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Twitter Analytics

  • Date Submitted: 02/06/2014 08:03 PM
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TWITTER ANALYTICS

How does it help?
  1. Measure engagement and learn how to make your Tweets more successful
  2. Explore the interests, locations, and demographics of your followers
  3. Track how your Twitter Cards drive clicks, app installs, and Retweets

Functionality
  * Review the documentation for the type of card you want to implement.
  * Add the pertinent meta tags to your page.
  * Run your URLs against the validator tool to be approved.
  * After approval, tweet the URL and see the Card appear below your tweet.
  * Use Twitter Card analytics to measure your results.

Types of Cards
  * Summary Card: Default Card, including a title, description, thumbnail, and Twitter account attribution.
  * Summary Card with Large Image: Similar to a Summary Card, but offers the ability to prominently feature an image.
  * Photo Card: A Tweet sized photo Card.
  * Gallery Card: A Tweet Card geared toward highlighting a collection of photos.
  * App Card: A Tweet Card for providing a profile of an application.
  * App Installs and Deep-Linking: An extension to any Card that provides app download and deep linking.
  * Player Card: A Tweet sized video/audio/media player Card.
  * Product Card: A Tweet Card to better represent product content.
Analytics

How to update the website code to include the Twitter analytics information

Approach 1 – If our site is developed using WordPress
Install the plugin WordPress SEO by Yoast

Step 1 Go to the SEO Options (should be at the bottom, left of your admin panel) > Social.

Step 2 Find the Twitter Section at the bottom and add your Twitter username.

Step 3 Check under “Users” that your WordPress profile has your Twitter account @handle, not the full URL.

Approach 2 Twitter Card plugin for WordPress

Approach 3 Non-Wordpress site
Insert the code for the meta tags manually

<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary" />
<meta name="twitter:site"...

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