Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

* Caution: Slightly geeky stuff below - Lies, damned lies, and statistics!

Last week, I shared some how Google searches for the term deer hunting coincided with the peak of the rut. This week, I’ll dive into some interesting Twitter search trends and activity for deer hunting and other relevant terms. Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

In the graph above, you can see how many mentions were made on Twitter from 8/8 to 8/13 for the following search terms:

Deer hunting – Over 1,000

Bowhunting- 395

Bow hunting – 359

Deerhunting – 89

The largest number of mentions were for deer hunting. This does not surprise me as it’s the two words people will use the most, in a natural way, when talking about deer hunting on Twitter. There’s also a good chance that the words were not used in tandom but rather, separately throughout the tweet, making the relevance, less powerful.

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

The above graphic represents the last 50 tweets on twitter for the term “deerhunting”.

Tweet Types:

- 36 regular tweets

- 6 @replies

- 8 retweets

Exposure: 38,259 Impressions

– 13,680 people saw 1 tweet

- 3,847 people saw 2-3 tweets

- 1,345 people saw 4-7 tweets

- 653 saw more than 7 tweets

- I saw them all – *This is not reflected in the chart Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

The list above shows how many impressions were contributed by these 36 top contributors. Huntography is #4 behind some good company.

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

On July 24th, there was a spike in twitter mentions for “deerhunting”. I haven’t dug into why it was a popular day, but if you know, please leave a comment below.

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

This is a tag cloud for the term #deerhunting. All the other words you see are closely related words that have been tweeted between 7/16-8/15. Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

For fun, I created a tag cloud for my username on Twitter – @huntography.What you see are the people and terms most associated with my Twitter handle.

Top Twitter users by Tweetcount for “Deer Hunting” between 8/10/2011 – 8/15/2011

 Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

Top Sources of Tweets for “Deer Hunting” between 8/10/2011 – 8/15/2011

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

As you can see above, the greatest source of tweets during this time came from Twitterfeed.This is a bit alarming since these are automated, prescheduled tweets. They are not manually entered. And as you know, there is quite a bit of twitter spam out there for the top terms many of us non-bots are interested in. These are one way conversations. I prefer to speak with real people and have a meaning conversation rather than just seeing a flurry of automated tweets from people who don’t talk back to you. *NOTE – All Huntography tweets are are manually posted and entered with care. **I do however use 1 plugin that sends my blog posts directly to twitter right after I post. That’s ok, because I’m there to engage right after Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

Mentions per Social Media Channel for the term “Deer Hunting” between 8/8 -8/14

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

It basically shows where the most conversations are happening for the term “Deer Hunting” across a variety of channels.Where are you spending your time?

- Twitter – 849

- Facebook – 361

- Flickr - 54

- Youtube – 46

- Friendfeed – 35

- Blogs – 22

Twitter Gender Distribution for the term “Deer Hunting” from 8/9 – 8/15

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

Twitter Sentiment for “Deer Hunting” from 8/9 – 8/14

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

43.3% Neutral

42.4% positive

14.2% negative

According to the chart above, you can see that over the last week, the overall tone for conversations on Twitter about the term “deer hunting” have been mostly neutral to positive. This is a good thing. When the general public sees our tweets, the more positive the better. As sportsmen, representing our image is of the utmost importance. Keep it up folks!

For the average deer hunter who’s using Twitter to share what their doing or looking to meet new people, much of this may be overkill. But if you’re like me, being a little geeky isn’t too bad. The thing to remember is that like minded deer hunters are searching for similar things and using similar keywords when they tweet.

Make a list of some of the top deer hunting related keywords. See who’s having conversations there and if what they’re saying is in line with your way of thinking, give them a follow. Say hello. Leave a comment. Join their conversation. You never know who you’re going to meet.

I’m proof that you can meet some really great deer hunters, bowhunters, archers, fishermen, outdoorsmen and people who just plain ol’ love to shoot guns. It’s time to get social!

Twitter Whitetail Deer Hunting Search Trends and Hunter Activity whitetail deer hunting blog social media

About huntography

Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.

2 comments
Inside Out Outdoors
Inside Out Outdoors

I'll be passing this on to my partner in crime so we can better use social media to our advantage.  It's amazing how many connections via Twitter we have already made with liked-minded individuals such as you.  As always, great work!

Inside Out Outdoors
Inside Out Outdoors

I'll be passing this on to my partner in crime so we can better use social media to our advantage.  It's amazing how many connections via Twitter we have already made with liked-minded individuals such as you.  As always, great work!

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