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How To Track Twitter Traffic In Google Analytics?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by mrdigydigy, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. mrdigydigy

    mrdigydigy Newbie

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    HI

    I always share my blog post to my twitter profile. To track i always create shorten url & i easily get 10-20 RT for my each post & around 200-300 Clicks.

    When it comes to Google Analytics it only shows me 5-10 clicks. What i should do to track twitter traffic to my Google Analytic account.

    Your views will be appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. nirose

    nirose Senior Member

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    you have to try "WP To Twitter" plugin if you are using WP which automatically posts your post to twitter.

    And you have a option to choose your own url shorteners like bit.ly there you will need a bit.ly API code to get it working.

    Then bit.ly will track all the clicks from the dashboard. You will be able to track countries from whre clicks come too.
     
  3. TheHockeyGod

    TheHockeyGod Newbie

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    If you're looking for "referers" from twitter, you're not going to get the full picture.

    Most people use twitter dashboards like tweetdeck or seesmic - thus their clicks will show up as "direct" and not have a referer.

    The best option is to use a URL shortener that allows you to see stats. I use tiny.tw since putting /stats at the end of any URL lets me see the stats.
     
  4. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    Google analystics has never tracked the traffic I've been getting from Twitter, but StatPress has been, I run both so I know how much traffic I am really getting and how much google sees as traffic.
     
  5. FerreeMoney

    FerreeMoney Newbie

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    If I use the "WP to Twitter" are you saying ONLY my WP posts will go to Twitter?

    I use Bit.ly sidebar to push content to Twitter & Facebook and since I use Firefox, Bitly shows me the # of clicks but NOT where the clicks came from unless I got to Bitly and drill down on each shortened URL.
     
  6. newuser

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    HI all

    It is easy to track twitter traffic from shorten url's but you can try Google Analytic as well yo Track http://www.websudasa.com/blog/2009/09/how-to-track-twitter-traffic-in-google-analytics/

    This post can help you to know more about how you can use Google Analytics to track twitter traffic.

    Thanks
     
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  7. mrdigydigy

    mrdigydigy Newbie

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    Thanks..for your reply..let me go through with all your suggestions....
     
  8. galus

    galus Registered Member

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    Maybe this can help u
    Code:
    http://getclicky.com/help/integrate