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.

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A screenshot of visual search on Pinterest. On the left is a picture of a copper angle-poise lamp, with the words 'Visually similar results' above it. Down the right-hand side are a number of pins showing similar lamps.
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