Showing posts with label Digital Marketing Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digital Marketing Tools. Show all posts

Friday, February 24, 2017

Miscellaneous blogging tools

Miscellaneous blogging tools 


Roost: Enables web-push notifications for your blog. A new and innovative way to let users subscribe to your blog updates.

ZohoMail: Let you create a free domain-specific email address.

Speechpad: Offers transcription services for audio or video.

GtMetrix: Check your desktop & mobile site’s loading speed. It also suggests how to improve loading time.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Top 10 PR Tools for your Business websites

Top 10 PR Tools for your Business websites


HARO
Providing daily opportunities to secure valuable media coverage
http://helpareporterout.com/

JOURNOREQUESTS
PR Opportunities from Twitter
http://journorequests.com/?partner=marketingramen

PR WEB
Press Release Distribution Service
http://prweb.com/

PR NEWSWIRE
Press Release Distribution Service
http://ireach.prnewswire.com/

RAPPORTIVE
Confirming email addresses through LinkedIn profiles
https://rapportive.com/

YESWARE
Know when your pitch was read
http://yesware.com/

JUSTREACHOUT
DIY PR Outreach Tool
http://justreachout.io/

MENTION
Be on top of what's trending
http://mention.com/

MIXMAX
Know when your pitch was read
http://mixmax.com/

Saturday, February 4, 2017

STOCK images for blogs & Digital Marketers

STOCK images for blogs & Digital Marketers 


Flickr Advance search : Use Flickr Advance search to find images with creative common license.

Google image search: Use images with appropriate license which you can use on your blog.

Image Suite : WordPress plugin which searches 9 different sources to find free-to-use images. The best part is that you don’t have to add image credits!

Feedly: Subscribe to any blog feeds or search for your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to.

Zite : A content discovery app for iOS and Android. One of my favorites.

Prismatic : A content discovery app for iOS and Android which is based on social recommendations. Less content than Zite but high-quality.

Pocket: A “read it later” app which is also a productive app. Integrated into all the reading apps mentioned previously, and lets you save articles for later reading.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Visitor stats and analytics tool for Digital Marketers

Visitor stats and analytics tool for Digital Marketers 


Google Analytics: The best solution for viewing advanced details about your blog traffic. Also shows live traffic status of your blog.

Jetpack plugin: Offers a module called “WordPress.com stats”, which allows you to see traffic details from your WordPress dashboard.

Outsourcing websites for the Developer | Digital Marketers

Outsourcing websites for the Developer | Digital Marketers 


Fiverr: Outsource things like YouTube video intros or buy social media likes & much more for only $5.

oDesk: Great place to hire virtual assistants or freelancers to get a job done.

99designs: Crowd-sourcing websites for your web-design needs. Cheap, but high quality.

Problogger job board: Need a content writer? This job board is the right place to find an authentic writer. Costs $50, but you will find the best of the writers here.

Headspace: Tired of blogging constantly? Use Headspace and meditate for 5 minutes. You will thank me later!

Wunderlist : Manage your to-do list with Wanderlust. Available on all platforms, and stores data in the cloud.

Trello: A card-based TASK MANAGEMENT TOOL. I have used it in the past, but have now shifted to Wunderlist. Still, TRELLO serves a different purpose and is very popular.

Rescuetime: Sends you weekly stats (configurable) of which site you spent the most time on during the previous week. A good idea to start taking note of your counter-productive activity, and save your precious time. Install, configure and it runs in the background.

Selfcontrol : App for Mac which lets you block access to certain sites. Try blocking Facebook, and notice how your productivity increases!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SEO tools for Digital Marketers

SEO tools for Digital Marketers

Google Webmaster Tool: Free tool from Google which shows various data such as links to your website, duplicate content and keyword ranking.

Bing Webmaster Tool: Similar to Google Webmaster Tool, but for Bing search engine.

Integrity: Desktop tool for Mac which checks your blog for broken links (internal and external).

ScreamingFrog: Desktop SEO tool which lets you check your blog from the web-spider’s point of view. Available for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.

