5 Twitter Tools to Enhance Your Marketing

social media toolsAre you looking for new and creative ways to use Twitter?

Here are 5 lesser-known Twitter tools that your business should be using.

Each of these tools has unique capabilities that may help your business get an edge over your competitors. Oh, and all of these tools are free.

#1: Commun.it—Manage Your Community Efficiently

Commun.it is probably one of the best relationship-management tools out there. It helps you to cultivate your followers on Twitter and make important connections to build your business.

My favorite function is that it will look into your most up-to-date feed and organize your followers into three groups:

  • Influencers
  • Top supporters
  • Engaged Twitter users
community groups

Cultivate your relationships on Twitter based on groups.

By grouping your users, you’re able to focus on not only influential users but people who have previously shared your content and have taken the time to engage with you.

Another advantage of this tool is the ability to sort your list according to “most recent” or “highest rating,” which shows your top influencers based on their algorithm.

The tool is also very user-friendly. You can grow and manage your community fully from its dashboard.

There is also a “Consider to Follow” feature that gives you a list of people to consider following based on previous conversations, retweets and the followers who have been engaging you.

This feature made me realize that I wasn’t following back many people who had previously engaged and shared my content. I think it’s a shame if you don’t get to know the people who took the time to know you.

#2: inboxQ—Find Questions People Are Asking

Another tool that your business can use to quickly latch onto conversations is inboxQ. Because every question is an opportunity, it is important that you listen to questions that people are asking on Twitter.

Because lots of chatter and tweets are happening every second, questions can go unanswered and opportunities may go to waste. The bad news is even Twitter does not have a proper function to track down these questions.

The good news is you can use inboxQ to find questions people are asking on Twitter.

All you need to do is set up a campaign by inserting keywords for the questions people are most likely to ask in your industry.

For example, if you are an online wine distributor or have a wine blog, the keywords could be “best wine,” “wine pairing,” or just plain “wine.”

set keywords on inboxq

Set keywords related to your industry.

inboxq questions

Questions Twitter users are asking.

Then inboxQ will do its magic and pull questions from Twitter containing those keywords.

By helping people, you’re able to establish yourself as an expert in your industry and gain new followers. Your engagement with them could also help in getting them to follow you back after you have followed them.

Answering questions may seem like a simple tactic, but simple gestures are sometimes the most effective.

#3: Tweriod + Buffer—Find the Best Time to Tweet

Tweriod and Buffer are a match made in heaven.

Tweriod is quite straightforward—it analyzes your tweets and your followers’ tweets to give you the best time and day of the week to tweet to get the highest visibility for your content. The analysis generally shows you the time and day that your followers are most active on Twitter, which helps you share your content more effectively.

timing analysis

Analysis of the best time to tweet.

After finding out the best time to tweet, most people will stop there and not do anything else with the report. But with Buffer, you can simply log into your Buffer account and it will automatically set the time that Tweriod suggests for your tweets.

tweriod optimal timing

Set optimal timing on Twitter as suggested by Tweriod.

By analyzing and finding out the best time to tweet with Tweriod and setting the time with Buffer, you’ll be sure that your future tweets are fully optimized and will reach more people.

#4: ClickToTweet—Customize and Maximize Your Visibility

ClickToTweet is a tool that I’ve been experimenting with recently after I noticed that top blogs such as KISSMetrics and HubSpot are using it. This simple tool allows you to customize preloaded tweets that you want your readers to share.

You can use this tool to increase your business website’s visibility as it makes content more shareable. When a user clicks the link, your preloaded message will automatically be added to their Twitter status box. They then can click to tweet and your message will be out there.

This is different from a normal Retweet button on your blog because it is more visible than simply retweeting your blog title.

You can use this for:

  • Facts and figures
  • Quotes from your blog

ClickToTweet is a great example of how Twitter continuously evolves to maximize the 140 characters and includes the most content at the most visible level.

clicktotweet

Use ClickToTweet to make tweets more sharable.

Here’s how to set it up on your blog/website/landing page:

  • Go to the ClickToTweet website.
  • Write the message you want and add your Twitter handle.

    description

    Fill in the description you want and add your Twitter handle.

  • Copy the link from your blog and use a URL shortener like bit.ly or goo.gl to shorten it.
  • Paste the short URL link into ClickToTweet.

    blog url

    Get the permalink URL from your blog and shorten it with a URL shortener.

  • Click Generate.

Now that you have your URL, the next step is to simply add it to your blog. You’re done! Next is to experiment with it using your own blog’s content.

#5: Brandfluencers—Find Influencers Who Tweet Your Blog

I recently stumbled upon Brandfluencers. This tool is quite straightforward and simple to use too. It will identify users who have referred the most visits and page views to your blog via Twitter.

