As predicted by my analysis of backlinks to presidential candidate’s websites, Google’s algorithm called it right in Iowa for the top three Democrats.  But it totally blew it on the Republican side.  According to Google’s backlink counts it should have been 1. Paul 2. Huckabee 3. Giuliani.

Looks like it’s time for Google to get some Republicans working on the algo.  There may be some looking for work soon. 😉

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  • Martin Bowling  January 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Yeah I am figuring the goog guys are lefties all the way. Andrew I am suprised how right on your analysis was; I wrote a small post covering your analysis and maybe why the Ron Paul numbers were off. Keep the great posts coming.

  • Hobo  January 4, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Andrew

    Who would you vote for? 🙂


  • Andrew Shotland  January 4, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I am totally in Christopher Walken’s camp.

  • Robert Carter  January 6, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    There’s actually a good number of libertarians and Ron Paul supporters at Google. I think that the problem with their backlink analysis has more to do with who is popular online vs. offline.

    We’re still a ways off from the day when web popularity is the same as real popularity.

  • Andrew Shotland  January 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Offline? Where’s that? 🙂

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