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Hitwise Ranks Election Traffic To News Sites

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Hitwise Ranks Election Traffic To News Sites(November 5, 2008 TechCrunch) 

Hitwise  has released a ranking of some of the top news sites, measured by traffic on Election Day. CNN.com came out on top, seeing a 146 percent spike over the day before. But MSNBC.com, Fox News, and the Drudge report all saw nice bumps as well. ABCNews.com had a record day, with a 113 percent jump in traffic over the day before. And CNN’s Political Ticker blog by itself saw a 122 percent jump. (Twitter traffic rose 43 percent and traffic to Twitter Election 2008  rose 1,100 percent).

However, I hear that there were news sites where traffic fell oppositely according to the article.

It is fatal as the news site.

It is necessary to change greatly as a news site.


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  1. Interesting stats on Twitter. One cool place to follow Twitter is on a microsite I’m working on with Tropicana called AnOrangeAmeric.com. The site takes all of the tweets about the election in a really interesting way – think of it as “Freshly Squeezed Election Tweets!” – and then shows the frequency and context of election-related terms as they happen.

    So when is the buzz is about the transition team or Palin or Obama’s presser, you’ll see a graph showing the volume also which words its being cross-referenced with.

    If interested, check out the site here:


    November 7, 2008 at 8:20 pm

  2. Twitter Election turned out to be great tool on Election Day, but there are actually a number of sites using Twitter to provide context for the election.

    Fresh Squeezed Election Tweets, for instance– http://www.anorangeamerica.com/
    pulls election-relatedd Tweets in real time and uses some fascinating analytics and visuals to demonstrate thematic connections between different conversations.

    My employer, New Media Strategies, rolled it out for Tropicana on Tuesday morning as the polls opened.


    November 7, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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