Is there a free way to Track Twitter Follower Growth over time

Dianne B. Zee
4 min readJul 27, 2019

How to track Twitter followers over time?

Learning your Twitter follower growth over time can be difficult. This is because there’s no provision on Twitter to gain such information on your Twitter account.

Twitter has reached 340 million active users so far making it a platform where Twitter users manage thousands of followers every day. Learning your Twitter follower growth over time can be difficult. This is because there’s no provision on Twitter to gain such information on your Twitter account.

Twitter analytics only provides you data on overall follower gain/loss on a monthly basis. But, you can’t learn how your followers are changing on an everyday basis. This is not helpful if you want to understand which of your tweets are bringing you more followers and which tweets are losing your followers.

Why should you Track your Twitter Follower Growth?

To learn how your followers are actually growing, you can use a complete Twitter management tool, Circleboom Twitter.

It gives detailed Twitter analytics that involves learning about your tweet performance, audience demographic, follower growth, and follower characteristics.

Here’s a step-by-step process to learn Circleboom and track Twitter followers over time:

  • Authenticate your Twitter account with Circleboom to log in.
  • On the Circleboom dashboard, click on the menu on the left and select “User Analytics.”
  • From the drop-down, select “Follower Growth” and you can see two charts depicting your Twitter followers over time change on an everyday basis.
  • If you only want to learn about your “Friends Growth”, then you can select an option from the User Analytics drop-down list. Learning your friends’ growth can be helpful if you want to know how accounts you follow, follow/unfollow you daily.
Twitter Follower Growth

You can also enjoy our hands-on video where you can find all these steps:

Besides growth, Circleboom lets you track your followers’ and friends’ characteristics.

Clicking on “Followers characteristics” under “User Analytics” gives you information on how many real/fake followers you have. This way, you can check your followers and keep them under your control

If you have many fake, spammy, inactive followers that you think hurt the health of your Twitter account, you can remove your followers on Circleboom. You can filter them and find fakes, inactive, ghosts, bots, eggheads, etc. and delete your followers easily from your account without them knowing! For more details, you can check the blog post here:

You can also learn how many of these followers are active/inactive, talkative/friendly, ordinary/verified with nice-looking graphics. You can retrieve similar information on your friends by clicking on the “Friends characteristics” in the menu.

Twitter follower status

To see the connection between your follower stats with the number of tweets, you can check the tweet stats chart under User Analytics and establish a connection.

Bonus

On Circleboom Twitter, it is possible to search for someone’s Twitter followers/friends. You can check other Twitter accounts’ followers and track their follower growth if you like.

Conclusion:

Tracking your follower growth can be one of the first steps that you can take to increase your Twitter followers strategically. If you use Circleboom, you can also use its other valuable features like Circleboom publishing to schedule your tweets and Circleboom Circle to manage your followers.

If you’ve any difficulty in tracking the follower growth using Circleboom, share with us in the comments below. We would also like to know some of the amazing tips you follow to maintain your Twitter account, share them below too.

Originally published at https://blog.circleboom.com on July 27, 2019.

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Dianne B. Zee

Computer Scientist on the way! Grad student @MIT I find meaning in Math, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cinema