KWfinder: I discovered this tool while doing research for this post. Guess what? I have fallen in love with it. I will SHARE a detailed review soon, but for now you should bookmark and try it. The free plan lets you make 5 searches in 24 hours, which is pretty neat.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Social Media Tools for Digital Marketers

Social Media Tools for Digital Marketers


BufferApp: This will never let your social media profile run out of content. Also offers a mobile app called “Daily”, which lets you add high-quality content to your social media profiles.

Hootsuite : Best social media dashboard tool for managing all social media channels from a single dashboard. Supports Google Plus, and you can auto-post content from your blog’s RSS feed. (Free 30-day trial)

Postplanner: Post scheduling tool for Facebook which is constantly updated with new features, and helps you to take care of Facebook’s edge rank algorithm.  (Free trial.)

ClickToTweet: Create a single link to tweet. You can use it within your blog post to increase your number of tweets.

SocialPilot: New kid on the block of social media tools, but I love it as they offer an iOS app (and an Android app too). Doesn’t support Google Plus, but offers support for Facebook groups.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Content MARKETING TOOLS for PRO Blogger

Content MARKETING TOOLS for PRO Blogger


I have covered many content MARKETING tools above. Following are a few which did not fit into any of the above categories:

SumoMe: Offers various tools to enhance your blog. Do check out heatmap and content analytics to start.

Inbound: A community-driven site to discover the best of inbound marketing content. A website to find content that is worth reading.

BuzzStream: For bloggers’ outreach. Not a free tool, but this is an absolutely amazing tool for serious bloggers & MARKETERS.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Images for social media tool for Digital Marketer

Images for social media tool for Digital Marketer 


ShareAsImage : Create beautiful images and download or SHARE them directly to your social media channels. Easy to use and requires zero experience.

Canva: The most talked about social media image tool. Offers images of various sizes based on specific social-media platforms.

PicMonkey: Online photo editing and photo design tool. Also lets you create photo collages.

Pictochart: Infographics are the most shared content type on social-media, and Pictochart is the best free Infographic tool available right now.

QuotesCover: Create visually appealing quote images.

ButtonFactory: Create call-to-action buttons, and download them to use on your blog. Useful for increasing CTR.

Pablo: This free webapp is by Buffer. Lets you add text over images, and share it on social media sites with a single click.

Vid to gif: .gif images increase CTR, and sites like Google Plus & Twitter support .gif images. Use this tool to create a .gif from any online video.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

List of Blog Monetization Platform

List of Blog Monetization Platform 

Google AdSense: The best contextual advertising network. It’s easy to manage and pays on time.

Infolinks: In-text advertising solution which offers various ad formats.

Chitika: A good alternative to Google AdSense with a lower minimum payout.

VigLink: Perfect for bloggers who uses commerce-related words in their articles. Search engine friendly, and lets you EARN MONEY from an outbound link.

Po.st : Earn MONEY from social media sharing buttons on your blog. They pay based on CPM and are used by many top publishers.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Affiliate marketplace for affiliate Digital Marketer

Affiliate marketplace for affiliate Digital Marketer


ClickBank : A popular affiliate marketplace for bloggers in any niche. Many different affiliate products to promote.

ShareASale: Another popular affiliate marketplace with tons of affiliate programs from which to choose.

Impact Radius: Gaining traction lately as many popular companies like MaxCDN and Media Temple use IR to run their affiliate programs.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

10 Twitter Tools Used by Social Media Experts of 2016

With so many Twitter tools out there, it’s hard to know which ones to trust with your Twitter account management. So why not take a look at what the social media and industry experts are using! Here are ten Twitter applications and tools used by some of the top Twitterers.
The following list is presented in alphabetical order:

Bit.ly

bit.ly home page
Bit.ly is just a URL shortening service right? Wrong! Used by @marismith@techcrunch, and @problogger, a free Bit.ly account will give you access to a dashboard where you can shorten and share links to multiple Twitter accounts. You can also see the stats for any Bit.ly links you share through your dashboard and plug your Bit.ly API key into Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed, or Seesmic to get stats for links you share through those applications as well. As an added bonus, you can even create your own custom short domain to match your brand so you can have branding similar to Mashable’s on.mash.to and Amazon’s amzn.to custom URLs.

