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Web Traffic To Prez Candidates’ Sites Up In September
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Web Traffic To Prez Candidates’ Sites Up In September

Traffic to the presidential candidates’ websites showed continued growth during September, Nielsen Online reported Friday.

Traffic to Sen. John McCain’s site increased by 56% over the previous month — to 4.2 million unique visitors in September, and by 239% over traffic in June.

Meanwhile, Sen. Barack Obama’s website attracted 7.9 million unique visitors in September — up by 31% from August, and by 156% over June traffic.

Candidate Website June 2008:

Unique Audience

(in 000s)

July 2008:

Unique Audience

(in 000s)

August 2008:

Unique Audience

(in 000s)

Sept. 2008:

Unique Audience

(in 000s)

BarackObama.com 3,097 3,330 6,070 7,934
John McCain 2008 1,239 1,592 2,686 4,202
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 1, 2008 – September 31, 2008).