955 78
AFL AFL SENfooty 29-Jul-10 59 946 48
A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club LawrieMcKinna (coach) 29-Jul-10 1 922 68
A-League Melbourne Victory adrianleijer (player, Adrian Leijer) 29-Jul-10 48 906 65
NBL Wollongong Hawks wollongonghawks 29-Jul-10 1,568 881 63
AFL Melbourne Demons MCC_Members 29-Jul-10 558 857 27
NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs benross23 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 48 854 42
Super 14 ACT Brumbies BrumbiesRugby 29-Jul-10 135 848 65
NBL South Dragons Joeingles7 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 43 830 50
NRL Melbourne Storm MelbourneStorm_ (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 13 827 28
Super 14 Queensland Reds RedsRugby (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 166 824 44
Super 14 Queensland Reds Reds_Rugby 29-Jul-10 26 817 58
AFL Collingwood Magpies bigdyman (player) 29-Jul-10 19 810 54
AFL AFL AFLphotos (official) 29-Jul-10 75 798 46
NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs therabbitohs (official) 29-Jul-10 10 790 61
NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs therabbitohs (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 10 790 61
NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs rabbitohs (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 665 788 36
A-League North Queensland Fury FC nqfuryfc 29-Jul-10 1,808 786 52
Super 14 Natal Sharks KeeganDaniel (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 5 761 42
NRL Parramatta Eels PirtekParraEels (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 7 759 46
NRL NRL NRLTweet (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 161 731 43
AFL Collingwood Magpies collingwoodnews (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 1 729 31
First class cricket Queensland Bulls andrew_symonds (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 5 716 28
NBL Perth Wildcats perthwildcats 29-Jul-10 74 704 54
Super 14 Melbourne Rebels melbournerebels 29-Jul-10 738 695 38
AIS University of Canberra National Institute of Sport Studies unicanberra 29-Jul-10 118 688 36
NSW Premier League Sydney Olympic MarkBosnich (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 16 676 44
Basketball Australia Australian Boomers aussieboomers 29-Jul-10 0 656 53
NBL NBL NBLhoops 29-Jul-10 47 651 52
NRL Gold Coast Titans AshHarrison1 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 25 618 40
A-League Melbourne Victory victoryinmelb 29-Jul-10 80 616 47
NRL New Zealand Warriors (Auckland Warriors) thenzwarriors 29-Jul-10 72 614 49
A-League Wellington Phoenix wgtnphoenixfc 29-Jul-10 57 612 41
NRL Canberra Raiders RaidersCanberra 29-Jul-10 5 608 58
A-League A-League thefootballsack (fansite) 29-Jul-10 1,920 594 39
NBL New Zealand Breakers johnrillie (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 347 592 48
AFL Fremantle Dockers Freo_Dockers (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 319 581 44
NRL Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks SharksOnline (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 846 569 11
NRL Gold Coast Titans lukeodwyer (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 49 561 42
Netball Australia Netball Australia NetballAust 29-Jul-10 121 559 53
AFL West Coast Eagles wingsofperth (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 5 555 11
A-League Brisbane Roar BNERoar (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 186 539 42
AFL Greater Western Sydney team_gws (official) 29-Jul-10 102 538 50
A-League Perth Glory PerthGlory_FC 29-Jul-10 13 526 56
AFL St. Kilda Saints njbrown17 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 19 506 34
NRL Manly Sea Eagles gorgeousgrose (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 28 503 27
AFL Brisbane Lions AFLBrisbaneFC 29-Jul-10 25 484 21
NRL NRL TWiLeague (show) 29-Jul-10 1,262 480 29
A-League Adelaide United adelaideunited 29-Jul-10 134 480 46
A-League Newcastle Jets newcastle_jets 29-Jul-10 15 480 30
Super 14 Queensland Reds L_Weeks (player) 29-Jul-10 77 475 34
World Cup Socceroos GGArmy (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 576 471 28
AFL Fremantle Dockers FremantleFC (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 0 461 12
AFL Essendon Bombers JasonJohnson14 (former player) 29-Jul-10 17 460 18
NRL Parramatta Eels PlanetEels (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 551 456 26
A-League Sydney FC SFCNews (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 135 455 51
ANZ Championship Queensland Firebirds laurafirebirds (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 11 451 21
NBL Perth Wildcats CatsGM 29-Jul-10 53 424 53
NBL Wollongong Hawks milisimic (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 736 422 30
A-League Adelaide United adelaidereds 29-Jul-10 280 409 52
A-League Brisbane Roar brisbaneroar 29-Jul-10 4 404 47
Super 14 ACT Brumbies snorkymortlock (player) 29-Jul-10 9 403 23
NRL Brisbane Broncos broncosbigfan (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 398 389 20
ANZ Championship Adelaide Thunderbirds NatTbirds 29-Jul-10 0 389 20
AFL AFL AFL_Shifter (talent scout, Kevin Sheehan) 29-Jul-10 9 386 16
NRL NRL NRLlivebetting (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 17 379 2
NBL Townsville Crocodiles TsvCrocs 29-Jul-10 343 377 34
Netball Australia Australian Diamonds (national team) AussieDiamonds 29-Jul-10 40 371 21
ANZ Championship New South Wales Swifts SusanSwifts 29-Jul-10 23 360 22
AFL Sydney Swans JaredCrouch (former player) 29-Jul-10 72 356 22
Netball Victoria Netball Victoria netballvic 29-Jul-10 633 355 21
AFL AFL AFLInsider (official) 29-Jul-10 85 354 26
NBL Melbourne Tigers Wortho33 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 81 352 30
NBL Sydney Kings thesydneykings (official) 29-Jul-10 5 352 31
First class cricket Tassie Tigers crickettas 29-Jul-10 1 352 18
Rugby League/State of Origin New South Wales Blues NSWRL 29-Jul-10 58 345 23
NRL Wests Tigers fakebrycegibbs (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 369 344 19
NRL St. George Illawarra Dragons mighty_dragons (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 7 330 17
ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens Renaehallinan (player) 29-Jul-10 35 328 14
NRL Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Fergo1990 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 16 327 21
NBL Townsville Crocodiles chomicide (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 201 323 26
AFL AFL AFL_JenWitham 29-Jul-10 140 322 34
NRL Parramatta Eels blueandgoldarmy (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 61 320 12
NBL Cairns Taipans Dusty_Rychart (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 45 317 22
Australian Cycling Federation rachel neylan rachneylan (athlete) 29-Jul-10 225 306 29
World Cup Socceroos HalfTimeHeroes (soccer fansite) 29-Jul-10 790 302 18
AFL West Coast Eagles WestCoastEagles (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 0 299 5
A-League A-League ultimatealeague (fansite) 29-Jul-10 44 287 29
AFL Melbourne Demons MelbourneFC (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 0 281 11
NRL Brisbane Broncos BrisbaneBronco (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 86 277 10
AFL Essendon Bombers essendonfc (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 0 266 9
AIS University of Canberra National Institute of Sport Studies 520507 (Keith Lyons) 29-Jul-10 336 265 12
AFL West Coast Eagles MitchJbrown17 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 7 263 30
NRL Newcastle Knights Corypato (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 25 261 16
First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers MatthewWade13 (player) 29-Jul-10 62 260 18
A-League Gold Coast United GCUSC (unofficial supporter club) 29-Jul-10 242 259 20
First class cricket New South Wales Blues eddiecowan (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 134 258 27
First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers AaronFinch5 (player) 29-Jul-10 78 256 17
NBL New Zealand Breakers NZBreakers 29-Jul-10 12 254 28
UCI Continental Team (Oceania Region) Team Jayco Skins / Cycling Australia teamjaycoskins (official) 29-Jul-10 19 249 19
AFL Melbourne Demons demonland (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 176 247 9
AFL Western Bulldogs _the_kennel_ 29-Jul-10 28 245 15
Hockey Australia Hockeyroos katehollywood10 29-Jul-10 66 242 13
AIHL Sydney Bears sydneybears 29-Jul-10 568 240 4
Tennis Australia Sam Stosur samstosurnews (official) 29-Jul-10 54 235 19
NBL New Zealand Breakers oscarforman (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 38 232 22
Handball Australia Canberra Handball Club sashpet (player) 29-Jul-10 897 222 6
