Search and Politics: Made for Each Other?

Search engines are playing an increasingly important role in the education of voters in the U.S. And according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, there is a statistically significant correlation between using the Internet to get political news and information and the actual act of voting.

In today's SearchDay, "Search About to Upset the Political Applecart," Greg Jarboe examines data from Pew that shows press release optimization for news search engines may be three times more valuable to presidential campaigns than website optimization for web search engines.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.