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11 Crucial Tools To Grow Your Podcast (Or Blog) With Twitter

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  • June 2, 2015

Growing your podcast or blog with Twitter can be tough. We all know that succeeding on Twitter has many more factors than just writing 140 character messages.

Do you ever wish there was a simple Twitter tool to help you have a bigger impact and more success on Twitter?  Do you struggle with getting people to share your tweets, or even see them?

Is your following not growing as fast as you want it to?

If you answered yes, you’re going to love this post. I’m going to show you some of my favorite Twitter tools, that make my life on Twitter easier – every single day.

Ready to boost your productivity and get better blog posts? Let’s go!

#1: Get The Low-Hanging Fruit

I get frustrated when I see people focus on complicated tools and overlook low-hanging fruit that’s right in front of them. And when it comes to Social Media, the SumoMe Share plugin is as as low-hanging fruit as it gets!

Twitter Tools

SumoMe is a WordPress plugin made to help you grow following and build your list. Its “Share” function will add gorgeous-looking share buttons to your WordPress site in seconds.

Why is this powerful? Well, think about it: Let’s say  someone is on your website and they like what they see. Wouldn’t you want to make it as dead-easy as possible for them to share your site with their friends and colleagues?

There’s just no good excuse to not install this plugin (or a similar one). But beware – many of the alternatives (like my beloved ‘Flare’ plugin) are not mobile friendly and will actually hurt your customer’s experience.

The Share functionality of SumoMe is just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll find many, many more powerful tools to help you build your mailing list and marketing, too! But since this post is about Twitter tools, let’s move on to the next tool 🙂

#2: Make Sure You’re Not Talking To Yourself

There’s no argument that using hashtags on Twitter is crucial for your success on the platform. After all, unless you use hashtags – nobody (but your current followers) will ever see your tweets!

In fact, hashtags are so effective that even the President of the United States uses them!

Twitter Hashtags

Hashtags help you get seen by thousands even if you have a tiny following. That is, if you use the right ones. In fact, using the wrong hashtags is as useful to you as not using hashtags at all.

So how will you know which hashtags should you be using? I have one word for you: Hashtagify

Twitter Tool Hashtagify

Hashtagify is a free tool that helps you find the most popular and relevant hashtags in your niche. It’s easy to use and the free version can do wonders. If you need help getting started, check out my post: A Quick Guide To Hashtagify

#3: Get The Ball Rolling

The best way to get some buzz about your latest piece of content is to kick-start the conversation yourself. In other words –  by asking people to share the post with their followers.

But here’s what I usually see happen:

You have a new podcast episode or blog post. You’re excited about it. It’s so good it’s worth more than gold. Good job you! But when you ask people to share it on Twitter… nothing really happens.

Most people are too busy and can’t be bothered to share your stuff at all. Only a handful of saints will help you out and put the URL on Twitter. (Seriously, buy them chocolate or something!).

But even those saints will often forget to include some hashtags in their tweet. So their deed goes unnoticed, and you’re back to square one.

But what if you could make it easier for them? What if you could control the content of their tweets, the link they share, and the hashtags they use? And all they need to do is to approve it?

Click To Tweet allows you to write the exact tweet you want people to post for you. You can include all the hashtags and links you want – and it will turn your tweet into a single clickable link.

Here’s how it works: First, you open Click To Tweet and enter the tweet you want people to share, and click “Generate New Link”:

Click to Tweet Twitter Tools

Then, Click To Tweet will generate a link for you. It will be a URL under their domain – ctt.ec. You then take that link and send it to your evangelists via Facebook, direct messages, or email:

Twitter Tool Click to Tweet

What happens next is pure magic. As soon as someone clicks on the link, their Twitter account will load up – already populated with your tweet! All that’s left for them to do is to click ‘Tweet’!

Twitter Tools Click To Tweet

I’ve seen this strategy work time and time again. I always appreciate (and take action on it) when people prepare a ‘Click To Tweet’ for me when asking for help (try me!)

