By Micah L. Sifry, techPresident
With ABC News reporting that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is about to become the first Republican to formally throw his hat into the 2012 presidential sweepstakes by creating a “presidential exploratory committee,” we here at techPresident thought it might not hurt to pull together some baseline information about his online presence.
Speaker Gingrich, whom everyone refers to as “Newt”–which we will too, for simplicity’s sake–has several major online assets. The first is, not coincidentally, “Newt.org,” which has been his online hub since as early as the fall of 1996. One result: if you Google “newt,” Gingrich’s home page comes up first and third (with a little amphibian in between). The only other likely GOP candidate who does as well with organic search is Mitt Romney.
That said, Newt.org is not drawing much web traffic these days: barely 20,000 unique visits in recent months, according to Compete.com. Here’s a look at how he stacks up against Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul:
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