For every visitor Twitter sends to publishers’ sites, Facebook has only managed to be sending just 2.5.One thing that has been rather notable in the current times is the fact that Facebook has been resorting to the overhauling of its feed whereas Twitter is going through a rather attractive phase considering that it getting to become a more valuable tool for the news business.
Several publishers are not embracing the idea of Facebook’s plan to be exhibiting only 20% less news in the News Feed and in just four months the impact has already started to be felt. The passage of time is witnessing Facebook go down in value it terms of it being a dominant social traffic source and the shocker is that matters are different for Twitter which has ticked upwards according to sources.
Peter Greenberger, who is Twitter’s director of global news partnerships in a recent interview disclosed that they greatly valued journalists as well as News publishers terming them quite essential to their overall business success.
A number of news reporters moved out to get Facebook to comment on the most recent developments. The social media giant turned down their request declining to make a single comment.
An official working with the social media guru said, “In October 2017, Facebook sent 4.7 visitors to publishers for every one visitor Twitter sent, according to data from SocialFlow, a publishing tool used by approximately 300 major publishers, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.”
One thing that became conspicuously visible at that point was the fact that Facebook’s referrals continued declining consistently as those of Twitter went up.
In the course of this particular month, reports came out that Facebook would be sending out just 2.5 visitors to publisher sites and that would of course be for each one that the rival company would send out. It goes without saying that this development led to the cutting of the lead almost by half of the margin.
Michael Sebastian who happens to be the Esquire.com site director while speaking to journalists termed Twitter a special place for them to access the hyper-engaged audience.