Well, I feel like I've stumbled upon a rather interesting bit of online trending and I think you will concur. Google has a tool called
Google Insights For Search
, which allows you to see actual search trends based on customized
preferences, such as time frame, region, and content type.
I decided to compare the four remaining candidates, and the information speaks for itself. The search was limited to the United States, and within
the last 12 months (the graphics are a little cut off since the graph was so wide). The results also include a breakdown by state, which becomes
really important in our first case.. Well start now:
Mitt The Ripper
Hmm.. Are we all noticing the same thing here? This dude basically tied for Iowa, WON New Hampshire, and the main majority of internet search
activity in his name came from the Mormon capital of the world? Smells fishy to me, a bit "Salt Lake" fishy to be precise.
Fig Newton Gingrich
Fair enough, a good show. A bit state-specific for me, however. But not too shabby.
(i mean Santorum, sorry)
Oh Ricky boy.. The pipes, the pipes.. they called. And then they exhaled. Noticed the strangely low search trends through the long stretch, and
then suddenly, God appeared! And then went back to... Utah?
Ron Paul The Destroyer
Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! I don't know about you but I see a steady spread throughout the country and a higher-than-the-rest lead up to now
(since july).. Also noteworthy is not much of a drop off at the end, as with Newt..
How can we interpolate this with current GOP Candidate poll data, or the mainstream media's "fair coverage" of said candidates.. And if it is as we've
seen, the blatant censorship of Ron Paul in the media, then how on earth are these search trends so prevalent and obvious if nobody's interested???
I decided to test google a bit further, and you can do this yourself. You can do a specific search of sites with various terms through google using
the following format:
Candidate's Name site:cnn.com
Candidate's name site:foxnews.com
Well I did this, and recorded the search results for each candidate, added them up, and calculated the percentages of each candidates' name appearing
in the search results.. Here were the results:
Ron Paul - 11%
Mitt Romney - 34.7%
Newt Gingrich - 20.3%
Rick Santorum - 34%
Ron Paul - 16.1%
Mitt Romney - 34.3%
Newt Gingrich - 29.6%
Rick Santorum - 20.1%
I'm curious to get ATS's thoughts on this.. Again, all this can be verified personally if you have the time.
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