Joseph_Morin - 7:07 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
Eurydice - I'm afraid you're mistaken. Twitter traffic is at an all time high:
"Maybe Twitter doesn’t have a growth problem after all. According to new stats out today from Royal Pingdom, Twitter saw an all-time high of more than 1.2 billion tweets in January. Perhaps this is what CEO Evan Williams meant last month when he said that the site was hitting records “across all the metrics that matter.”
Diving a bit deeper into the numbers, Royal Pingdom reports that tweet volume grew by 16x from January ’09 to January ’10. Over the past three months, tweet volume has grown steadily at around 17 percent. In other words, if tweet volume is the metric that matters, Twitter is still growing at a very healthy clip.
Questions about Twitter’s growth have stemmed from other publicly available analytics data that shows the site is seeing a flat-to-down number of unique visitors hit its website each month. That data though, as has often been pointed out, doesn’t take into account those that use Twitter through third-party apps, both on the desktop and via mobile devices."
Ford has actually used Twitter with great success and employs a Twitter Evangelist @ScottMonty to drive the word and during his BlogWorld Conference keynote last year he was extolling the virtues of Twitter an the success they have had with it. Dell Outlet put out a case study on how they have generated $6.5MM in revenue from 40 accounts. I work directly with Travelzoo and can report a great deal of success also and finally, we here at WebmasterWorld and PubCon use Twitter to promote PubCon and have seen significant returns from our time investments.
Twitter has a great future IMHO.