Friday, November 16, 2007

Lou Dobbs + President = Big Traffic

On Monday I beat the rush and wrote about Lou Dobbs' flirtation with a White House bid. I got a nice link from Instapundit which boosted my traffic. Then John Fund wrote about it, and the story went mainstream.

Today this blog is experiencing something unusual. I am getting more hits from a particular search than I have ever had. People visiting my site after searching for some variation of 'Lou Dobbs president' account for more than half my traffic right now. It's even more surprising because my post on Dobbs does not come up in the first few hits on a google search.

It seems there might be a great deal of interest in Dobbs candidacy.

I wonder if others are experiencing the same spike in traffic?

Update: As I write this Google Trends says that 'Lou Dobbs Running for President' is the 68-th highest rated search. That puts it well behind 'Ali Larter Nip Slip,' but none of the current presidential field rates in the top 100 right now.

1 comment:

zeezil said...

Friends of ALIPAC,

The results of our online surveys from our supporter base is clear. About 90% of our supporters are behind Thompson, Paul, Hunter, or Romney for President. Also, 84% of you either support Lou Dobbs as a Presidential candidate or would do so, if your favorite candidate does not win the GOP or Democratic nomination. We are pleased to announce the launch of http://www.LouDobbsforPresident.org

Today's "Draft Lou Dobbs for President" effort is not an endorsement of Lou Dobbs and should not detract from any other campaign. We are pleased to offer this resource to the 84% of ALIPAC supporters who have expressed an interest.

We have launched this site for the following reasons.

1. To give Lou Dobbs supporters a mechanism to express their support.

2. To increase pressure on both the Dems and Reps to get their house in order on border security and immigration enforcement.

3. To show Lou Dobbs and the nation what kind of support is out there for him.

4. To have some Lou Dobbs supporters organized, in case it becomes necessary for us to strengthen and formalize our calls for him to run or if McCain, Huckabee, or Rudy win the primary. If Lou Dobbs gets into the race late, he will need help fast and we will donate the supporter list and website to his campaign.

For those of you supporting a candidate, please understand our strategy here.

For those of you who are supporting one of the pro-amnesty candidates, we ask that you stick with ALIPAC in support of our broader goals, although we disagree on the Presidential campaigns.

Please take action today with the following activities.

1. Please visit http://www.LouDobbsforPresident.org and sign up as a supporter and sign our guest book. Please use the "contact" feature to report any problems or errors you spot on the new site.

2. Please read today's press release and send it to any national or local media contacts you have. Please try to mention the site and this effort in your calls into talk radio shows.

PRESS RELEASE

3. If you have a website, please use the Link to Us feature to mount links to www.loudobbsforpresident.org If you participate in online Discussion Groups, please post links to the site there.

We are doing our best at ALIPAC to navigate the difficult situation posed by the Presidential campaigns as they stand today.

We have found that some of our conservative supporters do not like Lou Dobbs because they believe he is a liberal because he is on the CNN network and has been critical of the President's policies. We ask that you take a closer look at Mr. Dobbs if you are under this false impression.

We value your support and feedback and ask that all of our supporters in rival campaigns keep it respectful. We are all fighting on the same side here today.


The ALIPAC Team
www.alipac.us
&
http://www.LouDobbsforPresident.org


ALIPAC's Lou Dobbs Survey Results (Approx 10% of our 25,000 responding)

Would I support CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs for President?

Yes! Immediately! 70.30% (1714)
Yes, but only if my candidate loses the primary. 13.95% (340)
Undecided 5.78% (141)
No! With some reservations. 4.10% (100)
No! Under any circumstances! 5.87% (143)

Total Votes: 2438

http://www.alipac.us/survey-results-49-thread-1-0.html