For a while, I thought that Twitter wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, and perhaps I should ease up on the posting and linking I do there. Even though it drives much of my traffic, since a lot of it is automatic now. I post somewhere, it goes automatically to Twitter, which then posts it to Facebook. stuff like that.
Now these people are selling their fish, but it explains a lot:
… a lot of your ‘Direct Traffic’ is actually coming from Twitter.
via Twitter drives 4 times as much traffic as you think it does.
The measuring instruments we have don’t show up how much of the linking/clicking share that Twitter is responsible for. I knew I was getting visits to sites that had no explanation of origin. Now, some of that has been explained. Much of it is coming from Twitter, after all.
So now I can continue to develop my Twitter addiction.