Buffer

bufferapp.com home page
Buffer is deemed the smarter way to tweet, and is used by @tweetsmarter@jaybaer, and @askaaronlee. It allows you to simply schedule your tweets to be spread throughout the day so you don’t go through a reading spree and inundate your followers with 20 tweets within an hour. You can also get great analytics on your tweets which will help determine what your audience loves, or doesn’t, out of the content you share as well as the times of day you get the most action on your tweets.

CoTweet

cotweet home page
CoTweet, used by @nealschaffer@chrispirillo, and @emarketer, is considered a Twitter marketing tool for companies who want to engage, track, and analyze conversations about their brand. The free version allows you to manage your Twitter accounts, collaborate with multiple users, track clicks and limited analytics, schedule tweets, keep conversation history for 30 days, and more. The enterprise version (starting at 1,500USD a month) allows integration with Salesforce, advanced user roles and permissions, workgroups, and full analytics.

HootSuite

hootsuite home page
HootSuite is one of my personal favorites as far as Twitter management is concerned, and is also quite popular amongst the social media elite including @chrisbrogan@tweetsmarter, and @tamar. It is a freemium tool, meaning that you can use the free plan if you have fewer than five social profiles to manage. But the Pro version for unlimited social profiles including enhanced analytics isn’t too steep at only 5.99USD per month. 

Paper.li

paper.li home page
Paper.li is a unique application that allows you to collect tweets and curate them manually or automatically in a newspaper-style format which can be automatically shared daily on your Twitter account. Used by @scottmonty@guykawasaki, and @leeodden, this app is a great way to collect the top tweets from your followers, people on a specific Twitter list, or even anyone who mentions a particular #hashtag. It does drive a nice bit of traffic to sites mentioned by top users, so while some people may not like to be mentioned, others greatly appreciate it!

SocialOomph

socialoomph.com home page
SocialOomph is another freemium service used by @mike_stelzner@smallbiztrends, and @jeffbullas that allows you to schedule tweets, track keywords, extend your Twitter profile, and much more with an unlimited amount of accounts for free. If you choose to go professional for 29.97USD, you get additional features such as Facebook scheduling, tweet via email, have others update via email, manage DM spam, broadcast DMs to all Status.net followers, and again, much more. Plus, for an additional 3.97USD you can automate following those who follow you and sending welcome DMs to new followers.

Triberr

triberr.com home page
Triberr is an invite only community used by @lewishowes@seanmalarkey, and @nealschaffer that allows you to join “tribes” of like-minded bloggers in order to expand your reach on Twitter. Simply plug your RSS feed in and members of your tribe will tweet each new post. As a member, you can set yourself up to do automatic tweeting of other member’s posts or manual tweeting when you have reviewed and approved of the posts. I personally just copy my Triberr tweets into HootSuite for full scheduling control. 

TweetDeck

tweetdeck home page
TweetDeck is a desktop Twitter management tool used by @jasonfalls@problogger, and @marshallk. It has features similar features to HootSuite in terms of creating columns to organize your Twitter activity as well as the ability to send longer messages using their Deck.ly service which creates a shortened URL that directs followers to the rest of your tweet beyond 140 characters. I love the interface of this one, but since I use multiple computers, it makes more sense to use a browser-based application instead of one you have to install on a local machine.

Twitterfeed

twitterfeed home page
Twitterfeed, used by @sengineland@amyporterfield, and @cindyking, allows you to add RSS feeds (yours and others) to be shared automatically through your Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts each time there is a new update to them. You can customize the tweets to show the title of the new post, the link (shortened by your preferred URL shortener), and even add a RT @username or via @username so you let the blogger know you’re always tweeting their posts. It’s a great way to curate content for your audience automatically, but just be careful that the blogs whose feeds you use always publish quality content.

Visibli

visibli home page
Visibili is a free service used by @brett@davepeck, and @denisewakeman that lets you create a custom sharing bar that goes with any links you share through their service. This custom share bar can have your name and social sharing icons as well as links to your website and even a Tweet button which recommends your Twitter accounts and Facebook Like button that connects to your fan page. It can be connected to your Tweetdeck or Seesmic desktop apps, installed on your blog for outgoing links, and installed as a bookmarklet on your browser bookmark toolbar as a quick way to share with your customization at the top of every link!