All you need to do is simply log into your Google Analytics account and it will generate the report.

referred traffic

Brandfluencers displays Twitter users who have referred the most traffic and page views.

By knowing who drives the most traffic and page views to your site, you can focus on continuing to build relationships with them or show your appreciation and thank them for sharing your content.

As this tool is relatively new, I believe that it is not as accurate as it could be. I tested it using another account and the traffic results showed a slight discrepancy. But I believe that it gives you a general idea, which is better than having no idea at all.

What do you think about these tools? Have you tried any of them before? Do you happen to use any other lesser-known tools out there that you would like to recommend? Please share them in the comments box below.

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  • http://inspiretothrive.com/ Lisa Buben

    I love commun.it – been using it since it was first out in Beta.
    Tweriod + Buffer is another great though I’ve used Social Bro with buffer for timing the tweets. I have not heard of the others, they look very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     

  • http://inspiretothrive.com/ Lisa Buben

    I love commun.it – been using it since it was first out in Beta.
    Tweriod + Buffer is another great though I’ve used Social Bro with buffer for timing the tweets. I have not heard of the others, they look very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     

  • LeoWid

    Amazing post Aaron, absolutely love Commun.it, I have to start using it more! Thanks so much for the knid mention of Buffer and Tweriod, we’ve really seen fantastic results of increased click and engagement rate through using the two tools together! 

    Buffered that post for sure! :)  

  • LeoWid

    Amazing post Aaron, absolutely love Commun.it, I have to start using it more! Thanks so much for the knid mention of Buffer and Tweriod, we’ve really seen fantastic results of increased click and engagement rate through using the two tools together! 

    Buffered that post for sure! :)  

  • http://twitter.com/QudosAnimations Qudos Animations

    I am so glad you included Buffer in there. I’ve been using it for nearly a month now and it has changed the way I do social media. InboxQ and BrandInfluencers could be quite useful as well. Thanks for posting!

  • http://twitter.com/QudosAnimations Qudos Animations

    I am so glad you included Buffer in there. I’ve been using it for nearly a month now and it has changed the way I do social media. InboxQ and BrandInfluencers could be quite useful as well. Thanks for posting!

  • http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/ Greg Laden

    Commun.it” says “always free” (that’s “always” as in “never costs”) when you start to sign up, but then they tell you “9.95 a month” for the most basic service. Other than the loss leader service (free) which gives you nothing.
    Once I encountered that I stopped reading your other suggestions. I came here because of a tweet of your. I will not block your account because rather than saving me time you are wasting me time.  

    Way to social network! 

  • http://innovationimitation.com/ Mike Polischuk

    Thank you Aaron for this great post! It’s an honor for us (Commun.it) to be in such a great company with Buffer and InboxQ among your Top tools for marketing :)

    Our goal is to help people and businesses focus more on nurturing important relationships, and less on noise and disturbances. And your summary showcased perfectly what our product is designed for. 

    In addition to helping you focus on significant relationships, Commun.it also helps you monitor engagement and discover new leads to connect with, based on your profile and interests. So in addition to helping you cultivate existing relationships, we also assist in creating new ones.

    Thank you again
    Mike Polischuk

    p.s.
    Readers that are interested in trying out Commun.it, you can reach me on Twitter for any question :)
    @MikePolis:twitter

  • http://innovationimitation.com/ Mike Polischuk

    Thank you Aaron for this great post! It’s an honor for us (Commun.it) to be in such a great company with Buffer and InboxQ among your Top tools for marketing :)

    Our goal is to help people and businesses focus more on nurturing important relationships, and less on noise and disturbances. And your summary showcased perfectly what our product is designed for. 

    In addition to helping you focus on significant relationships, Commun.it also helps you monitor engagement and discover new leads to connect with, based on your profile and interests. So in addition to helping you cultivate existing relationships, we also assist in creating new ones.

    Thank you again
    Mike Polischuk

    p.s.
    Readers that are interested in trying out Commun.it, you can reach me on Twitter for any question :)
    @MikePolis:twitter

  • http://twitter.com/octadyne Octadyne Systems

    Thanks for the great tools–I love finding new ones that make life a little easier! Tweroid + Buffer is great. I have found it very helpful, and Tweroid even allows you to see how many clicks each tweet gets which is cool too.

  • http://twitter.com/octadyne Octadyne Systems

    Thanks for the great tools–I love finding new ones that make life a little easier! Tweroid + Buffer is great. I have found it very helpful, and Tweroid even allows you to see how many clicks each tweet gets which is cool too.

  • http://brandyousocial.com/testimonials/ Megan

    Thanks for the great list of tools! I’m especially excited to try out Buffer – it sounds like it would help out a lot and make things a little quicker, easier, and more organized.

