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Twitter Analytics… we’re waiting

Twitter Analytics

The Twitter Analytics we were promised… in 2011… and never got.

I wrote a post for WebProNews, Dear Twitter Analytics… You’re Late,  that was 1/2 rant and 1/2 informational. The rant is about how long it’s been that Twitter has promised us analytics, but never delivered. It’s truly a gross tale of broken promises and underachievement. The informational 1/2 is a list of sites / methods that you can use to get Twitter analytics data. Which, it’s great that they exist, but you have to be a little suspicious of the accuracy since it’s not coming directly from the source.

To me it’s not just the fact that Twitter is behind the game with all of it’s competitors in the social networking field, with only Google + being a bigger embarrassment in the analytics department, it’s that this is a trust issue. Twitter needs to make more money, and a platform that wants to earn advertisers and marketers trust needs to provide data. Offer us more data and we’re more likely to open our budgets to you. As it is, it feels like Twitter’s hiding something.

Twitter, if you’re reading this I want you to know that my rants about don’t come from a place of hate. I love you Twitter and I want to see you thrive. I don’t want to see you wither and die on the vine because you couldn’t get some of the basics down so you could better monetize your loyal user base and make the money you need to grow.

Please Twitter, for the sake of those who love you, put out a #&$%ing analytics platform already and start proving your worth so we can justify giving you part of our budgets.

Thanks for reading,
Josh S Peters

ChromeDeck, it's TweetDeck for Google Chrome

Check this out Google Chrome users, TweetDeck has created an app, named ChromeDeck, that runs it’s multi-column twitter client in a tab. How cool is that?
Typically I use two monitors to work. On my laptop’s screen I have my email, Chrome, a note pad, and Pandora open. On my second monitor I have TweetDeck […]

How I'm cheating on Twitter

I hate crapware. I’ve written and spoken about how much I hate it. It’s the reason why Twitter numbers mean nothing, it’s why you can’t just look at someone’s account and say “wow, they’re doing great!”, and it’s why you should be suspicious if an agency or consultant you’ve hired shows explosive growth for no real reason.
Another […]

Twitter Cheat Sheet

Today I was speaking with one of my coaching clients and he asked me “Is there a Twitter cheat sheet anywhere I can get?” In TwittFaced (Your Toolkit for Understanding and Maximizing Social Media) my co-author and I cover Twitter basics and ideals extensively, but I have yet to do that here.Well friends, that’s what […]

Guest Post – Twitter: It's Not Just About The Numbers

What many often misunderstand about Twitter is that the social networking aspect of it is not simply about numbers and seeing how many follows you can get. This is important to keep in mind, especially if you use Twitter to market yourself, your brand, or your company. Yes, as with ‘real life’ business, foot traffic numbers do help […]

Why twitter follower numbers mean nothing

As a follow up to yesterday’s incredibly successful post (over 16,000 views on Social Media Today so far) I’m going to not just tell you, but I’m going to show you why Twitter followers mean nothing when judging value.
Take a look at these two accounts. Mozelle is from New Delhi and Gusella is from Mumbai […]

50+ ways to search Twitter

Hashtags, people, conversations, topics, etc. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to look for what you need on Twitter. However, having the right tools sure helps a lot. I’ve put together a list of 50+ sites that you can use to help you find who or what you’re looking for. Enjoy
Keywords / Conversations
TweetGrid – […]

How to find my Follow Friday nominations

Follow Fridayis a twitter staple at this point. It’s as predictable as spammers and as ubiquitous as the blue bird above.
I don’t always participate, but it’s something that I want to be doing more of, but in different ways. I want to keep building out my lists for things that interest me, and keep playing […]

I am writing a new free book and would like your help (prize inside)

The book is going to be called “Twitter Says” and I’m not going to be writing it so much as compiling it. For the next 2 months I’m going to be asking various questions via Twitter about all kinds of subjects. I’ll be using the hastag #TwitterSays so you can follow along if you’d like. […]

How can multiple people use one Twitter account?

Well in a word Cotweet. In multiple words it would be that there are several services available like Cotweet, TweetFunnel, Hootsuite, and Splitweet which can help you achieve the goal of multiple users, one account.
So that takes care of technology, but that’s always the easy part. The hard part is figuring out exactly how, who, […]

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