I noticed a very interesting thing while doing promotions tonight, namely, the web site statistics for Presidential Candidates. There is a correlation between current standings in the voting booth and current rankings on the internet. It is not a perfect correlation but I think it is important enough to mention to the group.
See Hillary vs Barack vs Edwards here on Alexa.
See Huckabee vs Rudy vs Romney here on Alexa.
Google stats below the fold:
References for the names of the candidates on Google™.
Hillary Clinton: 12,200,000
Barack Obama: 4,400,000
John Edwards: 4,370,000
Mitt Romney: 1,770,000
Mike Huckabee: 1,440,000
Rudy Giuliani: 1,240,000
Fred Thompson: 529,000
References for the websites of the candidates on Google™:
So what’s all this mean? I’m the wrong guy to ask.
What I see is campaigns that don’t understand the web doing very poorly. Campaigns that do are doing very well. Campaigns that kind of get it are struggling.
The best example of a site performing well is Obama’s HQ blog. The blog is clear and easy to read. It isn’t over-cluttered and even your first time browser can understand what is going on. Something for the other candidates to think about. And something for tomorrow’s candidates to pay attention to.