January 22, 2009

Inauguration Day Stats

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States was a major event for US Internet users on Tuesday since many needed to rely upon online streaming on news websites to view the event from work....
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Early voting questions and concerns among searchers

Early voting has been underway in many states and Internet users are turning to search to help them find out about the process. The term ‘early voting’ was ranked fourth among the Fast Moving Search Terms for the Politics category...
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September 23, 2008

Travis Barker Tops Fast Moving Search Terms Week Ending Sept 20, 2008

The Wall Street crisis and potential bailout is certainly top of mind for many consumers, but tragedy sent Travis Barker (former drummer of Blink 182 and star of MTV’s Meet the Barkers) to the top of Fast Moving Search Terms...
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August 29, 2008

Joe Biden Paid Search Campaigns Begin

Once the major news outlets received the word that Obama had selected Senator Joe Biden of Delaware as his running mate, the announcement immediately resulted in a huge increase in the volume of searches for the search term ‘joe biden’...
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Presidential candidates - are states red and blue online?

During the primaries we took a look at the visitation to the websites of presidential candidate hopefuls to predict the winners by state. Now that the nominations have been decided and the DNC is underway with the RNC not far...
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August 26, 2008

Biden VP pick and DNC invigorates candidate site traffic

Last week, the forthcoming Democratic National Convention and Vice-President selection drove the 2nd highest share of visits to each of the websites of the presidential candidates in the past year. The only week with a higher share of visits included...
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July 01, 2008

Mid-year Presidential Candidate Check

Now that we are halfway through 2008, I figured that it is time to check on the two Presidential candidates and see who is visiting their websites. To make things interesting, I turned to our Mosaic Lifestyle segments to see...
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February 11, 2008

Super Tuesday results drives traffic spikes for News & Media websites

Coverage of Tuesday’s election results drove the market share of visits to the News & Media category to the 2nd highest peak in the past 36 months on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008. The market share of visits for News &...
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Election 2008 Update

My TIME column about the politics of search is online here. Here's some additional data that I didn't include in the article (for all of the ILoveData fans). Caveat, searches for candidates prior to elections do not equate to votes,...
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Top Candidates, the Science of Search and Time.com

Today Time.com published my second column for The Science of Search (In case you missed the first column on the 4 Day Diet you can find it here). For those of you that have been reading the Hitwise Intelligence blog...
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January 23, 2007

Clinton Campaign Website Receives 2X More Traffic than Obama Website on Campaign Announcment Day

Saturday's launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sent traffic to her campaign website soaring as voters sought more information. On January 20, 2007, the market share of visits to HillaryClinton.com was more than 2X greater than the market share of...
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January 18, 2007

Obama Clinton Chart Updated with Edwards

Loren Baker over at Search Engine Journal requested that I update my chart from this post to include John Edwards. I intentionally omitted Edwards from the previous chart because our search term analysis reveals that over 15% of searchers for...
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January 16, 2007

Obama versus Clinton - Barack Advantage in Key States

In light of today's news that Barack Obama is filing campaign papers today for the 2008 Presidential election, I've assembled a quick chart comparing the popularity of Obama compared to Clinton based on search queries for the two potential candidates....
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November 06, 2006

Mid-term Visits to Politics Category a Fraction of Presidential Election Traffic

As we head into mid-term elections this week, the visits to the Lifestyle - Politics category, a collection of 863 sites was nearly 1/3rd less then visits to the same category the Presidential Elections the first week of November 2004....
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