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Twitter Starts Including Unique Account Views in Analytics

Twitter has turned into a central location of the internet, one where millions of users go to stay up to date on current events as and when they occur as well as receive real time updates from their favorite creators, experts and personalities with all things having been considered and taken into account. However, one thing that has been holding Twitter back and preventing it from growing at the same rate as other companies like Facebook is its lack of high quality analytics.

Anyone that is posting on Twitter would want the very best analytics because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to better understand who their audience is and whether or not they are able to reach them. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Twitter is working on introducing an update that would allow users to not just see how many impressions their tweet received, but also how many unique accounts it reached.

This new metric could completely change the way people use Twitter, both from an influencers point of view as well as that of a digital marketer. Hundreds of thousands of impressions should give you a high number of unique accounts as well, and a failure to see comparably high numbers could indicate that many of your impressions are going to waste.

Another possible reason for why Twitter is experimenting with this new metric for analytics is the aspersions that have been cast by Elon Musk. Musk has posited that Twitter is underreporting the number of bots that are on its platform, and analytics like this can make matters clearer than might have been the case otherwise.

Engagement and impressions are important, and this new metric could add an additional dimension for analytics. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the posts that users make, as well as the strategies that digital marketing professionals use to reach the highest possible number of users. Chances are that a lot of change will now occur.


H/T: Nima Owji

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