So you’re looking for more followers or at least trying to find the least path to resistance to get people to check out some of your best content. Here are 7 Twitter Tools that will add that edge that you wouldn’t have otherwise heard of or, better yet, cant live without.
Buffer lets you schedule tweets at certain times of the day. This allows your followers to consume your tweets with at a manageable pace versus throwing out a flurry of tweets with wreckless abandon. Use Buffer to ensure yourself that important tweets will go out at the times where they will make the most impact.
Buffer also has browser extensions that let you add Web pages to your queue – allowing you to automatically schedule posts to Twitter. Also, Buffer also integrates with iOS devices.
Tweriod must be used with Buffer. Basically the app analyzes and makes recommendations for the best times for you to tweet for each day of the week, helping you reach your audience when they are most likely to be active and engaged. (For example, the best time for me to tweet links to new LTG posts are 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)
Tweriod not only analyzes the performance of your tweets but also the activity of your followers. If you’ve ever thought, “I wonder why that tweet got so little response?” now you can know.
What I really like about ManageFlitter is how you can link your Google Analytics to Twitter or Link Google+ to your Twitter account. You can also find out the bastards who unfollowed you as well as find new ones to replace them with. Lastly, ManageFlitter allows you a little clean-up on who you follow by taking out the annoying noisy tweeters that don’t provide any tweets of value.
Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web. Zite uses this information to match stories to your personal interests and then delivers them automatically to your iPad or iPhone.
LTG quickly browses through hundreds of stories a day, the trick is to find great content and rewrite it our way because, well, we’re lazy. A Zite account gives you personalized reading recommendations without having to pick people to follow. Zite’s recommendations also improve over time, since it learns the type of content you spend the most time on. Plus the interface is sliiick; check it out for that reason alone.
Twylah is cheesy – but in a good way. While guys like Robert Scoble have been on the bandwagon for sometime, you got Britney, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and pretty much the whole team of Republican presidential candidates already using the service. The fact that Twylah is that easy to use validates the another good reason to enhance your Twitter account. Oh, and it’s pretty nice too. Ultimately, Twylah takes all of your tweets and turns them into a full-fledged blog or branding page, including images and video previews, that anyone can easily browse. Great for social bookmarks and organic backlinks too.
Facebook does have one advantage over Twitter – it allows you to preview links in your newsfeed, letting you see an image and some text. You can do that in Twitter as well with Embedly, a handy Chrome extension that automatically adds a link preview to tweets. Then you won’t have to click through to articles based only on a headline, which makes browsing your Twitter stream a lot more efficient.
Ever wanted to capture tweets from an event or occasion? Twitter’s search only reaches back a few weeks so it’s easy to lose a lot of your great content. Adding content to a Storify story creates safe, long-term storage. You can also add YouTube videos, images, and text posts and use them to create compelling stories on other social media outlets.
We recommend these tools to pretty much anyone we’ve talked to thinking of extending their social footprint over the web. If you know of other great apps or plugins that work best with your twitter account, leave a suggestion in the comment box below.