Presidential Candidate Thompson Draws Traffic

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Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson had more visitors to his Web site than any of the other candidates according to Hitwise for the week ending September 8, 2007.

Presidential Candidate Thompson Draws Traffic
Presidential Candidate Thompson Draws Traffic

Fred08.com received 34 percent of U.S. visits among the entire presidential candidate Web sites for that week. Visitors to Fred Thompson’s site were primarily male (65 %) and older (40% being 55 or older). Of all traffic to his site, 10 percent of it came from Tennessee online users where he was Senator.

Other presidential candidates who sites did well were Democratic candidate Barack Obama who’s site received 13 percent of U.S. visits for last week, the second most visits for all candidates. Close behind Obama’s Web site was Republican candidate Ron Paul’s Web site which received 12 percent of visits.

The traffic from social networking sites including MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr, increased 205 percent to all the candidate Web sites in August 2007 compared to January 2007. Ron Paul received the most traffic from social networks, followed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

"The online focus of the last presidential election was all about blogs and their effectiveness in communicating with potential voters," said Bill Tancer, general manager of global research at Hitwise.

"In the 2008 Presidential election, the Internet’s role is changing from a one way communication channel to a two-way conversation enabled by social networking."

Presidential Candidate Thompson Draws Traffic
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  • http://libertyman.wordpress.com libertyman

    Fred is an empty suit. He is a straight up Council on Foreign Relations status quo reinforcement candidate. Not important to US liberty and freedom in the least.

  • http://www.ronpaulstickers.com Daniel

    Thompson’s spike in traffic only lasted for a week. Traffic to his website has now plunged again to the low level it was at previously. Visit alexa.com to see his latest ratings. However Ron Paul continues to gain more and more traffic each week. People are already saturated with information about the medias anointed candidates. Those candidates that the media has chosen as electable have nowhere to go but down. There support is not growing. On the other hand, Ron Paul’s support grows by leaps and bounds every day. Once someone listens to Ron Paul speak for 6 minutes he is hooked!
    Do yourself a favor and read about Ron Paul. http://www.ronpaullibrary.org

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