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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Wed, 22 Jun 2016, 17:58

An other fist of links. Finally the first ever working website by Tunisia appeared, even if I have the suspect that it will be soon forgotten. For little federations it's more easy and satisfying to update a facebook page than a website

Jamaica: https://www.facebook.com/jamaicarugby.footballunion.3
Tunisia: https://www.facebook.com/FTR-Federation ... 928511311/

Brunei: http://www.bruneirugby.com
Jordan: http://www.jordanrugby.com/
Tunisia: http://tunisiarugby.com

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 07:21

ADDED.

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Thu, 01 Dec 2016, 07:30

The terrible epidemic that devours the rugby websites is still spreading. I've found just one new address (http://www.singaporerugby.com), replacing an old one, but meanwhile many websites seem disappeared or long-time abandoned.
Those of Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Brunei, Cambodia, Cuba, Curacao, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Papua Guinea, Solomon, Togo, USVI, Vanuatu, Wallis&Futuna.
Furthermore, not few of the remaining websites are choosing an iPhone-friendly structure that appears scarcely fit for pc

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Postby Thomas » Sat, 03 Dec 2016, 20:35

This is the new website for Ecuador Rugby:

http://www.rugbyecuador.net/

currently been rebuild.

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Sat, 03 Dec 2016, 23:29

… and it advertises an unlikely Ecuador v Spain :)

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Tintifax » Sat, 17 Dec 2016, 18:04

Canalina wrote:An other fist of links. Finally the first ever working website by Tunisia appeared, even if I have the suspect that it will be soon forgotten. For little federations it's more easy and satisfying to update a facebook page than a website

Jamaica: https://www.facebook.com/jamaicarugby.footballunion.3
Tunisia: https://www.facebook.com/FTR-Federation ... 928511311/

Brunei: http://www.bruneirugby.com
Jordan: http://www.jordanrugby.com/
Tunisia: http://tunisiarugby.com


Jamaica joined Facebook not with a Fanpage but with a personal account. Isn´t the best solution.

Brunei, Jordan & Tunisia doesn´t work (website).

Facebook is more comfortable than a website, but Facebook is a closed vessel, every Union should work double- or treble (Twitter!) tracked.
Tigers Rugby, Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria: Website, Facebook, Ladies' Facebook, Twitter

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Thu, 05 Jan 2017, 19:02

The rankings of continental confederations' likes on facebook

World Rugby 413.200 likes
Asia Rugby 14.300
Rugby Afrique 10.300
Sudamerica Rugby 6.900
Rugby Europe 6.900
Oceania Rugby 6.500
Rugby Americas North 3.000

Numbers lower than the expected; italian rugby federation, for example, has 247.000 likes

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Sat, 07 Jan 2017, 06:01

Top 15 World Rugby teams and number of their facebook pages' likes (thousands of). There's a close duel Italy v Georgia even here

NEW ZEALAND 4.302
ENGLAND 1.787
AUSTRALIA 691
IRELAND 568
WALES 546
SOUTH AFRICA 1.110
SCOTLAND 204
FRANCE 451
ARGENTINA 185
FIJI 288
JAPAN 149
GEORGIA 242
ITALY 247
TONGA 34
SAMOA 115
Romania 51
Usa 437
Canada 81
Russia 15 (vk)
Namibia 9

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Thomas » Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 15:23

Guatemala Rugby new Website: http://www.rugbyguatemala.com/ Under construction and getting tested

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby victorsra » Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 03:00

Still incomplete, but Albania launched its website: http://www.rugby.al/
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Tue, 06 Mar 2018, 17:35

For the fortunate series "How to waste the time" I've checked all the website links listed in the first page of the thread.
Out of 245 links, 88 are not working anymore and 35 bring to websites non updated since several months ago. So exactly an half of the list is no more useful.
Social media are cannibalizing websites, but this was already known

I'd like to find a website or a facebook page of the Tanzania federation, but the website which would award the crown of King of the Websites Searchers is undoubtably the North Korea one!