  • http://brandyousocial.com/testimonials/ Megan

    Thanks for the great list of tools! I’m especially excited to try out Buffer – it sounds like it would help out a lot and make things a little quicker, easier, and more organized.

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Leo! 

    Great to see you here. My pleasure for mentioning buffer and Tweriod, its a superb tag team that more people need to know about to enhance their marketing. I’m seeing it increase my clicks and engagement rate! 

    Superb! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure. I’m sure you’ll love InboxQ to find related questions and use braninfluencers to find your influencers. Buffer is my hidden gem! Its a superb tool. 

    Their team is amazing too. One of them just stopped by to comment :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure. I’m sure you’ll love InboxQ to find related questions and use braninfluencers to find your influencers. Buffer is my hidden gem! Its a superb tool. 

    Their team is amazing too. One of them just stopped by to comment :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Didn’t know that! I usually base the amount of clicks on buffer after setting up with tweriod. 

    Thanks for the tip!

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You bet Megan, its a set and forget tool! You can download their plugin on chrome too. Great addition for sure when you start using it. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You bet Megan, its a set and forget tool! You can download their plugin on chrome too. Great addition for sure when you start using it. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Greg, I signed up for Commun.it too. They do offer a free option and like most tools have various other paid options. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Greg, I signed up for Commun.it too. They do offer a free option and like most tools have various other paid options. 

  • http://twitter.com/octadyne Octadyne Systems

    My mistake–it is Buffer that shows the amount of clicks, I just said the wrong one! Thanks for catching that. 

  • http://twitter.com/octadyne Octadyne Systems

    My mistake–it is Buffer that shows the amount of clicks, I just said the wrong one! Thanks for catching that. 

  • http://www.worob.com/ Worob

    How do you rank Crowdbooster as a tool to help you figure out optimal times to post?

  • http://www.worob.com/ Worob

    How do you rank Crowdbooster as a tool to help you figure out optimal times to post?

  • http://twitter.com/dinodogan Dino Dogan

    I use commun.it, I never paid a dime, and it does pretty much everything I need it to do for a one man band. 

    I guess they have paid options, but I havent used those, nor do they force them on you.

    Aaron has worked hard to compile a post that I certainly found useful. You came down little too hard on him. 

    Great job, Aaron :-)

  • http://twitter.com/dinodogan Dino Dogan

    I use commun.it, I never paid a dime, and it does pretty much everything I need it to do for a one man band. 

    I guess they have paid options, but I havent used those, nor do they force them on you.

    Aaron has worked hard to compile a post that I certainly found useful. You came down little too hard on him. 

    Great job, Aaron :-)

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Greg, thank you for the comment.

    When you register with commun.it, you’ll be able to pick four options. Just pick the free version. They still offer the free option. I just checked to make sure.

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Greg, thank you for the comment.

    When you register with commun.it, you’ll be able to pick four options. Just pick the free version. They still offer the free option. I just checked to make sure.

  • http://strategy-keys.com/ David Willden

    Very helpful article!   Thanks you.  

  • http://strategy-keys.com/ David Willden

    Very helpful article!   Thanks you.  

  • Debra

    Helpful tools that I was not familiar with. Thanks.

  • Debra

    Helpful tools that I was not familiar with. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonWillans Jason Willans

    SocialBro is also very good for filtering your fans via time zone, number of followers they have etc. I’m going to try Commun.it out next, but have a look at socialbro.com as it gives you access to a lot of metrics.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonWillans Jason Willans

    SocialBro is also very good for filtering your fans via time zone, number of followers they have etc. I’m going to try Commun.it out next, but have a look at socialbro.com as it gives you access to a lot of metrics.

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  • http://www.juliansummerhayes.com/ Julian Summerhayes

    Thanks for sharing Aaron. I have RT and posted to Google+ for ya.

  • http://www.juliansummerhayes.com/ Julian Summerhayes

    Thanks for sharing Aaron. I have RT and posted to Google+ for ya.

  • http://www.austintenantadvisors.com/ Nathan K Smith

    Hi Aaron,

    Have you ever used backtweets.com?  Here a user can enter a keyword in the search box and find out if anyone has tweeted your stories.  Bufferapp.com also lets you preload tweets that can be scheduled to send out while you are out of the office.

  • http://www.austintenantadvisors.com/ Nathan K Smith

    Hi Aaron,

    Have you ever used backtweets.com?  Here a user can enter a keyword in the search box and find out if anyone has tweeted your stories.  Bufferapp.com also lets you preload tweets that can be scheduled to send out while you are out of the office.

  • Frances

    I had no idea that Tweriod and Buffer collaborated but it makes sense. And I did not know about Brandfluencers or ClickToTweet. I will check them out. Thanks!

  • Frances

    I had no idea that Tweriod and Buffer collaborated but it makes sense. And I did not know about Brandfluencers or ClickToTweet. I will check them out. Thanks!

