Trump wins big, Americans ask Google how they can move to Canada
Google searches hit the roof following Super Tuesday results
March 3, 2016, 9:51 am ASTLast Updated: March 3, 2016, 9:51 am
The morning after Donald Trump won seven states on Super Tuesday, Google results on how to move to Canada soared.
Wednesday morning — 7:52 a.m. ET to be exact — the number of Americans who Googled “how can I move to Canada” skyrocketed by 1,150 per cent.
By Wednesday afternoon, that number jumped to 1,300 per cent.
Simon Rogers, a data editor for Google, tweeted just after 1 a.m. about the results. The numbers caught his eye. By this time Google was already seeing search results jump 350 per cent.
Searches for “how can I move to Canada” on Google have spiked +350% in the past four hours #SuperTuesday
— Simon Rogers (@smfrogers) March 2, 2016
Search results for “how can i move to canada from the us” have been up 600 per cent. Results for “jobs in Canada” were up 300 per cent at one point. Results for “how do i move to canada” have been up 300 per cent.
Trump is currently the Republican frontrunner to run for the presidential election. He has attracted media attention for his radical views on immigrant intake.
Most recently, Trump angered many people for not condemning the endorsement of David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
One man in Cape Breton started a website called Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins. The website invites Americans to flee their country and move to Cape Breton if Trump becomes president. The website received worldwide attention.
Now, many people have been giving attention to Destination Cape Breton.
Mary Tulle is the CEO for the travel site. In the past two weeks the website has received over 400,000 hits.
“We’re seeing an increase in our summer bookings in February, which traditionally doesn’t happen,” said Tulle.
In the last two weeks,120,000 visitors helped meet the goals of the website, meaning visitors stayed on the website for more than five minutes or looked at five pages of content on their website.
Destination Cape Breton has had about 2,000 “buy now” buttons pushed on its site.
“It’s something we feel really fortunate (for),” said Tulle.