Hot trending topics over the past weekend at Gambling911.com included everything Joran van der Sloot and surprisingly little in regard to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Yes, World Cup traffic was okay but spread out over a series of subject areas. None of the past few days matchups have managed to generate massive interest on their own. Follow the Gambling911.com Facebook Page for upcoming articles announcements and current trending topics as well as the most popular reads daily.
Traffic overall the past three days is the slowest we have seen so far this month after record setting numbers up to this past Friday. The numbers are still way up over last year during the same period nonetheless.
Friday's most popular article was FIFA World Cup related but did not pertain to a specific match. The Greg Tingle-penned piece article related to Ambush Marketing generated much interest and that trend continued into Saturday.
Pawn Stars, as always, continued to trend well at Gambling911, typically peaking on Sundays and Mondays in conjunction with the series air time.
The Joran van der Sloot murder investigation has been a hotly covered story on Gambling911 due to the fact that he was in Peru attending the Latin American Poker Tour at the time he is alleged to have killed young Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot is also a known online poker player and may have been playing the game in his room with Flores at the time of the murder. This weekend, we covered new reports that he was seen with two other women in Columbia before they mysteriously vanished.
Monday's stories on Jay Cohen and the downfall of his World Sports Exchange and Thomas Somach's Cheating at Texas Hold ‘Em Big Business generated strong reads.
Traffic originating from the US averaged around 58 percent. Traffic coming from the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia made up for 20 percent of Gambling911.com's overall readership. The remaining traffic came from elsewhere throughout the world. Costa Rica and the Netherlands tended to make up around 2 percent of the traffic, respectively.
Google, Bing, Google UK, Google Canada, Google News, Google Australia and Yahoo Finance were among the top Gambling911.com referrers.
Jenny Woo, Gambling911.com