Twitter vs Facebook for traffic?

by GGurls
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Which of these two gives you the most traffic for your site?
In my opinion I've had much more success with Twitter for direct traffic but rather I like to admit it or not, Facebook has the best way to connect your site for apps, api, etc.. I wish Facebook just wasn't so damn strict... they need to loosen up like Twitter...
#facebook #traffic #twitter
  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteDeck
    I would have to go with Twitter, though I think FB has equally the potential to do good in terms of traffic. I just haven't given it enough time. I would say any successful IM'er should make use of them both equally well for the best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2011
    FB as all in your friends list follows links and everything you share on it, but in twitter only online people can catch your updates owise all gone...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jermaine Tabor
    I get more traffic with twitter then fb.

    More people tweet my pages then like
    them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Barr
    Even though I personally prefer spending time on Facebook, I definitely get more traffic from Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author MIRENGE
    I use both of them and i have realized that FB is doing better than twitter in terms of traffic though i see a lot potential in twitter.
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    • Profile picture of the author carolinehill
      As per My opinion both Sites(Twitter vs Facebook) Are very Important for a business if we are Promoting a business online, Because Both Sites have Many users, Means if we Promoting our website in both website(Twitter vs Facebook) then it is profitable for website and our business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Donne
    Once i learnt how to use fb properly for marketing it produces way more traffic " for me at least" than twitter, the trick is to give some value , add something to conversations, rather than out and out pitching. Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnet4Marketing
    I use both Facebook and Twitter, however Facebook referrals are greater than Twitter for me personally, but only slightly greater. But because I use the SU.PR tool on stumble to share content via Twitter and Facebook the referral traffic from Stumbleupon is 3 times the amount I get from Facebook and Twitter directly. I do believe that if I were to use Twitter without the SU.PR tool it would easily tower over Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Crystal_Jobs
    Sincerely, FB brings me more traffic than Twitter. I don't know why.
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  • Profile picture of the author slimrider94
    I think twitter is better for marketing, but if you want to reach people, then its facebook. Facebook is more personal while twitter is widely and obviously used by companies and people to promote things.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGurls
      Originally Posted by slimrider94 View Post

      I think twitter is better for marketing, but if you want to reach people, then its facebook. Facebook is more personal while twitter is widely and obviously used by companies and people to promote things.
      Yeah but you can only have 5,000 friends on FB and unlimited on Twitter... the Twitter retweet is your most valuable tool...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nishu
    In my opinion fb gives more traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author GGurls
      Originally Posted by euhlir View Post

      Twitter definitely sends more traffic, but Facebook traffic for me is 10x more valuable than any twitter visitor in my experience.
      hmm? so you think you're reaching more REAL people with Facebook? kinda interesting and makes sense when you think about it... Twitter does have a LOT of spam accounts..
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  • Profile picture of the author jaynycla
    Originally Posted by GGurls View Post

    Which of these two gives you the most traffic for your site?
    In my opinion I've had much more success with Twitter for direct traffic but rather I like to admit it or not, Facebook has the best way to connect your site for apps, api, etc.. I wish Facebook just wasn't so damn strict... they need to loosen up like Twitter...

    Facebook works very well due to the large amount of traffic they have and if you're a smart marketer you can take advantage of it. I mean the targeting on facebook is wayy better than twitter imo..