NRL Brisbane Broncos broncobasher (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 243 219 5
ANZ Championship New South Wales Swifts nswswifts 29-Jul-10 8 216 16
A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club CCMarinersFC (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 117 215 27
VFL Casey Scorpions CaseyScorpions 29-Jul-10 5 211 8
Volleyball Australia Volleyball Australia ausvolley 29-Jul-10 10 207 12
First class cricket South Australian Redbacks (Southern Redbacks) RedbacksT20 29-Jul-10 7 206 23
NBL Perth Wildcats TheRealSchensh (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 17 202 21
NBL Townsville Crocodiles rustyhinder (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 100 200 26
First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers petersiddle (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 1 193 18
AIHL Melbourne Ice TheMelbourneIce 29-Jul-10 1 193 9
NRL Parramatta Eels 1eyedeel (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 646 188 11
VFL Williamstown Football Club WilliamstownFC 29-Jul-10 175 188 7
ANZ Championship Adelaide Thunderbirds AdelaideTBirds 29-Jul-10 0 188 14
ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens JulieCorletto (Julie Corletto) 29-Jul-10 27 187 6
Super 14 Western Australia Force (Western Force) s14_force 29-Jul-10 2 183 13
AFL Fremantle Dockers ryanmcrowley (player) 29-Jul-10 17 179 15
WNBL WNBL WNBL 29-Jul-10 38 178 22
Super 14 Central Cheetahs (Vodacom Cheetahs) VodacomCheetahs 29-Jul-10 44 177 13
AFL Sydney Swans BionicSwan (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 20 177 26
Super 14 Queensland Reds s14_queensland (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 2 169 10
VFL North Ballarat Roosters NB_Roosters 29-Jul-10 26 167 10
Rugby League/State of Origin Queensland Maroons QLD_Maroons 29-Jul-10 1 167 4
NBL Adelaide 36ers DarrenNg8 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 59 163 14
NRL St. George Illawarra Dragons jsaffy (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 11 159 13
NRL Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs bulldogsnews (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 105 145 6
A-League Melbourne Victory victorytwit (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 49 143 11
A-League Melbourne Victory mvfcfanzone 29-Jul-10 115 142 20
ANZ Championship West Coast Fever SusanWCFever 29-Jul-10 23 142 13
AFL Melbourne Demons matesOmelbourne (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 1 141 11
NRL Balmain Tigers tigers1908 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 7 137 11
AFL Western Bulldogs ccaallward (player) 29-Jul-10 0 136 24
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos Marcus__White (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 27 135 16
AFL Hawthorn Hawks bmsew (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 22 132 21
NBL Perth Wildcats catslisch 29-Jul-10 10 132 8
First class cricket Queensland Bulls qldcricket 29-Jul-10 13 130 6
AFL AFL AFL_Aus (fansite) 29-Jul-10 0 126 7
NBL Adelaide 36ers jgovereasy (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 35 122 11
W-League W-League AusWomensGame (fansite) 29-Jul-10 43 112 11
AFL St. Kilda Saints RWBFooty (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 70 111 9
SFL Caulfield Bears CaulfieldBears 29-Jul-10 195 107 1
Gridiron Australia Nationals Perth Blitz fatloaf (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 170 100 4
Gridiron Australia Nationals WA Raiders fatloaf (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 170 100 4
AIHL AIHL AIHL 29-Jul-10 31 99 2
AIHL Gold Coast Bluetongues gcbluetongues 29-Jul-10 47 97 2
AFL Geelong Cats thecattery (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 16 97 5
NBL Sydney Kings sydneykings 29-Jul-10 61 94 12
Netball New South Wales Sydney_Netball 29-Jul-10 64 90 5
AFL Fremantle Dockers briansham (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 12 87 12
NBL Wollongong Hawks danjackson9 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 60 84 8
NBL Perth Wildcats CatsTM 29-Jul-10 26 84 8
NRL Gold Coast Titans Aaron_Cannings (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 3 81 11
AIS New South Wales Institute of Sport theNSWIS (official) 29-Jul-10 259 80 0
NBL Townsville Crocodiles JoshJenkins24 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 59 75 8
Volleyball Australia Volleyball SA mmurpha (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 113 74 2
AFL Richmond Tigers yellow_n_black (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 4 74 8
A-League Sydney FC SydneyFC 29-Jul-10 0 73 4
Semi Professional Basketball League Semi Professional Basketball League SEABL 29-Jul-10 12 70 8
AFL Melbourne Demons demonwiki (fansite) 29-Jul-10 70 69 1
AFL Canberra Sydney Swans Reserves swansreserves 29-Jul-10 24 67 4
NBL Perth Wildcats Cats_Coach 29-Jul-10 11 67 4
U18 National Championships Western Australia U18s team WA_U18s 29-Jul-10 9 67 1
NBL Adelaide 36ers BenFitz (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 54 66 7
U18 National Championships Victoria U18s team VicMetroU18s 29-Jul-10 4 66 2
NBL Perth Wildcats CatsWagstaff 29-Jul-10 10 65 5
U18 National Championships Tasmania U18s team TasU18s 29-Jul-10 7 64 1
NBL Adelaide 36ers 36ers (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 16 60 11
U18 National Championships South Australia U18s team SA_U18s 29-Jul-10 8 60 2
NRL NRL womeninleague 29-Jul-10 15 59 6
Australian Baseball League Australian Baseball League ABLeague 29-Jul-10 5 58 3
NBL Perth Wildcats CatsGear 29-Jul-10 35 57 2
U18 National Championships Victoria U18s team VicCountryU18s 29-Jul-10 5 57 2
Claxton Shield Barbagallo Perth Heat PerthHeat 29-Jul-10 23 56 4
U18 National Championships Northern Territory U18s team NT_U18s 29-Jul-10 16 55 1
U18 National Championships Queensland U18s team QldU18s 29-Jul-10 5 54 1
NBL Perth Wildcats CatsTickets 29-Jul-10 7 53 5
NBL South (Melbourne) Dragons SAVEOURDRAGONS (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 54 51 3
UCI Continental Team (Oceania Region) Team Jayco Skins / Cycling Australia AlexCarver91 (athlete) 29-Jul-10 71 50 3
AFL Collingwood Magpies VictoriaParkHC (grounds) 29-Jul-10 21 50 2
AFL Sydney Swans RTTF_AU (fansite) 29-Jul-10 99 47 5
NSW Premier League Manly United ManlyUnited 29-Jul-10 26 46 5
NBL Townsville Crocodiles willo43 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 24 46 6
U18 National Championships New South Wales U18s team NSWACT_Rams 29-Jul-10 7 46 1
AFL Greater Western Sydney ACT4GWS 29-Jul-10 40 44 1
WNBL Bendio Spirit bendigospirit 29-Jul-10 31 43 4
NRL Parramatta Eels parraeels (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 0 42 4
NBL Perth Wildcats CatsCommunity 29-Jul-10 79 41 3
NBL Townsville Crocodiles Kegs42 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 43 40 7
AIHL AIHL hnim (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 2 40 4
AFL Essendon Bombers bomberblitz (player) 29-Jul-10 19 38 1
AIHL AIHL hockeypulse (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 20 36 2
Australian Cross Country Ski Team Australian Cross Country Ski Team AUS_XC (official) 29-Jul-10 6 35 4
Netball New South Wales Petersham RUFC Netball Club PetershamNetbal 29-Jul-10 13 34 5
Brisbane Netball Association ACE Netball Club ACENetball 29-Jul-10 3 33 5
WNBL Dandenong Jayco Rangers JaycoRangers 29-Jul-10 1 32 7
Plenty Valley Netball Association Orcas Netball Orcas_Netball 29-Jul-10 2 31 8
NBL Gold Coast Blaze Vandy21 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 8 30 9
AFL Fremantle Dockers bc8977 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 10 22 7
Cycling Australia Velo Canberra velocanberra 29-Jul-10 24 20 0
NBL Perth Wildcats Cats_Media 29-Jul-10 11 20 2
VFL Port Melbourne Borough BoroughBoy (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 2 20 12
W-League W-League abcwleague (media outlet) 29-Jul-10 15 19 4
AFL Essendon Bombers jreynojreyno (player) 29-Jul-10 16 18 1
NBL Perth Wildcats nickmarvin (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 5 16 2
NBL Townsville Crocodiles ToffCedar (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 39 15 5
AIS University of Canberra National Institute of Sport Studies ucniss (official) 29-Jul-10 20 14 1
NBL Townsville Crocodiles cameronwhiting (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 11 13 6
WNBL Logan Thunder loganthunder 29-Jul-10 2 11 6
Triathlon TriathlonTSO TriathlonTSO 29-Jul-10 35 9 0
Tennis Australia Tennis Canberra tenniscanberra (official) 29-Jul-10 9 8 0
NBL Adelaide 36ers brad_393 (unofficial) 29-Jul-10 10 7 3
AFLNT AFLNT Chippa39 (official) 29-Jul-10 15 4 0
Gridiron Australia Nationals Perth Blitz perthblitz 29-Jul-10 0 1 2

