10 Awesome Twitter Analytics and Visualization Tools

Share:

twitter-analytics-and-visualization-tools

After researching over a thousand Twitter Tools for the Twitter Tools Book I came across many Twitter analytics and visualization tools.  These Twitter tools were designed to add value by presenting a different way to visualize or analyze your tweets, the people in your network, and the tweets from the people in your network.

Many tools tried to add value and failed.  At least they tried.

The following tools, however, stand out in my mind as exceptional or entertaining and I recommend you check them out if you want to analyze and visualize your activity on Twitter.

1. The Archivist

The Archivist was built by Mix Online, an opinionated group of designers and developers at Microsoft.
the-archivist

Some of the cool features of this tool include:

  • Top Users
  • Top Words
  • Top URLs
  • Tweet vs. Retweet Ratio
  • Sources (Tools) Tweets are sent with

2. SocialBro

SocialBro is a powerful platform that enables you to analyze and visualize your network in a variety of ways.

In addition to analysis SocialBro also enables you to grow your network and schedule tweets for Hootsuite or Buffer directly within their platform.

Here is a snapshot of their homepage:

build-your-influence-with-socialbro

Some of their other features include:

  • Explore Your Twitter Community
  • Determine the Best Time to Tweet
  • Identify Influencers
  • Target Your Audience with Precision
  • Discover and Easily Follow Targeted Twitter Users
  • …and more!

3. MentionMap

MentionMap is a cool network exploring tool.  The interactive nature of this tool is very neat, although sometimes awkward to navigate.  Test it out for yourself with the embed below.

mentionmapp-dot-com

4. Twitonomy

Twitonomy is a powerful Twitter anayltics platform that I discovered after it’s founder @MattFyot reached out to me on Twitter.

This free service is actually very robust, and I am impressed with all of the different methods of analysis it offers.

To give you a better idea here is a screen capture of my Twitonomy profile:

twitonomy-profile

5. Twenty Feet

Twenty Feet is a powerful analytics platform that tracks and graphs stats like Twitter mentions, followers, retweets, and more.

Twenty feet also integrates with other services like Facebook, bitly, Google Analytics, YouTube, and more.

You can track your Twitter and Facebook with Twenty Feet for free, and if you want to track other services beyond these they have paid packages as well and offer a free 30 day trial.

twenty-feet-twitter-analytics

6. Twitter Counter

Twitter Counter is  a way to visualize and track the growth of your own followers, and even compare your growth to the growth of other users.

Below is a graph they generated showing my follower growth during the last month.

twitter-counter-screen-capture

7. Visible Tweets

Visible Tweets is a way to view tweets based on keyword or username.

This Twitter visualization Tool is basically a screen saver featuring your tweets.

Here is a video I recorded with a quick demo of this tool.

8. Tweetstats

Tweetstats is, you guessed it, statistics for Twitter. And robust statistics at that. Check this tool out for a glimpse into your tweeting style and tendancies.

tweet-stats

9. Twistori

Twistori is an elegant way to view a scrolling stream of tweet containing the emotive words: I love, I hate, I think, I believe, I feel, and I wish.

This is a pretty interesting way to get a feel for the pulse of Twitter.

twistori10. Tweepsmap

TweepsMap is a cool tool that shows you where your followers are in the world.

With this tool you can map the effectiveness and distribution of your following.

Below you can see a screen capture of the map TweepsMap generated of my following, which has the greatest concentration in the US and Canada, but is also widely distributed throughout the world.

tweepsmap

Bonus Analysis Tools

Portwiture

Portwiture is definitely one of the more unique visual Twitter apps that you’ll find. Rather than tag clouds or graphs, Portwiture allows you to visualize your tweets in photographs.

portwiture

Foller.me

Foller.me is a cool free Twitter analytics tool that enables you to quickly analyze important stats about any Twitter user.

My favorite features of this tool are the topics, hashtags, and mentions analysis.

Other cool features of foller.me include the times of day you usually tweet, the breakdown of your last 100 tweets and more!

foller-dot-me-twitter-analytics-tool

How To: Rapidly Build Your Twitter Network

The Twitter Marketing Software Tweetadder is a major reason why I now have over 406,000 followers on Twitter.

