We have had another fantastic session of #ToolsChat last night, when we chatted about the best Analytics Tools you can use to make the most of Twitter. It happens every Wednesday at 10pm EST.

Here is a recap of links to the posts, tools and awesome people that participated.

About 30 people participated and you really made #ToolsChat rock. You can follow them below if you haven’t done so already:

@susanborst, @MQTodd, @MistyGirlPh, @AwakeCreativity, @ChristaJean, @MakeItHappenJax, @JamesHicks, @KristofCreative, @Icpchad, @JeffSheehan, @LeoWid, @JackiesBuzz, @RandomToReason, @bufferapp, @AskMamaMOE, @997Dave, @Peterradzio, @SocialMediaSean, @EAvChat, @EbayInkBlog, @DavidCruiseSF, @GeorgiaWebgurl, @Sandee_Jackson, @LHInsights, @MayhemStudios, @SocialWorldBuzz, @Twylah, @Vesna1313, @Alfredom2012,7


Tools to track how well your Tweets and Twitter account is doing:

Tweetstats – Shows stats for your account and best times to Tweet

HootSuite – Insights about links posted via Ow.ly

Buffer – Measures the impact of each Tweet “Buffered”

Commun.it – Great new tool showing you which people you engage with the most

Measuring your influence

BackType – Score based on various measures

Klout – Score based on interactions and increasingly on topics

PeerIndex – topics approach with 8 benchmarking topics


Apps to find the best time to Tweet

Tweriod – most accurate algorithm, measuring both you and your followers

WhenToTweet – great and simple solution for best times to tweet

TweetWhen – analyses past 1000 tweets and gives you a graph

TweetStats – analyses Tweet density


Apps to display Tweets from a Twitterchat

KeepStream – example of a collection can be found below

TweetReports – great way to automatically get a transcript

HashTracking – Easily track events and have tweets saved

Storify – add tweets manually, but looks great

TweetWally – automatically pulls in tweets, but limited amount


Top articles posted

“10 Awesome Twitter Analytics and Visualization Tools”

More juicy analytics Apps, that can help you to make the most of Twitter

“Density and Difference”

Great article comparing the design of Twitter and Google+

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

Fantastic read on how you can time your tweeting to reach more people

Using Tweriod To Find Best Times To Tweet

Breakdown of how Tweriod analyses your account and why their results are recommendable


Thanks everyone for participating again. And don’t forget, next week Wednesday at 10pm EST we are going to discuss Twitter publishing and syndication Apps.


You can also scroll through the full transcript below:


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Written by Leo Widrich

Co-founder at Buffer.