This article was published on May 24, 2010

Riding the World Cup Fever Wave

Riding the World Cup Fever Wave
Ahmad F Al-Shagra
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Ahmad F Al-Shagra

Co-founder of, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer. Co-founder of, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer.

World Cup FootballJust in case you didn’t hear, the countdown to the world cup is down to 17 days, and if you haven’t made any money off of it till now, this is probably your last chance. Read on if you want the proof.

One of the largest traffic drivers in the Middle Eastern online market is Football. and out do online giants like news portal Al-Arabiya and BBC Online in Arabic speaking countries, additionally the two sites combined trail closely behind in terms of traffic as Yahoo’s You don’t even have to build yourself an attractive usable website to publish your content, you can do what the most successful Middle Eastern online football site has done, just make it fast and full of forums.

Experts explain’s success to its notorious speed to access from the days of dial-up back in the early years of the last decade, making it appealing to slow surfers, and offering them a place to hangout with fellow football fanatics from around the Arabic speaking world, that of course, in addition to the ridiculously large amount of content it’s users produce on a daily basis.

It has recently responded to the continuous bickering about its appearance with an even more hideous design, proving once again size does matter and that this network is gonna have a run for it’s money with newcomer developed by the creators of online gaming portal which appears to have knocked it out of the water in it’s homeland of Egypt.

If you haven’t jumped on the football content wagon till now, get busy, because early risers such as Footballji, (Indian piggyback rider) and Yajeel have figured out that this is the best time to be in the Football content business, and so should you.

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