Top 25 Bristol Tweeters

Are you in the top 25 Bristol Twitter List? The list was compiled using Followerwonk data and compared alongside five other metrics.

In an exercise to collate data for research and better understand the metrics used by Twitter scoring tools, I’ve created a table of the top 25 Twitter users with the word [bristol uk] within their bio.

Top 25 Bristol Twitter Users
Followerwonk Klout PeerIndex TweetLevel Twitalyzer Kred
BusinessZone 84.42 64 61 81.8 6.5 816
ukbizforums 82.08 48 44 69 1.9 717
josiefraser 81.08 61 60 77.6 2.3 781
jontangerine 81.01 60 44 74.4 1.7 777
DJNickWarren 80.93 61 33 70.1 4.8 773
thisisbristol 80.11 61 62 78.5 5.3 771
HistoryExtra 78.23 63 61 74.4 6.7 789
MellieMDY 77.32 52 57 69 6.8 777
eats_everything 77.24 73 85 72.3 5.4 841
lilollieg 76.98 63 30 71.2 9.5 969
bennicky 76.54 64 85 80.8 4.1 844
Dan_Martin 76.43 57 63 79.7 2.3 788
PhysicsWorld 75.85 82 67 74.4 6.9 782
tindle 75.72 39 54 63.3 0.7 687
WaterlooRoadTV 75.73 57 85 80.8 6.5 886
Z303 75 47 51 65.6 0.3 766
verygrey 73.73 54 47 63.3 0.2 723
hayley 73.53 58 42 66.7 2.5 779
DezFutak 73.04 44 56 67.8 6.5 733
UppyJC 71.78 48 52 56.4 0.7 776
jakepjohnson 71.73 51 59 73.4 0.5 778
matthewogborne 71.59 51 44 64.5 2.6 730
Sirius7dk 71.34 53 39 69 1.3 810
iambags 71.24 48 37 62.2 0.4 777
lialeendertz 70.84 54 35 72.3 0.9 779

The services used to compile this data are:

Defining a suitable metric for twitter users shall always be open to debate.

Analysing the top 25 accounts in detail, I’m fairly confident in the ability of Followerwonk and Klout. After testing my own accounts and analysing a large dataset belonging to non-affiliated accounts, it is noticeably simpler to inflate your score with Kred and Twitalyzer.

Top 25 Bristol Twitter Accounts

Top Top 25 Bristol Twitter Users - Details
Screen name Full name Location # followers # friends Created # of tweets
BusinessZone BusinessZone.co.uk Bristol, UK 20983 3677 17 May 2008 22:23:55 18844
ukbizforums UK Business Forums Bristol, UK 9567 445 17 Oct 2008 13:21:01 43586
josiefraser Josie Fraser Leicester, London, Bristol, UK 10882 1367 02 Feb 2007 08:58:46 21161
jontangerine _ Jon Tan Bristol, UK 8175 99 21 Jul 2007 21:19:52 11577
DJNickWarren Nick Warren Bristol, UK 21632 170 23 Jan 2009 06:40:41 2621
thisisbristol This is Bristol Bristol, UK 13287 303 26 Feb 2009 14:55:25 8291
HistoryExtra BBC History Magazine Bristol, UK 29832 2019 03 Mar 2009 08:45:46 3987
MellieMDY Mellie D Bristol, UK 32965 1078 17 Jun 2011 10:08:48 5034
eats_everything TwEats Everything Bristol, UK 17646 487 03 Jul 2010 13:08:56 9214
lilollieg _Oliver Garland _ bristol,UK 42695 658 25 Apr 2010 02:29:24 39230
bennicky Ben Nicky Bristol, UK 17763 366 07 Apr 2009 17:51:07 24874
Dan_Martin Dan Martin Bristol, UK 8470 2775 27 Apr 2008 22:12:28 32017
PhysicsWorld Physics World Bristol, UK 28408 1289 03 Apr 2009 11:27:29 2867
tindle George Bolam Bristol UK 1662 1254 27 May 2007 21:26:03 31478
WaterlooRoadTV WaterlooRoadTV.com Bristol, UK 29196 1766 19 May 2009 18:24:44 22777
Z303 Zoe Bristol, UK 483 222 12 Feb 2007 12:42:30 25391
verygrey Grey Bristol, UK 564 313 24 Jul 2007 09:49:10 20904
hayley Hayley Bristol,UK 504 208 27 Dec 2006 09:37:09 11477
DezFutak Dez Futak Bristol, UK 32516 18605 07 Aug 2008 23:17:58 13126
UppyJC Slushpuppie James Bristol, UK 1591 1699 12 Jul 2007 17:10:07 27968
jakepjohnson Jake Johnson Bristol, UK 1078 469 18 Sep 2008 10:35:43 32918
matthewogborne Matthew Ogborne Bristol, UK 12892 115 25 Sep 2009 16:23:58 3969
Sirius7dk Sarah Melissa Bristol, UK 2019 1893 24 Mar 2007 00:13:19 31077
iambags Jonathan Bygraves Bristol, UK 1321 246 17 Jan 2009 00:06:52 23890
lialeendertz Lia Leendertz Bristol, UK 2892 784 14 May 2009 14:46:22 18273

cognitiveSEO (Razvan Gavrilas) is Interviewed on BristolSEO.com

Razvan Gavrilas from congintiveSEO gives some interesting responses about his software. For readers of BristolSEO.com, Razvan shares a 10% discount code.

