The 2012 Best Delegate Fan Index

by KFC on January 2, 2013

Which countries love Model UN the most? We did an analysis of this for 2011 based on data captured by Google Analytics and we thought it’d be interesting to share the results for 2012. Although we mentioned unique visitors in the highlights, the numbers used in the indices are visits since that takes into account repeat visits — it’s a more accurate indicator of activeness and size of a Model UN community. Here are some high-level highlights followed by Top 50 lists of countries & territories and global cities.

Of course, the disclaimer is that Best Delegate has different rates of penetration in each country so some countries may be overrepresented or underrepresented relative to their traffic numbers. Nevertheless, I think this is the best measurement for size and activeness of a Model UN community that’s available anywhere. One of our goals in 2013 is to launch region and language specific pages to better serve some of these communities. We have a lot of exciting times ahead!

Highlights

  • Best Delegate had over 260,000 readers (unique visitors) in 2012. That’s more than double the 124,000 readers we had in 2011. Visitors contributed to over 1 million page views.
  • Readers came from 190+ countries and territories as defined by Google Analytics.  The United States had the largest readership with 54.8% of visits.

Top Countries and Territories Index (2012)

Countries and territories by visits in 2012

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. India
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Pakistan
  6. Indonesia
  7. Venezuela
  8. Germany
  9. Turkey
  10. France
  11. Singapore
  12. Netherlands
  13. Puerto Rico
  14. Malaysia
  15. Australia
  16. Mexico
  17. Italy
  18. China
  19. Colombia
  20. Belgium
  21. Greece
  22. Brazil
  23. South Korea
  24. United Arab Emirates
  25. Philippines
  26. Taiwan
  27. Peru
  28. Spain
  29. Switzerland
  30. Hong Kong
  31. Ghana
  32. Qatar
  33. Thailand
  34. Saudi Arabia
  35. Jordan
  36. Nigeria
  37. Lebanon
  38. Egypt
  39. Japan
  40. Russian Federation
  41. Poland
  42. Czech Republic
  43. South Africa
  44. Kenya
  45. Ireland
  46. Romania
  47. Bangladesh
  48. Israel
  49. Bahrain
  50. Morocco

Top Global Cities Index 2012

Cities by visits in 2012

  1. New York
  2. Washington DC
  3. New Delhi
  4. Chicago
  5. London
  6. Karachi
  7. Montreal
  8. Caracas
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Boston
  11. Singapore
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Plainsboro, NJ, USA
  14. Toronto
  15. Edison, NJ, USA
  16. Vancouver
  17. Jakarta
  18. Cerritos, CA, USA
  19. Istanbul
  20. Bangalore
  21. Lahore
  22. Kuala Lumpur
  23. New Haven, CT, USA
  24. Mumbai
  25. Ithaca, NY, USA
  26. Cambridge, MA, USA
  27. Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  28. San Juan
  29. Dubai
  30. San Francisco
  31. Princeton Junction, NJ, USA
  32. Bogota
  33. Gainesville, FL, USA
  34. Hong Kong
  35. Miami
  36. Athens
  37. Paris
  38. Hyderabad
  39. Doha
  40. La Victoria, Peru
  41. Islamabad
  42. Mission Viejo, CA, USA
  43. Irvine, CA, USA
  44. Ft. Myers, FL, USA
  45. Accra
  46. Seoul
  47. Decatur, GA, USA
  48. Houston
  49. Amman
  50. Calgary

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We will continue building the website into the premier Model United Nations resource in the world. Check back for more articles and for the region and language specific pages. Thank you to all the fans for reading Best Delegate!

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