Skip to comments.Kerry VP Announcement Influences Traffic Online (Free Republic Mentioned)
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%
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%
All that attention and all they got was a dead cat bounce in the polls...Bwah hah hah hah hah.
thats weird, i wonder what the 3rd one was. it was a probably a porn/political site. NudeTeens4kerry.com
No3 - crushkerry?
Look at that list. The Dems are so screwed.
We're number one in our hearts.
List is wrong:
According to the article: The top 10 political Web sites on July 6, by market share of visits, were:
Free Republic 5.00%
George W. Bush 3.34%
Republican National Convention 3.13%
John Edwards for President 2.39%
The White House 2.38%
Metrosexuals with coiffed hair.com
December/May metrosexual relationships.com
Would that #3 be the democratic forum whose name must not be spoken?
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.
bwaa ha ha ha
No DU'h? Awww.
I am going to visit, http://www.georgebush.com/ more often.
On the radio, the internet and cable, it's conservative sites pulling in the public. I feel bad for stifling liberal voices ;-)
No wonder the Dems hate the free market. They can't compete.
I love the FR vs Move On chart, especially since media mentions Move On so much.
Our FRiend Richard Poe knows how the libs will try to fix this.
Antiwar.com is on the top 10?????? Geez... that's a lot of nuts.
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...
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.
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.
leading the sites of Free Republic, Michael Moore and George Bush
especially since they pay their contributors like crap. Although I bet the owner makes out a bit better.
FR is still growing in influence. It is regularly quoted and reported on in papers around the world and here at home.
My traffic has gone sky high since I placed anti-EFnK and pro-Bush ads on my site. :)