#4: Get 150% More Retweets

In October 2014, Hubspot conducted a research on the effect of using images on Twitter. The results? Having images in your tweets increases your retweets by a staggering 150%!

As you can see, It’s also good for your clickthroughs and favorites:

Tweets with images

But how do you create these effective graphics?

I don’t know about you, but I used to be absolutely helpless when it came to creating graphics and eye-pleasing design. Truly, your 3-year old cousin could probably have done a better job than me… until Canva came into my life.

Canva is an online tool allowing hopeless folks like me create stunning graphics in minutes.

Twitter Tools Canva

This free tool is simply the best graphics tool for Twitter  on the net, Period. You don’t need to install anything. You don’t need any background in design. You just need 10 minutes, and you can now create gorgeous graphics.

Canva comes with hundreds of beautiful layouts for you to choose from, so you never have to struggle with a blank canvas ever again. The good people at Canva have created beautiful layouts for anything you might need. Sharable photo layouts for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter? They have it. Brochure templates? Absolutely. Business cards? Yes sir! Ads? Yes madam! They have everything!!!

Canva even has a great search engine for stock photos (at $1 a piece) – awesome time saver!

#5: Save Time AND Make Your Tweets Stand Out

If spending 10 minutes on Canva still seems like too much work – you’re going to love Share As Image.

Share As Image helps you convert any text quote into an image in 30 seconds or less. It’s the perfect tool for busy bloggers and podcasters who don’t like to fuss about graphics.

Sure, it won’t give you all the artistic power that WordSwag or Canva can offer. Instead, it offers the most streamlined process possible for creating photos for your blog.

All it takes is to install their browser extension. You then select the text you want to turn into a shareable image, and click on the “Share As Image” button.

Twitter Tool Share as Image

The “Share As Image” window will pop up. There, you will choose from a large collection of beautiful background photos. Pick your font (or use the default one), position the text, choose a color, and BAM – you’re done!

#6: Share New Content Even When You’re Sleeping!

In the global world we live in, Twitter never sleeps. You never know when your followers are online. You need to be posting throughout the entire day if you want to build more relationships and get grow your Twitter following.

But if we’re honest, tweeting manually 10 times a day is a complete waste of your time. You’ll never be able to get anything else done if you do that. What you need is a way to create a bunch of tweets ahead of time, and have them automatically published for you. And that’s exactly what Buffer will do for you.

Twitter Tools Buffer

Buffer allows you to write all your tweets in one sitting without worrying about posting them. It will then share your tweets on your behalf throughout the day, without you needing to think about it or do anything!

When you sign up (you can start with their free option), buffer will create a scheduled routine for your social media accounts. It will look something like this:

Twitter Tool Buffer

You can add more times if you want Buffer to post for you more frequently (in which case you’ll need to curate more content!). Note that Buffer is best for tweets that don’t repeat themselves. For promoting your past episodes or evergreen content – see the next tool.

Many scheduling platforms require you to spend mental energy on choosing at what time every tweet will be shared. Buffer makes your life easier by deciding it for you. All you need to do is to write a few tweets – and Buffer will take care of the rest – no questions asked!

#7: Drive Traffic To Your Opt-ins, Evergreen Content, Podcast Episodes and Webinars

We already mentioned that Twitter never sleeps, and neither should your account. With buffer, creating and curating new content is a breeze. But what about all your excellent evergreen content? What about your upcoming webinars, or last 20 podcast episodes? Don’t they deserve traffic?

Sure, you could keep rescheduling it into Buffer again and again… But that’s not very productive. What you need is a tool like SocialOomph.

SocialOomph allows you to create a “content bank” and have content shared on a random rotation on an ongoing basis.

Twitter Tools Socialoomph

Here’s how it works: You create a “content bucket” and upload tweets into it. Then SocialOomph will pick a random piece of content from that bucket and share it according to a frequency that you define.

You can create many different content buckets. For example, you could have an “inspiring quotes” bucket, that shares a random quote every morning. And another bucket for evergreen content that gets shared twice a day. And another one for podcast episodes… you get the picture. This way your Twitter account will keep growing and carry on sending traffic to your site – even when you’re asleep!

