Archive for Hits


In the whole of 2017 we amassed a total of 4,961,918 hits on our site, our record year since we began.

Since the start of 2018 we have seen a huge increase in our number of hits on the website, and today we can proudly boast more fantastic news.

As of late last night (Monday 3rd Sep) our hits for 2018 have passed 5 million!!!!

We have surpassed our own expectations and we would like to thank every single one of you who takes the time to support us, and visit our website

Sports Shots hits

Sports Shots grows from strength to strength

The number of hits the Sports Shots website attracts every month has grown dramatically over the past few months, as has our twitter coverage, proving we are THE place for YOUR local sports news & updates. In 2017 we attracted a total of 4.96 million hits over the year, and we wondered if we could top the 6 million mark in 2018, and we’re pleased to reveal that we reached the half way point before the end of May, just five months into the year.

We are breaking our own records this year, and then beating them again. In January we received our biggest monthly total of hits with 537,605 and thought we’d done well, then in April we smashed that with 674,988. Never to be beaten we thought but just a month later we received 808,317 hits. In May, when most of the football was done and dusted early in the month!

Our target for June was the same as every month, just beat last year’s figures for that month, and after just 5 days we were already over half way there.

Our hits for 2018 are as follows:

Year: 2017 2018 Diff
Jan 503,135 537,605 +34,470
Feb 376,230 467,033 +90,803
Mar 457,110 518,036 +60,926
Apr 427,729 674,988 +247,259
May 435,421 808,317 +372,896

Previous to 2018 our record hits in a single day was 37,568 from some four years ago. When we broke the news of Andrew Hall coming to Buckingham Town CC in January this year, we attracted a new record of 50,096 which we thought was good going. Then the beginning of May saw the announcement that Olney Town FC & Buckingham Town FC were folding, on the 3rd May we smashed our way to 93,975 hits in one single day. The following day we beat our previous record again by attracting 54,529 hits.

Our twitter feed also continues to grow, previous to this year we saw good days where we managed 20,000 twitter impressions recorded, but this year we have constantly been breaking that level & our record to date is from March where we saw 51,081 impressions. Our top six number of impressions in numerical order:

10.03.2018 51,081
10.02.2018 45,664
15.04.2018 37,496
21.04.2018 35,397
11.03.2018 34,610
02.04.2018 34,529
We cannot thank everybody enough for their continued support, committee’s, managers and their staff, players, supporters, parents, family and anyone else that visits us to catch up on the local sport scene, thank you!

Clubs get coverage to a bigger audience as Sports Shots viewing figures go UP!

In figures taken up to Saturday 21st April, our 2018 hits continue to grow.


The addition of Dale James covering different sides sees local clubs get coverage to a much wider audience.

As always we much appreciate everyone who helps us runs the website and especially our business partners who ensure we can fund our growing operation.

Year: 2017 2018 Diff
Jan 503135 537605 34470
Feb 376230 467033 90803
Mar 457110 518036 60926
Apr 427729 487404 59675
May 435421
Jun 203425
July 233432
Aug 343830
Sep 516146
Oct 467783
Nov 471082
Dec 526595
Total: 4961918 2010078 245874

April Showers HITS! Sports Shots continues to grow …

April Showers of hits has seen Sports Shots continue to grow in 2018!


Our opening nine days of the month thus far has seen us attract the following number of views –

Sunday 1st April – 29,904

Monday 2nd April – 30,494

Tuesday 3rd April – 19,908

Wednesday 4th April – 23,781

Thursday 5th April – 18,497

Friday 6th April – 29,490

Saturday 7th April – 20,297

Sunday 8th April – 24,874

Monday 9th April – 22,413

Our Twitter analytics the last 28 days:

451.8k Impressions (Up 17%)
* The number of times one of our tweets was delivered to a Twitter stream.

7,143 Profile visits

170 Mentions

44 NEW Followers – now up to 1,549


We are absolutely delighted that this week we have not one but TWO BIG announcements to make; one regarding our cricket coverage, the other we have another fantastic partnership to announce with a brilliant local business!

Thank you for your continued support, we very much appreciate it!


Sports Shots website gets 50,096 visits yesterday! ‘Hits in one day’ record smashed!

Wednesday 24th January 2018 saw the Sports Shots website receive an amazing 50,096 hits!




The record of 37,568 hits received in one day back on Monday 12th May 2014 was eclipsed yesterday.

The Sports Shots brand is always looking for partnerships with local businesses. Our sponsorship deals are available for as little as just 28p per day! For more information, see below –

If you are interested, or want to  then email


Sports Shots making a big impression! We reach 30,949 Twitter timelines on Saturday!

Sports Shots continues to grow with our news spreading to 30,949 people’s Twitter timelines last Saturday (20th January 2018).



Another record was smashed at the weekend when Sports Shots featured on 30,949 times on people’s timelines as Twitter Impressions revealed.

We are always on the lookout for sponsors to raise money for charity and look to continue to grow and improve our brand.

As a partner you can advertise with us for as little as just 28p per day!

See below for more information –

Advertise with Sports Shots – we have 4.96 million reasons why

Happy New Year! Thanks a MILLION for 2017 (+122,773!)

Sports Shots would like to wish all our supporters a very healthy and happy new year and say thanks a million for 2017!

When we say thanks a million, we also mean that our annual hits figure increased by a dramatic 1,122,773 to a whopping 4,961,918! 

Our total hits figure now stands at 16,874,664 since we started back on 29th January 2011.

The addition of Dale James in the summer transfer window has been such a big positive for Sports Shots. Dale’s desire and passion to promote Sports Shots’ portfolio of clubs is a major win-win for everybody.

Sports Shots would like to say a huge thank you to each one of our sponsors who have enabled us to grow. The support of each one of them cannot be underestimated.

Again we would like to thank every manager, coach, captain, player, club official and supporter who generously donates their time to give us interviews, updates and reports. Without these people we would struggle to function.

Sports Shots has made partnerships with Football MK and Base of the Pyramid as we work together to promote local football with like-minded people.

Thank you to everyone who has viewed our work, and those who have shared and promoted our brand via social media.

Finally, the aim is not to just promote our local clubs, but also to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitus UK. Thank you to every club and person who has donated in 2017.


Record breaking September for Sports Shots

As Sports Shots continues to grow, we are delighted to announce that September saw us have our best month ever.

The total hits for the month was 516,146 at an average of 17,204 per day. This breaks our previous record of 503,135 in January 2017 by some margin.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us, by contributing to the website content and also by viewing it.

Sports Shots + 2016 = 3,839,145 hits #besteveryear #growing

Thanks to everybody who took the time to visit Sports Shots in 2016!

We received an amazing 3,839,145 visits in the calendar year.

In December we had visitors from 140 countries! It shows people with an interest in our community stay in touch from many miles away! Iran was our 15th in the list of hits from abroad, Iraq was 25th, while Brazil appeared at 28th.

As the site continues to grow we can only thank everyone who takes the time to make Sports Shots such a massive hit!

We have now joined forces with Russell & Butler who kindly support our YouTube Channel. A huge thanks goes to our local estate agents who cover Buckingham, Brackley, Bicester and Banbury and share our love of community.

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A few statistics on Sports Shots –


  • Over 11 million hits since we started!
  • Currently averaging over 11.1k hits per day!
  • People in a total of 107 different countries have looked at the Sports Shots website in November 2016 alone!


  • The past seven days we have been on 13,245 different people’s timelines!
  • In the past seven days 3,567 people have engaged with us on our Facebook page! Via Likes, Comments, Shares etc

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