One of the comments included links to several Australian athletes on Twitter that I had missed. Some of these athletes aren’t active in Australian leagues so they don’t necessarily really fit well with most of the people and leagues on the list… but included below for interest. Any more names of people, leagues and clubs I’m missing, let me know. :)

Service League Team Account Date collected Following Followers Lists
Twitter First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers AndrewMcDonald4 (Andrew McDonald) 30-Jul-10 16 199 8
Twitter V8 Supercars jamiewhincup (Jamie Whincup) 30-Jul-10 14 2,446 158
Twitter Basketball Australia Australian Boombers AndrewMBogut (Andrew Bogut) 30-Jul-10 175 25,068 1,292
Twitter AFL Essendon Bombers JasonJohnson14 (former Essendon AFL player) 30-Jul-10 17 461 18
Twitter AFL Essendon Bombers SteveAlessio (former Essendon AFL player) 30-Jul-10 145 943 63
Twitter First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers warne888 30-Jul-10 89 129,802 3,137

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Alexa rank for Australian leagues and clubs

Posted by Laura on Thursday, 29 July, 2010

I’ve been some what lax with collecting data during the past month.  This morning, I decided to remedy this a bit by updating my Alexa rank list for Australian sport clubs and teams.  This is what can be found below.  (The list isn’t all comprehensive.  I tend to mostly focus on the AFL and NRL.) It is interesting to see who is doing well, especially when compared to other clubs in the same league or clubs playing in the same geographic area.

