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Here’s another basic question. I notice that when I re-re-tweet stuff, the originators of the posts (who I may not know or even be linked to) will sometimes follow me shortly after. Wondering how they find out I’ve re-tweeted their stuff?
I’m guessing they must use some simple tracking program for this…are there good one’s anyone would recommend? Are there also ways to track if folks are actually clicking on the links you include? Thanks for any advice/tips you can offer on this!
You can use a URL shortening service like bit.ly or ow.ly along with HootSuite, to track clicks on shortened URLs. I can’t remember if they track retweets or not.
You can use a tweeting tool like TweetDeck to track mentions, which could include retweets as long as the retweet keeps your twitter name in there. I expect you’re seeing the results of people using tools like that.
There are three good ones that are probably being used. :
1. bit.ly is a popular one that allows you to track number of clicks, which part of the world clicks orginated from. In addtion if you use Firefox you can drag the bit.ly icon to your toolbar or install the plug-in.
2. Hootsuite which has a ‘stats’ button which shows in graphical form the number of clicks.
3. Finally Twazzup.com is a twitter search engine, with it’s new format you can see how many clicks your tweet has received, who is RT-ing you the most, profiles, most popular search item, etc.
Hope this helps!
This is very helpful…and in true Twitter style, I’ve got answers within minutes of posting! Really appreciate it — Josh
Thanks Shawn, am a TweetDeck fan.
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