    Although fb is strict there is less competition lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepikarajpal
    don't know about others but i got most traffic from facebook
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  • I got traffic from face book than twitter .
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  • Profile picture of the author prcys
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    As by each person opinions are also different. And if we done any work with right way then twitter and FB both can give so much traffic. But generally FB has more visitors than twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author gayusaran
    My opinion Facebook only creating the network traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author BXPS
    I personally use twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author enni
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    Facebook is the good for the traffic than twitter because Facebook is the most famous social networking site in the world and I think most of th people are using Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author madhuri
    Hi all !! For getting done with good traffic in search engine, Twitter is the best one compared to facebook.Though facebook is not so damn strict, to meet up with the business people and for promoting ur business, twitter is the best best way.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbisana17
    I go for facebook..facebook brings me a lot traffic than twitter..
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    I used to get tons of traffic from Twitter. However, it has been dwindling a little bit over the past few months, and I would say that the traffic is about equal at this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    For traffic...Twitter indeed brings in more because of the ability to 're-tweet'.
    But for visibility and branding Facebook would be good.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Though the two provides tons of traffic, personally, I get more from Facebook than Tweeter. Aside from I have more friends in Facebook than Tweeter, Facebook provides visibility since you can post and present your products in the site and your friends will likely to see them and likes them.
    Most of the people I know always tells me that Tweeter is more reliable in marketing, but I haven't tried had the result that most of them had stated.
    Still, I prefer Facebook for more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author depil
    i prefer twitter because many of fb user not know about traffic and seo so only twitter users knows only the main moral of seo
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    • Profile picture of the author android45
      I think Twitter is better than Facebook, but LinkedIn is also a great choice to get good traffic to my website
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Facebook has the more traffic, but Twitter is relatively easy to use (albeit you have to make your content succint in 140 characters)
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  • Profile picture of the author miteshmuley
    Both Twitter & Fb can be used to bring lot of traffic if you use them effectively.
    I would personally prefer FB over Twitter
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    • Profile picture of the author Kishore Babu
      I use facebook and Linked in For driving Traffic to my website. Twitter is not more beneficial compared to Facebook & Linkedin.
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  • Profile picture of the author daweelmac
    For me I think it's Facebook. You will get a lot of traffic especially if your post will be featured in top news.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafay
    My Vote is For Facebook =)
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  • Profile picture of the author OhSusanna
    FB is obviously more expensive. Twitter just seems like a spam fest. What are your favorite ways to use Twitter? Have you done sponsored tweets, etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author RokDot
    FaceBook is a lot better by far, for personal interaction.
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  • Profile picture of the author cevarz
    I have no luck in Twitter, I'm better with FB, and much better with G+
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  • Profile picture of the author eubertmo
    I use both, although traffic from FB seems to be more targeted.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
    FB traffic is more targeted, but personally I prefer using Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    there is too much spam in twitter that I think FB is a better one...
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOAffordable
    I think Twitter drives traffic well to blogs and news related sites.

    For a more traditional ecommerce play, Facebook is going to bring more sales.

    I think the big problem for small business on Twitter, is finding people interested in their niche. If you can help small business to do that, you're likely to gain a few hundred dollars per month, per client for little to no work on a daily basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tuffy22
    I think Twitter is better for new, unaffiliated traffic, whereas Facebook is more targeted...and useful for maintaining brand loyalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagged
    I choose Facebook because it is the number one social media now. Facebook has many active users and you can get more traffic in it than twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author januscans
    Both sites are awesome for traffic. You can use them both.
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  • Profile picture of the author cindymariehess
    It depends on what site you have built a vast network.
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  • Profile picture of the author bharatmax
    I am getting more traffic from FB only.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronwallace
    As per my personal experience, I've got more visitors from Facebook than twitter without regular updating my account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumdor
    The scenario is like this. Of the 1000 common net users Facebook is used by at least 80% where as 20% uses only Twitter.So, I always see my sites get enough LIKES rather than having Twitter Followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebarksmeow
    For those that are saying Facebook... how would you start from scratch? Just join related groups/fan pages and start adding people? I'm trying to find the best strategy to utilize facebook. I got my Twitter system down.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGurls
      Originally Posted by thebarksmeow View Post

      For those that are saying Facebook... how would you start from scratch? Just join related groups/fan pages and start adding people? I'm trying to find the best strategy to utilize facebook. I got my Twitter system down.
      Best way I saw was to make a fan page or group page, then put a widget on your site. Post often to it and invite your friends to it. Once it grows you'll start seeing traffic.

      The other way is to do Facebook connect and allow people to join with the click of a facebook button. For some reason this will increase traffic to your site by like 50%

      And of course just add "like" buttons to your posts
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  • Profile picture of the author mahendra1270
    Facebook is better than twitter, I personally get more traffic from Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabriel moisescu
    is not about Twitter vs Facebook for traffic... is about Twitter with FB ..try to combine Twitter with FB and you'll make a killing !

    Originally Posted by GGurls View Post

    Which of these two gives you the most traffic for your site?
    In my opinion I've had much more success with Twitter for direct traffic but rather I like to admit it or not, Facebook has the best way to connect your site for apps, api, etc.. I wish Facebook just wasn't so damn strict... they need to loosen up like Twitter...
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