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

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  • Anonymous

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  • Great list! I really need to join in on the #toolschat but by 10pm I’m sound asleep. 🙁 I use HootSuite, Twylah and Twilerts as part of my daily routine. I’m going to give Commun.it a try this weekend. I’ve put Triberr on hold for now, but I know many who are seeing a great deal of benefit from it.

    Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Hi @ileane:disqus , yes you are right, #ToolsChat is going amazingly well these weeks. Its all because of @MQTodd:twitter and @Twylah:twitter working so hard on it!

      Yes, @commun_it:twitter  is a great tool, tried it out myself and really helps to keep track of your network! 🙂

      • Great insights from amazing people such as @LeoWid:disqus @mqtodd:disqus at  #ToolsChat … Many people meet, learn of new tools and better ways to manage their twitter accounts 🙂

        We at Commun.it are big fans of Leo, BufferApp and the #ToolsChat team 🙂 we will give VIP access to members from this community to check @commun_it:twitter 🙂

        Go  #ToolsChat

  • @LeoWid:disqus  thank you for this post – a great ensemble of tools, and it’s an honor for us here at Commun.it to be included in the list 🙂
    @ileane:disqus – looking forward to have you on board 🙂 Ping me at mike AT commun.it if you need any help 🙂

    • @mikepolis:disqus thanks! I requested an invite to Commun.it but it hasn’t arrived yet. Is it possible to fast track it for me?  

    • @mikepolis:disqus thanks! I requested an invite to Commun.it but it hasn’t arrived yet. Is it possible to fast track it for me?  

      • Hi @ileane:disqus  we hope you will enjoy Commun.it and will love to get your initial feedbacks 🙂 10x, Sharel

  • Hi Leo 🙂

    Me and the team will love to share direct invites to Commun.it 🙂 we will love to give value to your amazing community 🙂

    Thanks,
    Sharel

  • also sad we are not in the list: http://t411.linkstore.ru

  • I’ve stepped away from TweetDeck – too much of a resource hog. I prefer HootSuite and Seesmic for dashboards.

    I also use Twilert, Commun.it, and Twylah daily – fantastic tools.

    Top those off with a regular, recurring dose of Buffer and you’ve got a high percentage of your social footprint covered.

  • I love the list 🙂

  • Applied for the beat of @commun_it:twitter  after seeing @Mbbdv:twitter tweet about it. 

    As always, you guys just keep on bringing out some great stuff that makes life so much better.

  • Applied for the beat of @commun_it:twitter  after seeing @Mbbdv:twitter tweet about it. 

    As always, you guys just keep on bringing out some great stuff that makes life so much better.

    • Hi Lionel 🙂 
      An invitation for Commun.it is on your way 🙂

  • The only reason we/I are stepping away from Tweetdeck is lack of reporting. Yes bit.ly can be used but to strategically track results and performance it needs to be more integrated. 

    Great list – looking forward to more

  • Hi @bufferapp:twitter team 🙂 Thanks for this post also covering @Commun_it:disqus  🙂

    @commun_it:twitter is a great way to build relationships & discover leads on Twitter! 

    20 free invites for BufferApp Community: http://commun.it/?t=a4bb3b

    Looking forward to give your readers value 🙂

    Thanks,
    Sharel

  • love this post, its really helpful to maintain tweets family 🙂

  • This is a great idea !! #ToolsChat and no surprise to see that @MQTodd and @twylah are involved in it !! I am using Twylah and Commun.it regularly, HootSuite sometimes and joined triberr recently. Did not know twilert but will now look into that. As we Brits are busy reminding the world of our existence ( via #London2012 #Olympics ) here’s a new app. that you might be interested in for future consideration
    http://www.awedience.com/ – which is about finding key influencers ( using Klout, Kred or Peer Index ) and converting them into advocates.

  • HootSuite works perfect for me

  • HootSuite works perfect for me

  • HootSuite works perfect for me