Google spokesman: The Drudge Report drives more traffic to Politico than Google does

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Cutline

Google may be the largest search engine in the world, but when it comes to driving traffic to at least one news site, it's no match for Matt Drudge.

The news website Politico receives 22 percent of its online traffic from The Drudge Report compared to just seven percent from Google, according to Adam Kovecevich, a Google spokesman on public policy.

"Politico gets more traffic from The Drudge Report than from Google," Kovecevich said at a luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, adding that the company's search engines field more than one billion searches per day.

Something to think about the next time anyone wonders why Politico's unofficial motto is, "F*** you, Drudge me."

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