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Podcast: Is Twitter Penalizing 3rd Party Scheduling Apps?

January 24, 2018 • By

Scott Ayres

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Full Episode Details:

Rumor Has it Twitter Might Penalize Third Party Scheduling Apps!

Could this be true?

Many believe Twitter does in fact penalize tweets made by apps such as Agorapulse, Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.

But there isn’t alot of data on this — just rumors.

Ian Anderson Gray wanted us to test this so in today’s podcast we will!

Our Hypothesis:

3rd party twitter app test

 In This Episode:

  • Why we ran this test about Twitter and 3rd party apps
  • How we setup the test
  • Detailed look at the data
  • Our conclusion about posting with 3rd party apps to Twitter
  • Problems we had testing this

Quotes From the Episode:

“Since the dawn of time there has been an argument that using 3rd party scheduling apps on Twitter will hurt your Reach or engagement.” – Ian Anderson Gray

“Oh yes. We’ve heard this one SO many times over the years.” – Scott Ayres


What Is The Social Media Lab?

The Social Media Lab is a project powered by Agorapulse dedicated to spending $15,000 per month to bust the myths, rumors and stories related to social media marketing.

We’ll test mainly organic reach, but also will run paid experiments.

The experiments are conducted by myself, Scott Ayres, and Jason How.

We typically publish 1 blog post and podcast per week.

The podcast is co-hosted by Richard Beeson and myself.

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