League Team Site Alexa World Rank Rank in AU
AFL AFL afl.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/afl.com.au 4,840 55
NRL NRL nrl.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/nrl.com 11,713 136
AFL Collingwood Magpies collingwoodfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/collingwoodfc.com.au 141,212 1,593
AFL Richmond Tigers richmondfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/richmondfc.com.au 159,928 2,141
AFL Hawthorn Hawks hawthornfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hawthornfc.com.au 141,561 2,360
AFL St. Kilda Saints saints.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/saints.com.au 222,651 2,476
AFL Sydney Swans sydneyswans.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/sydneyswans.com.au 172,672 2,577
AFL Brisbane Lions lions.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lions.com.au 190,241 2,785
AFL Melbourne Demons melbournefc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/melbournefc.com.au 199,203 2,956
AFL Essendon Bombers essendonfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/essendonfc.com.au 165,405 2,992
NRL Brisbane Broncos broncos.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/broncos.com.au 289,581 3,434
AFL Carlton Blues carltonfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/carltonfc.com.au 206,878 3,739
AFL AFL talkingfootball.net http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/talkingfootball.net 214,367 3,938
A-League A-League a-league.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/a-league.com.au 341,845 4,362
AFL Melbourne Demons demonland.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/demonland.com 255,537 4,505
AFL West Coast Eagles westcoasteagles.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/westcoasteagles.com.au 336,948 5,114
AFL Essendon Bombers bomberblitz.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bomberblitz.com 418,968 5,284
Netball Australia Netball Australia netball.asn.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/netball.asn.au 250,151 5,912
Queensland Rugby League Queensland Rugby League qrl.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/qrl.com.au 401,634 5,971
NRL Sydney Roosters sydneyroosters.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/sydneyroosters.com.au 543,273 6,714
AFL Adelaide Crows afc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/afc.com.au 360,510 6,853
NRL Manly Warringah Sea Eagles mwse.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/mwse.com.au 440,562 7,460
Australian Sports Commission ausport.gov.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ausport.gov.au 255,419 7,584
NRL St George Illawarra Dragons dragons.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dragons.com.au 378,400 7,650
AFL Geelong Cats gfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/gfc.com.au 345,849 7,771
AFL Port Adelaide Power portadelaidefc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/portadelaidefc.com.au 357,096 8,099
NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs rabbitohs.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/rabbitohs.com.au 451,061 8,266
AFL Gold Coast Football Club goldcoastfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/goldcoastfc.com.au 574,715 8,500
NBL NBL nbl.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/nbl.com.au 284,908 8,712
NRL Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs bulldogs.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bulldogs.com.au 616,764 8,939
NRL Wests Tigers weststigers.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/weststigers.com.au 596,849 9,114
AFL Fremantle Dockers fremantlefc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/fremantlefc.com.au 440,121 9,471
NRL Cronulla Sharks sharks.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/sharks.com.au 773,661 10,578
AFL Western Bulldogs westernbulldogs.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/westernbulldogs.com.au 602,105 11,042
World Cup Soccer Socceroos footballaustralia.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/footballaustralia.com.au 198,167 11,304
NRL Canberra Raiders raiders.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/raiders.com.au 669,540 12,400
NRL Melbourne Storm melbournestorm.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/melbournestorm.com.au 613,914 12,449
Australian Cycling Federation Australian Cycling Federation cycling.org.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/cycling.org.au 647,545 12,636
AFL St. Kilda Saints saintsational.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/saintsational.com 432,371 13,078
AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos kangaroos.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/kangaroos.com.au 520,203 14,172
Swimming Australia Swimming Australia swimming.org.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/swimming.org.au 758,972 14,489
New South Wales Rugby League New South Wales Rugby League nswrl.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/nswrl.com.au 598,635 14,559
A-League Perth Glory perthglory.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/perthglory.com.au 911,733 15,235
NRL Penrith Panthers penrithpanthers.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/penrithpanthers.com.au 958,373 16,056
A-League Adelaide United adelaideunited.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/adelaideunited.com.au 977,696 16,077
NRL Parramatta Eels parraeels.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/parraeels.com.au 612,992 16,933
A-League Melbourne Heart melbourneheartfc.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/melbourneheartfc.com.au 884,578 18,199
ANZ Championship ANZ Championship anz-championship.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/anz-championship.com 614,050 18,351
A-League Melbourne Victory melbournevictory.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/melbournevictory.com.au 792,846 19,209
A-League Sydney FC sydneyfc.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/sydneyfc.com 793,348 20,076
NRL Gold Coast Titans titans.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/titans.com.au 580,157 22,532
NRL New Zealand Warriors thewarriors.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/thewarriors.com.au 1,180,727 25,967
AFL AFL contestedfooty.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/contestedfooty.com 766,302 33,222
A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club ccmariners.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ccmariners.com.au 1,698,474 33,300
NRL North Queensland Cowboys cowboys.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/cowboys.com.au 1,648,323 33,491
NRL Newcastle Knights newcastleknights.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/newcastleknights.com.au 1,779,286 43,681
Hockey Victoria Hockey Victoria hockeyvictoria.org.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hockeyvictoria.org.au 1,593,746 46,956
A-League Newcastle Jets newcastlejets.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/newcastlejets.com.au 2,637,017 48,043
ANZ Championship ANZ Championship netballonline.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/netballonline.com 2,659,884 101,686
Australian Rugby League Australian Rugby League australianrugbyleague.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/australianrugbyleague.com.au 1,958,139 104,238
NRL NRL rugbyleague3.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/rugbyleague3.com 5,062,279 130,822
Tennis Australia Sam Stosur samstosur.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/samstosur.com 462,503
AFL Sydney Swans redandwhiteonline.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/redandwhiteonline.com 1,306,356
ANZ Championship ANZ Championship mynetball.co.nz http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/mynetball.co.nz 1,801,761
AFL Greater Western Sydney teamgws.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/teamgws.com.au 2,033,718
Western Australia Rugby League Western Australia Rugby League warugbyleague.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/warugbyleague.com.au 2,704,352
AIHL AIHL theaihl.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/theaihl.com 2,769,640
Volleyball Australia Volleyball Australia avf.org.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/avf.org.au 2,791,802
ANZ Championship Queensland Firebirds firebirds.net.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/firebirds.net.au 2,979,485
W-League Canberra United canberraunited.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/canberraunited.com.au 3,683,958
AFL Greater Western Sydney act4gws.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/act4gws.com.au 3,869,775
ANZ Championship NSW Swifts nswswifts.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/nswswifts.com.au 4,105,444
NBL Perth Wildcats wildcats.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wildcats.com.au 4,185,338
AFL Geelong Cats thecattery.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/thecattery.com.au 4,250,299
ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens melbournevixens.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/melbournevixens.com.au 4,495,622
AFL Hawthorn Hawks mightyhawk.net http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/mightyhawk.net 5,014,151
New South Wales Rugby League Western Suburbs Magpies westsmagpies.net http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/westsmagpies.net 5,339,211
Australian Cycling Federation rachel neylan rachelneylan.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/rachelneylan.com 5,360,003
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority asada.gov.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/asada.gov.au 5,521,619
AFL Greater Western Sydney aflnswact.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/aflnswact.com.au 5,640,097
AIHL Canberra Knights canberraknights.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/canberraknights.com.au 6,819,666
Confederation of Australian Sport sportforall.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/sportforall.com.au 8,294,745
AFLNT AFLNT aflnt.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/aflnt.com.au 8,665,760
ANZ Championship Canterbury Tactix tactix.org.nz http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/tactix.org.nz 9,048,673
Swimming Australia Stephanie Rice stephanierice.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/stephanierice.com.au 10,678,587
ANZ Championship Southern Steel southernsteel.co.nz http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/southernsteel.co.nz 11,632,258
ANZ Championship West Coast Fever westcoastfever.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/westcoastfever.com.au 13,051,518
WNCL Victorian Spirit vicspirit.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/vicspirit.com.au 15,218,497
NBL Sydney Kings sydneykings.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/sydneykings.com.au 19,447,871
NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League tertiaryleague.com.au http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/tertiaryleague.com.au 22,593,505

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Digital Sport Summit: Nick Marvin, Alana Fisher, Panel Discussion

Posted by Laura on Monday, 12 July, 2010

Alana Fisher; Manager, Digital and Social Media (FIFA World Cup Bid), Football Federation Australia
This was another one of those presentations that I really found insightful as it explained how an Australian sport organization handled it. I was also able to contrast it with two of the state bodies that I’ve some familiarity with from having talked to their W-League representatives. There were some numbers that were really impressive but then put into the context of membership appeared less so. This doesn’t appear to a problem unique to the FFA though as an AFL club representative said that when you looked at the number of people who fan/like the team and then hide them from their feed, it can be shockingly high. I just didn’t take that many notes for this session as some of the numbers were a rehash.

  • COI : Cost of Inactivity.
  • You need a community manager. Community managers deal with content and moderation.
  • They have over 160,000 people supporting their World Cup bid fan page.
  • They have around 100,000 fans for the Socceroos on Facebook.
  • They have a policy similar to that of Essendon regarding moderation.
  • A good post has 250 comments.
  • The coach decided to not allow players to use social media during the World Cup. FIFA also has their own guidelines for social media usage by players.

Nick Marvin; Chief Executive Officer, Perth Wildcats

I wasn’t expecting to take as many notes during this presentation as I did. The organization seems very on the ball with what they are doing. I really enjoyed this presentation.

  • Marvin is not a sport guy. It is not his background.
  • He has a sporting model based on the business model:

Top of triangle:
Member
Customer
Advocate
Fan
Prospect
Bottom of triangle.

  • Winning isn’t everything. Engagement and tribal belonging are more important.
  • Converting fans into paying customers: Specia deals on Twitter, discount codes. Target Perth Wildcat fans using e-mail.
  • 51% of Facebook fans are likely to buy. 67% of Twitter followers are likely to buy.
  • 35% of women are looking for deals online.
  • CRM to SCRM: Need to move that way.
  • Broad traditional media campaign is important to run but it is important to run that parallel to a social media and e-mail strategy.
  • Going through social media, it allows:

1) Real time,

2) Direct/No intermediaries,

3) More authentic,

4) Less noise,

5) More frequent, and

6) Appropriate length.

