June 25th, 2009
by Kaili Hawley
Recently I’ve become more obsessed with Twitter and finding new tools and ways to make my Twitter profile to be more efficient. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of spam followers, I like to give everybody a chance but really I don’t want a bunch of spammers. With this I’ve been searching the web for tools that I can use to clean up my Twitter profile.
One of my favorite blogs Mashable had a post a couple of weeks ago on 10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps by Josh Catone. I decided that I would try some out on my Twitter account to see how they worked and if they were worth using. Below are the ones that I found most useful.
- Twinfluence – gives you stats on your reach through the Twitter community. I was pleasantly pleased with my Twinfluence, my rank was 36% with a total of 129,933 2nd order followers. I liked this tool because it gives you stats on how powerful your tweets are and by knowing this you can test different strategies.
- Tweetcloud – This is a fun and easy way to search for certain keywords or a user on Twitter to see what is being said about the subject across the Twitter community.
- Twitter Karma – This site is great in terms of showing you who’s following you, who you are following and who you are following and if they are following you as well. The only thing that I did not find useful about Twitter Karma was that it only gives the option to do bulk follow actions.
- Qwitter – This site will notify you when one of your follower’s stops following you and it tells you after which tweet that they stopped following you. This is great way to find out if your tweets are being effective or being really ineffective.
- Nest.Unclutterer – I think this is the best site to clean up your Twitter account. This site lets you choose your settings on who’s following you. Example if a follower is following over 7,000 you can set your setting to not allow this user to follow you. This is a great way to reduce the number of spammers.
I’ve tried out all of these Twitter tools and now my Twitter profile is clean and running more efficiently. Now I can work on increasing my Twitter “Twinfluence”.