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humagaia
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on 05/29/2013

I posted some Twitter test stats here http://wizzley.com/forum/chatter-away-friends/some-interesting-test-statistics-for-you/ about a fortnight ago.

Some respondents said they would like to see an update.

Here is the update (after 2 week not posting to Twitter)


humagaia
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on 05/29/2013

Just lost all the update I was typing


humagaia
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on 05/29/2013

So here goes (again):

Wizzley - rose slightly in the both periods
Tuvaro - rose significantly in both periods
Rebelmouse - rose moderately then stopped
Piccshare - rose moderately in both periods
Blekko - decreased moderately in both periods
Bit.ly - rose significantly (this was the link shorten service I used) then stopped
Yandex - very slight increase continuing
Google.com - static then slight decrease recently
Lavasoft.Blekko - slight increase, now static
Yahoo - approx 33% increase continuing
Bing - slight increase continuing
Delta-search - approx 25% increase, now static
iSearch123 - 15% decrease continuing
Babylon - 25% decrease continuing
Searchfunmoods - 25% increase continuing

Notes:

  • Rebelmouse and Bitly were expected to stop sending traffic as they are directly associated with social media posts
  • Tuvaro increases may be due to factors other than Twitter posting (take-up of their toolbar for instance)

Conclusions:

  1. Piccshare may have been influenced somewhat by Twitter postings (but again the increases may have been due to other factors)
  2. Yandex, Yahoo and Bing may have been influenced slightly
  3. Google was not influenced (decrease may have been due to Panda update)
  4. Deltasearch and Searchfunmoods may have been influenced slightly
  5. Blekko, iSearch123 and Babylon, if influenced, were so negatively
  6. Lesser search engines may have been influenced but not to show that there was any large impact on visitor numbers

Overall:

  • Posting to Twitter regularly does not seem to have a great impact on visitor numbers
  • Even though those numbers increased, income did not

katiem2
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on 05/29/2013

Thanks for sharing such detailed findings, twitter is such a powerful tool we would all do well to continually explore as it has become a part of most everyone's daily habits. 


Tolovaj
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on 05/29/2013

Thank you very much for your tests and sharing the results! So we should conclude Twitter is mainly useful as a direct source of traffic, but not for rank improvements in search engines, I suppose.


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humagaia
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on 05/29/2013

 

Tolovaj: 05/29/2013 - 12:26 PM

Thank you very much for your tests and sharing the results! So we should conclude Twitter is mainly useful as a direct source of traffic, but not for rank improvements in search engines, I suppose.

Pretty much from my limited tests - a longer period of testing should be undertaken to prove that.


Tolovaj
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on 05/29/2013

humagaia:

If I may add one of my experiences with Twitter (it was a year and a half ago):

I had a guest blogger with many followers on Twitter (and account which is visible on several news related sites) who twitted his particular post and this brought me several hundred visitors to this post with few comments, likes, shares etc. too.

This tweet was also retweeted about dozen times.

Next day my blog jumped from around 20th to 5th position for my main keyword (slikanice - picture books) in google, although this word was probably not even mentioned in the guest post. In next days the position slowly dropped back and after two or three weeks reached number 20 again.

This is only isolated event, but I believe a tweet with such response can help in rankings. Of course this will also have only temporary results (if something dramatic doesn't happen with visitors when they land on the tweeted address, high CTR for instance).


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