Now Majestic has been able to rank the to 70 Million Twitter profiles based on how influential they are. You can download the top 50,000 for free.

Ever wondered who’s more influential on TWITTER, Lady Gaga or Barack Obama? Well as of today, Majestic thinks it is Obama…. just about:

Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 16.29.15Even though Lady Gaga has some 4 million MORE followers (and follows half a million LESS), Majestic’s Trust Flow takes a very different look at the trust associated with any URL, including a Twitter profile. As such, it can can a differnet – somewhat deeper – view as to the influence of a Twitter handle. But a Twitter handle does not have to be a person. It could be a brand, a cause, or even a technology.

Trust Flow is not the ONLY factor affecting influence on Twitter. There are a number of other signals that Majestic can look at without relying on third party data. Majestic SEO worked on some research by Jabez LeBret for a recent FORBES article, looking for other signals, independent of Twitter itself, that might differentiate an influential handle from a spammy or insignificant one. In the process we found that of all the Twitter handles that exist, websites had only linked with any authority to about 70 Million of them, Now that’s quite a lot – but for the rest of us, we are clearly no more than spectators in the crowd. Nobody takes our input seriously enough to link to us.

HANDLE
1 http://twitter.com/joomla
2 http://twitter.com/BarackObama
3 https://twitter.com/twitter
4 http://twitter.com/youtube
5 https://twitter.com/ladygaga/
6 http://www.twitter.com/prestashop
7 https://twitter.com/justinbieber
8 http://twitter.com/mashable
9 http://twitter.com/squarespace
10 http://twitter.com/wikileaks
11 http://twitter.com/nytimes
12 http://twitter.com/yootheme
13 http://twitter.com/WPTwits
14 http://twitter.com/google
15 https://twitter.com/Pontifex
16 http://twitter.com/whitehouse
17 http://twitter.com/wordpressdotcom
18 https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
19 http://twitter.com/sharethis
20 http://twitter.com/onecom
21 http://twitter.com/bandcampstatus
22 http://twitter.com/crazydomains
23 http://twitter.com/guardian
24 http://twitter.com/yandexmail
25 http://twitter.com/WSJ
26 http://twitter.com/TechCrunch
27 http://twitter.com/stephenfry
28 https://twitter.com/britneyspears
29 https://twitter.com/taylorswift13
30 http://twitter.com/wilw
31 https://twitter.com/AP
32 http://twitter.com/Wordpress
33 https://twitter.com/katyperry
34 https://twitter.com/rockettheme
35 http://twitter.com/guykawasaki
36 http://twitter.com/BreakingNews
37 http://www.twitter.com/DNNCorp
38 http://www.twitter.com/DNN
39 http://twitter.com/aplusk
40 http://twitter.com/mattcutts
41 http://twitter.com/envato
42 http://twitter.com/googleanalytics
43 http://twitter.com/Kriesi
44 http://twitter.com/TheEconomist
45 http://twitter.com/cnnbrk
46 http://twitter.com/HarvardBiz
47 http://twitter.com/search/
48 https://twitter.com/rihanna
49 https://twitter.com/NASA
50 http://twitter.com/copyblogger
51 https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity
52 http://twitter.com/TIME
53 http://twitter.com/comex
54 https://twitter.com/THR
55 http://twitter.com/foursquare
56 http://twitter.com/smashingmag
57 http://twitter.com/AddThis
58 http://twitter.com/gmail
59 http://twitter.com/theme4press
60 http://twitter.com/paulocoelho
61 http://twitter.com/forbes
62 http://twitter.com/washingtonpost
63 https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus
64 http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
65 http://twitter.com/ThemePix
66 http://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost
67 http://twitter.com/simpleforum
68 http://twitter.com/Telegraph
69 https://twitter.com/FOXSportsMeyer
70 http://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/
71 http://twitter.com/selenagomez
72 http://twitter.com/MuscleNerd
73 http://twitter.com/kickstarter
74 http://twitter.com/kanyewest
75 http://twitter.com/USATODAY
76 http://twitter.com/adamlambert
77 http://twitter.com/BW
78 http://twitter.com/nattywp
79 https://dev.twitter.com/apps
80 http://twitter.com/nprnews
81 http://twitter.com/maelsoucaze
82 http://twitter.com/facebook
83 http://twitter.com/theme_junkie
84 http://twitter.com/rioferdy5
85 http://twitter.com/jetblue
86 http://twitter.com/phpMyFAQ
87 http://twitter.com/firefox
88 https://twitter.com/evad3rs
89 http://twitter.com/MTV
90 http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays
91 http://twitter.com/StateDept
92 http://twitter.com/flickr
93 https://twitter.com/lloydirvin
94 http://twitter.com/cern
95 http://twitter.com/CBSNews
96 http://twitter.com/charliesheen
97 https://twitter.com/evleaks
98 https://twitter.com/JLo
99 https://twitter.com/cher
100 http://twitter.com/50cent