What Do You and Your Favorite Twitterers Use?

Now it’s your turn. What Twitter apps do you use to manage and update your Twitter account? What apps do your favorite Twitterers use? Share your thoughts on these and other apps in the comments!
Also, if you want to find out what others are using, my method was viewing their tweets in HootSuite which lists what application sent the Twitter user’s update. It’s a great way to find out what apps are working the best for people your industry!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Benefits of Blogging and Internet Marketing

Considering the amount of increase in internet users over the years, online marketing has become one of the profitable business. According to Wikipedia; One-third of world’s population uses Internet, and there are over 156 million blogs in the world.

So if you’re thinking to start a business, starting a online business would be 50 times more beneficial. let me explain you the benefits of online marketing.
Benefits of blogs and Blogging:
1.  Blogs are easy to update:
If you look at majority of websites there is a blog section. Blogs have really changed the game. Blogs are like personal diaries and you can share easily anything you like, on any topic.
2.  Easy to build audience:
Blogs are reader-friendly. Since readers look for fresh and unique content, it is easy to build audience.
3.  Build friendship with other bloggers:
Blogging builds friendship with other bloggers and common-interest people.
4.  Blogging Improves your vocabulary and writing:
Many of the top bloggers were not writers or authors; they started blogging as a hobby, end up writing best-selling eBooks.
5.  Your Blog posts can go viral:
Yes, your blog posts can go viral. It can make you famous.
6.  Expert identity:
Your blog gives you an identity in your particular niche; moreover, you’ll get an authority image.
7.  Build creativity and knowledge:
Blogging is a continuous process and you’ll never get bored with it, because you get an opportunity to learn and explore new things every day. It’ll definitely brighten your creativity and knowledge.

Benefits of Internet Marketing:
1.  Low Investment:
This is probably one of the biggest benefits of internet marketing; you can start a small business with low investment. All you need is a website or a blog.
2. Knowledge is the Investment:
That’s right! In this business, knowledge is your biggest Investment. Knowledge is the kind of thing that can’t be stolen or lost.
3. You don’t need to create products:
This is another advantage of online marketing; you don’t need to invest your time and money to build product, you can sell third-party products on your website, and you get commission for that. This is called Affiliate marketing.
4.  Passive Income:
Your website runs 24*7, which means your business never stops. You can even earn money while you’re sleeping! sounds cool right? This is called passive income.
5. Global recognition:
Since your website can be viewed by whole world; your business or brand gets global recognition without much cost.
6.  Easy to connect with customers:
It is easy to connect with your targeted customers; therefore you don’t need to spend money to reach your target.
7.  Easy to convince customers:
With Content marketing and copywriting it is easy to convince your customers to buy products.
8.  Organic Traffic:
Google can make any company rich; with right SEO techniques you can drive huge traffic to your website or blog.
9. Gain Social exposure:
Your brand gets social exposure among other companies; with social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter it is easy to enlarge your brand.
10. Credibility:
You get lots of credibility in online business, whereas you don’t get that much credibility in traditional business.
11. No employment cost:
You don’t need salesman to sell your product, since your website will automatically do the salesman’s job you don’t have to worry about employment costs.
12. Quick Results:
Good thing about online marketing is you don’t have to wait, you can promote your products from day-one.
13.  Easy to change tactics:
In case you don’t get quick results, it is easy to change your approach whenever you like without worrying about expenses.

Monday, February 23, 2015

LinkedIn Expands Marketing Platform With Off-Site Ads And New Lead Targeting Tools


LinkedIn is launching an expanded version of its Marketing Solutions platform today. There are new products, an expansion beyond Linkedin Itself, and a broader vision for helping advertisers reach potential customers throughout the sales cycle.

The platform now has five main pieces — LinkedIn Lead Accelerator, Sponsored Updates, LinkedIn Onsite Display, LinkedIn Network Display, and Sponsored InMail. Lead Accelerator is the big product launch, allowing businesses to divide their audiences into different segments, and then to deliver ads and content in the right sequence, targeted to each group.