Check out a video demo of this powerful Twitter Marketing Software to see how it works.

Feedback

How do you analyze and visualize your tweets and Twitter presence?  Let us know in the comments below!

Free 7 Day Twitter eCourse

Sign up FREE for our powerful 7 day Twitter Tips and Twitter Tools eCourse at: twitterecourse.com

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

100 Responses to 10 Awesome Twitter Analytics and Visualization Tools

  1. me March 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    i like tweeterbrowser.com which is a downloadable tool for browsing the twitter social graph

  2. Antoine Guiral April 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Maybe http://twoolr.com coulb be on this list? Btw I like portwiture, thx!

  3. Dan Holowack May 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Great summary. The MentionMap visualization is very cool. I love that it includes accounts AND  hashtags.
    Twitter Counter also does a nice job of showing growth, but you’re limited to daily stats – unless you punch in your credit card for a premium account.

    We have a tool now in beta for tracking Following & Follower growth hourly (free) in a one-page “infographic”.

    Thanks Garin. -dan

  4. Anonymous May 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I teach communications at a university and require all my students to be on twitter, following me and each other. We share course information during the semester, using a class hashtag.  I require each student do a minimum of one class-related tweet per day, but am having trouble tracking them.  Is there a tool for monitoring 30-50 twitter accounts at once?  

    • blharty July 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

      http://hashtags.org/ type in your hashtag that you have your students use and it will bring up all tweets that have that hashtag.

      Also, TweetDeck is a great one as well.  You can set up following columns so that you're notified when each of your students post.

      • Kristen Grennan April 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

        You can also create a Twitter list. You can put in all of the students in the course into the list and that creates a feed that exclusively follows those students. I use Tweet Deck to look at multiple lists & other feeds at once.
        Are you involved in any higher ed social media chat forums? I've started working on the admin side of higher ed soc media and am looking for public groups/forum to share ideas, questions, concerns, etc.

    • alex May 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

      what a stupid way to teach communication! All you doing is pumping your ego with your stupid class!

  5. David C Alves June 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    This was helpful and informative. Appreciate your time and research.

  6. Roger Abramson July 2, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Visible Tweets works great on rotation mode.  Put "I Feel" or your brand in, fire up camtasia, drop in a Creative Commons music track from Jamendo and your zeitgeist-powered presentation is ready by lunch.

  7. Antonio Moreno September 7, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    Thanks is a nice information

  8. Elizabeth September 13, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    I had no idea so much was available with Twitter extras.  I've been tweeting for a few weeks now and think it's one of the most interesting platforms.  Perhaps that it's so instant, either way, I'm looking forward to dissecting all of this good information.  Thank you.

  9. Elizabeth September 14, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    I had no idea so much was available with Twitter extras.  I’ve been tweeting for a few weeks now and think it’s one of the most interesting platforms.  Perhaps that it’s so instant, either way, I’m looking forward to dissecting all of this good information.  Thank you.

  10. Garin Kilpatrick September 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Thanks for the comment and the tip about TwitSprout! 

    I have signed up to check it out.

    Cheers,

    Garin

  11. Vuyelwa Mniki Mantyi October 23, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. Came in handy! 

    • Mike Bafta April 1, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      I agree, some really useful twitter tools, and at the right time, especially when you consider the popularity of this great platform.

  12. Marguerite Granat October 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Does anyone know what happened to twittersheep? I can't get into the website….

  13. Anonymous November 3, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    excelent recopilation. thanks for discovering me a few tools I did not know about social media.

    thanks
    javier

  14. leplan November 24, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    Garin, This is a nice list. You might want to try Twitter Analytics at Simplify360 too. We have one of the most powerful Twitter Analytics that includes Top followers, demographics and more.

