As someone who is intrinsically interested in pulling back the curtain and seeing what’s going on behind the scene, I was somewhat surprised by what I found while looking through the source code of the president elect’s web site www.barackobama.com. It seems that his campaign is making great use of Google Analytics and Google Web Optimizer.
You can see areas where they have changed code and stopped web site functions in order to improve website¬†retension:
/* Commenting out to try to fix exit and bounce rates in Google Analytics */
What I find most encouraging is that our new president seems to have surrounded himself with smart people.¬† Including people who know how to leverage technology like Google’s Website Optimizer and Analytics¬†to¬†improve their campaign, while at the same time keeping down their overhead.