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Soon you should be able to find out how many views you get via Twitter as today Twitter announce the release of its Web Analytics Tool.

We all love data, we love to see how much we are getting, where it is coming from and how long for.  Analytics platforms are popping up more and more each with more or different information.

Twitter have been keen show off its true influence since bringing out its own URL shortener http://t.co which automatically shortens links of over 20 characters. They said it was to protect users from malicious sites where you may get hacked or a virus as Twitters link service is checked by potentially dangerous sites.  However we noticed right away in our usual analytics tools that lots of our traffic was infact coming from Twitter, and one of the reasons we knew this was because of t.co. Not a surprise for Twitter.

Previous to that we saw that Twitter had acquired BackType who are involved in social analytics, they said then they will be developing tools for Twitter, So that is who is running this show here for Twitter.

BackType has been acquired by Twitter

With Twitter Web Analytics, we will get our wish for more data, more information about how much traffic is coming from Twitter, regarding links and tweet buttons.

According to the twitter developers blog Twitter Web Analyrics will be free,  will be available to a small number of partners in beta and will roll out to all website owners within the next few weeks.

Website owners….  So, I wonder if that means people with sites such as blogspot, blogger, tumblr will be privy to this information.

We will have to see.

Hope this helps