  15. follerme December 14, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Perhaps you should add Foller.me to the list, we recently launched some extra cool stuff! http://foller.me

    • Garin December 20, 2011 at 9:35 am #

      @follerme Thanks for the suggestion! Nice work with foller.me, I just added it to the post. :)

  16. TamarTobi December 21, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    I'd add itweetlive to the list above. I've been using it for two months and can definitely say it boosted up my twitter presence and engaging results with my audience. http://itweetlive.com

    • Garin December 28, 2011 at 5:46 am #

      @TamarTobi itweetlive seems like a cool tool, if used properly! Thanks for the tip. :)

  17. SuzyBureau January 16, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Thanks for the great article! This is a great list of tools that allow you to truly see what works and where. I'd love to add one thing though:

    These tools are all great when you're looking to really dive deep into your Twitter analytics and data, but when you're looking for the next step -a more holistic perspective of how Twitter fits in to your entire web marketing picture, you should check out bringshare [www.bringshare.com]. The tool does a great job of showing you how Twitter is not only engaging, but creating sales/conversions as well. You can quickly and easily compare important metrics like per visit value from Twitter vs per visit value from other social media sites and more. When you know how much revenue a channel is generating, you can much more easily justify the amount of time and money you're putting behind it.

  18. SuzyBureau January 16, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    These tools are all great when you're looking to really dive deep into your Twitter analytics and data, but when you're looking for the next step -a more holistic perspective of how Twitter fits in to your entire web marketing picture, you should check out bringshare . [www.bringshare.com]. The tool does a great job of showing you how Twitter is not only engaging, but creating sales/conversions as well. You can quickly and easily compare important metrics like per visit value from Twitter vs per visit value from other social media sites and more.

  19. JohnClohn February 1, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    Another way of visualization is mindmapping, and it's very powerful! Try this very simple tool http://www.scatterbrain.nl you don't need an account!

  20. mystumble February 7, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    i would laos recommend http://itweetlive.com it is the only system that allows me to crate an advance search and measuer responses i send out in an AB testing format.

  21. LauraC February 22, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Great tips. It seems so obvious now but I've never tracked on done any analytics on my Twitter account. I'm forever analysing my website data so why I never thought of applying the same metrics to my Twitter account is beyond me.

  22. Pulso February 25, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Checkout pulsoviral.com mainly aimed at events and night clubs, we are on beta and gathering feedback.
     

    • Garin March 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

       @Pulso Good luck!

  23. chompsocial March 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this list @Garin. You can never have too many stats.

    • Garin March 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

       @chompsocial You're welcome! :)

  24. FriendTrend April 9, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    I'm guilty of some self promotion here, but the iOS app that we have developed called Friend Trend is another very useful tool. It analyzes your Twitter feed and breaks out the words, phrases and hashtags that are trending from the people you are following (rather than the global twitter trends). We have many users who are finding this quite helpful managing what they want to read when they follow many people and don't have time to read all of the tweets that get posted.
     
    The app is available in the Apple app store:  http://www.bit.ly/FriendTrend

  25. UnUBecky April 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Down right awesomeness!!!!! Terrific info. Very useful to a newbie like me! Thanks!

    • Garin April 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

       @UnUBecky Cheers!!

  26. wordCURL April 11, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Good list.  I just launched my own Twitter statistics site.  It has some unique metrics such as word list, curse word list and language recognition.  You can check it out at wordcurl.com.

  27. twtGear_Team April 13, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Thanks for the overview!
    Please check also recently lanched twtGear (www.twtgear.com). Simple free tool, yet powerful insights. These include your Most Engaged Followers, Top Tweets by Responses, Trends in your Audience, Activity and Visibility. And more to come soon…

  28. ConorCreo April 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    If you have an iPad, you should check out Infovore [http://itunes.com/apps/infovore]. Spend time with it and you quickly realize it is more than a word cloud of Tweet keywords – you can quickly search, see related keywords, only see tweets with the keyword you select, see linked articles photos and more

  29. twtGear_Team April 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Thanks for the overview!  
    Please check also recently lanched twtGear (http://www.twtgear.com). Simple free tool, but you can get powerful insights.
    Please have a look and let us know what you think.

  30. YousefED May 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I would like to suggest http://www.tweetbeam.com as a great Twitter visualizer and alternative for VisibleTweets. Any feedback would be more than welcome!
     