Russell Glass, the head of products for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, told me this builds on products that were part of LinkedIn’s acquisition of Bizo, particularly its Multi-Channel Nurturing Product.

“It allows marketers to capture all the behavior about who’s visiting their website, who’s visting their landing pages, and combine that with the intelligence LinkedIn has,” he said. “That’s game-changing.”

Among early testers of the Lead Accelerator, eCornell says it doubled its landing page conversion rates, Localytics’ lead conversion rate increased by 50 percent, and Lenovo’s cost per lead fell by 60 percent.

LinkedIn is also announcing a new Display Network that allows advertisers to run ads on both LinkedIn itself and on 2,500 publisher sites across the web.

When I brought up the fact that Facebook and Twitter have also been working to give businesses the ability to advertise across websites and apps, Glass said it’s “fair” to suggest that LinkedIn is on a parallel path, “but for the professional world.” That professional context makes a big difference, he added.

“There are some key attributes to understand about those differences,” Glass said. “These sales cycles are really long. In the consumer space when someone abandons the cart, you’ve got to get them right away or you’ve lost that opportunity to convert them. In the B2B world, these decision-making processes can last for as long as a couple of years.”


That, he argued, is why it’s important that the Marketing Solutions platform can “nurture people along that sales cycle.” Glass suggested that with the new products, LinkedIn can now address the full sales funnel, first attracting customers with On Site Display and Network Display ads, moving them down the funnel with Sponsored Updates and Sponsored InMail, and helping with the final stages of customer acquisition through the Lead Accelerator.

It’s worth noting that while Talent Solutions remain the biggest part of LinkedIn’s business, Marketing Solutions revenue was up 56 percent year-over-year in the company’s most recent earnings report, growing to $153 million.

18 incredibly useful tools for getting to know your audience better


 You may have heard it said that understanding your audience on social media is one of the keys to success with social media marketing. (We may have even said it ourselves a time or two!)
Makes a lot of sense. The more you know about your audience, the better you’ll be able to deliver the kind of helpful content and updates they’re interested in.
So what might be the simplest, most efficient ways of understanding an audience?
This is the part where I often get stuck: Implementing the good advice into my own social media strategy. Fortunately, there are a good number of useful market research tools that can help deliver insights into your audience. I’ve collected 17 that caught my eye. Check them out below.

1. Typeform – free

One of our favorite survey tools at Buffer, Typeform specializes in beautiful, intuitive survey experiences. For instance, survey takers can navigate through with just their keyboard, and survey creators can set up awesome visuals and interactive elements throughout.
One way that we’ve found to use surveys for research is to share a survey link on our social media accounts. That way we get direct insights into the people who engage with us on social.

2. Survey Monkey – free

The most-used survey tool out there, Survey Monkey has a huge list of features for surveys of all sizes—everything from a quick-and-simple two-question survey to huge, robust surveys sent out to thousands. Their free plan gives you 10 questions and 100 responses. For $25/month, you can unlock unlimited questions and responses.

3. ClickInsights – 14 days free



Here’s a cool concept: Send a one-click, one-question email survey to your audience. Simple as that.

4. Surveypal – free

A super simple survey option, Surveypal has a clean drag-and-drop interface and is designed to be a great experience for survey takers whether on desktop or mobile.

5. Survata – $100/survey

With Survata, you create the survey and Survata finds people to take it, based on your chosen demographics. It’s a neat way to get targeted insights from a select group.

6. Voice Polls – $0.10/response

After creating a survey, Voice Polls goes out and finds the survey takers for you. For ten cents per response, you can get feedback from the general population. For ten more cents, you can opt to receive responses from a select group of people, complete with demographic info.
Additional survey options: SurvmetricsSurvsGoogle Consumer Surveys

Feedback tools – How to involve your audience

7. Heat-map – 14-day free trial


In early-access beta, Heat-map allows you to see where on the page your readers are looking so you can tell if your copy, design, and calls-to-action are getting seen. Heat-map can be used for sketches, designs, mockups, and web prototypes—anything visual you’d love some feedback on.

