MeasuringJohn Fell & Richard Dalke@FreshNetworks                            www.freshnetworks.com
Measuring Twitter....What information can I returnFrom the Twitter API?                                www.freshnetworks.com
Data on Twitter User data: Users are at the centre of everything on Twitter: they follow, favourite, tweet and re-tweet. F...
User dataUse the Twitter API to find out:| User ID | Screename | Username | Favourites | Account restrictions | Biography ...
Friend and follower dataUse the Twitter API to find out:Followers | Following | IF following | IF not following | Relation...
Tweet dataUser the Twitter API to find out:Tweet ID | Tweet content | Tweet creation date | ID of original tweet | Screen ...
Places and GEOuser dataUse the Twitter API to find out:Selected Language | Tweet coordinates | Type of place | Place name ...
Limitations of the API• Twitter only stores 6-9 days worth of tweets so historical search is  limited.• A very small perce...
Measuring Twitter....Which measurements areimportant?                         www.freshnetworks.com
Measuring Twitter - Impressions                    • The aggregated number of followers that                      have bee...
Measuring Twitter - Reach         C             • The total number of unique users exposed               to a message/bran...
Measuring Twitter - Frequency          D              • The number of times each unique user          E                rea...
Measuring Twitter - Relevance                       • Whilst it is great to reach a high                         number of...
Some initial tools to considerTweet Reach - http://tweetreach.com/Useful tool with a simple user interface. Provides reach...
ROIWhile you may have a high number of ‘followers’ on Twitter, it is important toclearly demonstrate your Return On Invest...
Sourceshttp://datasift.net/a/wp-content/themes/datasift/images/tweet_diagram.pdfhttps://dev.twitter.comhttp://conversation...
© Copyright FreshNetworks 2011
About usFreshNetworks is a pure-play        John Fell – Accountsocial media agency.                ManagerWe help global b...
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How to measure Twitter

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There are lots of tools emerging that appear to give us wonderful statistics and data about Twitter and it’s hard to know which data we actually want and how we want to receive it.

As Twitter's API has been undergoing a few changes recently, we wanted to give an overview of the information that you can still get from the platform itself and then provide some guidance on the best way to measure the data.

There are four main areas of Twitter data:

1. User data - relates to the user who posted the message.
2. Friend and follower data - relates to the relationship a user has to other users.
3. Tweet data - all the details and content relating to a particular tweet.
4. Places and Geographic data - the geographic and location based aspects relating to a person or twee.

To measure the data there are also four main measurements that we use to understand the impact of activities on Twitter:

1. Impressions - aggregated users exposed to messages.
2. Reach - number of unique users exposed to a message.
3. Frequency - number of times each unique user reached is exposed to a message.
4. Relevancy - reach to specific demographics.

When it comes to the ROI of these messages it's important to think about how they compare to your other channels in terms of reach and impressions.

Take a look at the presentation below - we hope it helps to reveal some of the Twitter data you can access and ways in which you might go about measuring it.

