I was trying to see how miserable an experience Twitter referrals are again by pimping this post today.
Within a half hour, I had a readership stat that showed only one-third of the hits attributed to Twitter.
I think all the hits came from Twitter — but without being able to see that, what advertiser will be stupid enough to spend money there?
How will Twitter sell that to potential clients? “Oh, by the way, you won’t be able to measure all the traffic that originates from us.”
Who’s going to go for that?
And it wasn’t just me. Someone else ran that search and got false updates too:
Also: Despite my number of Followers (which is a bullshit number anyway, so don’t flaunt yours at me), the post has garnered only about five percent of that number. And that’s with all those RTs you see in search!
Yeah, go ahead, throw your ad bucks into that sinkhole.
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