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  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Duane Brown and David Quessenberry at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 11

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 23: Fill our clear bag and get 25% off all goods in your bag.

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 12

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 24: Spend $100, get a $20 gift card free. Appearances by Houston Texans Cheerleaders (11-1pm) & Texans Ambassador Fred Weary (12-1pm).

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: McDonald's

    Friday, December 26
    Noon-1pm – McDonald’s, 6000 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE 4 piece Chicken McNuggets (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM CST Jaguars at Texans The Texans host the Jaguars at NRG Stadium.
  • Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

    Houston’s annual AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl college bowl game is back at NRG Stadium, Monday, December 29 at 8pm and will feature another BCS matchup between powerhouse teams from the Big Ten and Big 12.

    For tickets and more information, visit AdvoCareTexasBowl.com or call 832-667-2390.

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BWTB: Fun with numbers

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Taking a look at the numbers behind HoustonTexans.com.


One of the many themes we learned during our trip to Los Angeles for the NFL Digital Summit is that numbers tell the story. Understanding and properly evaluating website metrics can be a valuable tool in getting the most out of your platform.

Coming from baseball background, stats have always intrigued me. When my playing days came to an end, I went from studying batting averages and on-base percentages to calculating time on site and unique visitors. So for me, the idea of taking a 'deep dive' into analytics wasn't new. That said, I still learned that the amount of data available in the online world only continues to grow. Numbers beget more numbers, starting a chain reaction that can leave you searching through result fields for hours.

With that in mind, I wanted to share a few numbers that might surprise the average Texans fan. This data comes via the Adobe Marketing cloud, which is what we use to measure website traffic, from the 2014 year.

69.1%: That is the amount of HT.com website traffic that comes from the state of Texas. That total is more than the rest of the top 10 states combined. You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas, including our web traffic. What state is number two? California.

#2: The second most popular country in terms of HT.com web traffic is...Canada. While this no doubt has to do with the huge following my wife and her family (they are from Canada) have created, this kind of surprised me. The country I expected, Mexico, was fourth. That said the numbers are small in comparison to our United States support. You could add countries two through 100 and not get near the US's total page views.

Watt/Clowney: The dynamic duo should be stellar on the field, but they are already proving to quite the tandem in the digital world. A draft story on J.J. reaching out to Jadeveon is now the most read story of the year on HoustonTexans.com. Also, a recent NFL Network video of Watt talking about his new teammate was the highest watched video in the past week.

Atlanta, GA: We've already talked about the strength of Texas in our metrics, so I thought it would be fun to mention the first non-Texas city to appear in our traffic rankings. That would be the 'ATL', which narrowly edged Moses Lake, Washington (really).

15%: The amount of our traffic that comes from social media websites (mainly Facebook and Twitter). We all know the power of social media, and in terms of websites it is becoming the most powerful tool you can have to get your content out. For comparison's sake, this number was 6 percent over the same time span a year ago. I guarantee you this number is only going to rise.  

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