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Twitter traffic estimation
Most Twitter software does not show in referer log file
jetteroheller




msg:4097956
 1:27 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

How to find out about Twitter traffic?

Is there a statistics, how many % show up in referer log file,
how many % use some sort of Twitter software and do not show up in referer log?

 

mademetop




msg:4099411
 9:39 am on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Not that I am aware of - but it would be nice to find out what the figures are.

shorebreak




msg:4102588
 8:09 pm on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ditto, would love to know that stat.

alika




msg:4106967
 1:17 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Do you use the Google URL builder to create custom URLs that GA can track? We found that using that significantly increased the Twitter referrals being reported in GA -- from a few hundreds a day to a few thousands.

The Snip-n-Tag plugin in Firefox easily creates Bitly shortened URLs with the GA utm codes added. This makes the creation of URLs that GA can track a breeze.

jetteroheller




msg:4109768
 3:44 pm on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Do you use the Google URL builder to create custom URLs that GA can track?


No. I have speaking URLs, so I do not like to shorten them.

Nuttakorn




msg:4114865
 6:57 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I heard that about 70% of all traffic of Twitter came from third party app and sites.

Receptional




msg:4117737
 6:35 pm on Apr 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

I add something like &source=twitter onto the URL before I shorten it. Then even if the landing page gets reengineered and put through adifferent shortener, I can see the traffic that came as a result of the twitter links.

This can then be tracked as a campaign or series of campaigns in Yahoo Web Analytics. I expect GA can do similar?

jetteroheller




msg:4136766
 7:01 pm on May 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just tested: A tweet to 1600 followers about a just created page not indexed in the search engines at this time, after 30 minutes

1 referer log entry
15 access log entires not from spiders

So it seems there is a huge difference between what shows up in referer log and what comes there.

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