  • jean

    Great info and insights into some really useful tools. Thanks! @Peak_Travel:twitter 

  • jean

    Great info and insights into some really useful tools. Thanks! @Peak_Travel:twitter 

  • https://www.campalyst.com/ Jevgenijs Kazanins

    Hi, Aaron!

    Many thanks for mentioning Brandfluencers! We created Brandfluencers to illustrate the functionality of Campalyst, our enterprise solution.

    Brandfluencers functionality within Campalyst is considerably more stable and richer (i.e. you can identify people referring sales, not only traffic), but we keep improving brandfluencers.com to match it in quality.

    Jay
    CEO and co-founder

  • https://www.campalyst.com/ Jevgenijs Kazanins

    Hi, Aaron!

    Many thanks for mentioning Brandfluencers! We created Brandfluencers to illustrate the functionality of Campalyst, our enterprise solution.

    Brandfluencers functionality within Campalyst is considerably more stable and richer (i.e. you can identify people referring sales, not only traffic), but we keep improving brandfluencers.com to match it in quality.

    Jay
    CEO and co-founder

  • http://www.jackiebledsoe.com/ Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.

    Nice! Tweriod plus Buffer! Can’t beat that with a bat! :)

  • http://www.jackiebledsoe.com/ Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.

    Nice! Tweriod plus Buffer! Can’t beat that with a bat! :)

  • http://www.commun.it SharelOmer

    Thanks Aaron, the free version is powerful… you get all features for free :) if you want to add additional twitter accounts, or advance reports or more monitored items then you can upgrade to pro…

    We will be happy to hear what part of the free is not enough and update it! please send mail to sharel@commun.it :) we are here for you!

  • http://www.commun.it SharelOmer

    Thanks Aaron, the free version is powerful… you get all features for free :) if you want to add additional twitter accounts, or advance reports or more monitored items then you can upgrade to pro…

    We will be happy to hear what part of the free is not enough and update it! please send mail to sharel@commun.it :) we are here for you!

  • http://www.commun.it SharelOmer

    Go @twitter-94173593:disqus , thanks for the comment! happy to see you here.

  • http://www.commun.it SharelOmer

    Go @twitter-94173593:disqus , thanks for the comment! happy to see you here.

  • http://twitter.com/designfits Design Fits

    Hey dear, Great job. I had little idea about this, got a lot on this post. I love twitter & you all out there.

  • http://twitter.com/designfits Design Fits

    Hey dear, Great job. I had little idea about this, got a lot on this post. I love twitter & you all out there.

  • http://bigrockinvestments.com/ Michael Borger

    Wow, more and more tools keep coming out for Twitter. Looks like my tool chest is about to get bigger. The potential of Twitter continues to break down my earlier (mis)conceptions.

  • http://bigrockinvestments.com/ Michael Borger

    Wow, more and more tools keep coming out for Twitter. Looks like my tool chest is about to get bigger. The potential of Twitter continues to break down my earlier (mis)conceptions.

  • mrpbrain

    Hi Aaron, I want to also mention Pluggio (http://plugg.io) for this list… it’s one of the best tools I’ve found for marketing and community building / engagement on Twitter.

  • mrpbrain

    Hi Aaron, I want to also mention Pluggio (http://plugg.io) for this list… it’s one of the best tools I’ve found for marketing and community building / engagement on Twitter.

  • Drew Frey

    Thanks for the post @AskAaronLee:twitter 

    I just started using Commun.it recently and really enjoy it. The ‘Consider to Follow’ feature is super helpful!

    Our team is working on a project called,    that helps mange all of your online conversations and makes your online experience as efficient as possible. 

    I’d also like to recommend SocialBro.com. It’s a great way to tap into the mindset of your followers and understand the behaviors of those who follow you.

    Thanks again Aaron (I’m going to share this right now!)

    Cheers, 

    Drew 

  • Drew Frey

    Thanks for the post @AskAaronLee:twitter 

    I just started using Commun.it recently and really enjoy it. The ‘Consider to Follow’ feature is super helpful!

    Our team is working on a project called,    that helps mange all of your online conversations and makes your online experience as efficient as possible. 

    I’d also like to recommend SocialBro.com. It’s a great way to tap into the mindset of your followers and understand the behaviors of those who follow you.

    Thanks again Aaron (I’m going to share this right now!)

