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

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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.