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On a given day Analytics will tell me I gained a certain # of followers and the number differs from the #s on Twitter Counter. Sometimes by a few, sometimes by a lot. Is this a known issue?
We're aware that our numbers differ from Twitter's at any given time. Please see below as to why that is.
Our records are snapshots of your account at any given time during the day. For example, we may have a snapshot of the account at night, and in the morning for the following day. This would then be different if you were to have snapshots of the account in the evening.
Furthermore, our graphs are displayed based on the EST (Chicago) time zone. This might explain why there would be small discrepancies for growth on any given day.
Note that the numbers we retrieve from Twitter are actual and verified stats, it just depends on when we get them.
My follower count has completely stayed the same since a certain date - since Feb 11. So since then I've gained more than 3,000 more followers but TwitterCount doesn't reflect that. It's like it stopped tracking my page all together - why?
Here at Twitter Counter we track over 82 million Twitter accounts, as you can imagine this requires a lot of resources. To keep everything to a minimum we only track a 'normal' account every now and then, if we miss a couple of days of data we try to calculate it as accurate as possible. Premium accounts will get tracked every hour, so they are a lot more accurate. Besides that we're use caching, this means that you may see data that is up to 24 hours old.
If you want to keep your profile up-to-date, you can press "Update stats now" at the top of your profile page every once in a while. Or subscribe to a weekly Twitter Stats newsletter update. This way we update the stats daily and keep you weekly updated about your progress. Please sign up with your account and fill in your email address over at twittercounter.com/pages/settings.
Question - when I see a static number recorded for new followers each day on accounts I am monitoring, does that represent purchased followers? Or what is that attributable to?
This number is the number of followers an account gained on a given day.
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