    Cheers, 

    Drew 

  • http://twitter.com/virtualgina Gina Mortimer Storr

    Thanks for this – I had been looking at two of these apps and and glad to learn about the others, especailly Buffer. Thanks again

  • http://twitter.com/virtualgina Gina Mortimer Storr

    Thanks for this – I had been looking at two of these apps and and glad to learn about the others, especailly Buffer. Thanks again

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Ahh! no problem! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Ahh! no problem! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure David! Do try them out and let me know your thoughts. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Debra! So glad you found them new. Enjoy the new toys! :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Debra! So glad you found them new. Enjoy the new toys! :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thank you for the recommendation Jason. Socialbro is definitely a great tool! We featured it on one of our blogs and I definitely recommend it to others too. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thank you for the recommendation Jason. Socialbro is definitely a great tool! We featured it on one of our blogs and I definitely recommend it to others too. 

  • http://blog.vendhq.com/ Francesca Nicasio

    Tweriod + Buffer is such a great combination and it works like a charm for me. I’ll try inboxQ next–I’m always eager to jump into relevant conversations on Twitter, and this looks promising. Thanks!

  • http://blog.vendhq.com/ Francesca Nicasio

    Tweriod + Buffer is such a great combination and it works like a charm for me. I’ll try inboxQ next–I’m always eager to jump into relevant conversations on Twitter, and this looks promising. Thanks!

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You’re amazing Julian! thank you so much! you rock! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You’re amazing Julian! thank you so much! you rock! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Do try them and share your thoughts. I’m seeing great results with clicktotweet so far. Yup! Not many knew about tweriod and buffer collaboration that was why i featured it. Amazing “tag team” 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Do try them and share your thoughts. I’m seeing great results with clicktotweet so far. Yup! Not many knew about tweriod and buffer collaboration that was why i featured it. Amazing “tag team” 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure Jean, so glad you found it useful :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure Jean, so glad you found it useful :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Jay! 

    Such an honor to have you comment. Yes! i do know about it. I read about it on the site if i am not mistaken. 

    Thank you for comment and sharing this article on twitter :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    They are the tag team champions for sure :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    They are the tag team champions for sure :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Good day mate! 

    I believe some of them are new and they have tons of potential. Enjoy! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    I know right? Its kind of tough to keep up with all the latest tools. Hopefully this narrow some of them down to feature some of the best. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    I know right? Its kind of tough to keep up with all the latest tools. Hopefully this narrow some of them down to feature some of the best. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You’ll love buffer! its one of the best and must have tools out there Gina. Thanks for the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You’ll love buffer! its one of the best and must have tools out there Gina. Thanks for the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Good day! 

    I like CrowdBooster, what i like best is the recommended me optimal times to posts in Asian time. Therefore i don’t need to trouble myself to convert those time. I have yet to test their optimal time though as I am seeing clicks improving with tweriod and buffer. I’ll experiment right after this. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Good day! 

    I like CrowdBooster, what i like best is the recommended me optimal times to posts in Asian time. Therefore i don’t need to trouble myself to convert those time. I have yet to test their optimal time though as I am seeing clicks improving with tweriod and buffer. I’ll experiment right after this. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure! 

    InboxQ is a great tool to let you find relevant conversation and help people asking questions. I’m still using it to answer questions. Great way to help people. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thanks Dino! 

    Such an honor to have you down here to comment ! thank you so much for the ocmpliment. 

    You rock! 

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  • http://twitter.com/JanellMcIlwain Janell

    This is great information. Love Commun.it.

  • http://twitter.com/JanellMcIlwain Janell

    This is great information. Love Commun.it.

  • Ketan

    I have recently added InboxQ to my company’s Twitter (Hootsuite) a/c which I manage. It brings up only a couple of questions. Maybe it’s because I am not tuned-in to it at all times. I think your line of business too might influence it. But it is always handy to have more opportunities to interact intelligently on social media. So having InboxQ is better than not having it at all.

    I look forward to trying out Click to Tweet and Brandfluencers. If you use MailChimp for email marketing, Hootsuite also lets you view your reports right from within its interface. I guess the ideal tool would be that which can scan my Twitter profile and usage history and suggest the most likely influencers and times to post, the best hashtags etc. I don’t think I’m asking for too much!

  • Ketan

    I have recently added InboxQ to my company’s Twitter (Hootsuite) a/c which I manage. It brings up only a couple of questions. Maybe it’s because I am not tuned-in to it at all times. I think your line of business too might influence it. But it is always handy to have more opportunities to interact intelligently on social media. So having InboxQ is better than not having it at all.

    I look forward to trying out Click to Tweet and Brandfluencers. If you use MailChimp for email marketing, Hootsuite also lets you view your reports right from within its interface. I guess the ideal tool would be that which can scan my Twitter profile and usage history and suggest the most likely influencers and times to post, the best hashtags etc. I don’t think I’m asking for too much!

  • http://www.benlang.me/ Ben Lang

    Awesome post Aaron!

  • http://www.benlang.me/ Ben Lang

    Awesome post Aaron!

