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Top 5 Must Have Twitter Tools

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  • June 25, 2015

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Trying to do everything manually without the help of scheduling tools, monitoring tools, and image editing or design programs, social media would become an around-the-clock job.

While this might work for companies that have a dedicated marketing department or social media manager, it’s simply out of the question for solopreneurs.

There are a ton of different tools out there, so many that it would make your head spin. So what are the best Twitter tools?

Check out the list of the top 5 must-have Twitter tools out there (plus a couple bonus tools at the end).

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is one of my favorite tools for Twitter management. If you have only three social media profiles, it’s free. However, the Pro version isn’t costly at just $9.99 per month. Use it to monitor who is @mentioning you, retweeting you, and monitor streams of Twitter lists. It also makes curating great content a simple task.

Social Oomph

Social Oomph is available for free with limited features. However, admittedly, the reason that this is one of my favorite tools is because of its paid features. I use this tool to create buckets with different kinds of content to run continuously, such as motivational quotes, blog posts or a tip series. This keeps my Twitter feed constantly full of content and I just add curated content from other sources, live content from what’s going on in my day-to-day life, and tweets engaging with other people.

Mention

Mention is one of my favorite tools for monitoring your reputation online. It makes it easy to review any mentions of your name on Twitter and respond quickly by providing alerts both on the web and in your email inbox. You can even say which mentions are irrelevant or block some, so over time it becomes more useful and you can see mentions online before responding to them.

Tweet Chat

This tool makes it easy to hold tweet chats with your audience. Simply sign in using your Twitter account, search for your custom hashtag, and watch as the tweets start to roll in and engage in real time.

Click to Tweet

This isn’t a Twitter management tool, but it IS a great tool to increase the amount of activity your brand is getting on Twitter. This simple plugin makes it easy to get Twitter users to tweet your message with just the click of a button, without having to write anything themselves.

Creating your tweets yourself makes it easier for both you and your readers. You get to control the tweet text and make sure that the key points of your blog are shared and it’s quick and easy for your readers to share your most tweet-worthy content. The Click to Tweet box also stands out in the post, serving as a highly effective call to action.

Bonus Tools #6

Social Quant

I was hesitant to put this tool in the list since this is being posted on the Social Quant blog. However, I can also say, with no bias, that Social Quant’s service makes getting more Twitter followers simple.

The bottom line is that you have to have some kind of following and unfollowing strategy to grow on Twitter. However, who has the time to scour the Twitter feeds daily searching for new potential followers? Or to follow your competitor’s followers?

I much prefer handing the task off to Social Quant knowing that my audience is going to be targeted based on the keywords they’re tweeting. It’s a tool I’ve used for over a year and one that I recommend to all my clients who are interested in Twitter.

Bonus Tool #7

It’s you!

You are the best resource available. You know your business and your industry. Be USEFUL and share VALUE that your audience is interested in.

When you combine your own knowledge and dedication to your audience with the time-saving features that these tools provide, you’ll be unstoppable.

Good luck!

Author Sheena White

Sheena White is a copywriter and social media strategist who helps clients rock their sales copy in order to increase conversions. She also has a copywriting course where she teaches entrepreneurs the strategies they need to write great sales copy.

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  • claireify

    I’m not an expert on Twitter–more of a learn as you go person. But this is exactly what I need to send a few clients who TWIT but don’t tweet. I’m not calling them twits; they are smart people (wits) but they think the essence of Twitter is to log on and write about their product and that’s it. Basically they are missing out on an entire Twittersphere. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • What you’re saying is they just push product but don’t engage? If that’s the case, they’ll get results but aren’t maximizing all the opportunities and are missing out. As the saying goes…marketers ruin everything 🙁

      Thanks for checking out Social Quant 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  • claireify

    I’m not an expert on Twitter–more of a learn as you go person. But this is exactly what I need to send a few clients who TWIT but don’t tweet. I’m not calling them twits; they are smart people (wits) but they think the essence of Twitter is to log on and write about their product and that’s it. Basically they are missing out on an entire Twittersphere. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • What you’re saying is they just push product but don’t engage? If that’s the case, they’ll get results but aren’t maximizing all the opportunities and are missing out. As the saying goes…marketers ruin everything 🙁

      Thanks for checking out Social Quant 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  • Cool!

  • Benson Imoh

    Cool!

  • Navid Tavizi

    I prefer Hootsuite to other tools

  • Great article…I had never heard of “Social Oomph”….may have to give it a try.

    • It’s a great tool – sure you’ll love it. Thanks for visiting Social Quant!

  • I prefer social pilot tool as it allows me to connect up to 200 social media profiles and i can schedule bulk posts using CSV files. I also used Hootsuite also but it has complex dashboard and quite costly too.

  • Reuts Michael

    #ENTREPRENEURS #leaders #positive #quotes #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha

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