I will be honest – there are many Twitter tools out there that offer a similar service. Some free WordPress plugins offer this, but I’ve found them to be very buggy. There are other paid services, like Edgar – but unfortunately most of them cost $50 or more per month.

On the other hand, SocialOomph’s often missed “Twitter Unlimited” package is an absolute bargain. As under $14 a month, there’s no excuse for not giving it a go!

So what are you waiting for? Cue up some content and start automating your Twitter growth! 🙂

#8: Create Content That People WANT To Share

The best way to succeed on Twitter is by taking note of what’s already working, and adapting it to your content and niche.

You probably heard about Google Keyword Planner. It’s a tool that help you find what people are searching for on Google. Unfortunately, it offers no value in finding what type of content people want to click on and share with their friends.

To find out what content actually gets shared by real people, you need a different tool. And no tool does a better job at telling you what’s working on social media than BuzzSumo.

Twitter Tools Buzzsumo

BuzzSumo is to social media what Google Keyword Planner is to SEO.

It has two brilliant and powerful features you need to check out:

  1. It allows you to see the most shared articles on the net for any given keyword

  2. Or, you can instead see the most shared articles on the competition’s website

Imagine this: the next time you are stuck, trying to think of a subject for a fun episode or post, you head over to BuzzSumo. You type in one of the subjects you’re thinking about and immediately get a list the most shared blog posts on this subject.

From this you can see what titles are performing well and what content structure gets more shares. Then you model your post around it and before you know it – your latest post is getting you some attention on social media. You’re getting shares, clicks, and new followers. Woohoo!

#9: Improve Your Clickthrough Rate

I often tell my podcasting students that having interesting titles is crucial for their success. After all, who would click on a boring episode title? Still, coming up with an interest-peaking title isn’t always easy. We all get stuck “thinking in the box” sometimes…

…which is why I’m so excited about my latest finding – Portent’s Title Generator. I first learned about it on Razor Social’s 11 Useful Tools to Improve Your Blog Post Writing, and I’ve been in love with it ever since!

Twitter Tools Portent's Title Generator

Portent’s Title Generator does exactly what its name suggests: You enter the subject you want to write about. You click a button. Some magic occurs (I think they employ elves). And voilà! The tool generates some brilliant, out-of-the-box, click-enticing titles for you to choose from.

Here are just a few brilliant ideas this tool generated for me in a matter of seconds:

  • 15 Ways Podcasts Can Make You Rich

  • 10 Facts About Podcasts Everyone Things Are True

  • The 16 Best Resources For Podcasters

  • 13 Ways Podcasts Can Leave You Needing A Lawyer (this is by far my favorite one!)

  • Podcasting In 5 Easy Steps

What I like about the suggestions from this tool is how actionable they are. I can almost immediately start writing any of these posts right now! (But I won’t, because I should finish this post first!)

#10 Use Twitter’s Push Notifications Like A BOSS

Tweaking your hashtags will get you in front of the people that are searching for those hashtags. And while that’s great, it doesn’t compare to Twitter’s most powerful feature – push notifications.

Twitter’s notifications will get you into the home screen and the inbox of your potential followers. This thing is so powerful, that I’M SHOCKED that people frown upon it. I think people just don’t understand the power of this strategy.

Triggering a Twitter notification is easy: you follow someone.

Unless someone changed the default settings, they will receive an email from Twitter when you follow them. This email will include your photo, bio, and website link. And if you have a strong call to action in your bio – you are going to see some traffic coming in!

If the person you followed uses a Twitter app on his phone, he will also get a push notification about you right on his home screen. S-W-E-E-T!

This is by far the most effective way to get in front of your potential audience and grow your Twitter account. BUT it can also be time consuming:

You need to…

  • Find the right people to follow

  • Unfollow those that don’t follow you back after a while (otherwise your Twitter account will make you look like a major spammer or worse – a bot)

  • Figure out which keywords make people follow you back more often

  • Measure your progress

  • Make sure you’re not following bot accounts, or accounts with explicit material

  • And the list goes on and on…

So while this is a very powerful strategy, it didn’t use to scale very well…

…until now.

