Sportskeeda

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Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda logo1.png
Type of site
Sports website
Founded2009
OwnerAbsolute Sports Pvt. Ltd
Websitesportskeeda.com
Alexa rankIncrease 3498 (September 2018)
RegistrationOptional
Current statusActive

Sportskeeda is an all-sports website, with multinational audience and writers. Users engage on the website, read, write and post comments while interacting with like-minded fans from all over the globe.[1] The site covers mainstream sports like football, cricket, tennis, basketball, hockey, Formula One, badminton, professional wrestling, mixed martial arts and boxing as well as niche ones like kabaddi and squash. It also covers American sports such as football and baseball. Sportskeeda even covers entertainment sports like WWE & UFC[2] at large scale.

History[edit]

Sportskeeda was co-founded by its current Chief Executive Officer Porush Jain and Srinivas Rowjee Cuddapah who angel invested in it. The name of the website is derived from a colloquial Hindi term that is the sporting equivalent of the word "bookworm" and in English "Sportskeeda" translates into "sports worm", or "sports lover". The site was created in 2009 by Jain in association with his fellow sports fanatic Anshu Prasad.[3] It was initially run from the office of Jain’s father in Noida, but moved its operations to Bangalore in 2011.[4]

The company is owned and maintained by Absolute Sports Private Limited,[5] a company incorporated on 10 June 2010.[6]

Funding[edit]

Sportskeeda is backed by venture capital funding. Seedfund, an organization that backs early-stage ventures, had invested $600,000 into Sportskeeda in 2011.[4] The revenue patterns of Sportskeeda have not been disclosed to the public yet.

Content and contributors[edit]

Sportskeeda’s content is procured from a variety of sources; the site accepts and publishes articles contributed by its community of voluntary writers.[7] An article can be contributed by any user who registers on the site. It boasts of having a pool of over 4,000 such writers.

The site claims to publish around 100 articles every day,[8] which are primarily made up of match previews/reviews, satires, tributes, open letters, news, videos, top 5/top 10 articles and analysis.[9]

Mobile app[edit]

The latest version of the Sportskeeda Android app was launched in June 2015, marking the organization’s first full-fledged entry in mobile. Though the site has been in operation since 2009, the fully functional Sportskeeda app has only now found a prominent place on the Google Play Store. The app requires Android 4.03 version or higher.[10]

Reach[edit]

Sportskeeda has a global Alexa traffic rank of 2803 as of May 2016.[11] The site gets a significant portion of its traffic from Facebook and has a widespread social media presence.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ "UFC News & Fight Updates | UFC Tonight Match & Next UFC Fight Details | Current UFC Fighters". www.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ "SportsKeeda – The place to be for the fans of Indian Sports". Times Of India. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b N. Ramakrishnan (23 September 2012). "A social way of covering sports". Business Line. The Hindu. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Absolute Sports Pvt Ltd". VCcircle.com.
  6. ^ "Absolute Sports Private Limited". Corporatedir.com.
  7. ^ "Industry moves: Urban Ladder, AppStudioz and Sportskeeda". Medianama.com.
  8. ^ "Agnel Jude Bankien joins Sportskeeda as VP, sales and marketing > afaqs! news & features". Afaqs.com. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Sportskeeda Social Media Review". Simplify360.com.
  10. ^ "Sportskeeda Live app on Google Play". Play.Google.com. Google.
  11. ^ "Sportskeeda.com Site Info". Alexa.com. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2013.

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