Interested in a Look at Competitor Traffic Stats?
This article will explain getting access to EXACTLY how many visitors your competitors are generating via particular links, and even the sources the traffic is coming from.
If you use Twitter, you’ve likely seen bit.ly…one of the most widely used URL shortening systems. But what you probably haven’t seen is the full link traffic reports they provide. And, you can access this data not only for your links, but for your competitors links.
Take a look at these reports by simply adding a “+” sign to the end of a bit.ly URL. For instance, to access the report for “http://bit.ly/2MHiQS”, enter “http://bit.ly/2MHiQS+” in your address bar. This provides a full link report that includes total # of clicks, time of clicks, visitor location, referring site, # of retweets, # of Facebook Shares, # of Likes, # of Comments, etc.
Ever wondered how much traffic Mashable generates with Twitter? Simply go to their stream here: http://twitter.com/mashable and do this for any of their bit.ly links. They do have their own custom version of bit.ly which makes the links look a bit different, but the data tracking is the same.
If used correctly, a sneak peek at this type of data for your competitors could provide a real advantage as you prepare your own marketing campaigns. In the end, the benefits will come down to you, and what secrets or tricks you can learn from data you normally don’t see.