Election 2008 Zeitgeist

Interesting developments on my Election 2008 Countdown subdomain.

Average unique visitors had been running about 40 on weekends and up as high as 80 on the best weekday. Today (Monday, August 15, 2005), the unique visitors were up to 141 by 8 PM. Why? Well, two days ago I posted about the hoax “Christopher Walken for President” website. Almost half of today’s referrers are searches for Walken for President or some variation.

There are also quite a few searches recently related to Bill Richardson. Whether that’s because I’ve given him more attention than bigger sites or because people are genuinely getting interested in the budding candidacy of the fiscally conservative Democratic governor of New Mexico, I don’t know.

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