By Siv Rauv on 3 December 2012 @ 12:03 PM.
Do you every experience Twitter envy when you look those who have somehow managed to create thriving Twitter communities?
If you’re wondering how they find the time to effectively build, manage, and measure their Twitter tools, wonder no further.
It’s simple really: Twitter tools.
There is a wealth of tools on the market, and if you haven’t chosen the right ones to fast track your twitter management you’re missing out on the chance to create real value from Twitter.
So I’ve detailed the top 9 awesome tools for Twitter I’ve come across.
Of course, the right tool for your business will depend on your own needs, so make sure you evaluate each option to see if is the best tool for you.
SocialPointer tracks and monitors social conversations and enables you to respond in real time. Simply type in the keywords you want to monitor (brand, competitors, industry etc) and SocialPointer will deliver all the relevant results to your email inbox.
TwentyFeet is a relatively new Twitter monitoring tool. It’s key differentiator is its ability to aggregate your social progress across various social sites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, bit.ly and Google Analytics). In this way, you can quickly understand how effective one social site has been for your business relative to another.
Twitanalyzer is a specialized Twitter analytics tool, offering you statistics covering your impact, engagement, and influence on Twitter including the location of those in your Twitter community. This information is useful for helping you better target your tweets.
Topsyis another social media search engine searching content published on Twitter and the web and sorts them by relevance or datein real-time. You can type in any important keyword to monitor including your company, brand and competitors.
Followerwonk sorts your followers into different groups so you can more effectively engage with them. Key features include Twitter analytics, follower segmentation, social graph tracking, and time when users are on Twitter.
IFTT stands for IF THIS THEN THAT, and you can create feeds around answering IFTT. In other words, IF THIS (happens) e.g if someone follows me on Twitter, THEN THAT (happens) e.g. a thank you message will be automatically sent to the user.
Hootsuite enables brands to manage their social accounts from one dashboard. This contains all the accounts engagements and keywords monitored. More specifically, you will be able to respond to Mentions, Direct Messages, Sent Tweets and Favorited Tweets in dedicated streams or columns. This is a great tool for those trying to manage multiple social accounts.
SocialMotus is a free social management platform for those who prefer a less cluttered interface than Hootsuite. It also provides additional features such as priority messaging, tracking campaigns, leads discovery and more, making it effective for those who are also trying to build their presence on social communities.
This social media tool is specifically for those who have created events and are selling tickets. For those looking to create a thriving community, events are an effective way to increase engagements and awareness of your brand. Eventbite simplifies the process with templates set up to fast track the selling process.
That’s my list of the top tools for Twitter to help brands create a thriving Twitter community. Fortunately for you many of those tools are free as well. Are there any tools for twitter you want to recommend? Let me know in the comments below.
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