Top 10 Twitter Statistics – Updated April 2019

Twitter Statistics

Twitter released the first quarter results for 2019 on April 23, 2019.  We will let you know as soon as these new data-points have officially been updated.  We are finding that a large number of digital marketers are increasingly leveraging the power of Twitter to extend the message of their brand.  To frankly and openly discuss the potential power of all social media channels email Dan Noyes at [email protected] to discuss how these changes could impact your brand.

  1. Twitter Monthly Active Users (MAU) Worldwide: 330 million monthly active users Q1 2019 versus 321 for Q4 2018 and 326 million for Q3 2018. This also represents a 2 million MAU increase in the United States from 66 million MAU for Q4 2018.  By comparison Quarter 1 2018 was 69 million MAU. In contrast, the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter 2018 numbers showed an increase of 6 million in total Global MAU from 330 million MAU (Q4’17) to 336 million (Q1’18) MAU. Previous increases may have been due, in part, to new technology improvements. According to Twitter, “In Q1, we further refined the timeline to display a broader set of Tweets from a person’s network and applied deep learning models to show the most relevant Tweets first.”  (source:  Twitter)
  2. Twitter has increased their year over year Monetizeable Daily Active Users (mDAU) by 11 percent year-over-year.  We are excited to see how this growth in daily active users continues to change over time.  (source:  Twitter)
  3. Twitter Monthly Active Users (MAU) United States 68 million Q1 2019.  This represents a two percent increase from the previous quarter which showed 66 million for Q4 2018 and then 67 million for Q3 2018. (source: Twitter)
  4. Twitter Monthly Active Users (MAU) International is 262 million for Q1 2019 which is a three percent increase in MAUs over the previous quarter with was 255 million active international users. (source:  Twitter)
  5. Daily Active User (DAU) year over year growth has increased by 11 percent for 2019.  This is an increase from Q4 year over year growth which represented a 9 percent growth.
  6. Total revenue was approximately $787 million in Q1, an increase of 18%. (source:  Twitter)
  7. Twitter advertising revenue for Q1 2019 was $679 million compared to Q1 2018 of $575 million.  According to Twitter “Q1 was a solid start to the year with revenue up 18 percent year-over-year, reflecting particular strength in the US. (source:  Twitter – https://s22.q4cdn.com/826641620/files/doc_financials/2019/q1/Q1-2019-Shareholder-Letter.pdf
  8. Most popular retweetThe honor according to Wikipedia goes to Yusaku Maezawa which received 4.72 million retweets for the following tweet:  https://twitter.com/yousuck2020/status/1081544630754103296/photo/1
  9. According to eMarketer nearly 66 percent of the businesses who have 100 or more employees have a Twitter account and expect it to rise into 2019.
  10. Two most popular Twitter accounts (@katyperry and @BarackObama) who collectively have over 213 million followers (107 million – Perry and 106 million – President Obama).  (source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-followed_Twitter_accounts)
  11. Extra Stat:  Top Twitter trend to watch – keep an eye on the following brands:  @SouthwestAir who prides themselves about always being about people and that social media needs to be a reflection of the corporate culture.  We also can’t say enough about our favorite brand, @Disney

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Dan Noyes is the principal consultant of Zephoria Inc., a digital marketing consulting company based in Sarasota, Florida. Dan has more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, social media, and marketing-focused web development for both large brands in the US as well as several emerging growth global companies. Dan is also passionate about training the next generation of digital marketers and routinely works with and mentors these talented professionals about adopting digital marketing best practices. To learn more contact Dan at [email protected].

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To learn more about Twitter statistics you’ll love the information from Twitter themselves (https://s22.q4cdn.com/826641620/files/doc_financials/2019/q1/Q1-2019-Shareholder-Letter.pdf)