Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Seems if you are quick and have some clout or thought about the possibilities a few months in advance, Qatar’s winning of the 2022 World Cup host site could have been a traffic windfall for you too. As was noted in the previous article, Qatar is the Google trending topic of the day. And the smart publishers over at the Huffington Post were very quick to get articles out about it to ride some of that traffic to their site. With Qatar, Qatar World Cup and Qatar Map three of the top 5 trending topics, the Huffington Post’s launch of…

Qatar, a small but oil-rich Middle Eastern nation, are topping Google’s search trends today, following the announcement of their successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Google Trends showed today. Four of the top five trending results – including one misspelling – were about the country as it overcame the United States, Australia, South Korea and Japan to become the 2022 host nation for soccer’s eminent competition….

According to Heather Dougherty, Director of Research at Experian Hitwise, World Cup traffic increased 22 percent yesterday, June 23, 2010. The surge came on the heels of the USA victory over Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.‏…