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Twitter Numbers and Stats Revealed: 19 Billion Searches Per Month

     
11:48 am on Apr 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Twitter Numbers and Stats Revealed: 19 Billion Searches Per Month [blogs.ft.com]
105,779,710 registered users.

300,000 new users per day.

180,000,000 unique visitors to Twitter.com

60 per cent of new accounts are outside the US.

75 per cent of traffic is not on Twitter.com.

100,000 registered apps

19,000,000,000 searches per month. Yes, thatís billions.
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That's a hell of a lot of people talking about what they had for lunch...
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I'd say that it's pretty impressive technology behind it to cope with those volumes.
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19 Billion searches is nothing short of amazing! I need to up my game a little bit more!
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wow... if they can monetize their search with just 5% of the revenue-per-search that google generates, they will have a very serious business on their hands.

not to mention the additional ways they can monetize the service.
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I'd say that it's pretty impressive technology behind it to cope with those volumes.


And the good news Neil is you can have it too. They open-sourced their Database middleware layer (written in SCALA) that manages distributed shards:-

[engineering.twitter.com...]

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huge numbers. congrats to twitter
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190 searches per user a month, yeah right. That's more than Yahoo and Bing combined. I guess a whole lot of people want to know what you had for breakfast...
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I would make it 105,779,710 registered accounts not 'users'.

Users do have multiple accounts..

Otherwise, it is huge..
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open-sourced their Database


Neat!

However, I have nowhere near that number of users to worry about. ;)

As far as multiple accounts are concerned, yes, i'm sure there are, but it's still a big number, and growing fast.

I agree, twitter it's not for everyone, in which case, I wonder why some people continue to pour scorn over the service that helps so many. My advice; don't follow people that only talk about their breakfast. ;)
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19,000,000,000 searches per month.


That undoubtedly includes automated API queries, so would include queries from Bing and Google, which they can't directly monetize.
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75 per cent of traffic is not on Twitter.com.


so that means 75% are accessing twitter from an application and their eyes arn't on the site?
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It sooo much more than what you had for breakfast (ok some tweet for that!) but the scope of Twitter is evolving faster than we can categorise. People track an Iranian protest in real time - changing the very nature of the protest. Opinions about the imminent uk election are developing - our politicians think they are up with Twitter but they have barely a clue how to spot and track a trend (they think putting out a few cheesy tweets puts them 'in touch'). Organisations try to cover their dirty tracks with old style legal power - A tweet frenzy unveils their activity....
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Presumably Twitter will be able to add ads directly into the data it sends in response to API calls at some point - and because they'll have the same 140 characters and perhaps a URL-shortened link as "regular" tweets neither the APIs nor the search engine "partners" will be able to strip out the ads.

So if they decide to go that brazenly for a cash grab, they should come out of it pretty well given their numbers...
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Why Ohhh why don't they build their own contextual ad system. Self service to buy ads and there shown on a users stream, search results, rss feeds and api calls.

Will it cost them users? I doubt it. Who refuses to use a service simply because they show targeted ads to users. True there will be a few who leave or choose to block ads, but it doesn't matter because they aren't making any money from them anyway.

Twitter have the numbers. It's time they done something with them.

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Twitter is going to " CONNOTATION" soon. What you understand by this?