How the Premier League table would have finished if points were based on visits to each clubs website.

Arsenal would have been crowned champions of England in May had points been awarded for visitors to the club’s official website rather than how they performed on the pitch. Liverpool would be runners-up on the same number of points but, over the season, Arsenal fans visited their site nearly 900,000 times more than did Liverpool’s.

Even if we had formulated the table based on the total number of visitors the top 6 positions wouldn’t have changed. Ironically, Liverpool won away at Arsenal but then lost at home to the Gunners. Had Liverpool managed their home game against Arsenal they would have been crowned champions.

Jose Mourinho might be good at winning on the pitch, but Chelsea fans don’t seem to like their official site much.  Compared to last season’s actual Premier League table the Blues dropped down to 4th but still qualified for the Champions League, whereas Man City would have been 6th and playing in the second tier European competition.

The North East was close but Sunderland won the bragging rights as they made the top ten compared to Newcastle who sat in 11th.

Burnley would have been the big winners, staying in the Premier League instead of currently playing in the Championship.

Hull would still have been relegated but would have finished the league bottom of the table on zero points.  I guess their fans don’t like the official website as much as they like their team.

QPR was an interesting one. While they finished in the relegation zone, had the league been based purely on total traffic to the site they would have finished safe in 15th position – so their fans will like the site but don’t visit frequently enough.

The full Premier League table is below.

How the Premier League table would have finished if points were based on visits to each clubs website.

I am the Managing Director of Indago Media and have been in Digital Marketing since 2009. Initially in-house working for some of the UK’s biggest brands, but now I run my own agency helping small business grow.

One comment

  1. Link says:

    Would Leicester still be storming the Premier League at the top or would they be overhauled if all shots that hit the woodwork counted as goals?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Published on April 29, 2016

Follow Us

Latest From the Blog

Indago Media is rated 5.00 stars by based on 4 merchant reviews

5.00 / 5 Rating
4 Reviews
I worked with Indago Media after a glowing recommendation from an ex-colleague, and they didn't disappoint. They sorted out my technical & on-page SEO and run some PPC activity. The the results were fantastic (top of Google News for one!) and communication was spot on throughout. I would happily recommend any time.
Reports - I run my own ppc agency and asked if indago media could help me create some really custom reports. Working in paid search for 11 years I know how important reporting is for myself and my clients. What Andy has done has blown me & my clients away! Couldn't be happier, all the metrics that I need to report on to my clients he has been done with minimum fuss. Couldn't recommend highly enough! I will be using indago again
Indago Media provide a first class service and achieve great results. They are able to analyse a website and put together a strategy for increasing traffic. Their in-depth SEO knowledge is second to none and I would recommend Indago Media without any hesitation to any website owner who is struggling to make a success of their website.
© 2018 Coreter Media. Coreter Limited Reg: 10006673. Vat Number: 233475609.