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Earlier today I was asked a question in the office: “What’s that tool for checking out your follower velocity?”

The tool, which I couldn’t immediately remember, is TwitterCounter. It’s not the newest kid on the block but it’s something that we use every month or two, to benchmark our Twitter performance.

As such I thought I’d make a note of it by writing a quick reference post on Twitter tools, which features a few new ones that we’ve recently started to play with (or are about to).

TwitterCounter

How quickly are you increasing your follower count? Use TwitterCounter to figure out how you're getting on, and when you’ll hit certain milestones, and to compare your Twitter activity against your peers.

TwitterCounter

The Archivist

The Archivist scans a chunk of your tweets to unearth some kay facts and figures, including ‘Top Users’ (people you converse with or who retweet you a lot), ‘Top Words’ (common words found in your tweets) and ‘Source’ (popular Twitter clients used by your followers). You can use this tool to look up information on your competitors. 

The Archivist

dlvr.it

Dlvr.it pushes out your content onto Twitter (as well as other social platforms, including Facebook and LinkedIn, if required). It provides various additional tools to help you enhance your content, as well as stats to give you audience insight.

Dlvr.it

Tweroid

Tweroid shows you when the best time of day to tweet is, based on when your followers are most active. It can take a couple of hours to process the results, but it’s worthwhile as it may inform when you should be posting to Twitter for maximum exposure.

Tweroid

TwileShare

A simple Twitter-focused app for sharing files. Upload a file and tweet a message via the TwileShare interface. It is currently in beta but there is an email link if you'd like an invitation.

TwileShare

Hope they come in useful...

Chris Lake

Published 5 April, 2011 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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Karl Havard

Karl Havard, Chief Strategy Officer at Econsultancy Small Business Guest AccessSmall Business Multi-user

Chris, Thanks for these. Not used Tweroid or Archivist before. Both look really useful.

over 5 years ago

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Jupiter Blue

I am still noob in twitter and I am not really familiar with these twitter tools. Yes this is really useful for seo.

over 5 years ago

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William King

Well, I have used some of these tools for bookmarking, specially Hootsuite. And I found these tools really helpful, but the thing missing in them is, you can add your tweet but can not view of those to whom you are following or those who following you. Either there is no such option in it or I am missing it.

over 5 years ago

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Debbie Hindle

Excellent post thank you.

over 5 years ago

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Julie Woodward

As a newcomer to Twitter this is really helpful stuff. I shall keep this post for future reference. Many thanks.

over 5 years ago

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Marilyn Martin, SEO Executive at Branch Communications Ltd

Really useful hope to try them out and will feed back.

over 5 years ago

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Steve

With all these tools being developed, how long before Twitter kills off traditional email ?

over 5 years ago

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Ben Mason

These look interesting, have only used Twittercounter from the list - would always add Twellow and Friendorfollow to any list of twitter tools as they are invaluable for managing followers...

over 5 years ago

Samantha Noble

Samantha Noble, Marketing Director at Koozai

Have never used Tweroid but have just signed up and what great stats! I am going to put this to the test this week.

Another great tool is FollowerWonk which lets you search peoples Twitter bios for a specific word or phrase so you can quickly find people interested in your service or product and follow them.

over 5 years ago

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Saidul Hassan, Web Consultant at Web Mascot Pty. Ltd.

Thank you Chris! The Archivist and Tweroid sound promising. Gonna try..

over 5 years ago

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Chris Lucas

Thanks for letting me know about Tweroid I'll be testing this one out for sure.

over 5 years ago

Ben Aronsten

Ben Aronsten, Managing Director at SED

Good list Chris, we use a few of those.

Great start for those wanting to become a little more strategic in measuring twitter effectiveness for their activity.

over 5 years ago

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Dave Cornett

I love using twitter and have always wondered what tools people use to ma imise the effectivenss of their tweets. great post

over 5 years ago

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Linda

I was just searching for some Twitter tools and you were near the top - woohoo! Anyway I thought I would comment to say thanks for these tools, I never heard of any of the before!

Have a wonderful day!
Linda

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Hengky - Design2 Garment

Very useful post, thank U:)

over 5 years ago

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Mike Kalam

Fantastic article- made me realise why I only have 5 Twitter followers!

almost 5 years ago

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