Edited by nitz, 15 January 2009 - 06:18 AM.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:00 AM
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:04 AM
In answer to your question, it depends on what you want to track.
You can track links that you tweet by using a URL shortening service such as Cli.gs which provides stats.
You can track direct traffic from Twitter via your web analytics software such as Google Analytics. Go to referring pages and look for Twitter.
You can track how much people are talking about you on Twitter by gong to Twitter Search and searching for your name, your brand, your company, your URL and anything else that may be relevant.
You can also create feeds of those Twitter Searches and monitor them that way.
Those are just a few of the ways you can track. There are also external apps that provide other things to track such as how many followers you get a day and how many followers unfollow.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:08 AM
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:52 PM
Hadn't even thought of that before until Randy mentioned it to me once! It's pretty awesome as you can make campaigns. Plus, you can append the URLs first, before you shorten them and nobody has to see the long ugly messy one!
Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:35 AM
I set up a twitter account a month ago and I have been making a handful of posts.
I have only 10 - 15 followers but according to my analytics stats I have not had any referrals.
While not hugely surprising as I don't have a large following yet I thought it best to do a few test clicks on the links I had inserted yesterday.
I have looked at Google Analytics this morning and I am still seeing 0 referrals from Twitter.
Has any one else had a similar issue?
Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:52 AM
This conundrum a friend was running into is why I took on the little project of working out a solution for twitter campaign tracking Jill mentioned above. The details and scriptlets are here if you use Google Analytics for your statistics and need 'em.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:13 AM
I have seen some reasonably impressive traffic from twitter, not 'massive' but good - I think if your in the right niche it would work amazingly ... I was just looking at a very impressive UK affiliate site, aimed at home furnishings (no names) but they have over a thousand followers!
(I have 27, and most of them are trying to sell some sort of twitter spamming service)...!
Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:56 AM
I am going to take a look at the link you sent on.
I will test it out over the weekend.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:55 AM
In any case it's pretty simple to fix on the back end. A simple .htaccess instruction to detect one of the query string variables, then redirect (via 301) back to the base page should do the trick if you're concerned about losing link pop flow through tagged links. Setting it up to trigger on the query string variable means you could have one .htaccess to control every page you ever tagged.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:34 PM
There's no juice, they're nofollow links.
Use a service like cli.gs and you can measure your clicks that way. That and creating Google Analytics campaigns as Randy mentioned is a great way to monitor your twitter traffic.
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