Free Twitter Tools to Help Speed up the Process

In our last post we talked about how to build a targeted Twitter following for free. This post will demonstrate two popular free twitter tools that can help speed up the process we outlined. There are a ton of ton of tools out there but we’re going to talk about Tweetdeck and manageflitter.com.

One of the things I love most about this system of finding followers is that you can do it in 5 minute chunks. I wish everything was so easy to fit into your daily routine! Tweetdeck helps speed the process up even more by showing you all of your different “target streams” on one page. If you have 5 different terms that you look for new followers from, you can make a column for each 5 so they’re always in front of you. When you log on you can check for any tweets involving you or your friends, and then scroll over to your searches to find and follow some new potential followers.

Tweetdeck is handy, but manageflitter.com is a necessity. As we explained in our last post, un-following people has nothing to do with trying to maintain an “impressive ratio”, it’s about keeping your following/follower ratio close enough for Twitter to allow you to follow new people. If you let it build up then you’ll hit a point where you have 800 or more people you need to un-follow. That will take some long sessions and completely defeats the purpose of using this method.

If you’re using a different twitter client or bulk twitter un-follow tool and you like it by all means stick with it. I choose these two because they were free, easy to use and very popular.

In our next post we’re going to talk about using RSS to automatically stream content from your blog to Twitter and some thoughts about interacting with your followers.

6 thoughts on “Free Twitter Tools to Help Speed up the Process

  1. Very cool. Twitter is on my to-do list. While I have it, I don’t necessarily use it and definitely don’t use it as a means of communication with people beyond tweeting my post links and retweeting others tweets. I just can’t seem to figure out how to best utilize it or what it’s actual benefit is. If that makes any sense. Especially since I use facebook and other social media outlets.

  2. Oh, thank goodness for letting me know about manageflitter.com. Twitter has come down hard on all the mass-unfollow sites, and I’m glad to see there’s a site that’s still useful without violating twitter’s mass-unfollow rules.

    As always, Matt, a great, informative post.

  3. Thanks Ty.

    I really think the most important part of un-following is doing it consistently. If you get to the point where you have 6,000 people to un-follow, you may grab Twitter’s attention for all the wrong reasons 🙂

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