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8 Twitter Analytics & Statistics Tools

Updated on March 1, 2020

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Figure 1: Tweets by month
Figure 1: Tweets by month | Source
Figure 2: Tweets by weekday, time of day, replies, and twitter interfaces used
Figure 2: Tweets by weekday, time of day, replies, and twitter interfaces used | Source
Figure 3: Tweet density: time and day and of week
Figure 3: Tweet density: time and day and of week | Source

If you're a regular Twitter user (and a statistics junkie like me) you may interested in gathering information on your usage, popularity, who follows you, etc. There are a number of websites that comb through Twitter accounts and give you this information.

These stats websites often show you a score, create graphs, and describe your tweeting "style."

Gathering account statistics isn't only important for people who work in marketing. If you're looking to grow your online presence, regardless of field, getting an idea of what's working for you (and what isn't) is key.

You can use your Twitter stats to improve your tweets, gain more followers, or to get your followers to listen to what you have to say.

Graph on Xfer
Graph on Xfer | Source

TweetStats

TweetStats is one of the few analytic sites that doesn't require users to sign-in via their Twitter or Facebook account, making it perfect for people who are wary of tying their social networking accounts to third-party apps. It's also great if you want to check out others' stats.

In the images to the right, you can see some of the cool details you can pull up just by entering your username on TweetStats.

You can see, in figure 1, the months that I tweet the most, starting from the first few months I was on twitter, December 2008 to present. On the TweetStats website, you can click on any month in the graph and drill down to see more stats specific to that particular month.

In figure 2, you can see that TweetStats gives information on which days and what time of day you tweet the most. It also shows who you @ the most and where you use twitter. According to TweetStats, I go to twitter.com to use twitter the most, followed by using "tweet this" buttons on articles. Also, apparently I tweet mostly on Mondays, by far. It's interesting how much you can learn about your own habits from checking out your own stats types!

Twitter Counter

Follow graph and predictions
Follow graph and predictions | Source
Would you pay to see your stats?
Would you pay to see your stats? | Source

Twitter Counter

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

Twitter Counter allows you to view information about the number of people who follow you. This includes graphs with a variety of choices of time segments, an arrow showing whether you're seeing an increase or decrease in followers, and a prediction of the number of followers you'll have in X period of time based on your stats.

This site is nice for a quick overview of your popularity on Twitter, but one thing I do not like about the site is that, while the things I showed you are free, there are tiered "better" versions. Also, 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, really want to see whatever information that's paid for in this manner, I'll make the tweet and then delete it after checking out my stats.

It's a nice site, but the features are rather basic for the amount they charge for the tiered version. That said, I'm sure it's incredibly helpful for those who work in fields (marketing) where there's a need to see how successful a particular twitter account is.

Grader's summary of my twitter account
Grader's summary of my twitter account | Source

Tweet.Grader

Tweet.Grader is brought to you by HubSpot, an awesome site where you can learn a lot about social networking. It is also a part of the Grader.com suite of tools which I absolutely love (and have been using for years), particularly Website. grader.

You don't have to allow access to your Twitter account in order to use this service, so it's awesome for seeing how you stack up against your competition. This site not only shows you some basic details for your account, but where you need improvement (my favorite part about the similar service, website.grader.)

How much is your account worth?
How much is your account worth? | Source

TweetValue

This is a fun little tool that you enter your twitter username into to see how much your Twitter account is worth. TweetValue doesn't explain where they get their information and it gives some strange numbers, so I wouldn't use this information to auction off my Twitter username.

Plus, it gave me something in the $200 range. I don't think anyone would want to buy a Twitter account with my name as the username for even a dollar. That said, the account itself is worth far more to me.

Source
Klout has acheivements!
Klout has acheivements! | Source
Your Klout score over time
Your Klout score over time | Source

Klout

This site is not only useful for Twitter, but is also helpful for Facebook users and, more recently, Klout has added support for Google Plus.