  • Social media allows real time feedback.
  • The Perth Wildcats players sign a contract with the team for ethical behavior and community work.
  • You need to monitor your brand.
  • BackType and Social Mentions are two tools to help you monitor your brand.
  • The Wildcats hire for character first. Character helps to build a brand.
  • The Perth Wildcats use social media to monitor staff welfare. One person who the CEO saw tweet about feeling ill he talked to and suggested they go home if they are not feeling well.

Panel discussion: Nick Marvin, Jonathan Simpson, Jeramie McPeek, Alana Fisher

This was interesting but not as much interaction between panelists as there could be. It was at times more of a dialog with the audience. Still, lots of interesting things to learn from the panel.

  • The Wildcats have increased their ticket prices 35% just to decrease the demand.
  • The AFL is watching the NBA is doing and checking their own policies for online broadcasts as it relates to radio/audio.
  • Steve Nash does his charity work quietly, without broadcasting it.
  • Essendon has the best merchandising sales in the AFL. Essendon has a good situation as many advertisers approach them directly to cut their own deals, unlike other clubs who are hamstrung by the Telstra deal.
  • Essendon encourages players not to look at comments. The club has talked with players about managing Facebook, and educating players in how to deal with social media.
  • The Suns get in contact with Twitter people when people impersonate players and management.
  • The AFLPA is working on snuffing out fake accounts on Facebook as they can be problematic.
  • The Perth Wildcats CEO sat down and talked to a player who was slagged in the blogosphere.

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Digital Sport Summit: Jonathan Simpson, Anthony Harrison, Peter Jakulovski, Finn Bradshaw, Darren Rowse

Posted by Laura on Saturday, 10 July, 2010

Jonathan Simpson; Digital Marketing Director, Essendon Football Club

I was really keen to hear from an AFL team about how they handled social media and fan engagement as this pertains to my research topic. It was one of the three presentations that I found most useful.

  • Social media needs to be a long-term strategy. Essendon created an action learning group specifically to address this issue.
  • Essendon has a virtual connection strategy group and a match day engage action learning group. Match day engagement was important considering the issue of venue sharing.
  • People need to be able to be multilingual, be able to explain ROI, know how to speak to and listen to fans. They need to be able to explain these issues to different audiences.
  • Essendon has 60,000 Facebook fans. Essendon has a department of Fan Develop. They brought in all the departments in the club and explained what this meant to them in order to get a corporate buy in across the system.
  • Essendon has been about allowing fans to follow them on the platform of their choice. That can be Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Social media is 24/7. You’ve got to be on it at all times. It gives voice to fans and as a member of a sport organization, you need to understand why this is important, why you’re doing that. It is a great opportunity to get feedback from fans.
  • You have to make money with social media and the web. It isn’t just about money though. It is about building sustainable long-term transactions and relationships with fans.
  • Facebook contests: Try to run them. Include forms for people to fill out. Use the data from Facebook contests to monetize the data.
  • Essendon has used Google Ad Words. It has an advantage that the results are trackable and much easier to manage in terms of ROI.
  • Essendon is the only team with an independent website.
  • The team has worked on trying to make it their multiteam stadium more personal and dedicated to their team. They do need an offline presence as community development works hand in hand with fan development.
  • In order to do social media in sport, you’ve got to love what you do.
  • Just get out there and do it. Roll with it. Try new things and measure the ROI. Then continue with what works.
  • Essendon was big with developing fan strategy.
  • 6 or 7 people worked on the development team.
  • Social media needs to be more than just press releases.
  • Essendon shut down the Facebook fan page that was run by a fan. They had repeatedly try to contact the fan but they did not get a response. They felt that they had no choice but to take it over in the best interest of their fans.
  • Attempts at selling merchandise on Facebook have not been that successful.

    Anthony Harrison; Digital Marketing Manager, Cricket Victoria
    To be honest, I wasn’t that interested in mobile content and Harrison’s presentation. I can’t really get population data off of most of it. I can’t really track growth. It just doesn’t connect as much with what my interests are, except as platforms connect with places where I can get data.

  • There is 115% mobile penetration in Australia: People often have multiple phones.
  • There is 80% Internet penetration in Australia.
  • The Bushrangers find it a struggle in the Melbourne Market as it is really footy centric.
  • It is important to know your customer.

    Peter Jakulovski; Managing Director, AFL Dream Team
    This presentation was more interesting than the one on mobile content. I’ve just found it problematic at time to mine data from these types of sites and interest in fantasy football isn’t something I’ve always found translates into interest in a team. So for this speech, more notes than the last one but still not that many.

  • 350,000 people are playing in the AFL Super Coach Fantasy Football League.
  • They play in head to had leagues, based on salary caps. Fans do not play using a draft style.
  • 32.5% play fantasy sports to socialize with like minded sport fans.
  • 52.3% play to compete.
  • Fantasy sport fans are male.
  • 26% of players are under 18.
  • Fantasy sports is expanding to mobile platforms.
  • Two of the major fansites for fantasy AFL are fanfooty.com.au and dreamteamtalk.com.
  • Fans love interaction. They’ve been really successful with their iPhone application, which they sell for $3.99.
  • Super Coach and Dream Team can co-exist.
  • Finn Bradshaw; Chief Online Editor Sport and Racing, Herald Sun
    This was a really interesting presentation from the perspective of a company that is trying to monetize interest in sport for their own purposes.

  • One guy originally looked after the Herald Sun and Super Footy websites. The attitude since the early website days has really changed.
  • Herald Sun sport are trying to get its reporters on Twitter and other social media sites.
  • Is technology killing newspapers? No. In the past, this may have been more true but not any more.
  • Super Footy gets 50% more traffic than the Age. Some of this is because people who are working for Super Footy really support the site.
  • For journalists, it really is about getting validity. Social media and the web can spread that along. Breaking news can be on a site quickly, as fast as 10 minutes.
  • Management needs to equip journalists with thick skins. 98% of people are nice but 2% are hugely problematic. Expectations need to be managed.
  • Break news and credibility are one thing that newspapers are good for. They are also good for a newspaper’s traffic.
  • You can’t sell your stories hard enough! Let users know what is there and why it is exciting.
  • Herald Sun traffic is growing.
  • WSJ has like a million subscribers.
  • Backing your own brand is very important.
  • US provides more opinion in the sport pages. Australia provides more information on players. The AFL gives more player access.
  • If teams/clubs can engineer unique content ideas, then the media may pick it up if they think the story can become viral. This is something important for smaller clubs and leagues in bigger, more congested media markets to realize.

    Darren Rowse; Pro Blogger
    A lot of this presentation was about monetization. When I went through my “Let me try to make Fan History into a legit start up!” phase, I learned a lot about this sort of thing. As a result, it felt like a lot of a rehash. Added to that, I found it a bit generic and not that applicable to most sport organizations. People I talked to really found it helpful though so my perspective may just be a bit jaded.

  • You don’t need credentials to be a blogger.
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    Digital Sport Summit: Awesome event!

