Part nine in a series: Your online guide to the presidential candidates. Each time someone decides to run, we'll do something similar, helping you navigate the online world around each candidate. 

(Part 1: Ted Cruz. Part 2: Rand Paul. Part 3: Hillary Clinton. Part 4: Marco Rubio. Part 5: Bernie Sanders. Part 6: Carly Fiorina. Part 7: Ben Carson. Part 8: Mike Huckabee.)

The basics

Top Google hits for searches for "Rick Santorum":
- Rick Santorum for President
- Rick Santorum — Wikipedia

Google autofill for his name:

Normally, at this point, I would simply list the top hits for a search for Santorum's last name. This seems like as good a point as any, though, to interject with an explanation that when searching for Rick Santorum you are still, even at this late date, encouraged to search for his entire name and not just his last name. The results of the former are not suitable for a family newspaper.

Enough with that, then!

Rick Santorum is 6'4"!

Google autofill for his name plus "is":

Rick Santorum is from Pennsylvania by way of Virginia! (The "afraid, very afraid" thing appears to refer to this critical column.)

Campaign Web site: RickSantorum.com

Santorum uses the somewhat-in-vogue video-in-the-background format for his site. His daughter Bella, whose illness came to light during Santorum's 2012 bid, is shown in a photo, sitting on the candidate's lap.

The first archived version of RickSantorum.com, though, was a holding page reserved by something called the Friend to Friend Foundation, a non-profit which purchased domains for famous people to protect them from cyber-squatters. (Remember cybersquatters?) This might have saved Santorum $100,000.

By the time Santorum was running for reelection in 2006, he controlled the domain. He also owned WheresCasey.com -- a "Where's Waldo" spoof with an X-Files soundtrack that ... makes duck sounds when you mouse over things? I don't really get it, to be honest. Apparently the map at the site shows places Santorum's opponent, Bob Casey, never visited as a candidate. Casey won.

First Wikipedia entry date: April 23, 2003

The first entry mentions Santorum's position in the Senate, and then quickly transitions to the controversy that yielded the Urban Dictionary definition related to his last name:

In an interview with the Associated Press published April 20, 2003, Santorum made contraversial comments regarding the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, which challenges a Texas sodomy law. "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home," Santorum said, "then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything."

First Wikipedia addition: It came two days later. A line about gay rights groups demanding an apology was replaced with, "Santorum's statement was later objected to by supporters of both homosexuality and polygamy, who were offended at seeing their activities equated with those they find offensive."

Social media

On Twitter: @ricksantorum

Follower/following ratio: 183 followers for every one followed

First tweet from Santorum:

Times change.

Most popular tweet, per Favstar:

Who is Reagan James? James was a contestant on "The Voice" who was voted off, despite Santorum's pleas. She is also the daughter of a conservative radio producer, generating a bit of a grass-roots cheering section among conservatives.

Clearly, Santorum just wanted to be able to say he'd campaigned for Reagan.

First mention of Santorum on Twitter:

The first tweet mentioning Santorum was also about a new job, albeit not the radio show.

The second tweet mentioning Santorum? It was about That Google Search.

On Facebook: /RickSantorum
Likes: 259,000

A critique about Obama.

First image on Facebook:

Save a headshot, it's this one:

Santorum used to regularly wear glasses, maybe to fit in when talking to elitist Ivy League eggheads.

Best image on Facebook:

Until this very moment, I'd forgotten that Etch-a-Sketches were a "thing" in the 2012 campaign. Santorum dragged press along when he went to buy one in Louisiana.

On YouTube: RickSantorum

Subscribers: 2,977

Most popular video:

It is called "Family Vacation." It's a joke video, sort of.

Best video related to Santorum:

He got his own bad lip reading!

On Tumblr: None.

Advanced

Google image search results:

Rating: One Etch-a-Sketch.

Key GIFs from Giphy:

Please know how nervous I was about doing this search. There were some inappropriate results, but happily nothing related to That Google Search.

Rating: Someone needs to fact-check that last one.