Aust Web sites see traffic rise after Jakarta bombing

Various Australian Web sites are seeing a significant increase in traffic as a result of yesterday's bombing in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta.Online competitive intelligence service provider Hitwise reported that visits to travel advisory Web site smarttraveller.

Various Australian Web sites are seeing a significant increase in traffic as a result of yesterday's bombing in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta.

Online competitive intelligence service provider Hitwise reported that visits to travel advisory Web site smarttraveller.gov.au increased sharply in the 24 hours after the bombing.

Yesterday, the smarttraveller Web site ranked 60th among national government Web sites. Today, the travel advisory Web site rose to 10th place, with a market share increase of 438 percent within the category of national government Web sites.

The Liberal Party Web site saw its market share within the Australian political Web site category rise by 200 percent within 24 hours of the bombing. The interest in the Liberal party Web site brought it to the same market share as the Greens Web site today.

The Liberal Party's Web site ranked in ninth place yesterday among Australian political Web sites and rose to third place today.

Both the Liberal Party and the Greens Web sites recorded 7.44 percent of all visits to Australian political Web sites, according to Hitwise.

However, the leading political Web site at this point in the political campaign, according to Hitwise, is the Australian Labor Party Web site.

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