I LEARN A LOT FROM the shifting sands of Twitter and one surprising thing I've discovered is the inverse relationship between tweeting and blog visits. Since I've started tweeting on Pearl Harbor Day 2006, my number of tweets have gone up alongside the number of daily visitors to my blog going down. In fact, I rarely see 1000 daily visitors anymore, even with a fluffy link. Another thing I've seen when looking for a relationship between Twitter and my blog is that 10% of my blog's visitors come from Twitter, a Twitter clone or a Twitter client. More than 40% of my visitors come from Google and less than 10% come from Facebook. A lot of research shows the vast majority of people on Twitter have published fewer than 10 tweets. I've a few Twitter accounts, carving our space for different identities. My main space is @topgold
, the same nic I use in other social networks. It feels like Ireland has spawned 30% growth in Twitter use since Christmas 2009. That's probably down to every major broadcaster using Twitter as an audience-building and crowd-sourcing mechanism. I plan to hang out for another 25,000 tweets, well in the slipstream of power users Richard Azia
and John Williams
Previously: "Surprising Facts about Twitter" on 5 October 2009.
Robert J. Moore -- "Twitter Data Analysis: an investor's perspective" on TechCrunch, 5 Oct 09. Moore runs RJ Metrics, an on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup that helps online businesses measure, manage, and monetize better.
RJ Metrics -- "New data on Twitter Users and Engagement" on 26 January 2010.