Hitwise To Scrutinize Election 2008

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If you are a serious political junkie, then life just got a little better, as Hitwise has launched a new Election 2008 Data Center that offers online usage data about the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

The new feature to the Hitwise Data Center measures which candidates are the most visited online and which candidates receive the highest volume of searches. The sample of Hitwise data is available to the public.

The top Republican candidate 2008 Web sites for the week ending August 4, 2007 were Ron Paul with a 44 percent share of the market, followed by Mitt Romney with 16 percent and Rudy Giuliani with 11 percent.

The most popular Democratic candidate 2008 Web sites for the same time period were Barack Obama with a 40 percent market share, trailing was Hilary Clinton at 24 percent and John Edwards with 18 percent.

The Hitwise Election 2008 data is based on online usage and search behavior of over 10 million U.S. Internet users who interact with more than 1 million Web sites across 160 industry categories. The data updates every Tuesday.

There are nine categories that the Hitwise Election 2008 Data Center cover including Top Presidential Candidate 2008 Web sites, the Top Democratic and Republican 2008 Web sites, the Top 10 Presidential Candidate Search Terms, Top 10 National Political Web sites, Top 10 National Political Search Terms, Fast Moving National Political Web sites, Candidate of the Month and Election 2008 Blog Articles.

"As the Internet continues to evolve as a major communications channel for candidates and a platform for the public to research issues, we are delighted to share insights on how American Internet users react to political campaigns and policies online as the election unfolds," said Tessa Court, chief marketing officer, Hitwise


Hitwise To Scrutinize Election 2008
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  • Rob

    The above link is quiet interesting, it seems to correlate nicely with the social network data. I wonder what other factors they use, it claims to have over 650! In any case I will be checking the election center soon, keep the good stuff coming!

  • Andy Hernstein

    There is no way that Ron Paul is going to win the nomination for the republican party; he’s so out of line with the rest of his party. Not that the SIPP index tells us that. But Ron Paul is so out of line with his party that he actually uses the internet. lol

    • KEITH

      Well if Dr Paul isn’t the guy get ready to learn spanish and french the North American Union will happen. New dictum, no Constitution or Bill of Rights. Frankly I’m not ready for that. I don’t know how anyone could. If you think the man has potential why sit around like a loser lamenting, get off your ass and try to make a difference!

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