Twitter is a powerful micro-blogging service that’s evolving into one of the most sought out and widely used services online.
With Twitter, professionals are able to avidly share, distribute, and promote information with the people who are following them. After all, finding an effective way to spread content throughout the web is becoming scarce these days. However, setting up a Twitter account and posting a tweet isn’t the end of the line. You need to know how to grow and manage a community of followers that will not only will be interested in what you have to say, but they will also want to share with others the things you tweet. This is the idea behind a solid community. We can take this into account, and apply the same concepts to the success of our Twitter communities.
This is why we’ve compiled a list of 30 Twitter Tools to Help Grow Your Community. For designers and professionals in our industry, it pays to have a community on your back in times when you need the resources. Odds are someone will come through for you, especially if you’re in the habit of tweeting fresh and interesting content.
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Mr. Tweet brings you the power of networking to your Twitter community allowing you to expand your network. This tool will refer relevant followers and it will recommend you to others as well. You’ll be able to discover large amounts of Twitterers, and useful statistics on the performance of your Twitter will be available for you to view.
NearbyTweets lest you discover people in your specific area or region. This is a great tool to use if you’re mostly interested in growing your community with tweeples that are close to you. You’ll be able to find them and start following them, chances are they’re going to follow you in return.
With Friend or Follow you’re able to quickly find who out the people you’re following are following you back. This also a fantastic way to analyze a power users followers and have them follow you.
This tool allows you to automatically post your RSS feeds to your Twitter account. TwitterFeed will check with your RSS feed at the time you’ve specified and it will post new content to Twitter at an instant. Instead of manually having to submit updates, you can eliminate the possibility of forgetting and have TwitterFeed do all the work for you.
TwitterTroll is a real time Twitter search engine that lets you find new friends to follow by searching a multitude of posts by relevant keywords. This is a good way to find followers that like to Tweet/Re-Tweet the same things you post as well.
Just Tweet It makes it easier and simplifies the process of having to find other tweeters with similar interests. This user directory for Twitter is organized by genre and allows you to search various categories to find the right tweeples you’re looking for.
Retweet Radar lets you receive hourly and daily trends, along with how often a particular post was re-tweeted. You can utilize this tool in order to gain exposure to the things that are making other power users popular. This will enable you to produce your own trends for individuals to follow that have the potential to be just as popular as the next.
Here we have a tool that was specially designed to find other people to follow wich have common interest. You will have the chance to follow and individuals who are similar in several aspects to the Twitterers you already follow. Growing a community with common interests is extremely important, this will keep your followers at the edge of their seats.
Twitterator enables you with a script that allows you to search and follow various Twitter users of your choice. All you simply have to do is enter the exact URL that provides a list of twitter usernames and they will be added to your community. You also have the option of entering the list of usernames manually as well.
SocialToo helps you to become a sort of networking guru. This tool lets you keep your follower lists in sync throughout various networks such as Facebook, and you’re able to receive updates every 24hours with a list of people you’re following. You’ll be able to auto follow those who are following you, instantly unfollow, block certain 3rd party services, produce quality polls/surveys and more.
TwitterMass is a great toolset for the avid twitterer. You’ll have the option of systemizing several of the processes you conduct to manage your follower base. You will also receive reports on how your account interacts on a large scale, and construct campaigns specifically aimed at growing your community.
Here’s what this tool can do for you: It helps you strategically decide whether or not to follow an individual, you’ll be able to search and find people with very similar interests, and you can start or participate in discussions that fuel your community’s interests.
Twitual lets you view which people you have a mutual friendship with, what individuals aren’t following you back, and who may be following you but you’re not following them. By analyzing these aspects of your network, you’re able to grow your community by following others who show you the same courtesy, and unfollow those you are not interested in following you at all. This will allow your community to function on a much higher level.
We Follow is a directory for Twitter that houses a variety of categories for you to find relevant and key individuals to follow. You can enlist yourself within the directory with 3 tags at a maximum, and you will give others with the same interests as you the option to follow you.
Finding the right people to share your valuable tweets with is vital to the growth of your community. This is why Tweeter Tags makes it easy to tag yourself with keywords that define your interest, and search for others in the same manner.
TweepMe users all practice Mutual Following. In other words by registering on the site, you’ll be able to search the database of several thousand Twitter users to follow, once you follow them they will follow you and join your network. They claim all you have to do is register for the account and they will take care of the rest.
This tool will help you instantly follow Twitter users by matching them with your set of interests. Once you register and log-in, you just have to add certain keywords and Twollow will begin to follow. Search for the right individuals to follow and then have Twollow automatically follow them.
TwitterGrader allows you to find and follow individuals that are local to you. All you have to do is let TwitterGrader know where you’re located and it will instantly return a list with 100 of the most active Twitter users in your area.
Twubble goes through your follower list and then takes the liberty of going through your followers followers list to develop a new list of relevant individuals for you to follow. With this tool you’re able to find active users who are interested in what you have to say.
This tool allows you to auto-follow Twitter users that are matched with keywords that correspond to the ones you’ve outlined. You’re also able to schedule your tweets to become visible at later times.
Social Oomph can also schedule future tweets, and you’re also able to Tweet directly from your blogs RSS feed. Social Oomph has an automatic following feature and you can set up certain keywords so that you’re able to receive email updates on hot topics relating these terms regularly.
Buzzom lets you conduct a quick search that matches specific keywords with profiles on Twitter. You can restrict the search to only search for keywords in the bio’s or titles of their profiles. You can easily follow/unfollow, and lock relationships so that Buzzom will never unfollow that specific profile.
ReadMyTweets pretty much lets you read as many bio’s as you’d like, and once you read those bio’s, the same individuals will have to read yours as well. You’ll be able to find several related Twitter users and just by reading or skimming through a bio, you’ll have created the possibility of another user following you.
Translate all of your Tweets within an hour with Twitrans. This is a great way to tweet news in several different languages so that your community grows on a world-wide scale.
Twitseeker lets you search for individuals who contain a certain keyword within their profile or in their stream of conversation. This way you’ll be able to solely focus on individuals that are interested in the same things you are. Once your search is finalized, you will then be allowed to batch follow everyone who came up in the search results.
Twtpoll is a nifty feedback tool that can help you tweet polls and surveys. You can also post poles on Facebook and/or any other social media site. With Twtpoll you can give your followers the chance to interact and become active within your community. This will keep them engaged and willing to remain a follower at the same time.
Sceenr allows you to produce screencasts geared towards your followers. You’ll be able to post these screencasts just as easily as you tweet. This tool will give you the ability to reach out to your followers through different and unique venues that can be more informative and useful for them.
Tweetboard is an application for your website that acts like a micro-forum. It finds your Twitter stream in real-time converts your tweets into threaded conversations for anyone to join. If your website receives a substantial amount of traffic then this is a great way to promote your Twitter profile.
Twerbose lets you post beyond the standard 140 character limit in Twitter. Great tool for those individuals who like to be very detailed and informative within their tweets. This can go well, just as easily as it can backfire on you. You have to find a good balance between knowing which tweets are menat to be short, and which ones can be prolonged.
With TweepSearch, Twitter users are allowed to search a wide range of information within a users bio or stream in order to find individuals that can be categorized as the best match for you to follow. Since they are a good match for your profile in terms of relevancy, then chances are they are willing to follow you too.
While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other great twitter sources. Feel free to share it with us.