Last week, I published The Ultimate Facebook Toolbox, and I had mentioned that I would create a toolbox for each of the top social media networks. So, in order to make good on this promise, here is your next toolbox, The Ultimate Twitter Toolbox.
First, what is it that makes Twitter worthy to be considered one of the top social media networks? Let’s take a look at some stats.
- About 500 million tweets are sent each day, that’s 5,878 tweets that are being sent every second!
- 326 million people are using Twitter every single month, and 9% more people are using Twitter every day.
- 80% of Twitter users are affluent millennials.
- 71% of Twitter users are reading news on Twitter.
- Twitter is the #1 platform for government leaders.
- People are 31% more likely to recall what they saw on Twitter.
- 75% of B2B businesses market on Twitter.
- Twitter ads are 11% more effective than TV ads during live events.
- 40% of users say that they made a purchase because of an influencer’s tweet.
I don’t know what these statistics tell you, but what they tell me is that I need to get my business on Twitter. Along with Facebook, Twitter is another social network that has such a strong influence on consumers that failing to establish a presence on Twitter would not only be very neglectful of your business from a marketing standpoint, but it would be highly detrimental to your business from a competitive standpoint. If you don’t think that your peers and your competition are using Twitter’s influence to their advantage, then you are in for a very rude awakening.
If you are not already promoting yourself or your business on Twitter, I would reach through the screen of whatever device you’re using to read this on if I could and slap you awake.
If you’re not on Twitter, get on it TODAY, and if you are on Twitter, be more active on it from here on out.
Free Tools For Twitter
Considering the fact that your competitors and your peers are already on Twitter, you need to have some sort of edge over them, or you need a way to stand out, so how can you do this? Thankfully, there are tons of tools and resources that you can find that will help you gain that edge on your competition, and many of these resources are completely free to use.
Start using some of these resources, because I can almost guarantee that your competition is unaware of most them and, just this one fact alone will give you an edge in your industry, at least on Twitter. Fortunately for you, you don’t have to go looking for these resources, because I’ve already collected a bunch of them for you. You can thank me in the comment section at the end of this post.
This tool enables you to search through a tweet history to find tweets that link back to your website.
This is a free tool from Coschedule that enables you to create awesome looking “Click to Tweet” boxes in your blog posts so that it’s easy for your readers to share your content on Twitter which helps you grow your website traffic.
This platform helps you easily grow your Twitter community by enabling you to automate the sharing of top content, thanking people for likes, Tweeting new followers, and growing engagement. Commun.it is a premium service, however, they do have a free plan that you can start with.
“Get a daily email with the most recent follows and favorites of Twitter users you find interesting.” You can use this tool to keep tabs on your competitors, monitor trending conversations, or learn from influencers.
“Keep tabs on who follows whom.”
Search for anyone on Twitter to see their best posts.
Hash brings you the stories people are talking about.
Twitter analytics so that you can “find, analyze, and optimize for social growth.” This is another premium service, however, there is a free plan that you can start off with.
“An automatic list of the latest and greatest links from Twitter.”
With this tool, you can enter any URL, and it will tell you how many likes the URL has recieved from each of the top social networks, including Twitter.
“Listen To Twitter allows you to convert the sentiment of any topic into a unique musical melody in real-time. The happier the general discussion, the higher the pitch of each note; the more tweets there are, the faster the notes play.”
This one is more of a toy than a tool, but I thought that it was interesting enough to share nevertheless.
“The easiest way to tweet a storm.” Type in a few ideas and this tool will chop them into a stream.
Identify critical online relationships and conversations by visually mapping out your entire Twitter network.
This tool shows you on a world map in real time the exact location that each tweet is coming from, as well as the top 5 trending hashtags in any given location around the world.
You can use this platform to host videos and stream them on Twitter.
Insights and analytics for tweets and timelines.
Social media automated for free.
Twitter’s live chat platform.
Twitter specific search engine.
“The most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement. Reach your audience and discover the best of Twitter.”
Exploratory tool designed to expose and understand the temporal dynamics of Twitter conversations.
This is an awesome tool that enables you to curate Twitter content pertaining to the topics of your choosing, and then publish that content as a daily digital newspaper.
This is a free tool that analyzes your tweets and the tweets of your followers so that it can give you the best times for you to send out tweets so that they get the maximum exposure.
This tool cleans up your Twitter feed by helping you find and un-follow the people that are irrelevant to your business or to your goals.
With this tool, you type in a search term, and it pulls up all of the photos on Twitter that have anything to do with your search criteria.
Get stats on your mentions, retweets, and likes.
Measure and boost your impact on Twitter.
Follow hashtags and discover conversations.
Use this tool to schedule your tweets in advance
Get a daily email of all the links from your Twitter feed.
Track keywords, phrases, hashtags, mentions and more. Get free, once-a-day email alerts about everything that you’re tracking.
Those are all the Twitter tools I got for you. If you know of any other Twitter tools or resources that are not in this post, please mention them in the content section below.
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