Many online tools claim to take care of all this for you. In reality, they often fall short on filtering spammers, explicit (violent / pornographic) accounts, and bots. And that’s pretty bad, if you ask me.

But there’s a new tool that claims this problem will become a thing of the past: SocialQuant

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Here’s what’s exciting about SocialQuant: They have created a unique algorithm that protects you from following bad accounts. With this algorithm, you can more safely than ever put your Twitter growth in Social Quant’s hands.

SocialQuant will grow your Twitter following for you, without you needing to do anything.

You can learn more about it in this SocialQuant Review. And if you decide to use a tool like SocialQuant, make sure you don’t skip tool #11!

#11: Keep Your Hard-Earned Followers Engaged

If you put all the tools mentioned in this post into action, your Twitter account will grow  rapidly. Your number one focus when this happens is to deepen and maintain your relationship with your new followers.

You want to not only keep them from unfollowing you, but to become a person they trust and look forward to their updates. Earning trust and building relationships will skyrocket your clickthroughs, retweets and favorites. So let’s get to work!

One thing is certain: It will be impossible for you to stay in touch with your top followers using your main Twitter  timeline. They will easily get lost in the endless stream of tweets. Instead, you need a way to create a separate timeline that that will let you stay in touch and see only the updates from those people. The way to achieve this on Twitter is by utilizing Twitter Lists.

Twitter Lists allow you to organize the people you are following into groups. Then you can filter updates by these groups to focus your attention only on those specific people. I should say that you don’t NEED tool #11 to do Twitter lists. Twitter does provide the list functionality on Twitter.com. It’s just outrageously uncomfortable to use!

The alternative? The world-renown Social Media management dashboard, HootSuite.

Twitter Tools Hootsuite

With over 10 million users, Hootsuite is a mammoth. It has many, many, MANY features (and costly packages). But for this post, I’m not interested in the bells and whistles or the advanced analytics they provide.

Instead, I want to point out that the FREE Hootsuite package is the best interface (in my opinion) to manage your Twitter lists. Hootsuite makes managing your lists is as easy as dragging and dropping followers into the lists you want to follow.

You can create lists for any type of group you’d like to connect with. You can create a “new followers” list. Or lists for potential leads, active followers, and for VIPs you want to engage with. (For more ideas, check out 8 Twitter Lists You Should Be Using).

Don’t let your new connections and friendships die out. Make sure you stay connected and take the engagement one step further!

And now, back to you: What Twitter tools have you been using to grow your Twitter following and impact? I’m dying to know, so leave a comment below with your favorite social media tool!

Author Meron Bareket

Hi, I’m Meron. During the last two years I’ve helped hundreds of professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs get more exposure, build an audience, and create an income online. Want to know how? Check out Podcast Empire, or email me at m@meronbareket.com 

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  • Super cool list of tools here! I will have to try out Social Oomph.

    • You’ll love it Ingrid. We use it ourselves regularly and it’s helped tremendously with our website traffic monthly.

    • I really think SocialOomph’s look & design doesn’t do justice to its great power. It was actually introduced to me by the SocialQuant team (talk about a company dedicated to their customers’ success!). It’s such a great way to keep sending traffic to old posts, lead magnets, or simply to inspire your followers. Maybe my next post should be a step-by-step setup guide… what do you think?

      • Great idea! Now if we can just get SocialOomph to create a decent sales page that clearly spells out pricing that would be awesome. At the moment it isn’t clear if Professional is $17.95 per fortnight or per month. They really need to look at their sales page!

        • I could not agree with you more. Their website is a complete mess. Terrible job, and in fact the only reason I know about their $14 plan is because someone sent me directly to it! I would never have found it on my own there! So here’s the tip: Don’t get the “Professional”, scroll down further and you will find “Twitter Unlimited”. (It’s down the page so people miss it thinking it’s even more expensive, but in fact it’s only $14 a month!)

