10 Twitter Ranking Sites: Cut Out the Noise

10 Twitter Ranking Sites: Cut Out the Noise

With the widespread growth and popularity of Twitter these days, the userbase so broad, do you know your place within this vast social network? How do you rank amongst your fellow Tweeple?

The following 10 Twitter ranking websites are being graded on a scale of 1-10 for:

  • Overall site score
  • Significance of their Twitter account scoring system
  • Value of the information provided
  • User interface design
  • Traffic (unique visitors per month, based upon data from Compete)

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Twitterank

Overall Site Ranking: 5
Reputation: 7
Information Quality: 6
User Interface: 3
Traffic: 9,430

On Twitterank, my current ranking is 21.92, which is in the 88.87 percentile, and has 33.33% confidence. Wtf? Exactly. So the rank itself is still unclear, but the percentile means that my account is “better” than 88% of other Twitter users… but, not to worry, the algorithm has only 33% confidence in the score. Which means it thinks there’s a 67% chance it’s wrong. Seems pointless.

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Twitterholic

Overall Site Ranking: 7
Reputation: 9
Information Quality: 7
User Interface: 4
Traffic: 143,209

I’m ranked 33,106th according to followers, and 479th in my location (San Francisco). Alright, harsh, but not so bad. Taking a closer look, I see that the last time Twitterholic actually looked at my account was the end of May. Even after clicking the “Crawl My Stats!” button, nothing is updated. They seem to base the rankings solely upon the number of followers you have, which can be a factor if you’re up there, or can really not make a difference if none of your followers are active – or, uh, human.

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BuzzOm

Overall Site Ranking: 6
Reputation: 7
Information Quality: 5
User Interface: 7
Traffic: 28,258

Apparently my “Twitin” score on BuzzOm is 54. Under the FAQ section, they describe the score as “a measure of your social activity in Twitter. These are calculated using simple behavioral model of the user. This has been tested among 2 lakhs users.” Huh? What is a “lakh user”? (This seems to be from an overuse of Google Translate, perhaps.) Thankfully it’s gone into more detail in the next question, and says it takes in consideration a user’s retweet, tweet efficiency, and influence scores. Where do I find those? Okay, this is vague and I’m just plain lost in how they come up with it.

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Tweefight

Overall Site Ranking: 6
Reputation: 6
Information Quality: 3
User Interface: 9
Traffic: 1,280

Tweefight is actually kinda fun, and doesn’t give an official ‘score’. Tweefight compares you to another Twitter user and you go head to head to “fight” it out. I put myself up against @NowSourcing and lost. Putting myself up against my real ‘archenemy’ showed that I came out ahead. With Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) and Oprah (@oprah) head to head, see who comes out in first:

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What is it basing the fight results on? “Tweerank,” which claims to be made up of any factor you can think of (i.e. a user’s involvement, followers, updates, etc). Who cares? It’s still fun.

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TwitRank.me

Overall Site Ranking: 7.5
Reputation: 7
Information Quality: 8
User Interface: 8
Traffic: minimal (not enough data)

Got a 7 out of 10 on TwitRank. Not much explanation, but considering they first display my amount of followers, how many folks I’m following, and how many total updates I have, these are likely the deciding factors. This gets me to thinking, what if a company, that knows nothing of social media, looks to hire an ‘expert’ and uses their Twitter account ranking as a deciding tool? Well, that means so many of these wannabe “social media experts” will be getting jobs, without knowing how to get the results for clients. Would that make them con artists, spammers, or just ignorant?

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Twitter Score

Overall Site Ranking: 7.5
Reputation: 8
Information Quality: 8
User Interface: 9
Traffic: 9,971

On Twitter Score, there are two different ranks/scores listed. The Twitter Score they came up with for my account is 7.9 out of 10. My rank is 6,532 out of 78,825. No explanation provided for either number, but there is a nifty little graph of followers/friends available. Useful? Not without a shown method to how it calculates scores.

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Twinfluence

Overall Site Ranking: 7
Reputation: 8
Information Quality: 8
User Interface: 6
Traffic: 32,134

Apparently my rank is 1,917 on Twinfluence out of all Twitter users, with a 99% score, and 100% “2nd order followers”. Like the scores, but let’s see if they have any semblance of accuracy. They calculate followers, plus second-degree followers, to come up with your ‘reach’. So apparently my ‘reach’ is to 100% of the Twitterverse, which means that if I Tweet something with great impact, that Tweet could potentially be seen by all Twitter users. They also somehow calculate the constant growth and the individual influence of your followers, so that apparently works into the score – though it doesn’t say which.

