Thursday, July 29, 2010
Twitter Marketing for Business - by IndSEO
This article is on Twitter Tools. There are many tools available that enable you to track, organize & schedule (among other things).
HootSuite – There are so many things you can do with this application, its ridiculous. From importing your Twitter lists, adding columns to multi-task, and the ability to schedule tweets make it an indispensable tool. You have the ability to integrate other Social Media as well such as Facebook.
Twaitter – Like HootSuite and TweetDeck, this is another great tool that has a lot of stuff going on. Scheduling tweets, following feeds, translating and soon will have statistics integrated into the application.
TweetDeck – Desktop, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch…Download it to any of these. TweetDeck has the ability to work with additional Social Media sites as well such as Foursquare, Google Buzz, Facebook, MySpace, & LinkedIn. Manage conversations, avoid spam, create, share, organize, schedule…the list goes on and on. If you don’t have this applcation, you should. Download it now!
TwitPic – If you’re thinking this application has something to do with using pictures, you’re completely wrong! Ok, kidding. You can upload pictures and post them with your tweets. This can be a pretty effective business tool. Pictures say a 1000 words and Twitter only let’s you have 140 characters. You do the math.
Twitterific – This Twitter client is for the Apple lover’s. It works specifically with the Mac and iPhone. The neat thing about Twitterific for the iPhone is it keeps a time line, allowing your followers to see where you are.
TwitterCounter – This application shows you the rate of your Twitter growth. Basically, it graphs out the growth of your following, which is pretty cool. In the last 3 months, my Twitter following has grown over 300. I love my Tweeple! (Yes, thats a real word to describe Twitter followers.)
TweetStats – TweetStats is another one of those pretty obvious Twitter apps. It graphs out your tweet timeline, tweet density, who you reply to, etc. Its a colorful site and recommend using it.
Chirpstats (formally Twitterless) – Ever wonder who stops following you? Here’s how you find out!
Twellow – This is like the Twitter version of the Yellow Pages. Use it to help find other Twitterer’s that are in similar industries.
TweetBeep – If you are familiar with Google Alerts, this works the same way but for Twitter. You can use this application to find out if people are talking about your company, you & specific keywords.
Trendistic – Find out the current Twitter trends, see who is talking about them and use this information to start conversations.
Collecta – Quite interesting. Use Collecta to make real-time searches to retrieve stories, comments, videos, photos & updates. It’s a search engine for Twitter.
If you haven’t heard about many of these sites, you have a lot of catching up to do. Each of these are extremely powerful in their own ways. Now, if only we could get someone to make a Super Twitter to cover all of the functionality of the above listed sites.
Although they don’t have it yet, there is a website that combines every Twitter app you can think of and many I’m sure you never knew existed. It’s called oneforty.com. If you haven’t already, check it out!
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Prachar is the owner of IndSEO, A Indian based search engine marketing firm offering a variety of SEO related services including reputation management, social media marketing, email marketing, website conversion metrics and mobile phone application development. Please contact Prachar@ymail.com to learn more