  • Super cool list of tools here! I will have to try out Social Oomph.

    • You’ll love it Ingrid. We use it ourselves regularly and it’s helped tremendously with our website traffic monthly.

    • I really think SocialOomph’s look & design doesn’t do justice to its great power. It was actually introduced to me by the SocialQuant team (talk about a company dedicated to their customers’ success!). It’s such a great way to keep sending traffic to old posts, lead magnets, or simply to inspire your followers. Maybe my next post should be a step-by-step setup guide… what do you think?

      • Great idea! Now if we can just get SocialOomph to create a decent sales page that clearly spells out pricing that would be awesome. At the moment it isn’t clear if Professional is $17.95 per fortnight or per month. They really need to look at their sales page!

        • I could not agree with you more. Their website is a complete mess. Terrible job, and in fact the only reason I know about their $14 plan is because someone sent me directly to it! I would never have found it on my own there! So here’s the tip: Don’t get the “Professional”, scroll down further and you will find “Twitter Unlimited”. (It’s down the page so people miss it thinking it’s even more expensive, but in fact it’s only $14 a month!)

  • Beth – http://EncoreWomen.com

    Such excellent suggestions for tools to save us time with Twitter. I didn’t know about Click to Tweet. Now I do. Thanks.

    • Real easy to use as I’m sure you see from above. Love it and how quick it is to set up.

    • Hi Beth 🙂 Really excited that you liked the post! Click To Tweet is really useful, especially if you combine it with great hashtags so you not only get Tweets from your community, but also impact! 🙂

  • Beth – http://EncoreWomen.com

    Such excellent suggestions for tools to save us time with Twitter. I didn’t know about Click to Tweet. Now I do. Thanks.

    • Real easy to use as I’m sure you see from above. Love it and how quick it is to set up.

    • Hi Beth 🙂 Really excited that you liked the post! Click To Tweet is really useful, especially if you combine it with great hashtags so you not only get Tweets from your community, but also impact! 🙂

  • Jackie Harder

    Will definitely check out the headline generator. I can always come up with something snappy, but that doesn’t mean they’ll catch people’s attention.

    • Snappy is your middle name isn’t it 🙂

    • @jackie_harder:disqus just be careful – the first time I found it I must’ve spent an entire hour playing around with it and giggling 🙂 🙂

  • Jackie Harder

    Will definitely check out the headline generator. I can always come up with something snappy, but that doesn’t mean they’ll catch people’s attention.

    • Snappy is your middle name isn’t it 🙂

    • @jackie_harder:disqus just be careful – the first time I found it I must’ve spent an entire hour playing around with it and giggling 🙂 🙂

  • Nice article. Thanks for sharing. Just what I was looking for.
    Currently I’m using: ManageFlitter for building my Twitter Audience, Buffer for scheduling content, and Sprout Social for overall social media management.

    • That’s a nice mix Alex. We’d love to help at one point replace ManageFlitter for you 🙂 Thanks for reading this post.

    • Thanks, Alex 🙂 How are you liking Sprout Social? (especially if you previously used HootSuite, would LOVE to hear your take on the comparison of the two)

  • Nice article. Thanks for sharing. Just what I was looking for.
    Currently I’m using: ManageFlitter for building my Twitter Audience, Buffer for scheduling content, and Sprout Social for overall social media management.

    • That’s a nice mix Alex. We’d love to help at one point replace ManageFlitter for you 🙂 Thanks for reading this post.

    • Thanks, Alex 🙂 How are you liking Sprout Social? (especially if you previously used HootSuite, would LOVE to hear your take on the comparison of the two)

  • Sharon MacLean

    I’m lov’en your stuff so much, you’ve got your very own Bookmark file with me!

    • “Blushing” Appreciate that Sharon 🙂

    • Oh wow, seriously BLUSHING here! Thank you so much, Sharon! 🙂

  • Sharon MacLean

    I’m lov’en your stuff so much, you’ve got your very own Bookmark file with me!

