Posted September 13, 2007 10:50 am by with 8 comments

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Share on FacebookBuffer this page

Fred Thompson is barely a week into his official presidential election campaign, and he’s off to a flying start, according to new data from Hitwise. was the most visited site among presidential candidates for the week ending September 8, 2007, claiming an impressive 34.73% market share. Obama was second (13.49%) with Ron Paul claiming third with 12.88%.

While Fred Thompson’s numbers out of the gate are impressive, it’s hardly surprising that his site was the most visited–considering he had just announced his candidacy. Perhaps more impressive is that Ron Paul is still in the running, thanks in part to his social media efforts. Paul lead the pack in most web site visitors from sites such as MySpace, Facebook, YouTube & Flickr.

Meanwhile, ClickZ reports all candidates were busy sending out emails in August–with both Clinton and Edwards sending out a whopping 15 emails a piece.

Marketing Pilgrim will continue to keep track of the internet marketing efforts of all of the candidates. In the meantime, check out our previous study on the search engine reputation of election candidates.

  • SEO Refugee Blog

    Finally we can all stop speculating about what if Thompson enters the race. While Paul is still “in the race” I find myself annoyed at having him clog up the social sites I enjoy. I think he may well suffer from over exposure because of all the social attention he’s getting (like Peyton Manning for football fans).

  • Drew Stauffer

    It’s great to see the stats for each candidate. It will be fun to see which candidates really take advantage of the Internet and also how they do it.

  • Jeff “Big Slick”

    Welcome back Andy…surprised you didn’t stay a few extra days and just fly thru Vegas for the Summit. If you are planning on heading out anyway, let me know, we are throwing a party at The Palms (same suite where Justin Timberlake thru his VMA after party..I know…I know…go anyway)
    Fred is also #47 for ‘worst presidential candidate’ on Google…full list

  • Pingback: Fred Thompson’s Election Site Most Visited : 2008 Hopefuls()

  • Aldimeola

    Finally we can all stop speculating about what if Thompson enters the race

  • Pingback: Links Worth Clicking Vol. 2: Presidential Election Edition « She’s Right()

  • Joeychgo

    ugh – this campaigning started too early. Im bored and irritated with it already

  • Bidding Web Directory

    Yes, this is very good idea to create a profile on sicial media/network/bookmarking and advertise your site via your profile..

    Good move for Tompson