  • Minerva Saddler

    Aaron thanks for sharing this information.  I will certainly be exploring some of the tools you have presented to maximize my social media visibility. @MinervaSaddler:disqus 

  • Minerva Saddler

    Aaron thanks for sharing this information.  I will certainly be exploring some of the tools you have presented to maximize my social media visibility. @MinervaSaddler:disqus 

  • http://twitter.com/penguinblogging Fiza Malik

    Greeting Aaron,

    Such a great list of twitter tools, many of them I used already but commun.it is the new tool for me. Sound good of tweriod+buffer i’ll use it very soon. 

    Thanks 

  • http://allmarketingsolutions.co.uk/social-media-marketing-services Ayaz

    Hi Aaron!

    Great post and I like the brandfluencer tool though never use it before but it seems like awesome one, will try it in future. Thanks for sharing great tool with us. 

  • Shanna Gualtieri

    Awesome insights, thank you!

  • Chris

     Have you tried Hootsuite new “AutoScheduler” which appears to offer similar to the Tweriod and Buffer but for Facebook and Google+ as well?

  • http://twitter.com/MahraAlZaabi1 MahraAlZaabi

    Interesting Article to read #Twitter

  • Mariawilliams672

     Great article and very helpful.. i feel inbox is the best way of helping people out by clarifying their doubts that they have on ind.

  • http://twitter.com/greenthomestead Green T Homestead

    Awesome post Aaron!

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  • Leticia Polese

    Thanks for your comment, Jason! 

  • Leticia Polese

    Thanks Aaron! We’re about to launch a cloud version of SocialBro, very suitable for large Twitter accounts like yours. We’ll keep you posted!

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thanks buddy! thanks for the comment. Appreciate it. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thank you! so glad you found it useful! :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thanks guys! Do let me know which is your favourite when you try them :D  

  • http://twitter.com/acefurn AceFurniture

    Thanks for a wonderful information shared with us

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Yes! its a great way to be a thought leader in the industry as well :D  

  • Laetitia-bantman Esc

    Amazing article

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Minerva, 

    My pleasure, I am so glad you found this article useful. Do share your thoughts when use them for your business. Enjoy! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thanks Ayaz, brandfluencer is an amazing tool for sure. I am already using it to connect with people who shares my posts. Enjoy! 

  • Jo Harrison

    Fab post Aaron, always looking for new Twitter tools to use as this is where I get most of my clients… I am just trying inboxQ, Commun.it and Brandfluencers! :)

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thank you so much for the compliment! it helps a lot! :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure! Do try them out! you’ll love the tools more :D  

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment :D

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    I have not Chris. I did hear about it recently but I have not taken the time to try it yet. Are you using it? Do you like it? 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Awesome! Looking forward to hearing it! Woot! 

  • http://www.webincomejournal.com/ Chadrack

    Great list. Thanks so much Aaron. I’ve been looking for some good tools that will help me with twitter marketing these will definitely help.

  • http://twitter.com/iFlourish2 Laura Haykel

    Thank you for this value rich post Aaron!  I’m just really starting to get activated around Twitter so these tools will definitely come in handy!

  • http://twitter.com/coupmedia_mike Michael Grenfell

    Nice work Aaron, Just showed inboxQ to my boss. It will be very useful to track tweets that we can engage with on behalf of our clients. Its a shame they don’t allow you to switch between twitter accounts easily on the crome widget without logging in and out. We also found that they have a HootSuite app which means we can reply to tweets easily with whichever client the ‘question’ concerns. However, they do not allow you to have multiple campaigns showing in different streams. Which again would have been useful.

    That said, a great few tools and a great sum up.

    best regards,

    Mike

  • http://twitter.com/coupmedia_mike Michael Grenfell

    Nice work Aaron, Just showed inboxQ to my boss. It will be very useful to track tweets that we can engage with on behalf of our clients. Its a shame they don’t allow you to switch between twitter accounts easily on the crome widget without logging in and out. We also found that they have a HootSuite app which means we can reply to tweets easily with whichever client the ‘question’ concerns. However, they do not allow you to have multiple campaigns showing in different streams. Which again would have been useful.
    That said, a great few tools and a great sum up.

    best regards,

    Mike

  • http://www.skipprichard.com/ Skip Prichard

    Aaron, I’m not even sure how I found this article, but I’m glad I did.  Looks like some great unknown tools, and I am checking them out right now. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/tweriod Tweriod

    Thanks for the shout out Aaron it is Tweriod and Buffer is indeed an awesome partnership. I have had people say to me that syncing the 2 has increased their engagement rate by up to 500%. Great post. 

  • Thekats

    Hootsuite is great! I went to a Social Media seminar and some of the WordPress employees were there and they’re the ones who first suggested using Hootsuite. Since then, I literally use it daily!

