Tuesday, October 21, 2014

57 Twitter & Social Media Tools For Authors

Facebook.  LinkedIn.  Google+.  Pinterest.  Twitter.  Instagram.  YouTube.  There are many, many social media platforms out there.  Which ones are right for you and your needs?  Check out www.SocialMediaWebsites.com and see many others that could be helpful to you.

There are plenty of tools to help you manage your social media as well.  Check out TweetDeck, HootSuite, CoTweet and Seesmic. 

If you want to monitor what’s said about you online, look at Attenti, Buzzlogic, Disque, and IntenseDebate.  You can also use Google Alert, Media Funnel, Sendible, Nutshell Mail, and Actionly.  Rapportive can identify the social media sites that people visit, based on their email address.

Which blogging platform should you use?  WordPress, Tumblr, Bloggr, TypePad, Movable Type, and Soomla can fit the bill.

Twitter has many analytic tools, including: Twitalyzer, mBLAST, Klout, and PeopleBrowser.

In fact, there are so many useful tools to help you maximize your use of Twitter that it was a struggle to narrow it down to the following:

Twitonomy – Helps you to organize the tweets of specific followers or particular words.

Tweriod – Breaks down your followers based on their engagement and movement, including times of day they show up online.

Twtrland – Organizes social profiles into 60,000 categories and allows you to filter searches of people and topics.

Cybranding – A great hashtags analytical tool showing you influencers on specific hashtags.

Common.it – Helps to categorize people based on influence, people who share your content, and how engaged certain members are.

Mention.net – Helps you monitor keywords and how others use them in their posts and shows when others share your blog posts.

Needtagger – Helps you find relevant conversations that you want to engage in.

Socialbro – Tells you when people who follow you on Twitter are online.

Topsy – Search back to 2006 to research what’s been posted on Twitter.

NewsMix – Discover terrific topics and story ideas based on anything top influencers tweet about.

SumAll – Reports with Twitter stats are emailed to you.

Riffle – Helps give you data on any specific Twitter user – popular hashtags, most shared links, profiles of connections, etc.

Trends24 – Gives details on trending terms.

Trendsmap – a map you can zoom in on to see popular terms and hash tags and where they are used worldwide.

TweetChat – Follow specific hashtags and see who tweeted them.

TwChat – Twitter chats in real time.

Nurph – Planning and organizing a Twitter chat.

ChatSalad – Twitter chats calendar.

Swayy – Learn what your Twitter followers are interested in.

DoesFollow – Learn who follows whom.

Hashtagify.me – Hash tag analytics in-depth.

RiteTag – Recommends best hash tags to use.

Seen – Collects media associated with a hash tag.

KeyHole – Twitter’s version of Google Alerts.

Twilert – Get real time keyword email alerts.

The One Million Tweetmap –  Real-time tweet monitoring based on location.

Twipho – Search for photos via Twitter.

Twazzup – More real-time keyword monitoring.

FollowerWonk – Search twitter bios and get analytics about your followers.

Ifttt – Connect any two social media sites such as Instagram and Twitter.

Of course all of these tools have a novelty aspect to them, but they also can be applied in a strategic way.  You can greatly expand your influence, number of followers, and ability to connect with those you want to partner with.

Lastly, use TweetAdder or Tweepi to target who to follow – and whom you want to follow you.


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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2014

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