For about 2 months we have been running #ToolsChat each Wednesday at 10pm EST. Ever since it has proven to be a fantastic source for a follow up blogpost, telling you about the fantastic thoughts on Twitter Tips and Tools others have to share.

This weeks chat was particularly helpful. @MQTodd crafted some amazing questions and triggered off over 700 Tweets from people joining in and answering.

Here are the top Tips and Tools for you:

TweetDeck’s/HootSuite’s list feature

Many mentioned the importance of Twitter lists. Using the columns from HootSuite or TweetDeck was a particularly popular answer. It helps you keep track of the most valuable people in your network and makes it very easy to engage with.

 

Twilert – Google Alerts for Twitter

Twilert is a fantastic Tool that helps keep track of terms mentioned on Twitter that are relevant for you. In my case, I am using it to keep track around whether people are mentioning Buffer anywhere on the web. You can track down the people, help them out if they have questions or simply engage them as they might be highly valuable for your network.

 

Triberr – Build Your Tweeting Tribes

A tool that a few people mentioned is Triberr. It it is a great networking tool particularly aimed at bloggers. You can group together and automatically Tweet each others blogposts whenever one of your friends publishes a new post.

 

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Twylah – Custom brand pages for Twitter

Building your network on Twitter can sometimes be hard as others might not fully understand what you are all about by glancing over your stream. By pointing them towards your Twylah page it makes it a lot easier to understand what you are all about on Twitter.

 

Commun.it – Keep track of your Twitter network

One App that can’t be missed here is Commun.it. It’s a fantastic tool that keeps track of the people you interact with the most. You can see which people are connecting with you the most, which are influencing you and which are mentioning your brand.

 

This is the first part of all answers from #ToolsChat. There was such a wealth of great input from all of you guys, that I am going to write another blogpost tomorrow gathering insights on questions 3-6 from the chat.

If you want to see the whole transcript, you can find it here.

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Written by Leo Widrich

Co-founder at Buffer.