  • http://www.Tufable.com/ Tufail Shahzad

    InBoxQ is new for me, thank you for sharing these productive tools to increase exposure and engagement on Twitter.

  • Kristina

    Awesome article!! Thank you SO much for sharing!

    -Kristina Conaway

  • http://www.visiopreneur.com/ oladimeji Joseph Fakayode

    Nice and useful Aaron

  • http://enria.org/ IPW, Inc.

    Great Stuff Aaron. I have reposted this! If you would like to be featured in our upcoming technology and innovation publication, let me know. We are doing an article on Social Media. Cheers! 

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  • http://twitter.com/DS_Coaching Angela Martin

    THANK YOU for the great information!  Do you have a preference for Buffer over HootSuite?  I’ve been toying with both, but would appreciate your feedback.  

    All the best,
    Angela

  • http://www.steitblog.com Firas Steitiyeh

    Great lineup of tools! I would also add Content Scorer to them ;)

    Best,

    Firas

  • http://www.gThankYou.com/ Liz King

    Aaron,
    Thank you for a great overview of value add tools for twitter!  I enjoyed learning about them and appreciate the help in staying current.

  • http://twitter.com/goberdini Wim Gobert

    http://www.hootsuite.com is also a nice usefull program

  • Michelle

    I liked the sound of Tweriod but when I searched the Android Google Play Store and App Store for my iPod – the search produced no results. Why would that be?

  • http://www.epreneur.tv/ Tehmina

    Some great ideas here Aaron, thank you! I love InBoxQ especially and will be using that from now on. 

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  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi! thanks! I have not heard of it. Checking it out after this! thanks for the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure Janell, commun.it is great, they have an amazing team too. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Fiza, yes! its quite new still but its very powerful. :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    You’re in for a treat Jo! you’ll love them! :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Luck must be on our site that you’re able to find your way to this article and its the first time I’m contributing here too! Enjoy them! 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Great! InboxQ have been an amazing tool for me. Let me know what you think after trying it. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    So glad you found this article useful Kristina. Appreciate the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thank you mate! thanks for the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Awesome! let me know when its live! Love to check it out. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Angela, 

    I like buffer because its easier for me to share content. I don’t need to set the time and I already pre-set them. Most of the time I am either on cotweet or buffer.

    I have not tried hootsuites new feature though which I am hearing some great reviews.

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Awesome Firas, I have heard of it, will check it out after this. thanks for the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure! I’m seeing great feedback from others who have used inboxq too! let me know how it goes when you try it. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Michelle, I’m not sure if they have an app. I’m using it on my browser. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure Liz, its great to hear that this post helps! thank you so much. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Michael, 

    I know what you mean, I have problem wanting to respond on their account as well. I hope they are paying attention to this comment and update their tool. I am not seeing much interaction on their twitter account as well. Hopefully more after this. 

    thanks for the comment Mike. 

    Aaorn

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Laura, thats great! i hope these tools help out! :D  

  • http://www.Tufable.com/ Tufail Shahzad

    @askaaronlee:disqus I’ll give it a try today, and will give you my feedback about it.

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hootsuite is a great tool for sure. A few of our clients love it. 

  • http://twitter.com/TraceyDowney Tracey Downey

    Hi Aaron! Great information, thank you for sharing it.  I am a novice at Social Media but, have learned so much from SME…

  • Socialmarketing31

    exactly Aaron, great working…. keep it up.. :)

  • http://twitter.com/CXthecloud CX

    Thank you so much for the post, Aaron! You have tons of great information here, and it’s much-appreciated! 

  • Srishti Balani

    Hey Aaron, great post. I handle online for a b2b major and I’m going to try implementing these tools today – wondering if tweriod / buffer can give optimum times for specific groups of people within your overall set of followers? So like a layer of commun.it which organizes groups, then a layer of tweriod for those groups?

  • Mju76543

    Tried 2 of these and both struckout:

    InboxQ:  Have got “an unknown error” all day
    Commun.it:  They sent a blank report I ahve over 1,000 foloowers are 40 Rts a day so ???

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  • http://blog.LifeCaptured.com John Arleth

    No kidding. I think we all know the free version is a way to convert users to increased services. If Greg chastises everyone who writes a thoughtful, helpful piece, there will be an internet of no helpful people. I believe Dino is right and I believe Aaron is a good guy. Coming down on helpful people is why there are 1000 scammers for every helpful person. The always free model has been around the net for a long time so it should not surprise anyone. I’ve been around the net since we used chisels and slate to send “instant” emails and applaud everyone like Aaron who helps me. Greg may be missing the point that social networking is helpful when there is a gay repartee’ between gurus and grunts. I’m a grunt and hope Aaron won’t desert us. I wish Greg the best and hope he will let us know when he learns of even better content.. 

