SEO for America 2008

Obama Everywhere. That’s what his Web site shows in the bottom-right corner. He’s on Facebook, MySpace and Linked In. He’s got channels and profiles on You Tube, Flickr, Twitter and Eventful. There’s even a my.barackobama.com for you to do your own part to help his campaign and have a free site to coordinate it all.

Now, the candidate who took the Internet by storm is looking for a Search Engine Marketing expert. He – or his campaign – apparently knows there’s more to SEM than stuffing HTML code on a page.

From the official job posting:

We’re looking for internet experts who strongly support Barack Obama for President and have expertise in one or more of:

  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Online Media Planning (Internet Display Ad Buying)
  • Flash Banner Animation and Design (and Web Design)
  • Ad Optimization Analytics
  • DART Ad Server Trafficking
  • Web Video Ad Editing / Producing

Not only are these specific talents, but the job posting is on ClickZ, a forum for Internet Marketing professionals.

Color me impressed. Someone in that campaign did his or her homework. Looks like that campaign is gearing up. But what will this person have to do in the realm of SEO work? A Google search for Obama already returns the following in order:

  1. Obama for America – offical site
  2. His healthcare plan
  3. The Wikipedia entry
  4. His U. S. Senate main page
  5. His U. S. Senate contact page
  6. Obama’s MySpace page
  7. Obama’s Twitter page

CNN’s coverage of Obama takes spots 8 and 9 and a survey company rounds out the top-10.

I suppose the individual to fill this position has to get Obama’s Facebook profile (16th), Flickr profile (30th) and the my.barackobama.com (18th) site up into the top-10. Who knows.

5 thoughts on “SEO for America 2008”

  1. That’s from the campaign that’s set all kinds of new records for fundraising, largely from its online presence. But it makes you wonder what sort of Presidential policies on technology we’ll see from him if he’s elected. It’d be neat if he gets it right in office as well as on the campaign trail.

  2. Good Point Clyde. This is really a new type of campaign for the new generation. My favorite in terms of the laugh factor, however, remains Gravell’s you tube post with Obama Girl!

  3. I am canadian and even We up here know how popular and socialized your new President is on the blogoshere.

    Good for him! Why shouldn’t a President be a little more hipper with the demographic that has all but been disappearing in aloofness and indifference with voting.

    I knew Barak Obama was on Twitter but I did not know that the President was on MySpace too!

    Thanks for the useful information on your blog.

    Daniel.

  4. I am canadian and even We up here know how popular and socialized your new President is on the blogoshere.

    Good for him! Why shouldn’t a President be a little more hipper with the demographic that has all but been disappearing in aloofness and indifference with voting.

    I knew Barak Obama was on Twitter but I did not know that the President was on MySpace too!

    Thanks for the useful information on your blog.

    Daniel.

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