Guido was rather disparaging of the reach of ‘mydavidcameron.com’, which has had a lot of fun adding new captions, to a poster that from the start looked like a sitting duck. He writes:
A bit of (free) advice to Sue Macmillan and Labour’s digital team; campaigns that only run on little visited websites don’t really work.*
Now, I have a fair idea how popular the site is, because by some monstrous fluke the kind people over there linked to my post discussing the potential for, um, new captions on the poster. Hopefully, they will all stay to chat about macroeconomics, though I doubt it.
My proudest blogosphere achievement had previously been a link from Dillow, or Ed Conway. These produced an increase in traffic. They are popular sites: Chris gets 60 times as many subscribers, I estimate, and Ed is the economics correspondent for the biggest quality daily.
But the links coming through from MyDavidCameron are about 5 times as many as either of these produced. Roughly. And they have been going on for days. I kinda wish I had written something funnier at the time . . .