Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Twitter referrals in Google Analytics

Twitter has its own short url for tweets, which will show up in Google Analytics reports as referrer starting with http://t.co

To trace back to the tweet we can use Twitter's search with the url as the search term.

I recently tweeted a link to a blog post, and sure enough the subsequent day included a referrer from a URL below http://t.co

The search result can be seen from:

https://twitter.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FcqWPRVyJ9l

Chances are that this will stop working by the time you get around to reading this, as the search time range is rather limited (a few days?)

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