You cannot get an Advanced Link Report for Twitter

Some sites are just TOO LARGE for us to be able to give you all the link data. Not that 26 BILLION back-links is something that you are likely to be able to download to your shiny new Excel! However, we were able to run a serious of programs over our Twitter data over the summer to extract the equivalent of our Bulk Back-link checker for all handle URLs that we knew about on Twitter that had any kind of link love (either external links or links from within Twitter itself).

So how can Majestic SEO Rank Twitter Handles?

We have a number of factors. Trust Flow is only a score from 0-100 – so we need more than that. We also know that the ration of Trust Flow to Citation Flow is also a measureable quality signal, Something that has been shown statistically internally and by third parties. We also have some published research regarding IP counts vs Subnet counts as a quality signal. This has been enough to give us a fairly powerful list, although we found an unexpected winner in top place.

How on earth is Joomla more powerful than Obama!?

Yes – although Lady Gaga and Barack Obama appear in our top five Twitter profiles, we were surprised to see Joomla at the top of our list! We were thinking of fettling the results, but then we considered the evidence. The absolute truth is that there are an awful lot of Joomla based websites out there. There are probably more WordPress ones… but Joomla does a stronger job of influencing Twitter through its platform. And why not? Few of us would say that Google’s technology wasn’t affecting our lives, regardless of any individual within it. If they chose to push everyone towards their Twitter profile, I’m sure they would pop from position  14 up to position 1. Indeed, YouTube makes the top five and I think that’s fair.

The really interesting thing about this list is that there is a huge variety of types influencers, but as Jabrez Labret points out in his article, “influence” indeed comes in many forms!

I like that we find Wikileaks vying for the top 10 with the NY Times! Is this fair? Well on Twitter I would say yes. The NY Times has many other ways to “voice” its influence beyond Twitter, whereas Wikileaks uses Twitter as its primary propoganda vehicle.

Technology companies have the edge on Twitter – with Mashable up at number 8. Non- technologists might be surprised, until you look at just HOW MUCH traffic Mashable generates. Enough to wield some influence, suggestion reinforced by their 3.5 million followers.

There are some other reasons for some unusual rankings here, such as twitter’s home page randomly linking to Twitter handles at the point at which we crawl – which goes to show that this is in part a transitary list. Nevertheless, it’s potential value cannot be underestimated. Knowing WHO the influencers are on Twitter is hard at scale! Once you know a handle exists, you can check – and technologies like Klout help that process – but manipulating Klout and manipulating your link profile are two quite different things!

How do I get my hands on the full list?

We are giving you the top 50,000 as of the point when we ran the research over here. Unfortunately, giving out the top 70 million is a bit of a Big Data distribution problem. We are open to suggestions – as long as they don’t involve us giving the data away fro free or selling it exclusively to a single party. Contact sales with your thoughts.

Get the top 50K Twitter Profiles FREE here

What else can Majestic do with Twitter data?

Glad you asked! If you haven’t realized that Majestic SEO’s data is about a LOT more than simply  manipulating Google yet, you are about to be in for quite a shock, to be honest. But in the meantime, we recently showed how you could use our new Wildcard functionality to see the top tweet for any Twitter handle.

We also internally have a tracking report, to track our own Twitter profile over time, along with those of other companies of interest to us. You could do that too, on any paid plan at Majestic. Given that we start at less than US$ 50 a month, that’s really a very powerful data set for you to have at your finger tips.

Get the top 50K Twitter Profiles FREE here

 

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