Twitter is simple and easy to use, anyone without experience can open an account, start to follow others, send tweets, direct messages and other simple tasks that will not require much knowledge.
Below are 5 free applications that you can easily use to measure your Twitter account stats and much more information.
This is a good Twitter tool, and is a good time to emphasize that SocialBro.com is one of the best full tools to analyze a Twitter account, both personal or a brand account. This tool allows you to see your community on a map, manage lists, It helps you to better know your community of followers and those who you follow, save your community in a local database (on your computer), analyze reciprocity between followers and followed, statistics on all your account activity, makes you know the best time to send tweets, when it can be read by more people thus increasing the chances of your tweet meaning getting more retweets (RT), advanced information search and many other tasks. They have versions for Linux, Mac, Windows, and the Chrome browser.
Whit Social Bro you can,
- Manage your social contacts: Take group actions saving time
- Analyze your audience: Understand in depth who your followers are
- Search and filter your community: Identify influencers with your own criteria
- See when your followers are online: Take full advantage of every tweet you send
TwitterCounter.com measures your stats in regards to the amount of people you follow, those who follow you and the number of tweets you make in your twitter stream. There is a convenient graph feature which will show your climb or fall pace, but it also allows you to compare yourself to other accounts so if you have direct competition in your niche, this could be an interesting way to compare your progress.
There are some unique tools and widgets as part of twitter counters package as well which may interest you like a twitter widget which shows what twitter visitors actually landed on your twitter profile website or blog. From what I can see that feature is free.
This is another interesting service that offers lots of information. It’s not like SocialBro, but in some cases you offers of interest and other information such as entertainment, as for example makes you know what were your first 10 tweets, your first 10 followers, and the top 10 which followed.
Tweetwally helps you create great content for your community through tweets. Tweetwally helps you highlight the contributions of your community members who participate the most by including them in your content. Here are some potential uses for Tweetwally:
- Engage your Twitter community by asking a question and showing off their responses in a Tweetwall.
- Share a few tweets from a conference hashtag in a conference wrap-up blog post.
- Share some takeaways from your webinar with your participants’ tweets.
Why choose Tweetwally? Tweetwally lets you customize the look of your tweet story, so you can create an embeddable image consistent with your company’s branding.
First, you type in the hashtag or username you want to use to create your story. Next, Tweetwally will deliver all of the tweets for your chosen search. You can edit the look of your Tweetwall under Display Options.
You’re done! Just embed your Tweetwally code into the HTML tab of your blogging system to display your Tweetwall. Here’s just a sample of what a collection of tweets can look like on a Tweetwall.
Keeping up with social media news can be tricky, right? There’s so much information out there to stay on top of for your professional development, as well as important information to share with your community. That’s where Summify, a news curation tool, comes in.
Summify sends you a summary of the most shared news stories from your Twitter network right to your inbox.
In your settings, you can sync this with your Google Reader account and select certain feeds you’d like included in the summaries and customize the frequency that you get them. It’s a great way to keep current on the news you want to know without overwhelming you the way an unread pile of articles in Google Reader or Instapaper can.
Summify creates a beautiful daily summary of the most relevant news from your social networks, and delivers it to you by email, web or mobile.
These are just five of my favorite tools. What social media tools do you use to analyze your Twitter account and measure your community management efforts? I’d love to hear about them in the comments box below.
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