8. User Testing – $225/month

One of the feedback tools we use often at Buffer, User Testing provides video of real people sharing their thoughts as they go through your website, app, or prototype.

9. UsabilityTools – 14-day free trial

This suite of tools offers all kinds of options for involving your audience in the research process. Surveys, web testing, and click testing are some of the many features you’ll find here.

10. Qualaroo – 14-day free trial


A very helpful tool for us (and one we’ve used to find product-market fit with Buffer tools), Qualaroo allows you to add a simple survey to any page on your site or at any point in your product. We’ve found great value in further customizing the slide-up questionnaire to show only to particular customers who have taken certain actions.

11. Temper – $12/month


A super simple way to collect feedback, Temper asks a reader or customer to simply click a smiley face to relate their feelings on a topic.
Your questions can pop up on a webpage, blog post, or email footer—anywhere it might be helpful to get some quick feedback from your audience.

12. Proved.co – free


Share your great new idea for an app, tool, product, or service, and the community at Proved will give quick feedback on whether it’s worth pursuing.

Persona tools – How to identify your audience

13. Personapp – free

With Personapp, you can create quick and informal profiles for the different personas you’ve developed among your audience. After setting a name, title, and image for the persona, you can add in personal details like behaviors, demographics, and needs/goals.

14. Up Close & Persona – free

For a thorough profile of an audience persona, the Up Close & Persona tool asks a host of great questions for getting at the heart of what motivates your audience and which factors influence their behavior.
View some of the sample personas created at Up Close & Persona to see the depth available here.

Data tools – How to analyze your audience

15. Wolfram Alpha Facebook report – free

Using the data from your Facebook profile, Wolfram Alpha puts together an extensive report on all sorts of different data points from your updates and from your friends. There are some really neat insights to gain here on the demographics of those you connect with on Facebook.

16. Facebook Audience Insights – free


The robust audience creation tool from Facebook lets you create any sort of target demographic—by region, by age and gender, by interest, by page likes, and more—and shows you the break down of the audience slice you’ve chosen.
One of the quickest ways to learn about those who have liked your page is to run insights on that specific segment.

17. Followerwonk – free

Similar to what Audience Insights is to Facebook, Followerwonk provides audience data for Twitter. Enter a Twitter username into Followerwonk to see how that person’s audience is composed, by region, activity, keywords, authority, follower size, and more.

Summary

Learning about your audience can be a great step forward in creating shareable, engaging content. Where do you begin?
  • Conduct surveys
  • Solicit feedback
  • Create personas
  • Analyze your follower data
Any of the above tools would be a great starting point for market research and discovery. If you get a chance to test any of them out, I’d love to hear how it goes for you!
What tools have you found particularly useful for your social media market research? Feel free to share in the comments!

Friday, February 13, 2015

10 Twitter Tools Used by Social Media Experts

With so many Twitter tools out there, it’s hard to know which ones to trust with your Twitter account management. So why not take a look at what the social media and industry experts are using! Here are ten Twitter applications and tools used by some of the top Twitterers.
The following list is presented in alphabetical order:

Bit.ly

bit.ly home page
Bit.ly is just a URL shortening service right? Wrong! Used by @marismith@techcrunch, and @problogger, a free Bit.ly account will give you access to a dashboard where you can shorten and share links to multiple Twitter accounts. You can also see the stats for any Bit.ly links you share through your dashboard and plug your Bit.ly API key into Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed, or Seesmic to get stats for links you share through those applications as well. As an added bonus, you can even create your own custom short domain to match your brand so you can have branding similar to Mashable’s on.mash.to and Amazon’s amzn.to custom URLs.

Buffer

bufferapp.com home page
Buffer is deemed the smarter way to tweet, and is used by @tweetsmarter@jaybaer, and @askaaronlee. It allows you to simply schedule your tweets to be spread throughout the day so you don’t go through a reading spree and inundate your followers with 20 tweets within an hour. You can also get great analytics on your tweets which will help determine what your audience loves, or doesn’t, out of the content you share as well as the times of day you get the most action on your tweets.

