The Social Media Guide recently released its list of four free Twitter
tools they suggest users download. We agreed with their list and wanted
to share it as well.
The first is Twilert. Twilert allows you to set keyword alerts so that when people tweet about topics you might be interested in, you will receive an e-mail alert. You can opt to receive your alerts in one e-mail so that you don't receive hundreds of e-mails each day. You can also limit your searches to certain areas so that you are not following people who may be too far away to affect your business.
Next is TweetStats. For this site, you need only supply a Twitter name. You do not need to sign up or login. You can use it to track your own stats, or another user's stats. It will tell you how often one tweets, when they tweet and which word(s) they use most often.
SocialOomph is next on the list. The site has many features but one is the option to schedule when tweets are sent. It also allows you to track keywords. For a fee, it will follow back people who followed you and send direct messages to new followers.
Last on this list is Twitterfeed. This helps you connect your blog to Twitter. It tracks clicks and lets you choose which site you use to shorten your link. You can also connect it to LinkedIn and Facebook for updates.
There are many, many tools to help you with Twitter. Have you tried any of these tools or any others not mentioned? We'd love to hear about your experiences!