Internet Challenge

Warren Redlich issued a challenge today to the other Governor candidates: Make your website information available to the public.

The Redlich campaign today published a sample “Google Analytics” report of the campaign website’s traffic, available at http://wredlich.com/wr-an.pdf. Additional reports are available to media upon request.

The websites of Andrew Cuomo, Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino all have Google Analytics code allowing them to produce similar reports. Redlich asked: “What do they have to hide?”

According to Alexa.com, the Redlich campaign’s website is leading in web traffic.

WRedlich.com, has an Alexa rank of 700,000. Paladino’s site, paladinoforthepeople.com, is ranked 950,000, Cuomo’s, andrewcuomo.com, is at 1.17 million, and Lazio’s, lazio.com, is at 1.9 million. Lower numbers mean more more traffic.

Alexa (http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo ) is the best known web tool for comparing website traffic.

Redlich criticized the other candidate websites. “Just like their campaigns, their websites lack substance. They’re thin on the issues.” Redlich did credit the Paladino website for one thing, “at least they list an e-mail address. What does it say about Lazio and Cuomo that they don’t even give people a way to e-mail them?”

Alexa links:

Lazio: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lazio.com
Cuomo: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/andrewcuomo.com
Paladino: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/paladinoforthepeople.com
Redlich: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wredlich.com