  • Mitch Rozen

    There is so much to learn on Twitter and these type of quick tips are pearls!  Thanks

  • nickisun

    Awesome post! Very useful information–thanks for sharing :)

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  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi, probably due to many trying them out and from the traffic. That might cause some error. I’ve used both of them for so long and had no issues. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Awesome Mitch! so glad you found them useful. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hello! thank you for sharing this article on twitter. I’m so glad you found it useful. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure! thank you for the comment. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Hi Srishti, 

    Interesting, i don’t think they have that that. I can definitely see commun.it complimenting tweriod with this for sure. I’ll let them know your thoughts. 

    Thank you for sharing. 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Thank you for the comment :D  

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    Amazing, what are some of your fav’s? 

  • http://askaaronlee.com Aaron Lee

    My pleasure Lisa. Social bro and all of the above are all in my lists of great tools. 

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  • http://sheliaalexander.com/ Sheliaalexander

    I love this post and I appreciate you for sharing it. Everyone has so many questions about twitter i think these tools can help you narrow it down to your group of influence…

  • Steve Bimpson

    THis is a great article with some great tools that we can all use.  Thanks for sharing

  • Sandra Soloducha

    I did in fact use Buffer before, but kinda forgot about it. It’s a great tool, no doubt about it. You can schedule all your tweets in advanced so you can still be active on Twitter, even if your asleep. The only down fall I find is that people who sees your tweet right away and respond to it, well you can’t answer right then. So the advice I could give for this tool is to not over use it and take the time to engage with your followers. If it’s always automated, people will know and you might loose some followers.

  • http://beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com/ beatredundancyblues

    Hi Aaron. I have been using Twitter since Feb this year and I have been steady in gaining followers, interacting with people, getting mentions and re-tweets. So far I have not sent an automated message to anyone and I use Twitter in it’s own form. I am not using anything else to help me and I like the fact that I try to reply personally to each follower who follows me, as my followers seem to like this and I feel I gain more because of it. For this reason I am worried about using other tools to automate messages as I don’t want to lose this personal touch. I have been advised by various people to use HootSuite and by others to Use TweetDeck. What is the difference between the two? Can you use both of them together? And will I lose the ability to reply personally to a message and view my interaction under the @ tab? Also can I use the above 5 tools you mentioned in this article with either/both HootSuite and TweetDeck? It’s a lot of questions I know but if you could help in any way I would be most grateful.

  • http://www.shane.ly/ Shane Atkins

    I love using Brandfluencers thanks for the suggestion Aaron.

  • http://twitter.com/Niveensalem2 Niveen Salem

    Great post Aaron! All new to me!:) Took me a while to visit all links and understand the value of all the tools. Click to tweet is a little bit confusing for me. Not sure to use on the blog or twitter itself. I never understood the value of twitter as I couldn’t see how people can make connections and friendships from it. However, building an online community is all about giving value to others’ posts and tweets and conversing with them. Your post finally put “twitter concept” into perspective for me. Thank you!

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  • http://www.pkftexas.com/ Raissa

    This is a really helpful article, particularly Commun.it and InboxQ, neither of which I’d looked into before. Thanks so much!

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  • http://humanwebsite.com.my/ Kent

    For me, the most useful is brandinfluencers.

  • Bong Castaneto

     How long have you been using Commun it, Eloisa?

  • Amberncost

    Note for new users to commun.it: I just went to sign up for an account for my work Twitter but because I was logged into my personal Twitter account on this computer it automatically pulled that account and didn’t give me the option to change it.  Be sure you are logged into the correct account since it does not warn you that it automatically takes whatever you were logged into and it gives you no option to cancel or change the account.  Now I have to wait for someone at their customer service to help me fix it.

  • http://innovationimitation.com/ Mike Polischuk

    Hi Amber,
    it’s Mike from Commun.it. Sorry for your trouble – I sent you an email with quick instructions on how to change your Twitter profile.

    We are going to allow changing your Twitter profile from within Commun.it, since this issue is indeed frustrating. Thank you for the feedback :) Mike Polischuk,Commun.it co-founder

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  • http://www.hotspotpromotion.com/ HotSpot Promotion

    There are some great tools here and some that I’ve never heard of!  Thanks for doing such a great job of explaining them and for introducing me to them in the first place, Aaron!!  One you missed – everyone talks of Buffer, but I prefer Timely.is.  More options on the free plan.

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  • Michael Malazarte

    Excellent insights. it actually gives me the tips and tactics on how to use it. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/hacerapps hacer apps

    Thanks for the sites 

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  • Marija

    Hello Lior, I wanted to ask you about Klout, what do you think about it according to the Tweriod? Thanks

  • Prabir Panda

    in addition to these i like twtrland. check out this new no-frills tweet dashboard http://internetoftweets.com/







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