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How to measure Twitter

  1. MeasuringJohn Fell & Richard Dalke@FreshNetworks www.freshnetworks.com
  2. Measuring Twitter....What information can I returnFrom the Twitter API? www.freshnetworks.com
  3. Data on Twitter User data: Users are at the centre of everything on Twitter: they follow, favourite, tweet and re-tweet. Friend & Follower data: Users follow each other through both one-way and mutual following relationships on Twitter. Tweet data: Tweets are the atomic building blocks of Twitter; 140 - character status updates with additional associated metadata. People tweet for a variety of reasons about a multitude of topics. Places & GeoUser data: Attach a place or location to tweets, or discover the location of tweets from all around the world. www.freshnetworks.com
  4. User dataUse the Twitter API to find out:| User ID | Screename | Username | Favourites | Account restrictions | Biography | Picture | URL | Location Return user data information for up to 100 123213213 users, specified by either user ID, screen name, or a 123213213 combination of the two. 123213213 123213213Access the profile Run a search for users, similarimage in various sizes. to the ‘Find People’ button on Twitter.com. If you return extended user data information for a given user through the API, (specified by ID) the authors most recent status (tweet) will be returned inline. www.freshnetworks.com
  5. Friend and follower dataUse the Twitter API to find out:Followers | Following | IF following | IF not following | Relationship to | Multiple relationships to IDs for every user IDs for every user the following the specified user. Allows you to specified user is following. test for the existence of friendship and details about the relationship between two users. If you send 100 screen names or user IDs in a csv file to the Twitter API it will tell you the relationship to the authenticated user (ie, follower, following, no relationship). www.freshnetworks.com
  6. Tweet dataUser the Twitter API to find out:Tweet ID | Tweet content | Tweet creation date | ID of original tweet | Screen name & ID of original author Show user ids for up to 100 users who retweeted a status. 123213213 123213213 123213213 123213213 Search up to 100 of the first retweets for a A single status, specified by the id given tweet. parameter, will return the author’s most recent status (tweet) inline. 123213213 www.freshnetworks.com
  7. Places and GEOuser dataUse the Twitter API to find out:Selected Language | Tweet coordinates | Type of place | Place name | Country | Return information about a known place or location. Search for trends via place names. Search for tweets near a place. www.freshnetworks.com
  8. Limitations of the API• Twitter only stores 6-9 days worth of tweets so historical search is limited.• A very small percentage of tweets are accurately geo-coded, (estimation is about 1%).• 150 unauthenticated (when not signed in) data request calls are permitted per hour to the API. 350 authenticated calls (when signed in) are permitted per hour.• A search can only return 1500 results at a time.NB: Most free tools that can be used to measure Twitter can access allor parts of this data but usually fall victim to the API limitations www.freshnetworks.com
  9. Measuring Twitter....Which measurements areimportant? www.freshnetworks.com
  10. Measuring Twitter - Impressions • The aggregated number of followers that have been exposed to a brand/message.A B C D E • This is a top line measurement which does not take into account individuals seeing multiple messages. • The danger of this metric is that it does not X highlight if a message has spread across a narrow or wide audience. Impressions = 5 www.freshnetworks.com
  11. Measuring Twitter - Reach C • The total number of unique users exposed to a message/brand. DA • If an individual sees a company message E twice from different sources, the reach F figure is still only one. B G Impressions = 8 H Reach = 6 www.freshnetworks.com
  12. Measuring Twitter - Frequency D • The number of times each unique user E reached is exposed to a message. A F • Frequency is important as it increases the G likelihood of message retention by a user. B H Impressions = 12 I C Reach = 8 J Frequency = 1.5 K www.freshnetworks.com
  13. Measuring Twitter - Relevance • Whilst it is great to reach a high number of people, if the message is of no interest to them, it will not resonate. • It is therefore essential to reach the Target specific demographics right people with the appropriate message – be relevant. • Measure reach to specific demographics and then, if necessary, re-target your campaign. www.freshnetworks.com
  14. Some initial tools to considerTweet Reach - http://tweetreach.com/Useful tool with a simple user interface. Provides reach and impression data.Twitter Analyser - http://www.twitteranalyzer.com/For reviewing Twitter accounts. Can show reach, follower growth, followeractivity and more.Tweet Grader - http://tweet.grader.com/Find out specifics about people you intend to target and how the site ‘grades’them.Twitalyzer - http://twitalyzer.comUseful for comparing tweets. Could be used for industry benchmarking. www.freshnetworks.com
  15. ROIWhile you may have a high number of ‘followers’ on Twitter, it is important toclearly demonstrate your Return On Investment (ROI) in measures that arecomparable to other marketing disciplines.www.jenders.com/blog/2011/04/25/calculate-social-media-roi-through-impressions/ www.freshnetworks.com
  16. Sourceshttp://datasift.net/a/wp-content/themes/datasift/images/tweet_diagram.pdfhttps://dev.twitter.comhttp://conversation.cipr.co.uk/posts/jon.carlson/deconstructing-twitter-analytics-for-reach-and-impressionshttp://www.jenders.com/blog/2011/04/25/calculate-social-media-roi-through-impressions/
  17. © Copyright FreshNetworks 2011
  18. About usFreshNetworks is a pure-play John Fell – Accountsocial media agency. ManagerWe help global brands, like john.fell@freshnetworks.comTelefónica, Allianz and JimmyChoo, engage customers,develop advocacy and drivesales.Our strategies blend creative Richard Dalke – Accountconcepts with technical Managerdeployment, and the metrics,framework and key performance richard.dalke@freshnetworks.comindicators we set help businessesget measurable value from socialmedia.

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