When Twitter has an outage, it makes headlines on websites like mashble.com, which is a website for news mostly about social media, and also things like technology, new devices and the Internet.
Twitter is where I get my news and connect with people that I would probably not be able to meet in person, which I think is really cool. I use Twitter for both business and for fun (engage with clients/potential clients).
I really like Twitter and had come across a Twitter resource to show progress of followers, following and tweets.
This resource is called Twitter Counter. Here’s what you can do with Twitter Counter… and it’s free!
First off, you need to connect your Twitter account to Twitter Counter. Simply type your Twitter username in the box and when you click “show me”, it will ask you to login and allow Twitter Counter to access your account.
You can view a chart showing an increase or decrease of Twitter followers weekly, monthly or for 3 months. If you would like to see a chart with 6 months, it’s free, but you have to pay with a tweet. Meaning, Twitter Counter makes you tweet something like “I just unlocked the 6-month graphs on Twitter Counter. Find out more…”
Just like the charts that show an increase or decrease of Twitter followers, you can also see if you have increased or decreased in the number of accounts you have followed weekly, monthly or for 3 months for free.
You can view progress of tweets in a chart similar to the followers and following charts described above.
Additional features of Twitter Counter includes:
Being able to see followers, following and tweets in one graph.
Saving the graphs to your computer.
Overall Twitter stats for your account. They let you know not only how many followers you have but also how many you gained the previous day and how many on average. The same applies for following and tweets.
Prediction. Twitter Counter let’s you know how many Twitter followers they predict you will have for example, in the next few days. Twitter Counter says it will take my Twitter account (@bethanylooi) 1 more day to reach 4,000 followers, all the way up to 190 days, which predicts I will have 13,000.
Lastly, you don’t have to be limited to just these features. Twitter Counter has additional things you can find out about your account with fees as low as $15 a month. You can track progress hourly, have one year worth of stats in a chart, see mentions and retweets, download PDF reports and much more. (I’m not an affiliate, just a happy user :) )
Although I think this is a fun resource to see how your Twitter followers, following and tweets have been progressing, the number of Twitter followers doesn’t mean much if you don’t have any engagement with your followers. In other words, if you have a significant number of followers but no one mentioning or retweeting your content, the numbers really don’t matter.
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