Klout shows users how much influence they have on social networking sites. The site shows what topics users are influential in, who they influence, who influences them, what social networking "style" they have. Klout gives users a score which they get from three categories: True Reach, Amplification, and Network.

Twitter users must tie their account to this 3rd party app, but it's totally worth it. Users who have a high Klout score can receive free perks such as movie tickets, coupons, and more. You can raise your Klout score with Facebook and Google Plus, so if you're not a Twitter fanatic, you can still earn perks.

Twitter Analytics Are Fun!

If you have a Twitter account, or any other social networking account, have fun with some of these cool tools! You can use some or all of these stats sites, but make sure to have fun on Twitter and not worry about whether or not it will improve or hurt your stats.

Do you use stats sites? Which do you use? Please comment below!

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    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I am working at this social media stuff and this is very helpful. Just sent out a Tweet with this link! Very well done! Keep up the great work!

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      Tricia1000 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for sharing. I will bookmark this hub as a great resource to come back to.

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      Anna 

      7 years ago from New York, NY

      These are really awesome, Melanie! I've been meaning to tweet more often and you provide really great tools to analyze presence. The only one I know of is Klout, which I downloaded on my iPhone and was super excited to get a restaurant voucher. I'm bookmarking all of these!

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      Susan Holland 

      7 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Wow, Mel, I am glad I came across this hub. I did not know about most of these sites and definitely want to check into them. Thanks for sharing this information.

      Votes and shares! :-)

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      Boulism 

      7 years ago from Short Beach, CT

      This is way cool!

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      ronny2005 

      7 years ago from HubPages

      Wow awesome Hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jamie Jensen 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Ooo I need to favorite this hub or something - I would LOVE analytics for twitter. Thanks for the great info!

      Jamie

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      Wow - what an incredible resource of information! Thanks for compiling this - I'm bookmarking & sharing with my writer peeps. Voted up, useful and awesome.

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      Danielle Farrow 

      8 years ago from Scotland, UK

      Great hub, melbel, thank you! Very useful and not just for me - am 'sharing'. :)

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      Dave 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much for the information! I've been looking for a comprehensive list of Twitter tools to use and you provided it. Great job!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      8 years ago from Western NC

      I am going to have to bookmark this hub. This information is great and I really appreciate your sharing. Thanks so much.

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      ManOfTopic 

      8 years ago

      Awesome list - I'm still not using Twitter much, but I'm sure it'll come in handy!

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      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Gotch cha!

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      Melanie 

      8 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I see you've found it! Really interesting guide! I love it! Following you on Twitter, btw! :)

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      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Mel ~ Just about ready to post an illustrative blog, but where is that forum question you posted? Can't find it. Debby

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      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Dear Melanie ~ I shall use this as an example on Twitter. Give me a few minutes to an hour. Awesome hub. Blessings, Debby

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      Kristin Trapp 

      8 years ago from Illinois

      What an incredibly useful hub. I not only love looking at stats, but really like using them to make effective changes. I have not used twitter much to date, but having these analysis tools tempts me to get more involved. ~voted up~

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      lejonkung 

      8 years ago

      oh i might use some of them! thank you

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      emsherman 

      8 years ago from Boston, MA

      I'm saving this hub as a favorite. Thank you so much for this information! This is an excellent resource for Twitter users.

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      fitnesszone 

      8 years ago from New York

      Awesome! I was only aware of TweetValue. Rest all are new to me. Will give them a try

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting and informative.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Awesome resource! Thanks!

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      Julie Lussier 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I'm already using Klout and PeerIndex, but it's the first time I hear of TweetStats or Xefer, which are exactly what I was looking for. I want to use these tools to monitor when "influencers" in my network are online...

      Thanks!

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      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very Useful well done !

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      alicelv 

      8 years ago

      interesting~ will have a try.

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      Peter Allison 

      8 years ago from Alameda, CA

      This is amazing! Thanks for sharing these detailed tips!

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