Why Do I Need a Political Campaign Website?
Political campaign websites are not always the highest priority of an election campaign. Candidates and their supporters have to balance many different pressures on their budget, and raising money to pay for those expenses is often the most time-consuming part of the candidate's schedule.
So why should you spend money on a political campaign website? There are a couple of important points to keep in mind:
People are trying to answer questions online more frequently
It's hard to ignore this trend that really started decades ago but has really escalated in recent years. When you couple the improvements Google and other search engines have made to improve the quality of their results with the explosion in the use of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets that makes using these tools that much easier, it's not had to see why more and more people are turning to these services at their first point of reference when looking for the answer to a question. If that question is about you or your campaign, having your own political campaign website is the only way you can have some control over the answer they receive.
When people search online, they're doing it for a reason
Of all the various political campaign advertising tools you have available for your election campaign, your political campaign website has one distinct advantage over all the rest - when people find your website online there is a reason. Your campaign marketing message is getting in front of them because they either knew how to find your website through some other form of outreach and wanted to learn more about your campaign, or your website discusses an issue related to something they were searching for online - either way it's not spam, it's not a message you don't hear or see because you weren't paying attention during the commercial break. You have active, engaged people when they're on your website and you have an opportunity to convert them into supporters, volunteers, or - better yet - donors!
Your political campaign website can directly pay for itself
You can make a pitch to raise money through a commercial or a newspaper advertisement, but your political campaign website is the only method of advertising where you can speak directly to the interest of the person visiting the website and walk them through a process that leads them to contribute to your election campaign! There are few forms of advertising that provide the same flexibility and potential direct return on investment.