7 Twitter Tools To Make You See Awesome Results

Twitter Tools To Improve Your Twitter Experience

Twitter Tools

My friend Sally is still not ready to tweet yet. She like others I’ve met along the way find Twitter difficult to understand. I was with another customer yesterday who said “that will be the day I tweet.” (He just got started with Facebook).  The Guardian wrote a little while ago why do normal people struggle with Twitter. Many folks are not using any Twitter tools thus not seeing or feeling a good Twitter experience or results.

Twitter is the one social network that has so many tools to help you improve your experience on Twitter. Since 2009 there have been thousands of different tools. Some have gone and a few have stayed. Many new Twitter tools come out almost every week. Everyone is trying to make a buck off the Twitter network. I’m only sharing 7 of them so you don’t become overwhelmed.

1. Twitter Analytics – Twitter’s own analytics have come a long way if you haven’t checked them out recently. You you can find out many things about your followers and how your tweets are working. You don’t need to advertise on Twitter to have access to these cool reports.

It will show you how your Twitter cards are performing. It will show you which tweets have the most clicked links. This can help you see which types of tweets your followers are engaging with.

You can also see which followers are your most influencers. These Twitter analytics will show you which source you got the most clicks from. I was pleasantly surprised to see Triberr was my #1 place. And Viral Content Buzz was climbing. (More to come on that another time.)

Twitter Analytics will tell you which countries your followers are from and give you hints on the best time to tweet to your followers.  There is no one magic time to tweet – it all depends on your followers!

Crowdfire2. Crowdfire – This is one of my favorites of Twitter tools since Nutshell Mail disappeared last month. It’s a great way to track who is following you on Twitter and who is not following you there. It is called a social media engagement tool.

It can also tell you who is inactive on Twitter and for how long. It can show you by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years. If someone is not active for months or years you can be sure I will stop following them unless I know them personally.

You can search by users too on Crowdfire. It will tell you if they are following you or not. A quick way for you to tell with this Twitter tool.

3. Twitter Stats – The post I did back in 2012 on Mayura4Ever is still applicable to today for checking on some of your Twitter Stats. It’s a fun way to see a snapshot of how your Twitter account is working for you. It is still one of my favorite Twitter tools today. It can make you feel good about your tweets and thus you will continue to tweet away.

4Click to Tweet Plugin – This is perfect for those blogging on WordPress. (Self-hosted of course). This allows you to share tweets right in the post and lets others RT right from your post! I love the quotes below about Twitter.

[clickToTweet tweet=”Twitter is not a technology. It’s a conversation. And it’s happening with or without you.’ – @charleneli – #TwitterSmarter” quote=”Twitter is not a technology. It’s a conversation. And it’s happening with or without you.’ – @charleneli – #TwitterSmarter” theme=”style2″]

[clickToTweet tweet=On #Twitter we get excited if someone follows us. In real life we get eally scared and run away.’ – Unknown” quote=”‘On #Twitter we get excited if someone follows us. In real life we get really scared and run away.’ – Unknown” theme=”style2″]

[clickToTweet tweet=”Twitter makes me like people I don’t even know, and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life.’ – @betchaboy” quote=”Twitter makes me like people I don’t even know, and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life.’ – @betchaboy” theme=”style2″]

5. Hashtag Tools – I had done a post a while back on Hashtags for Twitter.  The same ones are here today like Rite-Tag and Trendsmaps. Check out the link on the prior post to learn more on using Hashtags on Twitter and on other social networks.  There are several other tools to help with your hashtags today.

6. Twitter Lists – Where would you be without those valuable Twitter lists on Twitter today? I find this the best organizing tool for Twitter. You can search tweets by your lists and not even look at your main Twitter feed anymore. It makes being on Twitter quick and easy. You can stay focused with lists. Thanks to Go Creative Go for reminding of this one.


7. The Buffer App – This is my favorite sharing Twitter tool. It’s easy with their extension for Chrome and on my Android. With their $10/mo plan you can buffer your tweets until the cows come home. Other people love the sharing tool Hootsuite – I found it clunky and a little confusing and not as mobile friendly. For those of you that have been here a while you know I use my mobile a lot. These sharing apps also allow you to share on other social networks too. They both have a free plan and paid plans.

Here are some of your favorite Twitter tools:

Twitter Tools

Without the use of some Twitter tools it’s like tweeting in the dark. You can’t see what you are really doing or the results your tweets may be achieving. I believe that is why many new users quit right after they sign up for Twitter. A little tool here and there will certainly make the Twitter experience a lot more fun and tangible. It will be like your turned the lights on while driving at night.

Bonus Twitter Tip of the Day:

What are you favorite Twitter Tools today? Do you use them daily, weekly or monthly?

I’d love to know more in the comments below.


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  • Hey Lisa, it’s to be here on your blog after a very long time. Not sure you will remember but yes, I do remember you. 🙂 How have you been?