CoTweet

cotweet home page
CoTweet, used by @nealschaffer@chrispirillo, and @emarketer, is considered a Twitter marketing tool for companies who want to engage, track, and analyze conversations about their brand. The free version allows you to manage your Twitter accounts, collaborate with multiple users, track clicks and limited analytics, schedule tweets, keep conversation history for 30 days, and more. The enterprise version (starting at 1,500USD a month) allows integration with Salesforce, advanced user roles and permissions, workgroups, and full analytics.

HootSuite

hootsuite home page
HootSuite is one of my personal favorites as far as Twitter management is concerned, and is also quite popular amongst the social media elite including @chrisbrogan@tweetsmarter, and @tamar. It is a freemium tool, meaning that you can use the free plan if you have fewer than five social profiles to manage. But the Pro version for unlimited social profiles including enhanced analytics isn’t too steep at only 5.99USD per month. 

Paper.li

paper.li home page
Paper.li is a unique application that allows you to collect tweets and curate them manually or automatically in a newspaper-style format which can be automatically shared daily on your Twitter account. Used by @scottmonty@guykawasaki, and @leeodden, this app is a great way to collect the top tweets from your followers, people on a specific Twitter list, or even anyone who mentions a particular #hashtag. It does drive a nice bit of traffic to sites mentioned by top users, so while some people may not like to be mentioned, others greatly appreciate it!

SocialOomph

socialoomph.com home page
SocialOomph is another freemium service used by @mike_stelzner@smallbiztrends, and @jeffbullas that allows you to schedule tweets, track keywords, extend your Twitter profile, and much more with an unlimited amount of accounts for free. If you choose to go professional for 29.97USD, you get additional features such as Facebook scheduling, tweet via email, have others update via email, manage DM spam, broadcast DMs to all Status.net followers, and again, much more. Plus, for an additional 3.97USD you can automate following those who follow you and sending welcome DMs to new followers.

Triberr

triberr.com home page
Triberr is an invite only community used by @lewishowes@seanmalarkey, and @nealschaffer that allows you to join “tribes” of like-minded bloggers in order to expand your reach on Twitter. Simply plug your RSS feed in and members of your tribe will tweet each new post. As a member, you can set yourself up to do automatic tweeting of other member’s posts or manual tweeting when you have reviewed and approved of the posts. I personally just copy my Triberr tweets into HootSuite for full scheduling control. 

TweetDeck

tweetdeck home page
TweetDeck is a desktop Twitter management tool used by @jasonfalls@problogger, and @marshallk. It has features similar features to HootSuite in terms of creating columns to organize your Twitter activity as well as the ability to send longer messages using their Deck.ly service which creates a shortened URL that directs followers to the rest of your tweet beyond 140 characters. I love the interface of this one, but since I use multiple computers, it makes more sense to use a browser-based application instead of one you have to install on a local machine.

Twitterfeed

twitterfeed home page
Twitterfeed, used by @sengineland@amyporterfield, and @cindyking, allows you to add RSS feeds (yours and others) to be shared automatically through your Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts each time there is a new update to them. You can customize the tweets to show the title of the new post, the link (shortened by your preferred URL shortener), and even add a RT @username or via @username so you let the blogger know you’re always tweeting their posts. It’s a great way to curate content for your audience automatically, but just be careful that the blogs whose feeds you use always publish quality content.

Visibli

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Visibili is a free service used by @brett@davepeck, and @denisewakeman that lets you create a custom sharing bar that goes with any links you share through their service. This custom share bar can have your name and social sharing icons as well as links to your website and even a Tweet button which recommends your Twitter accounts and Facebook Like button that connects to your fan page. It can be connected to your Tweetdeck or Seesmic desktop apps, installed on your blog for outgoing links, and installed as a bookmarklet on your browser bookmark toolbar as a quick way to share with your customization at the top of every link!

What Do You and Your Favorite Twitterers Use?

Now it’s your turn. What Twitter apps do you use to manage and update your Twitter account? What apps do your favorite Twitterers use? Share your thoughts on these and other apps in the comments!
Also, if you want to find out what others are using, my method was viewing their tweets in HootSuite which lists what application sent the Twitter user’s update. It’s a great way to find out what apps are working the best for people your industry!