    (cc: @Garin )

  31. twitter android pics May 7, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    worth mentioning that most of these tools are only for webmasters or corporations who manage multiple accounts, or single accounts with thousands of legit followers

  32. MattFyot May 18, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Another shameless self-promotion comment to invite you to try out&nbsp ;http://twitonomy.com
    Twitonomy aims at helping people to be more productive with Twitter by providing detailed and visual analytics on anyone's tweets and other useful tools to monitor tweets, manage Twitter lists, backup tweets, and more…
    Give it a go and let us know what extra features would be helpful to you:  @TwitonomyApp

  33. mario_monk June 1, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Is there any stats tool that show how much my followers tweet in specific hours of day?

    • twtGear_Team June 4, 2012 at 5:10 am #

       @mario_monk Check twtGear (http://www.twtgear.com), where you can get insights on responsiveness of your followers by hour of day/ day of week. Let us know if this helps.

  34. FollowFirdaus June 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    So far, I like twitonomy the most

  35. tafar11 June 12, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Do any of these allow comparison of the number of words or hashtags tweeted worldwide by date? This is for research on emerging trends

  36. LauLau81 June 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Twitonomy aims at helping people to be more productive with Twitter by providing detailed and visual analytics on anyone's tweets and other useful tools to monitor tweets, manage Twitter lists, backup tweets, and more.

  37. Julia19 June 17, 2012 at 2:16 am #

     Spend time with it and you quickly realize it is more than a word cloud of Tweet keywords – you can quickly search, see related keywords, only see tweets with the keyword you select, see linked articles photos and more.

  38. more2sexycom July 2, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Nice information
    I try to found country users stats
    Anybody know some site?

  39. CarolineLewko July 9, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Why didn't you mention Hootsuite? 

  40. stacyannhayles July 12, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    Best list! I search lists like these all the time and you are the only one to mention the more obscure ones that are truly helpful. Thank you.

  41. tweetarchivist August 24, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Hi – The Archivist has now become Tweet Archivist at http://www.tweetarchivist.com. It has all the features of The Archivist and more. Now you can download archives for further analysis.

  42. ToddMedema October 10, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    For Other Analytics, I’d also check out macrotweet (http://macrotweet.com). It’s perfect for live analytics, like tracking the popularity of different topics as they came up during the presidential debate. It is designed to help you understand how different topics relate (ie Romney, Obama, and Big Bird), instead of just reporting tweet volume

  43. garyfpatton October 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I'd vote for #4, Twitonomy, as Number ONE because it does much of what the others do in one tool that works beautifully!

  44. PeterBordes November 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    you should take a look at SeeSaw http://SeeS.aw as a Twitter tool for real-time visual search, discovery and curation. It fits in well w/ the other platforms you mentioned.. SeeSawMe is the Twitter handle

  45. PeterBordes November 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    you should take a look at SeeSaw http://SeeS.aw as a Twitter tool for real-time visual search, discovery and curation. It fits in well w/ the other platforms you mentioned.. SeeSawMe is the Twitter handle PeterBordes

  46. Tweetmania November 30, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Check out http://www.tweetmania.net ~~ Interactive word clouds of today's trends on Twitter

  47. Bryn R Williams December 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    just started using http://gravitron.com.au/report/ very cool look, but low on visuals

  48. Tom Higusber December 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Wow, great list of Twitter apps you have here! The only Twitter Analytics tool that I am currently using is Ratio:HQ to track my Twitter Ratio
    http://ratiohq.com

  49. CherylDoig (@CherylD January 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Thanks for the comprehensive list. I am interested in an app that shows where in the world the people I am following come from. I want to use this to see how varied my own thinking might be and where I might want to explore further, especially you follow people 'not like me'. Any thoughts?

  50. Joan izquierdo January 21, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Good post and good tools! .. A good service to monitor a Twitter hashtag is http://www.Tweet-Tag.com. You can monitor your hashtag and get data and statistics in real-time about participation, tweets and the audience. Also, you can see the words most used. And finally, keep and consult the monitoring when completed. Thanks.

  51. Cool PC Software January 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    These are some great software resources. Thanks

  52. SelenaHorner February 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share ALL that information! Although my passion is being a physical therapist, I do "play" in the online world. LOVED, LOVED Twitonomy! I was looking for something that could capture what my followers liked – retweets in particular. Now I know and I can tweet better! Thanks!

