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Twitter traffic estimation

Most Twitter software does not show in referer log file

     
1:27 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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

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Not that I am aware of - but it would be nice to find out what the figures are.
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Ditto, would love to know that stat.
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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.
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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.
6:57 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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