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 04:47

Facebook pages

Kosovo (but it seems they too are going for league)
https://www.facebook.com/RugbyFedKosovo/

Guiné-Bissau (apparently a bunch of few passionates)
https://www.facebook.com/Federacao-de-R ... 816669277/

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby NaBUru38 » Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 18:12

Social media accounts are much cheaper to maintain than old school websites. Wordpress isn't too complex, but unions are very cheap these days.

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 21:05

NaBUru38 wrote:Social media accounts are much cheaper to maintain than old school websites. Wordpress isn't too complex, but unions are very cheap these days.

And they are much more read, I think, apart those of the big federations.
Pretty sure no one opens the website of Sierra Leone Rugby, for example, while maybe some dozens or even some hundreds persons follow their facebook page.
I see this trend also in the page about italian rugby that I write together with three friends. I have no access to the traffic data but I suspect that very few persons read the website (we wrote almost one thousands articles and we had two or three comments on the whole... :?: ) while sometime it happens than one of our posts on facebook collects dozens of likes and some shares. It's definitively more satisfying. So I understand very well why so many minor rugby websites disappeared.
The bad thing is that I'm hearing more and more often that facebook is declining and that it will be surpassed by other social media. It's boring... I don't want to change platform another time :roll:

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby NaBUru38 » Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 14:46

In my opinion, social media should be used to attract people to the website. I mean, twits can be only so long.

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 10:50

Taiwan RFU has opened a new website at https://taiwan.rugby/

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 18:19

Inspired by some posts in an other thread about facebook pages' likes, I compiled this sort of chart between the 105 ranked national federations; numbers mean thousands of likes

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby 4N » Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 18:34

Ireland has 615k

Philippines has 68k, not bad!

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby victorsra » Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 18:34

Brazilian Rugby Union has 217, they invested a lot of money on Facebook like ads for several years.
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby 4N » Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 18:36

victorsra wrote:Brazilian Rugby Union has 217, they invested a lot of money on Facebook like ads for several years.


I was just about to post that. Pretty impressive number regardless.

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby victorsra » Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 18:43

When you pay for likes it is bizarre who you see liking it. I dont believe it is real people, honestly. Not being conspiracy theorist, just saying it doesn't look real. Or at least not active fans.
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: UNION FACEBOOKS + TWITTERS + WEBSITES + FORUMS

Postby Canalina » Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 18:51

Yes, Brazil ahead of Argentina sounds a bit suspicious... :)

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Postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 12:53