Developing SEO software almost always has been inspired by those within the industry. Often they are managers of an SEO company or successful owner of E-commerce and affiliate sites. Razvan Gavrilas from cognitiveSEO falls within the later.

Can you describe cognitiveSEO as if I knew nothing about it?

cognitiveSEOWell … It is not just another mediocre SEO Tool. Why I say this, is because cognitiveSEO was born with passion from the needs that I had for ranking my own sites (both for affiliate marketing & e-commerce) and the most stringent needs I had regarding SEO. The core module is the Link Analysis, as at this point in time Links are still the most important factor when it comes to why a particular site ranks high. It will help you analyze your link profile and your competitors link profile at a very granular level. But the tool doesn’t only focus on links. It also allows you to track your rankings in the big search engines on a daily basis and manage projects for teams of people using the integrated To-dos sections.

What was your inspiration for creating cognitiveSEO?

The need that I had when doing affiliate marketing. My final scope was to give the site owner the ability to analyze at a very granular level the factors that influence the rankings of his site and his competitors.

The main focus of the tool is to simplify the understating of the SEO data complexity that we have today, and allow you to take that analysis and use it to increase your rankings.

Since the commencement of your SaaS product, what have been the highs and lows for cognitiveSEO?

Hmmm. The Highs where the unexpected high number of customers we had when we initially launched the product in December 2011. Then we got a lot of feedback from our customers … feedback that we really listened to. I do not think we had any Lows in terms of things that disappointed us. If you consider Lows, issues that we had, here I can include some errors (they are imminent to any software product) that we usually solve in hours. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Which top 3 features of cognitiveSEO would you say outshine the competition?

  1. Anything related to the Link Analysis – The simplicity and granularity of the link details & the website interface.
  2. Visual Detection of the Link Positioning – Let’s says Google Instant Previews for Links. Finds Hidden Links also.
  3. Link & Content Classification using our own AI algorithms. The ability to filter links using thousands of combined filters to the level of detail you need.

Do you have time to read the SEO blogs while developing cognitiveSEO, if so, which blogs/twitter accounts do you follow?

Sure I do. If you do not keep up to date with this rapidly evolving industry you can’t create “cutting edge seo tools” :).
Hmmm. I follow a lot of blogs. Most of them regurgitate news and content but some of the most important ones that do provide value (and always did from my POV) are seobook.com and searchenginewatch.com.

There is a broad range of techniques within the SEO industry, how do you think cognitiveSEO manages to facilitate this?

I do sincerely think that at this point in time rankings are still 90% based on back links. Other offsite factors that can & might influence rankings are social signals & traffic data. There is a “fight” going on for a few years now regarding low quality links. But it is still about links. Taking links out of the ranking algorithm from my POV is impossible at this point in time. Social Signals have also links at their base structure. Social Signals are also a bunch of links from a unified source Twitter,Facebook etc. The concept is different. With traffic data there are other issues regarding privacy. So you see, it is not feasible at this point in time, to remove links as a major signal or devalue the high quality links.

Taking all the above in consideration I think cognitiveSEO is the best tool to analyze them since we aggregate data from several data providers that we then go and re-crawl on demand giving you an instant snapshot of how you stand from a back link point of view. Using the weekly recurring feature you can stay up to date on what new links your competitors are getting allowing you to always be up to date on what they are doing. And this not only matters from a ranking point of view but from a strategy point of view.

You can very easily disect link profiles and understand much faster why a site might be ranking for a particular keyword.
You can find low quality links that might affect you site (Penguin Penalized sites)
And in the following months some new “cool” modules are coming. Stay tuned. It is going to be a SEO changer :).

Without giving too much away, what juicy features are on your roadmap for the next 12 months?

The next 12 months is a very long period of time. We do not plan 12 months ahead, taking in consideration the speed at which the SEO industry changes. We do have a roadmap for the next 6 months though. We are very adaptable and we plan as we go. In September we have a major release and all the Link Analysis is getting improved.

What third party tools do you wish you could implement but don’t currently have an API?

If Google had an SEO API, that would be a major plus for everyone in SEO. But it doesn’t ( at least for what we think it would be relevant to SEOs at the level of detail that would make a difference).

Who inspires you in life and how is this transposed into your work life?

I do not have any idols. I am inspired by smart people whom are not blinded by money,”famous people” or “fixed ideas”. These people are very rare nowadays, unfortunately.
Regarding the work life, I do things with the greatest passion. If it does not passion me I do not do it. I also try to learn from both my own mistakes and other peoples’ mistakes and successes.

What conferences are you attending over the next 12 months?

Nothing planned yet. We have been to SES New York and ion Search in Leeds this year and we had a very good response rate and met some great people there.

Many thanks for sharing your personal insights about cognitiveSEO. Razvan has given all readers of BristolSEO 10% lifetime discount using this coupon code BRISTOLSEO10.

Razvan GavrilasRazvan Gavrilas is the proud Founder & Chief Architect of cognitiveSEO, an SEO Toolset focused on in-depth analysis of ranking signals. With over 8 years experience in affiliate marketing and search engine optimisation and 12 years in programming and web development, he has gone from Web Developer to Super Affiliate for large international networks. With a strong focus on everything that is Search Engine related, he developed strategies to stand-out search engine updates. His passion for search engine marketing led him to create his own SEO Toolset, trying to solve the issues that he is facing in the search engine optimisation field.