    Posted by Laura on Saturday, 10 July, 2010

    On July 7, 2010, I attended the Digital Sport Summit held in Melbourne, Victoria.  I was really excited to attend for several reasons.  First, many of the speakers were from Australian sporting organizations.  Some of the speakers represented clubs and the league I am doing my research on.  Second, the topic involved social media.  I love social media and better understanding how it is used from an organizational perspective because that can have an important impact on how fans organize themselves.  Third, it was a chance to get out of Canberra.  I love the people I’ve had an opportunity to talk to up here including the Canberra Raiders and Canberra United but the market conditions are really different than those that exist in other parts of Australia.  I also love Canberra but I wanted to go some place where I could get from Point A to Point B and pass by several coffee shops.  I also wanted to see the penguins.  Lastly, I wanted a chance to meet some of the people I’d gotten to know on Twitter who have been helpful in teaching me more about Australian sport.

    The speakers included Ed Wyatt, Jeramie McPeek, Anthony Harrison, Peter Jankulovski, Finn Bradshaw, Darren Rowse, Alana Fisher, Nick Marvin and Harry O’Brien.  Below is a gallery of some pictures I took from my seat in the back (where I had a table to write on, could use Twitter on my iPhone with out being annoying, and where I could do data gathering during presentations I was less interested in).  The next two or three posts will include notes from the various sessions I listened to.  I’ve decided to put them into separate posts because one big post would be really difficult to read.

    Before getting to those posts, I just wanted to say that the event was really fantastic.  I got a chance to meet a few people from the AFL including two guys from the league and two guys from the Essendon Bombers. (And they were polite when I attacked them with HERE IS A PAPER AND DATA NOT ABOUT YOUR TEAM BUT TO SEE WHAT I CAN DO.) Some of the presentations answered questions I had regarding why data was acting the way it was and explained some of the decision making going on that impacts the fan experience.  It also did this from an Australian sport perspective, with many presenters giving context for how this compared to American and European social media usage. They presented organization, the media and athlete perspectives.  This was useful because it helped put all these pieces into a larger context for how the larger sport industry functions.   If Anthony Alsop and co. put on the event again with a similar price point, I’d happily try to go again.

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    Popular sport team and league sites in Australia

    Posted by Laura on Saturday, 5 June, 2010

    I was curious as to which team had the most popular website in the AFL.  There are three places to get this information: Quantcast, Alexa and Compete.  Each has various advantages and disadvantages.  In this case, I chose Alexa as I can get the rank of a website in Australia.  I can’t get that information using Compete or Quantcast. Alexa has its issues and I can’t translate this into real traffic numbers but it is the best option. While doing the AFL, I wanted to look at some other teams to see how they compare.   These ranks date to today, June 5, 2010.

    This list is not comprehensive.  It does not include every major team in Australia.  At some point in the future, I’ll update this list and it will be more comprehensive but just not today.  That AFL teams generally are near the top, NRL teams coming in just below them.  The NBL, W-League and A-League are scattered around in the bottom 2/3rds.  As these leagues are not currently active, that can offer a bit of an explanation.  These leagues also draw smaller crowds, which also goes to explain their comparatively low ranking.

    League Team Site World Rank Rank in AU Notes
    heraldsun.com.au 480 10 Newspaper
    theage.com.au 1411 21 Newspaper
    AFL AFL afl.com.au 4981 43 Official page
    NRL NRL nrl.com 11856 139 Official page
    AFL Collingwood Magpies collingwoodfc.com.au 125048 1548 Official page
    AFL Essendon Bombers essendonfc.com.au 134041 1549 Official page
    AFL Hawthorn Hawks hawthornfc.com.au 130153 1624 Official page
    AFL Sydney Swans sydneyswans.com.au 153740 1644 Official page
    AFL Brisbane Lions lions.com.au 199852 1973 Official page
    AFL Carlton Blues carltonfc.com.au 164306 2084 Official page
    AFL Richmond Tigers richmondfc.com.au 155839 2367 Official page
    AFL St. Kilda Saints saints.com.au 220585 2616 Official page
    AFL AFL talkingfootball.net 179293 3020 Fansite
    AFL Melbourne Demons melbournefc.com.au 214459 3049 Official page
    AFL Melbourne Demons demonland.com 250209 3084 Fansite
    AFL Port Adelaide Power portadelaidefc.com.au 308152 4183 Official page
    AFL Adelaide Crows afc.com.au 273306 4500 Official page
    AFL West Coast Eagles westcoasteagles.com.au 329644 4678 Official page
    AFL Fremantle Dockers fremantlefc.com.au 325524 4757 Official page
    NRL St George Illawarra Dragons dragons.com.au 344472 5398 Official page
    AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos kangaroos.com.au 435131 6042 Official page
    NRL Brisbane Broncos broncos.com.au 293295 6094 Official page
    A-League A-League a-league.com.au 302774 6435 Official page
    AFL Geelong Cats gfc.com.au 346158 6727 Official page
    Queensland Rugby League Queensland Rugby League qrl.com.au 500941 6820 Official page
    NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs rabbitohs.com.au 382358 7809 Official page
    AFL Essendon Bombers bomberblitz.com 444657 8038 Fansite
    NBL NBL nbl.com.au 246581 8499 Official page
    New South Wales Rugby League New South Wales Rugby League nswrl.com.au 569991 9181 Official page
    AFL Western Bulldogs westernbulldogs.com.au 504585 9758 Official page
    AFL St. Kilda Saints saintsational.com 603805 10425 Fansite
    NRL Melbourne Storm melbournestorm.com.au 322986 12304 Official page
    AFL AFL contestedfooty.com 696070 13869 Fansite
    NRL Sydney Roosters sydneyroosters.com.au 490632 15478 Official page
    A-League Melbourne Victory melbournevictory.com.au 614721 17874 Official page
    NRL Cronulla Sharks sharks.com.au 862900 18169 Official page
    AFL Sydney Swans redandwhiteonline.com 797187 19352 Fansite
    NRL Gold Coast Titans titans.com.au 602278 19366 Official page
    A-League Perth Glory perthglory.com.au 1307741 20308 Official page
    A-League Sydney FC sydneyfc.com 829172 23148 Official page
    NRL Penrith Panthers penrithpanthers.com.au 901889 25798 Official page
    W-League Canberra United canberraunited.com.au 5088164 52476 Official page
    W-League Canberra United canberraunited.com.au 5088164 52476 Official page
    A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club ccmariners.com.au 1792652 61405 Official page
    NRL Newcastle Knights newcastleknights.com.au 1411848 67121 Official page
    A-League Adelaide United adelaideunited.com.au 1098452 69128 Official page
    Volleyball Australia Volleyball Australia avf.org.au 2013818 78589 Official page
    Australian Rugby League Australian Rugby League australianrugbyleague.com.au 2464044 86084 Official page
    A-League Newcastle Jets newcastlejets.com.au 1860876 Official page. Not AU ranked.
    NBL Perth Wildcats wildcats.com.au 3137392 Official page
    AFL Geelong Cats thecattery.com.au 3511841 Fansite
    New South Wales Rugby League Western Suburbs Magpies westsmagpies.net 6130730 Official page
    AFL Hawthorn Hawks mightyhawk.net 6592328 Fansite
    Western Australia Rugby League Western Australia Rugby League warugbyleague.com.au 12703243 Official page
    NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League tertiaryleague.com.au 14752272 Official page
    AFL Geelong Cats metrocats.com.au 17481491 Fansite
    NBL Sydney Kings sydneykings.com.au 19390631 Official page

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    Version 3: Most popular Australian athlete and team related Twitter accounts by total followers.

