Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 19, 2007
A political blog was recently launched (http://www.brianeaster.com) that tracks weekly Web statistics for the 2008 Presidential Election. With the dramatic rise of MySpace in the political landscape and the real power of online marketing on Google and other search engines being realized through search engine marketing, candidates are starting early and working aggressively to win the 2008 Web Election.
The political blog tracks the candidates MySpace friends on a weekly basis, as MySpaceÂs impact in the election 2008 cycle could be substantial. The social networking aspect of easy, instant communication with the candidatesÂ base of supporters is truly powerful and many of the candidates are already putting substantial efforts behind their MySpace profiles.
As of March 18, 2007, Barack Obama had more MySpace friends than all of the other major candidates combined with over 65,000 friends, while Clinton comes in second with nearly 30,000, and McCain at a distant last with just over 500. Giuliani led the Republicans with over 1,000 MySpace friends.
While some may question the relevancy of these statistics as an indicator of electoral success, the MySpace generation is changing the way the Presidential RaceÂs Web Wars are being waged by becoming more engaged. The social networking aspects of the candidatesÂ various sites, including their MySpace sites, bring their supporters closer to the campaigns including the ability to donate money, post bulletins, send emails, easily access Web banners, as well as provide information about their background and goals.
In addition to tracking MySpace friends, the candidatesÂ Alexa Rankings (measures the popularity of a website), Google PageRank, and the number of Google links pointing to each site are also tracked. All of the previously mentioned indicators will be updated weekly, as well as commentary and additional online resources, at http://www.brianeaster.com.
About Brian Easter
Brian Easter is the CEO of NeboWeb and has led NeboWeb to explosive growth, attracting Fortune 500 clients and driving strategic partnerships which have fueled NeboWebÂs expansion. He is well-known in the interactive marketing industry and frequently speaks about capturing the power and potential of online marketing.
As an active member of the interactive marketing community, Easter currently sits on the Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Website Committee, serves as the President of the Atlanta Web Design Group, is a board member of Appalachian State's Center for Entrepreneurship, and formerly served on the AiMA (Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association) Board as the Event Chair.
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