Tracking URLs from twitter share


#1

I am having trouble tracking urls to my website from twitter. As soon as I post the URL (a specific URL of my website) on twitter, 5-10 http requests are made, even without anyone physically clicking these links. Can this be explained? Are there twitter botts which do this?


#2

The 5-10 requests you see are Twitter’s own bots firing a burst to check the validity of the URL from all possible angles (don’t ask me which angles; 1 request would seem enough, right?). You should be able to backtrack the requests and confirm this.


#3

There are indeed our bots seeing links posted with URLs, but also likely bots from any number of services monitoring the Twitter firehose or streaming API for recently posted links.


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