There are now many useful twitter automation tools that can really help to put some power in your Twitter marketing efforts.
How much time you have available for twitter marketing will depend on your budget and resources, but making use of the following online twitter tools will help you to:
- save time
- find your target audience
- keep on top of trends in your local area
- get more twitter followers.
Now that I have your attention, let’s find out what kind of twitter marketing software, dashboards and publishing tools are the social media gurus actually using to juggle with multiple accounts and drive insane amounts of traffic?
Tweetdeck is a social media dashboard for the management of Twitter business or personal accounts. It helps to show you at glance what is happening on your Twitter accounts by dividing information into easily viewable columns.
You can create columns for mentions, direct messages, lists, trends and favorites plus you can follow and unfollow all from one place. To help keep organized you can schedule your tweets on Tweetdeck and it also supports URL shortening.
With tweetdeck you can even mute users to eliminate unwanted noise.
Hootsuite is one of the best twitter automation tool, having a social media management dashboard that helps you to manage and measure multiple social networks. You can manage up to five social accounts with a free account.
Hootsuite is designed so you can listen, engage, analyze and manage all from one place. Hootsuite is internet based so there is no need to download any software. Hootsuite allows you to schedule your tweets and bulk schedule with a csv file and it also has built in analytics so you can measure your progress.
If you are looking for a free online tool that lets you schedule your tweets and post to multiple accounts and social networks ( Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+) then this may be your favorite tool. Buffer offers automatic URL shortening and basic analytics. Upgrading allows you to add more accounts and schedule more tweets than the basic free account. If you are using Facebook as well, it is useful to know that you can also post to your personal profile as well as your business page.
With a free buffer account you can have one social account for each supported platform (Twitter, Facebook, linkedin, Google+, Pinterest), you may schedule 10 posts per profile. With a paid account for as low as $10 every month you may schedule 100 posts and have access to RSS feed and calendar. Check here all plans and features.
SocialOomph has many useful features you can utilize to offer a really good experience for your followers and effectively manage your campaign at the same time. It offers many features which can help you do the following:
- Schedule tweets
- Track and notify you about keywords
- Review and Follow back
- Automate Direct Messages
- Search with advanced search facilities
5. Audiense (former Socialbro.com)
Audiense is about audience insight. It’s about understanding people, connecting with them, becoming one of them, influencing them to say “let’s do it”. You may use this tool to manage and analyze your Twitter community in terms of where they are from, what they like, when they tweet and how influential they are.
It helps you to find followers so you can target prospective customers and it also analyzes when your followers are online and when is the best time to tweet.
Manageflitter helps you to work smarter and faster on Twitter by helping you find out who unfollowed you on twitter and finds accounts that are active and inactive plus it helps you to find new followers.
ManageFlitter provides you with a set of easy to use tools to empower you to work smarter and faster with Twitter .
- Sort your followers/following lists by a range of criteria
- Find new people to follow with our comprehensive search facility
- Find out when most of your followers are online and schedule tweets appropriately with our PowerPost feature
- Track who unfollowed you
- Easily manage multiple Twitter accounts
Friendorfollow.com is another site that lets you see at a glance who is not following you back with thumbnail pictures of users. This tool helps you curate and manage the people you follow on services like Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.
It is also giving you the ability to quickly and easily sort, filter, follow, and unfollow your contacts. Get rid of the riff-raff in your social stream and fill it with quality contacts.
Tweetreach shows you how far your tweets are reaching and provides an easy real time way of finding, analysing and reporting the reach and exposure of your campaign.
TweetReachPro by Union Metrics monitors Tweets in real time and provides comprehensive analytics on reach, performance and engagement. Our Trackers continuously analyze all Tweets about your topics, displaying your results in eye-catching charts and digestible reports.
Twitaholic.com shows you the top 1000 accounts on Twitter. You will find many celebrities and influencers in certain industries. It can be quite time consuming to use though as it does not give you any profile information so you need to look at each individual profile.
Whatthetrend.com tells you whats trending all over the world on Twitter. For each trend, we give you a quick explanation of WHY it’s trending (these blurbs are edited by you!) Currently tracking over 300,000 trends. We welcome anyone to define a new trend or redefine an existing one.
Trendsmap is a simple tool that gives a visualization of real time trending hashtags based on locations from anywhere in the world. It lets users see what’s trending on Twitter via images, videos and stories whether internationally, nationally and locally in your city.
Trendsmap.com is a great way to see what is trending in your area. Simply register and sign in with twitter, add your location and the trending topics for your area will show up on a map.
12. Followerwonk by Moz
Followerwonk.com helps you find new followers by keyword, location, URL and name. It also helps to analyze your account and give you more information about who your followers are, their location and when they tweet.
It’s really straightforward to use and you simply sign up with your twitter account. You will also be able to breakout your followers by location, bio, who they follow, and contrast your relationships with your competitors and friends.
dlvr.it provides bloggers, publishers and brands a way to instantly syndicate content and expand their reach on the social web and into new channels. Their tools make it easy to manage and measure the flow of your content everywhere your audience is.
dlvr.it publishes your media, your blogs, all your content to your social channels, ensuring your audience sees it instantly. With a free account you will be able to share your content to 3 Social Networks from up to 5 Feeds or Sites.
Tweepi tools makes it easy to find relevant users to engage and get more followers with less time and effort. You will be able to Find users by interest, full name, company name, location, or other criteria. You can use Tweepi to unfollow those who add no value to you or crowd your timeline.
It takes a long time to find all the users you’re not following on Twitter and then following each one back individually. This tool helps you easily find them, so that you can follow them back quickly. You may signup for a free but limited Tweepi account just to start.
Sproutsocial is a powerful management and engagement platform for social business. Sprout Social offers a single stream inbox designed to help you never miss a message, and tools to seamlessly post, collaborate and schedule messages to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The platform also has monitoring tools and rich analytics to help you visualize important metrics.
16. Mass Planner
Besides all the previous tools this one is an Windows app that you can run on a VPS or even your desktop computer. MassPlanner automates almost all (really) your social media promotion. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Linked and Instagram social networks are covered. It can find and follow new people, message them, find new groups and post for you automatically, schedule posts and skyrocket your brand.
Check the complete Mass Planner review I’ve wrote to understand how powerful this tool is and how you can benefit. This is one of the main tools I use in my Social Media Marketing Arsenal and I really recommend it to all my readers who wants to get a larger audience and drive traffic to their websites.
Conclusion on Twitter Automation Tools
This are the main tools I’ve used for Twitter marketing.
Most of them have free plans, or 30 money back guarantee offers so I invite you to test each of them and see which one fits your needs.
Also if you are using other tools and you think worth mentioning please let me know.
What’s your favorite social media management tool?