    • “Blushing” Appreciate that Sharon 🙂

    • Oh wow, seriously BLUSHING here! Thank you so much, Sharon! 🙂

  • Beverley Golden

    Lots of amazing info in this post. Seems I have come a long way and still have a long way to go to optimize what I am doing on Twitter. I do love Hootsuite though. 🙂 Although people talk about Canva a lot, I find Pic Monkey much easier to work with for myself. Bookmarking this page for the resources mentioned and will work on incorporating and expanding my following with you tips in mind!

    • Thanks Beverley. Yes I also use Picmonkey a lot. Maybe because old habits are hard to break but I also love the resizing image feature .

    • “Bookmarking this” is one of the biggest compliments one could ever give a post in today’s busy world, so THANK YOU, @beverley_golden:disqus! I’m blushing! I’m so happy this post has been valuable to you. By the way – I have a few friends that are big Pic Monkey fans. It’s a great tool too! 🙂 I’m curios – if you had to pick only one new tool you’d start using, which one would it be?

  • Beverley Golden

    Lots of amazing info in this post. Seems I have come a long way and still have a long way to go to optimize what I am doing on Twitter. I do love Hootsuite though. 🙂 Although people talk about Canva a lot, I find Pic Monkey much easier to work with for myself. Bookmarking this page for the resources mentioned and will work on incorporating and expanding my following with you tips in mind!

    • Thanks Beverley. Yes I also use Picmonkey a lot. Maybe because old habits are hard to break but I also love the resizing image feature .

    • “Bookmarking this” is one of the biggest compliments one could ever give a post in today’s busy world, so THANK YOU, @beverley_golden:disqus! I’m blushing! I’m so happy this post has been valuable to you. By the way – I have a few friends that are big Pic Monkey fans. It’s a great tool too! 🙂 I’m curios – if you had to pick only one new tool you’d start using, which one would it be?

  • Sherri Frost

    Oh my gosh, what a completely thorough post. Looks like I’m going to have to revive my dormant buffer account. Social Quant is looking like a really good alternative at this point.

    • Thanks Sherri we’d love to see you.

    • So glad it inspired you, @disqus_u0URiQTRFm:disqus! 🙂 SQ is the perfect way to grow your following. Combine that with Buffer to provide your new followers with a continues stream of great resources and content and you’re unstoppable! 🙂 I love the idea of using socialoomph as a “Buffer backup” – so there’s always good content being shared even if I neglect Buffer for a day or two (which we all know… happens!)

  • Sherri Frost

    Oh my gosh, what a completely thorough post. Looks like I’m going to have to revive my dormant buffer account. Social Quant is looking like a really good alternative at this point.

    • Thanks Sherri we’d love to see you.

    • So glad it inspired you, @disqus_u0URiQTRFm:disqus! 🙂 SQ is the perfect way to grow your following. Combine that with Buffer to provide your new followers with a continues stream of great resources and content and you’re unstoppable! 🙂 I love the idea of using socialoomph as a “Buffer backup” – so there’s always good content being shared even if I neglect Buffer for a day or two (which we all know… happens!)

  • Kristen Wilson

    All great tools Mike and I use several of them. Ran across Hashtagify some time ago.. great for keyword searches and headlines too… Thanks

    • Big fan of Hashtagify. Use it daily for myself and recommending to our clients to help with Keyword research. Thanks for stopping by Kristen.

    • Glad you found it useful, Kristen! Which tools did I forget?

  • Kristen Wilson

    All great tools Mike and I use several of them. Ran across Hashtagify some time ago.. great for keyword searches and headlines too… Thanks

    • Big fan of Hashtagify. Use it daily for myself and recommending to our clients to help with Keyword research. Thanks for stopping by Kristen.

    • Glad you found it useful, Kristen! Which tools did I forget?

  • Carol Rundle

    Love this list! I already use and love Buffer. Installed SumoMe, will have to see how that goes. Unfortunately, Click to Tweet doesn’t make much sense to me. What do you do with that code it generates?

