Ever wonder how many retweets your fave AFL team gets?
As you can see from this tweet below after the Cats won the 2011 Flag Twitter only reports 50+
But now there is a tool that will go behind the tweet & tell you how many retweets any account gets.
That tool is MyTopTweet.com we've used it to analyse the AFL Twitter accounts.
Retweeting is just one Twitter metric, it only counts Twitter retweets not old style retweets where fans add comments before the RT which would be recorded as a mention. As new people sign up for Twitter these retweet numbers will grow as Twitter apps make the old style RT harder to do.
So who is the most retweetable according to MyTopTweet.com?
1st – Cats Twitter RT Premiers
Winners are grinners can now be updated to be winners are retweeters, but it looks like they convinced Harry Taylor to join Twitter with 491 RTs
2nd – Pies fans love prizes from Twitter
Looks like Collingwood fans can't resist a RT when asked especially when a prize is on offer, Coles would have loved the RTs.
3rd – To Blues Fans the next Judd is a big deal
Game hashtag for #RichardPrattCup was a success, throwing in a signed hat didn't hurt but the Blues fans didn't need prompting to RT the arrival of Oscar Judd. Why not include a hashtag? #nextjudd, #anotherjudd, #juddprodigy to suggest a few
4th – Demons fans Good News/Bad News
Great RT numbers for the signing of Mitch Clark and also the non-signing of Tom Scully. Just shows breaking news MUST be tweeted preferably with a supporting web article to drive traffic. Interesting the announcement of new captains got 50% less RTs than Scully news but off-season & mid-morning timing may have played a hand in that. As with Judd tweet, co-captain announcement should have included a hashtag like #unionjack, #captainjacks or even #GenDLeaders.
5th – Hawks push past 10K but still love Crawf
A common method of getting past milestones is the RT us tweet, which gets a few new tweeps but standard tweets that get retweeted get more fans. Like the Judd baby tweet the Hawks fans are salivating at the thought of 4 father-son selections. Would it get as many RTs if Crawf has twin girls?
6th – Gold Coast everyone's second team
Top tweets are the Suns looking to grow the fan base which is expected with only a few highlights in season 1, will they see more results related top tweets this season?
7th – Bomber fans love award winners
Great to see the Bombers fans rallying behind footy tweets with Heppell & Zaharakis taking out awards at end of year.
Will we see RT number rise as the Bombers improve?
8th – Swans love SCG & Tadhg Kennelly
Another RT competition as Top Tweet but also a club great retiring getting RT love, would have been enhanced with a link & a hashtag like #tadhgretires2
9th – Coaching news dominates for Crows
Crows top tweets come from their coaching change, good to see web links & hashtags included.
10th – Kangaroos fans RT to win
Kangaroos fans are motivated to hit RT when a prize on offer, unfortunately the announcement Andrew Swallow only received 32 RTs.
11th – West Coast love finals return
Great effort by John Worsfold rewarded with a new contract & plenty of RTs from West Coast Eagles fans.
12th – Tigers fans like winning, who doesn't?
For a brief moment the Tigers were in the 8, nice tweet which got some RT love from the Tigers faithful.
13th – Saints fans seen enough viral tweets perhaps?
St Kilda fans most likely ignored Twitter in 2011 after far too much NSFW tweets of St Kilda footballers going viral how else do you explain the 2010 tweet being the 2nd most retweeted tweet?
14th – Brisbane Lions – Welcome to Twitter
Lions have been slow to join the sports digital revolution but are using the RT competition to let people know they are now in the game.
15th – Dockers say goodbye to Harvs
Only 1 tweet from the Dockers exceeded the 5o+ RTs badge from Twitter, although Dockers fans did like the new reworked club theme song.
16th – Bulldogs lose Ward but regain Hoops
Bulldogs were late to the social media game but are growing steadily, like Scully the Ward news spread quickly, but the Doggies fans loved the return of the hoops with the #HoopsAreBack hashtag helping it trend.
17th – Port Adelaide need to grow fan base
Two great footy news tweets from @PAFC but they don't have the Twitter fan base to get the RTs.
18th – GWS Giants just starting out
The Giants are new the AFL perhaps Kevin Sheedy will bring in the tweeps?
Some other interesting RT numbers…
- Brendan Fevola got 312 RTs replying to Wil Anderson
- Harry O'Brien's RT competition described here got 388 RTs back in 2010
- Stevie Johnson's tweet looking for his 2011 GF Jumper got 129 RTs
- Shannon Byrnes joke on Ling & PM photo got a whopping 597 RTs!
- Dane Swan found a Heath Shaw lookalike on American Idol for 197 RTs.
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