A question that I’ve been asked many times by friends using Twitter is “How can I find out my Twitter Stats?“, so I thought it may be a good excuse to bring you all a little article about the subject.
Doing a simple search on the internet will land you with many websites offering stats for your Twitter and a lot of them are really good and give you a mass of information about your followers etc.
For this article I’m going to introduce you to a few of the websites that I personally use to discover my Twitter Stats and give you an idea of how easy they are to use and the information that you can get from them.
I must point out that some of them have extended features that are available in Pro accounts, but I don’t use those, I opt for the free options, as most of you will no doubt do the same.
First Let’s Introduce the New Analytics from Twitter
This is an updated section to this article with the announcement of the “Card Analytics” from Twitter, by visiting analytics.twitter.com you can now get a great set of graphics for your tweets, mentions and the Twitter Cards (if you have them on your website).
These new stats are ideal for those running a business on Twitter or even those that just want to know how their websites are doing via the tweets from their website that has Twitter Cards activated.
I’ve just started using the new analytics from Twitter myself and so far they are proving extremely useful for me.
But there are other options/websites that you can find your Twitter Stats from and here are just a few of them.
HOW TO Find Out Your Twitter Stats For ReTweets
Lets start with
Retweet.co.uk, this is a really simple program to use, log in with your Twitter via Oauth and then you’re ready.
The program will display the tweets that you have recently made and show you in a simple and easy to understand form how many ReTweets the Tweet has received.
But the real beauty of the website is that you can find out what your Top ReTweeted Tweets are and you can see how popular they are.
This is a fantastic way to see how your Tweets are performing and also to see which are the most popular, so you could possibly use the same techniques and subjects to get more ReTweets again.
Clicking on the arrow will show you a list of the Tweeps ReTweeting, the overall reach of the tweet and the percentage that each person tweeting has reached. Now this is really the only use for the website, but it is useful none the less and I use it quite often.
HOW TO Find Out Your Twitter Stats For So Much More!
Now when it comes to wanting even more Twitter Stats, I opt for using Twtrland, those of you who do read Blazing Minds will have seen me mention the website when I do my Weekly Updates, it allows me to use a large collection of information for me to use.
Not only can you use Twtrland for your Twitter, you can also hook it up to Instagram and Facebook, for even more stats. There are several section on the website for your “Public Profile” that you can use to your heart’s content.
Starting from the top you have your section for a few bits of basic information, such as Tweets per day, followers, Famous Words (popular RTs).
Great for that quick bit of information, remember that you can also use Twtrland to learn about your Twitter followers as well, these stats are available all.
Scrolling down, brings you to the Followers Analysis, this section shows the Top Followers and places where they come from and the skills that have on Twitter.
Next a section of the pictures that have been tweeted and below that a handy section that shows other Twtrland users that have endorsed the user in certain areas and help boost the users Skils and Expertise rankings.
As you scroll down the page, you get more information about ReTweets, links, mentions, Checkins and so much more, all of which you can use in any way or form you like on the left you have a floating sidebar that shows the information about the person profile that you are visiting.
This is the place you can “endorse” their skills and see how many people they follow on Twitter and how many follow them. On the right of the page you will find a pie chart of how the person uses Twitter with the distribution percentages of RTs, plain Tweets, links, replies, mentions and pictures etc.
HOW TO Find Out Your Twitter Stats For Some More Personal Stats
If you want to see some other stats for your account, you can visit your personal profile updates, which shows you your Activity (tweets per day), Amplification (RTs per 100) and Followers count.
You can also see you most recent top content, recent followers and recent replies. All this information from the website can be a little overwhelming, but can be of use when you want to know who is appreciating your tweets and the time you spend tweeting out.
There is so much more to the site, but visiting and exploring it, is the best bet, rather than me trying to explain every little thing about it!
HOW TO Find Out Your Twitter Stats With TwitterCounter
OK folks, one last one, TwitterCounter is a site that I also use, it’s not so much a site for full-blown stats, but if you are interested in the rise and fall of your follower count, then this is a site that you must check out.
Your follower and following numbers are shown as graphs, so you can easily see what is happening to, not only your account, but also to other Twitter users that you may be interested in.
But not only do you have the graphs, but TwitterCounter also has some nice extras, such as a Twitter Widget for your sidebar, that shows the latest Twitter users to stop by your website and a nice Twitter button, that shows how many followers you have, like mine below:
So There You Have It!
Just a few of the sites I use for finding my Twitter Stats, there are loads more out there, but as I mentioned earlier, these are the key ones that I use the most.
Do you use any of the above? Maybe you use some that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know in the comments what you think of them.