As Barack Obama was sworn in this morning as the 44th President of the United States, his effect on web traffic was substantial. During the hours of 8am to 9am PST, as President Obama was giving his inaugural address, MerchantCircle traffic took a huge dip! We'll admit, we were busy watching as well, but c'mon Mr. Prez - how about a bailout for the web economy!?!?
Fortunately, web traffic quickly caught up to its normal pace as people realized they had to un-glue themselves from the television. We wish the President the best, but please, next time keep the speech to a minimum.... or give MerchantCircle a plug! We'll send a t-shirt.