    • Hey Carol Rundle, so happy you liked the post! 🙂

      It seems like I didn’t clarify ClickToTweet enough, so here are the details of how to use it for growth: When you publish a new post or resource, the key thing to get some shares going is often social proof.

      People want to see that others are sharing the post, before they share it too. So you want to seed that growth by getting your colleagues, friends, fans, people in your business etc. to share the post.

      You could just email / text them and say “hey, would you share this URL for me on Twitter?” but this has 3 drawbacks:

      1) most of them won’t, just because it’s time consuming to think of what to tweet alongside the URL

      2) You have no control over the text they will use, and how interesting & benefit driven it will be (for example, some people would tweet “Great post! http://URL…” which no one would click on, since there’s no clarify on what’s the post about.

      3) You have no control over which hashtags, if any, they would use. No hashtags = much less exposure for your post

      ClickToTweet allows you to solve all 3 problems by letting you craft the tweet for them! You can put your enticing title, the right URL, and a few great hashtags, and know that it will get you the momentum you need.

      So you go to ClickToTweet, craft your tweet, and they generate a link for you. You copy that link (http://ctt.ec/…). Then, when you ask people to share your latest post for you, instead of saying “hey, would you share this URL for me on Twitter?”, you say: “Hey, I just published this great post URL about XYZ. Would you please share it on Twitter for me? I know you’re short on time, so here’s a link that will automatically tweet about it: http://ctt.ec/…”

      You’ll get much more people tweeting your content for you, and they will all Tweet with the title and hashtags you want them to 🙂

      I hope this clarifies things a bit 🙂

      • Carol Curtin

        Awesome info!!! I’m still a novice and learning so much.. and shared this on Twitter so I’d remember to go back and read it more thoroughly. Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Carol Rundle

    Love this list! I already use and love Buffer. Installed SumoMe, will have to see how that goes. Unfortunately, Click to Tweet doesn’t make much sense to me. What do you do with that code it generates?

  • Liz Benoit Cozby

    Mike, this goes perfectly with Kim’s meeting today! Thank you for such helpful information to us newbies! 🙂

    • Hey Liz 🙂 Glad you found the info helpful! And Mike – thanks again for the opportunity to write for you! 🙂

  • Liz Benoit Cozby

    Mike, this goes perfectly with Kim’s meeting today! Thank you for such helpful information to us newbies! 🙂

    • Hey Liz 🙂 Glad you found the info helpful! And Mike – thanks again for the opportunity to write for you! 🙂

  • Kristy Klenk

    Wow! Great stuff. There’s a lot here to digest so I’ll bookmark this blog and keep referring to it as I grow the Twitter piece of my business. Thanks!

    • @kristyklenk:disqus First of all – congrats on growing your Twitter network! 🙂 Second – don’t let the list overwhelm you.. I always say – pick just one tool at a time, master it, and then add another one… then it’s rinse & repeat! So… what one tool would you consider trying this month?

  • Kristy Klenk

    Wow! Great stuff. There’s a lot here to digest so I’ll bookmark this blog and keep referring to it as I grow the Twitter piece of my business. Thanks!

    • @kristyklenk:disqus First of all – congrats on growing your Twitter network! 🙂 Second – don’t let the list overwhelm you.. I always say – pick just one tool at a time, master it, and then add another one… then it’s rinse & repeat! So… what one tool would you consider trying this month?

  • Lorii Abela

    It is a big deal to continue connecting with your followers. It is a part of growing professionally with the aid of recent technological tools. Great impact in the social media community and you business in a larger extent. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lorii Abela

    It is a big deal to continue connecting with your followers. It is a part of growing professionally with the aid of recent technological tools. Great impact in the social media community and you business in a larger extent. Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth Kovinsky Blacker

    So much great information…I just need an extra day of the week to implement it all 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Haha! I’d love an extra day of the week too! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the post and hope to hear soon about your great results! 🙂

  • Beth Kovinsky Blacker

    So much great information…I just need an extra day of the week to implement it all 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Haha! I’d love an extra day of the week too! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the post and hope to hear soon about your great results! 🙂

  • Great (helpful) list! I have used many of these but I use Klout in conjunction with Buffer to curate articles to my Twitter accounts. I use Tweetdeck but I haven’t used Hootsuite yet. There are so many apps out there to help make it more efficient to provide meaningful content.

