SOURCE: HubSpot

September 29, 2008 09:58 ET

Twitter Grader a Hit With Twitter Users

Over 30,000 Profiles Created in Less Than a Month

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2008) -


News Facts

-- Over 30,000 have gotten their Twitter grade, have you? Twitter Grader is the latest tool from HubSpot that measures the social media power of a Twitter user.

-- Calculated as a percentile from 0 to 100, Twitter Grader provides users with a numerical grade to show how their profile compares to other Twitter users. Twitter Grader also provides a ranking to see where your profile stands compared to the other 30,000 plus Twitter users that have been graded.

-- Twitter grades are calculated based upon the following criteria:

-- The number of followers you have;

-- The power of your network of followers;

-- The pace of your updates; and

-- The completeness of your profile.

-- A unique feature of Twitter Grader is its Tweet Cloud. The Tweet Cloud allows users to see which words they use the most in their posts. Words that appear in large text are more frequently used, while words in normal size text being less popular.

-- Just like HubSpot's popular free tools Website Grader and Press Release Grader, Twitter Grader has been receiving quite a buzz on the blogosphere and on Twitter. Twitter Grader was even named the Mashup of the Day for September 19, 2008 by the Mashup Awards. Here is what several Tweeters had to say about Twitter Grader:

-- raywatson: Stumbled onto Twitter Grader, cool app that ranks your twitter power.

-- triggsy: @triggsy go grade yourself: http://twitter.grader.com. A cool diversion.

-- jacobm: Twitter Grader measures your "power" as a twitter user. apparently im in the 93 percentile, check your grade.

-- packagingdiva: Yipee I just followed grader the Twitter Grader and they sent me my score. I've move from 84-92 with my Twitter campaign the last two weeks.

-- mediabistro: Our Twitter grade is up to 95. Help us get to 100 by continuing to be awesome! What's your grade?? http://twitter.grader.com/

-- JazCummins: You all played with Twitter Grader? http://twitter.grader.com/ I'm 86 out of 100 which sounds good to me!

-- winehiker: @patphelan I must thank you for alerting me to Twitter Grader on Hubspot. I graded 77% on their Website grader, and now grade 97.3%. Yowzah!

-- To compare your own scores with famous and frequent Twitterers, Twitter Grade has ranked the top Twitter Grader users. The top five Twitters include:

1. Kevinrose - Founder of Digg

2. barackobama - U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate

3. leolaporte - Technology journalist Leo Laporte

4. cnnbrk - CNN Breaking News

5. alexalbrecht - Alex Albretch, TV personality, The Totally Rad TV Show

Links for more information:

Twitter Grader

HubSpot Inbound Marketing Blog

HubSpot Company News

Quote, attributable to Brian Halligan, CEO and founder, HubSpot

"We're all avid Twitter users here at HubSpot and use Twitter to meet new people and stay in touch with those we already know. Our 'grader' tools: Website Grader and Press Release Grader are popular among marketers and social media folks, so we thought it was only fitting that we create a Twitter Grader so that Twitter users can see where they stand and how they can improve their twittering. So far the tool is a big success and even has become more popular than our biggest hit, Website Grader!"

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