    Posted by Laura on Monday, 31 May, 2010

    This post is basically an update of Version 2: Most popular Australian athlete and team related Twitter accounts by total followers. I haven’t actively sought to improve or update the accounts included on this list though there are a few new accounts.  A few accounts have been deleted and one has been suspended, LanceFranklin. Deleted and suspended accounts have been marked with a 0 for total number of followers.

    This data was gathered on May 30, 2010.  It includes non-Australian teams that compete in Australian based leagues.  It also contains Australian some athlete accounts where the athlete competes for a club in an Australian based league.

    League Team Account Total followers
    First class cricket New South Wales Blues PH408 (unofficial) 11902
    Super 14 Pretoria Bulls (Northern Bulls) VictorMatfield (unofficial) 7452
    Super 14 Natal Sharks JohnSmit123 (unofficial) 7221
    NRL Wests Tigers LoteTuqiri (unofficial) 6688
    NRL NRL NRL 5469
    AFL Essendon Bombers Essendon_FC 5242
    AFL Collingwood Magpies Collingwood_FC 5183
    AFL Adelaide Crows Adelaide_FC 5008
    AFL Melbourne Demons jimstynes (unofficial) 4476
    AFL Sydney Swans sydneyswans 4340
    AFL Essendon Bombers JobeWatson (unofficial) 4284
    AFL Collingwood Magpies harry_o (unofficial) 4174
    AFL Essendon Bombers AngusMonfries (unofficial) 3801
    Super 14 Wellington Hurricanes Hurricanesrugby 3696
    NRL St. George Illawarra Dragons RealBigDell (unofficial) 3688
    AFL St. Kilda Saints stkildafc 3351
    Super 14 Wellington Hurricanes neyza3 (unofficial) 3330
    AFL Carlton Blues Carlton_FC 3223
    NRL Gold Coast Titans mat_rogers6 (unofficial) 3056
    Super 14 Canterbury Crusaders mornesteyn (unofficial) 2790
    AFL Geelong Cats Geelong_FC (unofficial) 2667
    Super 14 Queensland Reds QuadeCooper (unofficial) 2363
    NRL Brisbane Broncos BrisBroncosClub 2322
    AFL Richmond Tigers Richmond_FC 2085
    NRL Gold Coast Titans GCTitans 2052
    AFL Hawthorn Hawks HawthornFC 2031
    AFL Melbourne Demons nathan2jones (unofficial) 2019
    World Cup Socceroos Socceroos 1998
    NRL New Zealand Warriors (Auckland Warriors) nzwarriors (unofficial) 1959
    A-League Melbourne Victory gomvfc 1959
    AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos northkangaroos 1891
    World Cup Socceroos socceroos_news (unofficial) 1668
    Super 14 Cape Town Stormers (Western Stormers) THESTORMERS 1652
    NRL Parramatta Eels jarryd_hayne (unofficial) 1643
    Super 14 Wellington Hurricanes Powza13 (unofficial) 1619
    First class cricket New South Wales Blues NBRACKEN142 (unofficial) 1559
    NRL North Queensland Cowboys northqldcowboys 1544
    AFL Melbourne Demons CamSchwab (unofficial) 1542
    AFL Port Adelaide Power PAFC 1539
    AFL Melbourne Demons DemonsHQ (official) 1522
    Super 14 Durban Sharks (Coastal Sharks)(Natal Sharks) sharksrugby 1521
    AFL West Coast Eagles WCEofficial 1475
    NRL Wests Tigers Wests_Tigers (unofficial) 1440
    AFL Hawthorn Hawks Hawks_AFL (unofficial) 1396
    NBL Melbourne Tigers Follow24Hodge (unofficial) 1338
    First class cricket New South Wales Blues ClarkeVC (unofficial) 1268
    NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs SSFCRABBITOHS 1263
    ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens MelbourneVixens 1232
    AFL Fremantle Dockers Fremantle_FC 1232
    First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers Bushrangers 1189
    NRL Manly Sea Eagles manlyseaeagles 1129
    NRL Melbourne Storm MelbStormRLC (official) 1124
    NBL Adelaide 36ers Adelaide36ers 1030
    AFL Gold Coast Football Club GoldCoastFC 1001
    NRL Sydney Roosters sydroosters (unofficial) 995
    Super 14 Canterbury Crusaders crusadersrugby 962
    AFL Brisbane Lions ALFbrisbane (unofficial) 908
    AFL Collingwood Magpies PeterDaicos (unofficial) 903
    A-League Melbourne Victory mitchlangerak (unofficial) 881
    NRL Penrith Panthers penrithpanthers (unofficial) 840
    NRL Parramatta Eels parramatta_eels 838
    A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club LawrieMcKinna 815
    A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club LawrieMcKinna (unofficial) 815
    AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos andrewswallow (unofficial) 810
    Super 14 New South Wales Waratahs HSBCWaratahs 772
    NBL Wollongong Hawks wollongonghawks 757
    NRL Melbourne Storm MelbourneStorm_ (unofficial) 750
    A-League Melbourne Victory adrianleijer (unofficial) 745
    A-League North Queensland Fury FC nqfuryfc 744
    Super 14 Queensland Reds RedsRugby (unofficial) 732
    ANZ Championship Melbourne Vixens SharelleVixens 724
    Super 14 Queensland Reds Reds_Rugby 705
    NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs rabbitohs (unofficial) 699
    Super 14 ACT Brumbies BrumbiesRugby 683
    NRL Parramatta Eels PirtekParraEels (unofficial) 670
    AFL Collingwood Magpies collingwoodnews (unofficial) 649
    Super 14 Natal Sharks KeeganDaniel (unofficial) 632
    First class cricket Queensland Bulls andrew_symonds (unofficial) 608
    NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs therabbitohs (unofficial) 605
    NBL Perth Wildcats perthwildcats 591
    AFL Collingwood Magpies bigdyman (unofficial) 568
    A-League Melbourne Victory victoryinmelb 552
    NBL New Zealand Breakers johnrillie (unofficial) 537
    AFL West Coast Eagles wingsofperth (unofficial) 536
    NRL New Zealand Warriors (Auckland Warriors) thenzwarriors 521
    AFL Fremantle Dockers Freo_Dockers (unofficial) 519
    NBL South Dragons Joeingles7 (unofficial) 516
    NRL Gold Coast Titans AshHarrison1 (unofficial) 498
    NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs benross23 (unofficial) 487
    AFL St. Kilda Saints njbrown17 (unofficial) 481
    A-League Brisbane Roar BNERoar (unofficial) 471
    NSW Premier League Sydney Olympic MarkBosnich (unofficial) 470
    Super 14 Melbourne Rebels melbournerebels 469
    NRL Gold Coast Titans lukeodwyer (unofficial) 467
    Basketball Australia Australian Boomers aussieboomers 465
    AFL Fremantle Dockers FremantleFC (unofficial) 453
    A-League Newcastle Jets newcastle_jets 441
    A-League Adelaide United adelaideunited 423
    NRL Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks SharksOnline (unofficial) 422
    A-League Sydney FC SFCNews (unofficial) 421
    A-League Perth Glory PerthGlory_FC 414
    Netball Australia Netball Australia NetballAust 377
