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Twitter Counter acquires Twitaholic

Twitter Counter, the biggest statistics provider for Twitter users, today announced that it acquired Twitaholic, a competitor in the field of statistics for Twitter users for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition strengthens Twitter Counter and the development of its features. Additionally, the deal will enable Twitter Counter to grow its presence in the world of user statistics.

“Twitaholic has a big userbase of Twitter users that check their stats regurlarly. We are eager to build on their succes, keeping the uniqueness of Twitaholic while adding more proven and exciting features for its users,” said Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Twitter Counter’s co-founder. “This acquistion enables us to grow Twitter Counter, reach a larger audience and and offer more useful services to our combined audience.”

“We’ve had a lot of fun building and running Twitaholic over the last few years, but it was always just a side project for us. Twitaholic was originally part of the same company that owned, the company that got acquired by AOL. Twitaholic was not included in the AOL acquisition and a big reason we’re selling is so we can focus more on our excited challenges at AOL. So we’re super excited to see Twitter Counter take ownership and run with it. There’s a ton of potential. Judging from Twitter Counter’s success, our project is now in great hands!,” says Alex Rudloff founder of Twitaholic.”

Twitter Counter is a self-funded start-up based in Amsterdam, with 3 full time employees and is profitable with over USD 500,000 in revenue in 2010. Clients include Microsoft, Yahoo!, Facebook, eBay and Paypal.

Twitter Counter started as a self funded startup based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Today with +550,000 monthly visits and 2,1 million page views it has grown in to the number 1 stats site for Twitter users. Twitter Counter became profitable within the first 6 months after launch and has been growing phenomenally ever since.

Twitter Counter provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and counting. Next to that it offers premium services for even more powerful statistics and sells featured spots on its website to people who want to gain more followers. Twitter Counter also offers a variety of widgets and buttons that people can add to their blogs, websites or social network profiles to show recent Twitter visitors and number of followers. Every day it generates more than 4 million of those widgets on thousands of websites all over the web.