    What will our lives look like without tools?

    Boring and less fun!

    Actually, I use BCTP and Buffer App respectively and I can categorically say that they are two tools that I have come to fall in love with.

    Being one who loves sharing one or two quotes every now and then, I thought it was wise to use Better Click to Tweet Plugin.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us ma’am.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sam, yes, different photo right? I’m good. I just started another plugin for the Better Click to Tweet and interestingly I got more comments and tweets from tweeting out some older posts. I still love the Buffer! I use the Pro version now so I can really fill it out. Thanks for coming by Sam and nice to see you back again!

  • Janice says:

    Thank you for following me on Flipboard. I have written a great deal of Twitter posts recently– 3 in a month, LOL. I subscribed to your blog.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Janice, Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I’m really enjoying using Flipboard to find different types of articles and news. It’s quick and easy on my Droid. Which of these 7 tools do you like the most? Thanks for coming by and commenting. Have a wonderful day Janice!

  • yuvraj says:

    Hey Lisa,

    This is a pretty great post.

    I am embarassed to say that I consider myself a tools guy, but there were few you mentioned here that I didn’t know of. Specifically lists. I’ll have to try them out to see their results.

    I also like the advice by Madalyn to keep the engagement up. I have use hootsuite and I like it.

    Thanks again for the tips and the wonderful blog. I’ll be adding your feed to my RSS. Hope to read more great content from you. 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Yuvraj, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Oh yes, do check out the use of Twitter lists. They help you keep organized. You are welcome and have a great day. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment too.

  • Amit Kumar says:

    Hi, Lisa.
    First of all, great post on Twitter tools. Congratulations.
    I only know about twitter analytics. But with the help of your this article, I have many options now.
    Thanks a lot.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Amit for the compliment. Oh yes there are a lot more options using Twitter today than there were a few years ago. I’d love to know which you like the best after using some of these too Amit. Have a great day!

  • gaurav says:

    I love to see the bufferapp and crowdfire to see in this great article.

    Twitter cards are also that I have started using recently and I love them too. But the bufferapp is really exceptional.

    Thanks for sharing such a good article.
    keep it up.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gaurav, thank you. Those are really my favorite Twitter tools. Have you used Hootsuite as well? Thanks for coming by and commenting.

  • Ben says:

    Hi Lisa. I agree that you have to use tools to get very much out of Twitter. I also use the Better Click to Tweet plugin. I like it because it makes it easy for blog visitors to share my content and it helps to break up the content to make my posts easier to read. I also make use of Twitter Lists to make it a lot easier to see the tweets that I want to see and share. I prefer to use Twitter through TweetDeck like several of the people that you shared tweets from.

    Thanks for sharing the list of tools.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ben, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Interesting how you like the Better Click to Tweet plugin as well. It makes it so easy for the readers to share! I love using lists and the more people you follow the easier it is to stay focused on Twitter with their lists. Interesting on Tweetdeck, I must check it out soon. Thanks for coming by and sharing your input on this topic.

  • Enstine Muki says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I don’t focus on Twitter these days and I really don’t know why.
    Apart from using TweetDeck and replying to mentions and PMs, I don’t do any much. Not even using any other tool. I joined commun.it but not really making any good use of it. To be quite frank, I think I’m missing something.

    Thanks for this list of tools. I’ll go through again and maybe pick one that can help me get back 😉

    Do have a wonderful week ahead

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Enstine, do you use the Buffer? It can be used for other networks at the same time for sharing….I do think you are missing out if you only respond on Twitter. It’s a great place to share others and your own stuff too. Also Triberr is great for your blog but it is something that you must use at least weekly to get results. Thanks for coming by and let me know how you make out with any of these Enstine. Have a great new week!

  • Hi Lisa,
    I have used the 2-3 tool from your list and they are amazingly good. So, I will also give a try to you shared and I haven’t tried.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Emmanuel says:

    Hello Madam Lisa,

    ‘Twitter is not a technology. It’s a conversation. And it’s happening with or without you.’ This is one quote which got me thinking as the only stranger in Bethlehem since most of the tools you listed are new to me and of course worth trying them out.

    One thing about twitter is that, it’s a platform for engagement and not a place where one can just dump a link and just disappears and hopes for clicks as the quote sums it all.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Emmanuel, nice to see you back here 🙂 Have you used any of these 7 tools before? Excellent point aqbout the platform of engagement – it sure isn’t a dump for links or should NOT be at the very least. Thanks for coming by and commenting. Have a great weekend ahead.

  • Daniel Palmier says:

    Hey Lisa,
    I read your article and It is an awesome article, your all tools are best and I will use this tool,Thank you for giving me the great time, wonderful sharing with online.
    With Regards,
    Daniel Palmier.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Daniel, Which of the tools do you like the most? Have you used any previously? Welcome to Inspire to Thrive and have a great day ahead Daniel.