    • Thanks, Liz! I use Klout too from time to time 🙂 The curation feature there isn’t perfect, but sometimes it finds stuff that’s 100% gold and doesn’t show up anywhere else.

      Listen, If you start using Hootsuite I’d really love to hear your thoughts on how it compares to your experience with Tweetdeck. It’s been a long time since I used Tweetdeck 🙂

  • Great (helpful) list! I have used many of these but I use Klout in conjunction with Buffer to curate articles to my Twitter accounts. I use Tweetdeck but I haven’t used Hootsuite yet. There are so many apps out there to help make it more efficient to provide meaningful content.

    • Thanks, Liz! I use Klout too from time to time 🙂 The curation feature there isn’t perfect, but sometimes it finds stuff that’s 100% gold and doesn’t show up anywhere else.

      Listen, If you start using Hootsuite I’d really love to hear your thoughts on how it compares to your experience with Tweetdeck. It’s been a long time since I used Tweetdeck 🙂

  • Delia @ Happy Blogger Plaza

    Wow, this is an entire encyclopedia to make the best out of Twitter. You should consider making an ebook out of it 🙂 I’ve tried a few of these tools and I must say at this time I find that the simple tip of adding an image to your tweet does indeed wonders. So I try to do that at least a few times a day.

    • Thanks awesome Delia and yes we’re considering pulling together many of the great guest posts and making an awesome eBook 🙂

  • Delia @ Happy Blogger Plaza

    Wow, this is an entire encyclopedia to make the best out of Twitter. You should consider making an ebook out of it 🙂 I’ve tried a few of these tools and I must say at this time I find that the simple tip of adding an image to your tweet does indeed wonders. So I try to do that at least a few times a day.

    • Thanks awesome Delia and yes we’re considering pulling together many of the great guest posts and making an awesome eBook 🙂

  • Stacey McCoy

    This is awesome!!! I often forget to hashtag, and I’ve never even hear of Sumo me. Love the graphic you created with Canva. I practiced this weekend and I feel as though I’m really starting to like it!

    • So glad to hear you’re loving Canva and practicing. Such a great tool and you’ll love all the Sumo tools. Lot’s of cool things.

    • Woohoo! 🙂 🙂 Good job, Stacey! Once you go Canva you never go back! 🙂

  • Stacey McCoy

    This is awesome!!! I often forget to hashtag, and I’ve never even hear of Sumo me. Love the graphic you created with Canva. I practiced this weekend and I feel as though I’m really starting to like it!

    • So glad to hear you’re loving Canva and practicing. Such a great tool and you’ll love all the Sumo tools. Lot’s of cool things.

    • Woohoo! 🙂 🙂 Good job, Stacey! Once you go Canva you never go back! 🙂

  • Great read and awesome collection of tools.

    • Appreciate that and thanks for stopping by to visit. Let us know if you use any and how they go 🙂

  • Great read and awesome collection of tools.

    • Appreciate that and thanks for stopping by to visit. Let us know if you use any and how they go 🙂

  • Carol Curtin

    Awesome info!!! I’m still a novice and learning so much.. and shared this on Twitter so I’d remember to go back and read it more thoroughly. Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Great read and awesome collection of tools. I feel a little bit frustated seeing all I have to learn. I feel as a little user of Twitter reading this article. But I also know (and wish) that the new version of Favor developed by Socialfave will appear in such a list when being marketed (in February – March 2016) because many of its features are displayed in this article, with some very important competitive advantages. Happy New Year! Philippe

  • Deryl Green

    Awesome Meron, Thanks for your thorough analysis!

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