How To Track Retweets & Clicks on TwitterBy Jason Boog
We recently counted more than 100,000 followers on our GalleyCat Twitter feed. While the social network is filled with thousands of spam accounts, we are proud to have connected with such an engaged and inspiring readership.
To celebrate, we wanted to share a simple and free method for tracking your retweets and clicks on Twitter. It’s great way to find out what kind of articles your readers like to read–invaluable intelligence for any kind of writer.
Just follow the simple directions below to find out how people have responded to your tweets…
1. Open a free account at Bitly, a service for shortening and sharing your links on Twitter
2. Start using the website Bitly to shorten your URLs before retweeting a link to any content, from your blog post, your webpage or other websites.
3. When you want to monitor a previously shortened tweet, just enter the special Bitly URL into your browser, but include a “+” sign at the end of the shortened URL. For instance, here is a link to the shortened URL for this post: https://bitly.com/qycA4L+ (more) http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/how-to-keep-track-of-retweets-clicks-on-twitter_b33710 (image) http://tweepi.com/blog/2011/04/10-advanced-twitter-tips-tricks/