The life of a tweet

I sent a note out over Twitter earlier today trying to gather some additional responses to a Web Tools Survey I am working on: Doing a survey of news Web sites – what open-source and free tools and services do you use: http://bit.ly/oju #journ

Typical enough – but what was interesting was watching the traffic (via bit.ly):

I have noted on the chart the timing of each re-tweet (red) and, perhaps more importantly, the actual conversions of clicks to survey responses (green). In the first hour the survey received five re-tweets, 110 referrals from Twitter, and four people actually completed the survey.

You can check out the raw data here http://bit.ly/info/oju

  • http://www.monicawright.com Monica Wright

    Hey do you follow @danzarrella? He's got some awesome Twitter tools at danzarrella.com.

  • http://catnipandcoffee.com/ catnip

    I love bit.ly. Why anyone still uses tinyurl is beyond me.

  • Leslie-Jean Thornton

    Okay. This is fascinating. I can't wait to launch another survey!

  • dkiesow

    Monica – I am not familiar with him but will go take a look – thanks!

  • Jeff

    Sounds like you need to work on your conversion rate. Not even all the ppl that retweeted filled out the survey.

  • dkiesow

    Most of the retweeters had completed it previously. They were just being helpful to give it a RT.thanks

  • http://www.monicawright.com Monica Wright

    Hey do you follow @danzarrella? He's got some awesome Twitter tools at danzarrella.com.

  • http://catnipandcoffee.com/ catnip

    I love bit.ly. Why anyone still uses tinyurl is beyond me.

  • Leslie-Jean Thornton

    Okay. This is fascinating. I can't wait to launch another survey!

  • dkiesow

    Monica – I am not familiar with him but will go take a look – thanks!

  • Jeff

    Sounds like you need to work on your conversion rate. Not even all the ppl that retweeted filled out the survey.

  • dkiesow

    Most of the retweeters had completed it previously. They were just being helpful to give it a RT.

    thanks