    NRL Canberra Raiders RaidersCanberra 375
    NRL Parramatta Eels PlanetEels (unofficial) 374
    A-League Adelaide United adelaidereds 350
    ANZ Championship Queensland Firebirds laurafirebirds (unofficial) 338
    NRL Brisbane Broncos broncosbigfan (unofficial) 336
    First class cricket Tassie Tigers crickettas 328
    NBL Wollongong Hawks milisimic (unofficial) 327
    NBL Perth Wildcats nickmarvin (unofficial) 322
    NRL St. George Illawarra Dragons mighty_dragons (unofficial) 321
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles TsvCrocs 313
    NBL Melbourne Tigers Wortho33 (unofficial) 313
    A-League Wellington Phoenix wgtnphoenixfc 307
    Netball Victoria Netball Victoria netballvic 306
    A-League Brisbane Roar brisbaneroar 305
    ANZ Championship Adelaide Thunderbirds NatTbirds 304
    AFL West Coast Eagles WestCoastEagles (unofficial) 294
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles chomicide (unofficial) 287
    NBL Cairns Taipans Dusty_Rychart (unofficial) 283
    AFL Brisbane Lions AFLBrisbaneFC 283
    NRL Parramatta Eels blueandgoldarmy (unofficial) 280
    NRL Brisbane Broncos BrisbaneBronco (unofficial) 274
    ANZ Championship New South Wales Swifts SusanSwifts 263
    AFL Melbourne Demons MelbourneFC (unofficial) 263
    NRL Manly Sea Eagles gorgeousgrose (unofficial) 248
    AFL West Coast Eagles MitchJbrown17 (unofficial) 242
    Netball Australia Australian Diamonds (national team) AussieDiamonds 242
    NRL Wests Tigers fakebrycegibbs (unofficial) 222
    NRL Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Fergo1990 (unofficial) 220
    First class cricket New South Wales Blues eddiecowan (unofficial) 213
    AFL Essendon Bombers essendonfc (unofficial) 212
    NBL New Zealand Breakers oscarforman (unofficial) 203
    A-League Gold Coast United GCUSC 202
    Super 14 ACT Brumbies Hoilesy (unofficial) 201
    NRL Brisbane Broncos broncobasher (unofficial) 200
    Rugby League/State of Origin New South Wales Blues NSWRL 198
    First class cricket South Australian Redbacks (Southern Redbacks) RedbacksT20 196
    A-League Central Coast Mariners Football Club CCMarinersFC (unofficial) 183
    NBL Perth Wildcats TheRealSchensh (unofficial) 179
    First class cricket Victorian Bushrangers petersiddle (unofficial) 171
    ANZ Championship New South Wales Swifts nswswifts 171
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles rustyhinder (unofficial) 168
    Super 14 Western Australia Force (Western Force) s14_force 163
    Basketball Australia Australian Opals AustralianOpals 160
    NRL Parramatta Eels 1eyedeel (unofficial) 159
    Super 14 Queensland Reds s14_queensland (unofficial) 153
    WNBL WNBL WNBL 152
    NBL New Zealand Breakers NZBreakers 152
    AFL Sydney Swans BionicSwan (unofficial) 151
    Rugby League/State of Origin Queensland Maroons QLD_Maroons 144
    A-League Melbourne Victory victorytwit (unofficial) 144
    VFL Casey Scorpions CaseyScorpions 144
    Super 14 Central Cheetahs (Vodacom Cheetahs) VodacomCheetahs 141
    ANZ Championship Adelaide Thunderbirds AdelaideTBirds 135
    VFL North Ballarat Roosters NB_Roosters 134
    NBL Adelaide 36ers DarrenNg8 (unofficial) 128
    AFL Fremantle Dockers ryanmcrowley (unofficial) 124
    AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos Marcus__White (unofficial) 121
    A-League Melbourne Victory mvfcfanzone 114
    AFL Hawthorn Hawks bmsew (unofficial) 113
    NBL Adelaide 36ers jgovereasy (unofficial) 113
    NRL St. George Illawarra Dragons jsaffy (unofficial) 111
    NRL Newcastle Knights Corypato (unofficial) 110
    Australia Athletics Australian Flames (national team) australianflame 108
    NRL Balmain Tigers tigers1908 (unofficial) 106
    ANZ Championship West Coast Fever SusanWCFever 93
    AFL St. Kilda Saints RWBFooty (unofficial) 93
    Gridiron Australia Nationals Perth Blitz fatloaf (unofficial) 91
    AFL Melbourne Demons matesOmelbourne (unofficial) 90
    AFL Western Bulldogs ccaallward (unofficial) 88
    Netball New South Wales Sydney_Netball 88
    First class cricket Queensland Bulls qldcricket 81
    NBL Sydney Kings sydneykings 73
    AFL Fremantle Dockers briansham (unofficial) 71
    A-League Sydney FC SydneyFC 69
    AFL Richmond Tigers yellow_n_black (unofficial) 67
    SFL Caulfield Bears CaulfieldBears 66
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles JoshJenkins24 (unofficial) 65
    AFL Melbourne Demons demonwiki (unofficial) 65
    NBL Adelaide 36ers BenFitz (unofficial) 64
    Semi Professional Basketball League Semi Professional Basketball League SEABL 58
    NRL Gold Coast Titans Aaron_Cannings (unofficial) 57
    NBL Adelaide 36ers 36ers (unofficial) 55
    NBL South (Melbourne) Dragons SAVEOURDRAGONS (unofficial) 49
    AFL Collingwood Magpies VictoriaParkHC (unofficial) 49
    Claxton Shield Barbagallo Perth Heat PerthHeat 48
    NBL Wollongong Hawks danjackson9 (unofficial) 39
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles Kegs42 (unofficial) 39
    AFL Essendon Bombers bomberblitz (unofficial) 37
    NSW Premier League Manly United ManlyUnited 35
    WNBL Bendio Spirit bendigospirit 35
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles willo43 (unofficial) 34
    NRL Parramatta Eels parraeels (unofficial) 33
    NBL Gold Coast Blaze Vandy21 (unofficial) 33
    Netball New South Wales Petersham RUFC Netball Club PetershamNetbal 32
    Brisbane Netball Association ACE Netball Club ACENetball 31
    Plenty Valley Netball Association Orcas Netball Orcas_Netball 30
    WNBL Dandenong Jayco Rangers JaycoRangers 30
    AFL Fremantle Dockers bc8977 (unofficial) 20
    VFL Port Melbourne Borough BoroughBoy (unofficial) 19
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles ToffCedar (unofficial) 16
    NBL Townsville Crocodiles cameronwhiting (unofficial) 12
    WNBL Logan Thunder loganthunder 11
    NBL Adelaide 36ers brad_393 (unofficial) 6
    Gridiron Australia Nationals Perth Blitz perthblitz 1
    NRL Wests Tigers beauryan_winger (unofficial) 0
    NSW Premier League Sydney United addsie (unofficial) 0
    A-League Sydney FC SydneyFC0910 0
    Super 14 Queensland Reds ezytaylor (unofficial) 0
    A-League Melbourne Victory MVFCVIDEOS (unofficial) 0
    AFL Melbourne Demons jordiemck (unofficial) 0
    AFL Hawthorn Hawks LanceFranklin (unofficial) 0
    WNBL Dandenong Jayco Rangers jennaohea (unofficial) 0
    AFL Brisbane Lions AFLbrisbanelion 0

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