How it works

Tweetcounter is very easy to use. After the registration procedure and choice of a plan, start a counter by typing in a keyword or combination of keywords.

From the moment you type in a keyword and click "add", Tweetcounter starts collecting real-time data using the streaming API of Twitter.

If you click on one of your counters and some data has already been captured, you get a full report.

Explaining the statistics

The main chart on top of the page shows the number of tweets that contained your keyword or combination of keywords. There are several time ranges to view the data: per day, week or month.

By default the chart shows the tweets per week, but you can also choose "today" or "month".

With the arrows on the left and right you can go back in time, one day, one week or one month at a time.

On the top right hand side of the page there are two buttons (print and download). You can use the left button to make a print of the chart. With the right button you can save the graphic as a PNG, JPG, PDF or (SVG) vector image. Similar buttons are found next to the pie chart "Link types".

The general statistics under the chart explained:

tweets: the (total) number of tweets with your keyword(s), including retweets
tweets/hr: the number of tweets per hour containing your keyword(s)
RT: the number of retweets containing your keyword(s)
total impr: the number of potential impressions for the tweets that contained your keyword(s)
tweets with links: the number of tweets containing your keyword(s) that have a link

The lists on the page show:

Top links in tweets the top 10 links in tweets that contain your keyword(s)
Top photos in tweets the top 10 photos linked in tweets that contain your keyword(s)
Top hashtages the top 10 hashtags used in tweets that contain your keyword(s)
Link types a pie chart showing the percentage of tweets that contain a video or photo
Top videos in tweets the top 10 videos in tweets that contain your keyword(s)
Top tweeps the top 10 Twitter users that have sent a tweet containing your keyword(s)

Doing your own analysis

All data can be downloaded by clicking the download data button. With this data (in Excel format) you can do your own analysis and create alternative graphs.