Useful Twitter Tools for Scrutinizing & Examining the Performance of Your Twitter Account

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If you frequently participate on Twitter, unearthing how well you’;re doing compared to other Twitter users can be important. There are many websites that rake through Twitter accounts to see the kinds of things you are tweeting about, how often you are tweeting, to whom you are tweeting, to whom you are following and who is following you.

These “stats” websites provide you a score, generate graphs, and explain your tweeting “style.”

Many people have belief that these kinds of sites are only imperative for people who work in marketing, but this isn’;t essentially true. If you have got something to share, such as an opinion, you perhaps want to learn ways to best get your ideas across.

You can utilize the information these sites give in order to improve your tweets to get more followers listen to what you have to say.

TweetStats

TweetStats is one of the few scrutinizing sites that do not require users to sign-in via their Twitter or Facebook accounts, making it ideal for people who are cagey of tying their social networking accounts to third-party apps. It also gives you an opportunity to check out others’; stats.

You can see, in figure 1, the number of tweets tweeted by me, starting from the July 2008 to present. Moreover, you can click on any month in the graph to see more stats specific to that particular month.

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Figure 1: Number of Monthly Tweets

Source: TweetStats

In figure 2, you can spot that TweetStats gives information on which days and what time of day you have tweeted the most. It also tells who you @ the most and where you have used twitter. According to TweetStats, I go to website twitter.com to use twitter the most, followed by using “tweet this” buttons on articles. Also, apparently I have tweeted mostly on Mondays. It’;s exciting how much you can learn about your own habits from checking out your own stats types.

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Figure 2: Number of Tweets by Weekdays along with Time of Day & Replies

Source: TweetStats

Twitter Counter

Twitter Counter is one of those sites that do require you to tie your twitter account to their app. However, like all other stats sites on this list, I have had no bad effects by having Twitter Counter tied to my account.

You can see, in figure 3, Twitter Counter permits you to view information about the number of people who follow you. This include graphs with a range of choices of time segments, an arrow showing whether you are seeing an increase or decrease in followers, and a forecast of the number of followers you will have in X period of time based on your stats.

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Figure 3: Follow Graph along with Predictions

Source: Twitter Counter

This site is good for a swift overview of your fame on Twitter, but one thing that I do not like about the site is while the things I showed you are free but some of the “free” things on the site are things you really have to pay for with a tweet to promote Twitter Counter. If I really want to see whatever information that is paid for in this manner, I will make the tweet and then delete it after examining out my stats.

It is a good site, but the features are very basic as compared to the amount they charge for the tiered version. That said, I am sure it is extremely helpful for those who work in fields (marketing) where there is a need to see how successful a particular twitter account is.

Tweet.Grader

Tweet.Grader is an awesome site where you can find out a lot about social networking. It is also a part of the Grader.com set of tools which I absolutely love.
You do not have to permit access to your Twitter account in order to use this service, so it is an awesome tool for seeing how you stack up against your competition. This site not only gives you some basic details for your account, but also indicates that where you need improvement.

TweetValue

This is a cool tool that asks you to enter your twitter username to see how much the worth of your Twitter account is. TweetValue does not explain where they get their information and it gives some strange numbers, so I would not use this information to auction off my Twitter username.

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Figure 4: Know Your Account Worth

Source: TweetValue

It gave me the price of my twitter account in the $200 range. I do not think anyone would want to buy a Twitter account with my name as the username for even a dollar.

Xefer

Xefer is almost similar to TweetStats as it gives you a graph showing data relating to what days of the the week and what times on each day you have tweeted the most. This is the only graph that is provided by Xefer, however you can toggle the graph to see how the times and days you have tweeted the most changed over time.

You are not required to tie your Twitter account to Xefer in order to see your stats, which is a good thing about this tool.

PeerIndex

PeerIndex is a great scrutinizing site that permits users to view an array of different stats including something called the “Topic Fingerprint” which is a totally unique feature offered by this website. This is a graph that illustrates what kinds of topics you have tweeted about.

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Figure 5: Components & Topic Fingerprint

Source: PeerIndex

Users also attain a PeerIndex rank. This rank consists of what PeerIndex calls “Components.” The three Components are Authority, Audience and Activity. The site also shows that to whom you have tweeted most, who retweets you, and who you @ and retweet the most. There are also some other graphs that allows you to compare yourself to twitter users you know.

You are not required to tie your Twitter account to PeerIndex in order to see your stats, but I have found this site to be worth it.

Scrutinizing & Examining Twitter Account is Fun!

If you have a Twitter account or any other social networking account then have fun with these cool tools. While using some or all of these stats sites, make sure to have fun on Twitter and not worry about whether or not it will pick up or hurt your stats.

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