The complete ranking of the 105 ranked federation by thousands of facebook likes

http://www.facebook.com/AllBlacks 4693
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnglandRugby 1868
http://www.facebook.com/springboks 1306
http://www.facebook.com/Wallabies 692
http://www.facebook.com/irishrugby/ 615
https://www.facebook.com/WelshRugbyUnion/ 579
http://www.facebook.com/FranceRugby/ 563
http://www.facebook.com/fijirugby 343
http://www.facebook.com/usarugby 314
http://www.facebook.com/GeorgianRugby/ 287
http://www.facebook.com/scottishrugby 277
http://www.facebook.com/Federugby 273
http://www.facebook.com/BrasilRugby/ 217
http://www.facebook.com/unionargentina 209
http://www.facebook.com/Rugby.Japan 160
http://www.facebook.com/ManuSamoa/ 146
http://www.facebook.com/RugbyCanada 97
https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineRugby 68
http://www.facebook.com/rugbyromania 62
https://www.facebook.com/officialKRU 58
http://www.facebook.com/hkrugby/ 51
https://www.facebook.com/MalaysiaRugbyUnion 41
http://www.facebook.com/TongaRugbyOfficial 40
https://www.facebook.com/FecorugbyTucanes/ 36
https://www.facebook.com/Chilerugby/ 35
http://www.facebook.com/ferugby1923 34
https://www.facebook.com/SriLankaRugby 33
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyindia 28
http://www.facebook.com/portugalrugbyoficial/ 26
https://www.facebook.com/RugbyMexicoFMRU 26
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMalagasyRugby/ 23
https://www.facebook.com/UnionDeRugbyDelParaguay 21
https://www.facebook.com/TunisiaRugby1972/ 20
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyperu/ 20
http://www.facebook.com/UnionRugbyUruguay/ 19
https://www.facebook.com/Thairugbyunion 18
https://www.facebook.com/indonesianrugby 17
http://www.facebook.com/DRVRugby 16
http://www.facebook.com/NamibiaRugby/ 15
https://www.facebook.com/UgandaRugby 13
https://www.facebook.com/singaporerugby/ 12
https://www.facebook.com/pngrugby/ 12
https://www.facebook.com/rugby.nl 10
https://www.facebook.com/uaerugby 10
https://www.facebook.com/pakistan.rugby 10
https://www.facebook.com/BelgianRugby 8
https://www.facebook.com/regbislietuvoje 8
https://www.facebook.com/CookIslandsRugbyUnion 8
https://www.facebook.com/Guyana-Rugby-t ... 257781430/ 8
https://www.facebook.com/rugby.or.kr 7
https://www.facebook.com/MaltaRFU 6
https://www.facebook.com/Cote-dIvoire-R ... 849091574/ 6
https://www.facebook.com/RugbyUnionMauritius/ 6
https://www.facebook.com/federacionrugbycr 6
https://www.facebook.com/SwissRugbyUnion 5
https://www.facebook.com/RUMAROC/ 5
https://www.facebook.com/SvenskaRugbyforbundet 5
https://www.facebook.com/SenegalRugby 5
https://www.facebook.com/FederacionVenezolanaDeRugby 4
https://www.facebook.com/ZimbabweRugbyUnion/ 4
https://www.facebook.com/ceskarugbyovaunie 4
https://www.facebook.com/Israeli-Nation ... 775148292/ 4
https://www.facebook.com/MRGSZ/ 4
https://www.facebook.com/ZambianRugby 4
https://www.facebook.com/jamrugbyfootballunion 4
https://www.facebook.com/RUGBYdk 4
https://www.facebook.com/siruf/ 4
http://www.facebook.com/russiarugby 3 (vk.com/rugby 25)
https://www.facebook.com/cro.rugby/ 3
https://www.facebook.com/rugbytahitiinfos/ 3
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyaustria 3
https://www.facebook.com/rugbynorge/ 3
https://www.facebook.com/Luxembourgrugby 2
https://www.facebook.com/caymanrugby/ 2
https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanRugbyUnion 2
https://www.facebook.com/BermudaRugby 2
https://www.facebook.com/nigeriarugby/ 2
https://www.facebook.com/BotswanaRugbyFamily 2
https://www.facebook.com/Slorugby.si 2
https://www.facebook.com/RugbiAndorra/ 2
https://www.facebook.com/suomenrugby 2
https://www.facebook.com/ragbih 2
https://www.facebook.com/VanuatuRugbyFootballUnion/ 2
https://www.facebook.com/AmSamoaRugbyUnion 2
https://www.facebook.com/pzrugby/ 1 (www.facebook.com/RugbyPolska 14)
https://www.facebook.com/federatiaderugbydinmoldova/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/ttrfu/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/rugbylatvia 1
https://www.facebook.com/SVGRugbyUnion/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/rugbybulgaria 1
https://www.facebook.com/guamrugbyunion/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/rugbybarbados/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/rugbyserbia 1
https://www.facebook.com/RwandaRugby/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/Fecarugby-fede ... 384350994/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/MonacoRugby/ 1
https://www.facebook.com/Ukrainian-Rugb ... ters-Page-Український-Регбі-Прихильники-сторінку-106667892735324/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/Kazakhstan-Rug ... 389389666/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/girchina/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/BahRFU/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/grupagh/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/Swaziland-Rugb ... 120278991/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/rugby.uz 0
https://www.facebook.com/Niue-Rugby-Uni ... 455417336/ 0
https://www.facebook.com/Greek-rugby-pl ... 935749695/ 0

World Rugby 722
Asia Rugby 86
Oceania Rugby 40
Rugby Afrique 31
Rugby Europe 29
Sudamerica Rugby 20
Rugby Americas North 10
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