80% of Twitter Engagement Is Link Clicking

June 8, 2011 8:55 am

We spotted this today:

“When it comes to Twitter advertising, Bain says Twitter 80% of Twitter engagement consists of people clicking on a Tweet, while the remaining 20% is a Retweet or a Tweet. He thinks those are powerful signals, particularly if a user Retweets an ad: in doing so, they’ve transformed it from advertising to content endorsement. Case in point: two of the top 5 Tweets of all time are actually ads from McDonald’s (MCD) and Disney (DIS) — the others include Stephen Colbert’s Tweet about the BP (BP) oil spill and Barack Obama’s victory Tweet, “Yes we did.” And when Volkswagen decided to unveil the new Beetle exclusively on Twitter, the auto maker saw a 52% engagement rate, which Bain says may have been the first time in digital advertising that “you were a minority if you didn’t click the ad.”

Statistics Source: Fortune Tech

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