Thursday, April 03, 2008

Dem Civil War Impacts Blog Traffic

Dem Civil War Impacts Blog Traffic

An interesting post at All Spin Zone argues that the Democratic infight has polarized the blogosphere and impacted traffic. The warfare is open, with a "strike" by Hillary backers at Kos.

Anecdotally, I'll buy it; MyDD is clearly in the Hillary camp and Kos is fired up and ready to go for Obama. But my own experience is that traffic waxes and wanes with the election cycle, and the drop in traffic coincides with the slowed-down pace of primaries.

Interestingly, if you buy the premise, it looks like the Hillary folks don't want to hear their candidate critiqued: traffic on the pro-Obama sites has dropped more, while traffic on the Clintonista sites is flatter.

As for me, it's hard to measure; being Iowa-based, my traffic peaked at caucus time, and I had a huge artificial spike last week from a Bob Dylan fan site linking to my commentary on the murders. Busiest day ever, but can't feel good about it.

Other notes:

  • A comprehensive list of members of Congress who've lost primaries since 1968.

  • The details of the Republican calendar plan - only available in an image file.

  • Appalachia doesn't look good for Barack.
  • 1 comment:

    Dave Mastio said...

    Pretty interesting stuff. I think everybody will be friends again pretty quick when it comes to smashing McCain.