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Google Search Trends versus Official Election Results. Presidential Primary and General Elections 2008 and 2012.

Comparing presidential candidates' popularity on "Google Trends" for 2008 and 2012 Primary and General presidential elections (all 3 links refer to the same document):


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What a great post!

I'm a web guy for a living and this is great stuff here. We saw the same thing and kept scratching our heads wondering if it was the "yellow page" demographic throwing everything off or if some other mysterious force had a hand in this. Ron Paul is my president.

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Google sells keywords

Google sold Mitt Romney the keywords "Ron Paul". After that, because he "owned" those two keywords, Romney had complete control over the search results displayed. I have to admit it was brilliant and Ron's campaign should have thought of it first.

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