  • Kevin Ocasio says:

    Great post Lisa! I’m personally using Hootsuite, but like you, I find it pretty clunky. I’m looking for something different and may give Buffer a try.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Kevin, yes – that’s why I don’t use Hootsuite reguarly. I think you will love the Buffer, let me know once you give it a whirl. Thanks for coming by Kevin and have a great day.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I’m still using Hootsuite Pro to share my tweets. I’ve tried Buffer (both versions) but something keeps taking me back to Hootsuite.

    I’ve heard a lot about good things about Tweetdeck so I might be checking that one out too.

    Thanks for sharing everyone’s response. It’s always good to see who is using what. 🙂

    Have a great day and week!


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Corina, Funny you are the opposite of me with Buffer and Hootsuite. I go back to Buffer every time after trying other things. I haven’t used Tweetdeck in years but will be checking it out again. I have heard it changed a lot. It’s interesting to see how different people like different things. That’s what makes us all unique 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week Corina, I hope you are not getting too much rain there!

  • Brenda Pace says:

    Hi Lisa,

    It’s great to see what everyone is using! Tweetdeck is still my favorite online tool. I can use both Twitters and it’s pleasant on my eyes. I remember when it was announced Tweetdeck was removing it’s mobile app. I was so angry! It was my fav app too! Thankfully, there are now others in the picture but it appears Tweetdeck and Hootsuite have things that may appeal to most users.

    Thanks for sharing this with us! Happy Monday girly!


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Brenda, can you use Tweetdeck via mobile now? I haven’t visited that one in quite some time. I should check it out again. You are welcome and I appreciate your coming by and taking the time to comment GF! We are on to Tuesday, have a great day!

  • Adeel Sami says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Long long time! How have you been? 🙂

    And thank you a lot for coming up with these useful Twitter tools! I can mark that I use only “Click to Tweet” and sometime Buffer app. (buffer is actually awesome and I had received some swags from them!) .. 🙂

    I will have to explore the other listed tools and I am sure they would of great help.

    Yeah, Twitter is considered (by the new comers) the game of advanced people. Many people don’t ever create account up on Twitter. I have met with a few local folks and they are entirely not ready to get on Twitter. I bet it is not difficult to use, right?

    Once again, thank you! 🙂

    See me often!

    ~ Adeel

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adeel, I have been very good, thank you. Nice to see you back here. Buffer swag? I haven’t heard of that….Yes, I find the same thing here locally too. They are like “afraid” of Twitter and totally don’t get it but those of that do love it. Go figure! Thanks for coming by and have a great week ahead Adeel.

  • Lisa: I will check out Crowdfire. I need to spring clean my Twitter account, so I can follow some more tweeps. I have hit the Twitter follow limit rule again.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Martin, Crowdfire can certainly help you clean up your Twitter account, give it a whirl. It will guide you who to unfollow so you can follow others. You will be glad once you get over that limit. Have a great day and thanks for coming by and commenting.

  • Sourav says:

    Hello Lisa!

    I am familiar and use Buffer, HootSuite and Crowdfire a lot. But one that I have heard a lot but yet to get a hang of it are the Lists. I am still not able to figure out how to use Twitter Lists in a proper manner.

    I just read the post that you have linked here about Twitter Lists, hope I can implement the tips.

    Have a great day!


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sourav, Let me know if you have any questions on those lists. Once you use them you will love them! They can save you a lot of time and keep you focused when you are on Twitter. Which do you prefer, Buffer or Hootsuite? Thanks for coming by and have a great week!

      • Sourav says:

        Yes, I have started using lists, divided into different categories.

        I prefer Buffer because I feel it’s more simple .

        • Lisa says:

          Sourav, thank you for coming by and commenting. Aren’t those lists great? I could not use Twitter without them now. The Buffer is awesome! I feel it is very simple too and easy to use on mobile. Have a great new week ahead.

  • Hello Lisa,

    Nice meeting you here 🙂

    WOW! those are some really great twitter tools.
    I have been familiar to The buffer app and the hashtag tools.
    Can’t really wait to try out other tools.

    Thanks for sharing this among us.
    Shantanu sinha

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shantanu, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Do you you use the Buffer app as well? Do you have other Twitter tools that you use? Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend.

  • Babs says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Fantastic article. Again two of my favorite tools made the list. Buffer & crowdfire. Those are great tools. I’m not exactly familiar with Twitter lists but I can tell I’ve been added to a couple of ones..

    I also use Twitter cards too.. although very minimal. I found out you’re not linking to the 6 Twitter Automation Tools Your Business Can’t Live Without

    I think it will be a great resource for your readers. All in all! Great value here.

    Thanks for sharing these,


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Babs, thank you. Yes, those are my favs too. Twitter lists are a way to keep you organized on Twitter Babs, make a few up and you’ll see how it works for you. I will check that one out as well Babs, thank you. Have a great weekend.

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