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Kerry VP Announcement Influences Traffic Online (Free Republic Mentioned)
eMarketer ^ | Monday, July 12, 2002

Posted on 07/12/2004 6:04:20 AM PDT by kristinn

July 12, 2004

Hitwise reports that John Kerry's online announcement of choosing John Edwards as his running mate for the 2004 US presidential elections increased traffic to Kerry's, Edward's — even Bush's — Web sites.

Kerry's Web site, JohnKerry.com ranked in fourth place in the Hitwise Politics category on July 4, but was pushed into first place in the category on July 6, leading the sites of Free Republic, Michael Moore and George Bush. Specifically, Kerry's Web site gained 10.4% of the Lifestyle-Politics Hitwise category on July 6, rising by a whopping 231% over the two-day time period.

John Edwards' traffic surged by an even greater 3,694% over the two days, placing seventh on July 6 (from placing 226th two days before). Even George Bush's Web site benefitted from the announcement, as traffic to GeorgeBush.com grew by 68% between July 5 and 6, ranking fifth.

The top 10 political Web sites on July 6, by market share of visits, were:

1. JohnKerry.com — 10.44%
2. Free Republic — 5.00%
3.
4. NoGayMarriage.com — 3.59%
5. George W. Bush — 3.34%
6. Republican National Convention — 3.13%
7. John Edwards for President — 2.39%
8. The White House — 2.38%
9. Townhall.com — 2.07%
10. Antiwar.com — 2.06%


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edwards; internet; kerry; topten; veep; websites
Not sure what site placed third, they didn't mention it in the report.
1 posted on 07/12/2004 6:04:20 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

All that attention and all they got was a dead cat bounce in the polls...Bwah hah hah hah hah.


2 posted on 07/12/2004 6:06:25 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: kristinn

thats weird, i wonder what the 3rd one was. it was a probably a porn/political site. NudeTeens4kerry.com


3 posted on 07/12/2004 6:11:29 AM PDT by goldwaterlives
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To: kristinn; crushkerry

No3 - crushkerry?


4 posted on 07/12/2004 6:13:42 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: kristinn

Look at that list. The Dems are so screwed.


5 posted on 07/12/2004 6:13:52 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: kristinn

We're number one in our hearts.


6 posted on 07/12/2004 6:14:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: kristinn

List is wrong:

According to the article: The top 10 political Web sites on July 6, by market share of visits, were:

JohnKerry.com — 10.44%
Free Republic — 5.00%
NoGayMarriage.com — 3.59%
George W. Bush — 3.34%
Republican National Convention — 3.13%
John Edwards for President — 2.39%
The White House — 2.38%
Townhall.com — 2.07%
Antiwar.com — 2.06%


7 posted on 07/12/2004 6:15:20 AM PDT by gilliam
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To: kristinn
Site #3 possibilities:

Metrosexuals with coiffed hair.com

December/May metrosexual relationships.com

8 posted on 07/12/2004 6:16:47 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: kristinn

Would that #3 be the democratic forum whose name must not be spoken?


9 posted on 07/12/2004 6:21:00 AM PDT by ICX (The Dem VP race is like a wildebeest giving birth - it's ugly, loud, and ultimately doesn't matter.)
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To: kristinn
Funny, DUh doesn't seem to have made the list.
10 posted on 07/12/2004 6:22:43 AM PDT by The_Victor
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To: kristinn

I did visit the John Kerry site, because he was suppose to name his VP on it first. I bet no one is visiting the site now. I know I am not.


11 posted on 07/12/2004 6:24:15 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: kristinn

bwaa ha ha ha

No DU'h? Awww.


12 posted on 07/12/2004 6:24:21 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Virtue is learned at a mother's knee...and vices at other joints.)
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To: kristinn

I am going to visit, http://www.georgebush.com/ more often.


13 posted on 07/12/2004 6:26:16 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: jimrob

ping!


14 posted on 07/12/2004 6:27:03 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: kristinn

15 posted on 07/12/2004 6:28:20 AM PDT by Tank-FL (Keep the Faith - VMI Old Corps return for class August 29, 2004 - hang in there.)
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To: mewzilla

On the radio, the internet and cable, it's conservative sites pulling in the public. I feel bad for stifling liberal voices ;-)


16 posted on 07/12/2004 6:29:29 AM PDT by rabidralph (My pit bull drives an SUV.)
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To: kristinn

Probably China...


17 posted on 07/12/2004 6:30:07 AM PDT by smiley
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To: rabidralph

No wonder the Dems hate the free market. They can't compete.


18 posted on 07/12/2004 6:31:03 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla

I love the FR vs Move On chart, especially since media mentions Move On so much.


19 posted on 07/12/2004 6:37:14 AM PDT by ClaireSolt
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To: rabidralph; Richard Poe

Our FRiend Richard Poe knows how the libs will try to fix this.


20 posted on 07/12/2004 6:37:32 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Antiwar.com is on the top 10?????? Geez... that's a lot of nuts.


21 posted on 07/12/2004 6:40:16 AM PDT by Nataku X (You hear all the time, "Be more like Jesus." But have you ever heard, "Be more like Muhammed"?)
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To: ClaireSolt

I'll never forget hearing about the NOW convention some years back...1000 women showed up and it made the headlines!

That same weekend, 1500 of us Christian women in East Texas showed up for a women's prayer meeting and conference...just a bunch of east Texas women!

Of course there was no mention of it in the national news...


22 posted on 07/12/2004 6:42:39 AM PDT by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: kristinn

I recently read Richard's book, "Hillary's Secret War". It is excellent and I highly recommend it. My copy is signed by Jim Robinson and is not for sale. LOL.


23 posted on 07/12/2004 6:44:25 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: kristinn

Figured a story like this would be available today. From a Democrats standpoint, this is far better than stories detailing the fact Edwards BROUGHT NOTHING to the Kerry Campaign, in fact the inverse is apparent.

Nobody likes or trusts Trial Lawyers.

Nobody.


24 posted on 07/12/2004 6:47:32 AM PDT by Badeye ("The day you stop learning, is the day you begin dying")
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To: kristinn
The top ten sites were, according to the link, only 9 sites.

I have to wonder if we can trust the stats from a site that can't count to 10.
25 posted on 07/12/2004 7:13:23 AM PDT by sharktrager (Help Laura beat Tuh-Ray-Za http://scoreboards.hotornot.com/2004electionwives)
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To: goldwaterlives

LOL!


26 posted on 07/12/2004 12:51:47 PM PDT by ServesURight
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To: kristinn

WOOHOO!!


27 posted on 07/14/2004 1:39:15 AM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com)
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To: kristinn
Its the Moore site thats #3

leading the sites of Free Republic, Michael Moore and George Bush

28 posted on 07/14/2004 1:39:51 AM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com)
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To: Nakatu X
Antiwar.com is a top ten site??

especially since they pay their contributors like crap. Although I bet the owner makes out a bit better.

29 posted on 07/14/2004 1:42:28 AM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com)
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To: GeronL
It probably is Moore's site at #3.

FR is still growing in influence. It is regularly quoted and reported on in papers around the world and here at home.

30 posted on 07/14/2004 4:10:13 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

My traffic has gone sky high since I placed anti-EFnK and pro-Bush ads on my site. :)


31 posted on 07/19/2004 8:28:49 PM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: kristinn

btt


32 posted on 07/21/2004 9:15:25 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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