It’s user friendly, allows for instant feedback, and is just plain fun! In my case, using Twitter has produced book deals, speaking gigs, interviews, joint venture partners, clients, and even a phone call with a Hollywood producer!
Here are a few of the lively tools I use to make it more interesting AND productive:
- Tweetwasters - Afraid Twitter is taking up way too much time? This site can be a real wake-up call. It’s not scientific, but it will give you a pretty good clue of your estimated Twitter time.
- SocialOomph – Recognized as an easy way to schedule promotional tweets, it also allows for alert set-ups to track keywords, and has a way for you to extend your Twitter profile. The free service works great!
- Tweetstats – Who wants a graph of your Twitter stats? You’ll see your tweets per hour, per day, and per month. I’m not talking about just the proceeding month. Mine are graphed from the day I signed onto Twitter in February of 2008! And did I mention, who I tweet to and who I retweet? Really cool stuff.
- Twellow – Curious where to find people in your niche? This site is called the Twitter yellow pages. Need I say more?
- FriendorFollow – The page header says it all. “Who’s not following you back.” This is good info because it allows you the opportunity to prune your own following if needed.
- Twylah – How about a fan page for your Twitter account? Free and easy sign up and home to the power tweet! Here’s what mine looks like: Martha’s Twylah Page
- Whats my Twitter account worth – Not that we are going to sell our accounts, and I have no idea how this is calculated, but it’s a fun check anyway. BTW, mine is worth a little under $5,000 and Lady Gaga is over $14m. Go figure. Random stat that is meaningless but fun. Try it!
- TweetEffect – You’ll like this one! You can find out if your Twitter updates have helped you pick up followers or they’ve made folks unfollow. Very cool.
Twitter is still my all-time favorite social media marketing platform and you should give it more than a passing glance. Like all good sites, it is continually evolving. People are creating all sorts of uses and new marketing ideas surface on a regular basis.
If you’re not participating, I have to ask why not. Connections are ready to be made. Find folks in your niche and get the conversation going. It’s an entrpreneur’s dream.
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