Twitter is going to celebrate its 11th birthday soon in next month. The micro blogging site has more than 300 active users now which increases rapidly. It has become the part of our daily life by influencing our connections, marketing strategies and even protests around the world. In short, Twitter proved that 140 characters are more than enough to do almost anything in this digital world.
We need to use a couple of tools to get the full functionality of Twitter. I briefly bring some of them in this post. Feel free to share your opinions through comment section.
TweetDeck is my favorite tool to manage the account. It will show our live home feed, activity, notifications and messages in an elegant single screen. More over than that, it lets you add multiple accounts at once and schedule your tweets in a future date or time.
Unfollowed is an awesome tool to keep track of your followers and unfollowers. It will tell you when a person started unfollowing you at the very next moment.
Manageflitter is another tool used by power users of Twitter. Here you can manage followers in several ways. It will show fake followers in your account, users without profile images, users who are using non English language in tweets, inactive accounts etc. Inactive users won’t help you in any way. You can unfollow them right from Manageflitter.
Do you want to know the location of all your followers ? Tweepsmap lets you discover, classify your followers by country, province and city. Mention map, unfollowers, influencer analysis, search users by keywords or geography, hashtag analysis are other main attractions of Tweepsmap.
It will bring statistics of a Twitter account in seconds. How many tweets you made per hour or per month, reply statistics can be easily tracked with the help of TweetStats.
Are others retweeting your posts ? What is your retweet rank among the global users ? Retweetrank will analyze your account history and bring these information with the help of a graphical chart.
For better results, post your tweets in peak time. Tweriod analyze your tweeting history and will tell you at what time you should post to get most exposure.
It will display detailed statistics of your Twitter account including tweets, followers, unfollowers, retweets etc. Thus you will came to know whether your marketing strategies working or not and make plan changes according to Twitter Counter data.
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Get real time alerts if any one mention your keywords, brands on Twitter. It is useful especially if you are running a business and you can join a conversation as soon as somebody mentioned you in a tweet.
Timehop is a smartphone app that brings your old photos, posts from this exact day in history. It will work with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Foursquare. Install it on your device and start every day with a nostalgic memory.
Send a private tweet to a large number of audiences at once. Grouptweet is ideal for companies, schools, teams to discuss their plans or pass important information from any Twitter app they use.
Another tool to manage your Twitter followers.
Gain new followers with Twiends. You can search others by country, keywords and common interests. If you are not satisfied with the results, feature yourself to increase the fan strength.
Storm it is a smartphone app to compose long tweets anywhere on the go. Just type your stories and tap Storm it button. It will divide your message into pieces and tweet one by one. All of them will have numbers like 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 to inform the readers that they are parts of a long tweet.
TwitLonger is another tool to post lengthier tweets. Just type as much as you want. TwitLonger will automatically save your content under a short link and by clicking on it, users can read the full post.
It lets you share new blog posts automatically to Twitter account using an RSS feed. You can schedule the tweet as soon as you publish the content or at a later time.
Klout is an excellent Twitter tool to manage your account more effectively. It ranks your profile based on the impact you creates on a particular topic. Klout will bring latest posts around the web on your subject along with the expert profiles to follow.
Find interesting posts from other members, tweet or share them in your social account, thus connect with top influencers in your field. Triberr like communities work on the principle of give and take policy. You will get re-tweets naturally, which will ultimately boost your traffic.
Crowdfire is a simple tool that I use regularly to find new unfollowers. It is useful to find inactive followers, copy followers of other account as well.
It is a Chrome extension to clean up your Twitter following list. After activation, go to https://twitter.com/following page. It will display all your following accounts. Click Mass unfollow button to unfollow all of them.
Change the look and feel of your Twitter account. It converts your profile in to wall and lets you design the theme according to your tastes. Not only that. Here you can search tweets by hashtags, keywords, mentions or from a certain user too.
Register a particular name as hashtag with Twubs. You can view, manage all posts that contain your hashtags from a customizable feed. It gives you the full control to block certain users, words or even delete posts from the feed. Twubs is best suitable for events, conferences, organizations and gaming like products.
Sprout is widely using marketing management tool for Twitter. It comes with a number of features including in-depth analytics, create schedules and manage all social activities.
This is the official analytics of your Twitter account in last 28 days. You can check how many tweets you made during this period, how much tweet impressions or mentions you got. It will show your most popular tweet in each month along with the number of impressions that earned. This is an awesome tool every user should try.
We can say that Socialbearing is the most powerful tool to get everything from your Twitter account. It will divide tweets based on several conditions like type, source, score, hashtags, website links, words you used etc. The app shows detailed analysis of each and every tweet including number of reaches, retweet rate, engagements and more.
Find what your friends reading now or trending topics among them. It will help you to go through the Nuzzle feeds of your friends and featured feeds of other Twitter users too.
Hashtagify is a cute tool to find related tags of a particular hashtag. Suppose you are searching for Twitter, it will show top 10 hashtags related to Twitter, top influencers and tweets that contain the said tag.
Your blog post may have multiple images, but when posting to Twitter it will pull out featured image to show in tweets. You can’t change it unless you are using Twitshot. Post your desired link on Twitshot, it will pull all images on the post. Choose your favorite one and click Tweet to post.
Find joining date of any Twitter user. It lets you discover their age in hours, days, months or years. The app will work even though the user hides joining date info from his profile.
It is a WordPress plugin that encourages the readers to tweet about your post. CoSchedule highlights chosen block of text with an option to tweet. Simple, but powerful to get more shares.
Revive Old Post is a popular plugin for WordPress sites to give life to old posts. It will share your contents automatically to Twitter at predefined time intervals along with hashtags, images etc.
Do you want to know who is tweeted a link or keyword first ? This tool is designed for the purpose. Type your search and hit enter. It will dig into Twitter history and find the account who used your search term first.