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FollowCost

Overall Site Ranking: 7
Reputation: 5
Information Quality: 9
User Interface: 7
Traffic: 5,373

Let me stop laughing first at a few of my friends that are “nuclear” to follow. Okay. It is seemingly useless, but so much fun. FollowCost lets you know how annoying it will be to follow any given Twitter user, based upon the average amount of Tweets they make per day. Sean Combs (@iamdiddy) is one of the nuclear folk to follow.

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If they update too much, the screen shakes (well, the browser screen) with a graphic that says “Nuclear Follow Cost,” meaning don’t follow this person unless you’re obsessed with them.

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Retweetrank

Overall Site Ranking: 7
Reputation: 9
Information Quality: 7
User Interface: 4
Traffic: 20,427

Here we get to see the scores of our fellow Tweeple based upon how many mentions they’ve gotten from other Twitter users. This is the essence of the popularity contest. High numbers of followers do not necessarily turn out the activity and interactivity that you’re looking for. Retweetrank shows how much you’re being retweeted and publicly messaged, plus what percentile you’re in amongst other Twitterers (I scored a retweet rank of 8405).

The Winner

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Twitter Grader

Overall Site Ranking: 8
Reputation: 9
Information Quality: 8
User Interface: 7
Traffic: 257,938

My current rank is 98.9 through the Twitter Grader system. When I first checked back in February, it was 63. The highest (about two weeks ago) was 99.7. They say the ranking is based upon the total number of your followers along with the ratio of how many you are following to how many are subscribed to your updates, the amount and pace of updates, and how engaged you are (i.e. conversations, mentioning other Tweeple and them mentioning you). Additionally, Twitter Grader ranks you amongst your peers, based upon your “grade” and location.

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  7. Twitter is great marketing tool but I don’t like it. Simply – it is so big lie that sometimes I wonder how it succeed. But lets start from the beginning. Don’t find Twitter something bad – it is just something else than everyone believes. Twitter creators say that it is social networking site but that is not truth. Twitter is mainly used to increase websites traffic and allow people to earn more money. All that twitting and following issues are just because someone wants to get money. And that is not alright for me. Of course there is no law braking actions here, just something that I would name “unpleasant”.
    .-= Odchudzanie´s last blog ..Jaką dietę wybrać? =-.

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    RT @bostonmarketer: Here’s a great list of twitter ranking apps my fav is Retweetrank. You? [link to post] |Thanks, good stuff

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  16. Hey Ross, great write up.
    Nice to know you liked retweetrank.
    What improvement would you like to see in retweetrank’s user interface?

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  19. With a huge bias, you should look at Twitalyzer? While we are not a ranking site for twitter, we do offer pretty detailed information about influence and brand strength (as well as other metrics and analysis) on Twitter usage

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  24. This is a great list. The number of Twitter ranking sites is like the number of restaurants in NYC. You could do a different one three times a day and never see them all. Thanks for putting it together.
    .-= Josh Braaten´s last blog ..Internet Meetups for Minneapolis, St. Paul and Beyond =-.

  25. Buzzom, the No 1 Twitter Account Management Service has brought the Release Candidate of Buzzom Desktop up today. It is available at http://www.buzzom.com/BuzzomLab

    This is the first Twitter Desktop Client with SPAM Control features.
    More features:

    1. Hide users who are spamming with too many or useless tweets without unfollowing them.
    2. Get updates on what the twitter elites like GuyKawasaki, BBC etc. are saying without following them.
    3. Configure your buddy list and be in touch with them by viewing only their tweets.
    4. Find news and people using keyword Search for tweets, location and biography.
    5. Auto shorten your long URLs when they’re sent using http://nxy.in 6. Drag-drop video and pictures to auto upload and tweet about them.
    7. Choose how you want to see your tweets, by auto refresh or manual refresh.

  26. Saurabh – I’d say the overall site design could be more attractive and even a little more functional. Let’s start with a logo? 😉

    Odchudzanie – There are definitely some downfalls and many spammers when it comes to Twitter. The good, that comes from it, does outweigh the bad and the spammy.

    Rajeev Ranjan – These are definitely some great features. Buzzom is nearly an “all-in-one” site. But, the ranking system is still not clear enough.

    Josh Braaten – You know, each one (just like the restaurants in NYC) has its positives and negatives. This is a selection of more popular and more fun ones.

    Jeff Katz – Thanks for the recommendation, Jeff. I like how a detailed explanation is provided of each score. I just don’t like mine 😉

  27. Thanks Ross. Will keep in mind if i do a new design 🙂

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  37. Thanks for the insight.. Paul

  38. happy you enjoyed tweefight! Tweefight relies on Tweerank.com (not mentioned here). Our search engine Tweefind.com relies on the same algorithm.

  39. I just noticed that we have rankmeme.com as well for product ranking 🙂

  40. Thanks for sharing of great tools

  41. Interesting,. I wonder what an update would look like.

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