  53. Roshan February 14, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    "Dear ,
    You present article is very complete and it’s interesting, tell me how you do it with such detail.
    app review to good post and interesting.
    I am very much overwhelmed by your thoughts for this particular story."

  54. @ikmar February 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    thank you so much. this is what i am needing right now.

  55. @MediaLabPete February 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    @garin you should take a look at @oneQubeMe http://oneQube.com which is a next gen Social Relationship Mgmnt platform. Its right up you alley :)

  56. cosmetic dentist March 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Very cool tools discussed! My personal favorite is Portwiture – truly unique, although I'm not sure how useful it will be!

  57. @TanyaK21 March 7, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    Another interesting tool for twitter hashtags is Hashtagify.me. There is a free hashtag explorer, and the professional version (Hashtag Intelligence) is very interesting for those who want to follow a specific hashtag campaign. It is easy to check competitors, influencers and improve your results on twitter.

  58. Mike March 9, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    I was searching for Tweepsmap tool for all this time. Thanks for sharing it.

  59. Megan March 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Very useful tools for Twitter users!

  60. Dave March 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    My favorite is the Twitter map tool.

  61. Test Banks March 14, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    This is great! If you need any Test Banks or Solutions Manuals for your college studies please check out what we have to offer.

  62. Felix March 15, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    I think it's been really fun what! Some people as of himself Abgeben.Aber I myself on the website what about it here Found https://www.1-2-love.com just reading There is almost the same written

  63. Minter Dial March 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    A new site out of France called BlueNod http://bluenod.com/ may be worth investigating. It's still in beta, but it has some neat functionalities… Thanks for the post.
    -Minter Dial

  64. twitter followers March 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Fantastic piece of information. Just what my readers wanted to see!

  65. twitter followers March 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    also wanted to say how well written the piece was

  66. Tad March 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Hello, how are things? I just now shared this short article with a friend, we'd a good chuckle.

  67. Mike March 24, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Wow great list of tools. It could real helpful for every twitter user/marketer.

  68. Komputologi April 10, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    The tool does a great job of showing you how Twitter is not only engaging, but creating sales/conversions as well. You can quickly and easily compare important metrics like per visit value from Twitter vs per visit value from other social media sites and more.

  69. headshots April 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I like how these let you visualize your tweets in photographs.

  70. MarkFrisk April 15, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Why is this post date-stamped 4/2/13? Some of the comments are almost two years old.

  71. David Schmerbach April 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I'm looking for more animated Twitter visualizers and possibly tutorials on their creation. Anyone have any suggestions? I like visible tweets, but would like to learn to do more creative things with the tweets.

  72. ana April 30, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    nice article.

    here is a script for tweet url counter: http://newexception.com/tweet-counter

  73. Website Marketing May 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Offer the young people the opportunity to have

    their name appear on your marketing material giving them credit for their contribution whether

    it is as photographer or editor or designer.

    In order to turn your insights into profitable and then a

    popular venture, keep these pointers in mind.

    In the world of advertisement, conventional advertising and promotion approaches are no

    longer the typical newspaper and TV or radio formats.

  74. short game instruction May 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the best websites

    online. I will highly recommend this blog!

  75. Tweet Binder May 6, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    Great Garin,

    We invite you to try Tweet Binder, a hashtag analytics tool that also categorizes the tweets. Let us know if you need anything about it. Great post.

    Cheers

    Tweet Binder Team

  76. terrific english white retriever stuff May 8, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Usually I don’t read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice post.

  77. Sangeeth May 18, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    This seems a good ORIGAMI based twitter visualization site i came across. http://www.tweet-fishing.appspot.com

  78. Qasim May 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Hi,

    It’s essential for social media users like bloggers and businesses to track their social media marketing and interactions. Social media tools can be very helpful to provide detailed information. I have only heard about very few of the list twitter apps, I have to check the others to see how useful they could be. Thank you so much for sharing this list.

  79. Having Function May 27, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Try Trendwatcher for Windows 8 to see what is trending on Twitter in live streaming photos. Supports a huge collection of image services and also has support for Vine and Cinemagram.

  80. Hashtracking May 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Garin – great article. We’d love for you to give Hashtracking a try and let us know how we stack up against these tools.

    Thanks,

    The Hashtracking Team

Leave a Reply