Nader Sites Enjoy Spikes
Nader's www.naderexplore04.org spiked 136.1 percent, and www.ralphdontrun.net surged 140 percent, Hitwise reported. On Feb. 22, Democratic frontrunner Sen. John Kerry's www.johnkerry.com saw a 22.6 percent increase in traffic, while North Carolina Sen. John Edwards' site posted a 4 percent decline in traffic.
Hitwise clickstream data found that Kerry was the only candidate to have visits leaving his site on Sunday for ralphnader.com (1.59 percent). The researcher said that 11 percent of visitors that day to Edwards' site went on to Kerry's site. However, the data also shows that Kerry was the only candidate to have visitors leaving his site for ralphnader.com (1.59 percent).
Interestingly, Hitwise notes that visitors to Howard Dean's www.deanforamerica.com have gone over to Kerry's and Edwards' sites at the same 2.78 percent rate. The Vermont Governor dropped out of the presidential race last week.