10 Great Twitter Integration Tools

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There’s no better time to start utilizing Twitter integration tools than right now. Here are 10 of the most useful ways to start turning your site readers into Twitter followers, and vice versa:

  1. Add Tweets: Allows you to make your own Twitter update widgets for your site or blog using javascript.
  2. Twitterfeed: A tool which enables you to post your blog to Twitter and Facebook through your RSS feed.
  3. Follow Me On Twitter Buttons: A blog post which offers multiple choices for “Follow me on Twitter” buttons.
  4. Loudtwitter: Ships your tweets to your blog and allows you to find all the tweets that contain a specific term or phrase – be it a person, a domain name, or any phrase in general.
  5. PingTwitter: Enables you to automatically update your Twitter account when you publish a new blog post. Continue reading »
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10 Valuable Twitter Tips for Small Businesses

Using Twitter for Your Small Business

Using Twitter for Your Small Business

Twitter can be used for business and pleasure. When used correctly, Twitter can be a great tool for small businesses to grow and prosper.

Therefore, today’s post will be a collection of 10 valuable tips every small business could benefit from:

1. As I have mentioned before, and I can’t stress this enough, do not use “eggs” as your Twitter avatar and be smart about your choice of Twitter background.

2. Use a business Twitter account to create a great place for customer relationship management. Teach your clients to use Twitter to keep with the happenings of your company. Also, it can help you share the news and information regarding the success of your clients.

3. Use Twitter as a discussion forum. Ask your clients and prospective clients what they would like to see, hear, taste, and experience.

4. Use Google Analytics to measure the traffic directed from Twitter to your blog or website. If you can measure the traffic related to sales or acquisitions it help you understand an ROI from the tool.

5. Encourage your employees to join Twitter and become part of the conversation.

6. Fill out your profile. Make sure you put information regarding your personal life as well as your business life. This is important because, yes, tweeps do check it. Continue reading »

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10 Awesome Web-Based Twitter Clients

There are a great number of ways a person can tweet nowadays; whether it’s from the original website, through your iPhone or your desktop app, the competition is fierce. From that competition comes innovation, and Twitter has its own fair share of innovative clients that are available on the web.

Each client has a its own niche and reasons for why its special…

1. Brizzly

An interesting client in that it doesn’t feel pretentiously high-tech, it’s just more about enjoying your Twitter rather that drowning in statistics and management.

Pros: Mute users without unfollowing; inline image, video and map display.

Cons: Too simple for social media junkies.

2. Hootsuite

If you can appreciate the utility of an electric screw driver over its traditional cousin, you will appreciate Hootsuite.

Pros: Connects to everything; completely customizable; great for companies.

Cons: Far too complex for everyday tweeting; can feel awfully cluttered; we don’t like the interface.

My Hootsuite

My Hootsuite

3. Seesmic

While famous for its desktop app, its online cousin is certainly an excellent client. It allows you to choose between single- and multi-column mode, preview bit.ly links inline and stay on top of lists, searches and trending topics.

Pros: Simple and straightforward without missing anything important; nice user interface.

Cons: Doesn’t have the full set of power user features.

4. Splitweet

Targeted at corporate users who need to both manage multiple accounts and track their results. What makes Splitweet great is that it will, unlike HootSuite, automatically update your stream and offers a brand name tracking feature that lets you track custom searches along side your regular stream.

Splitweet Snapshot

Splitweet Snapshot

Pros: Allows you to tweet in many different languages.

Cons: It does not have the feature to isolate your Twitter accounts so you could see activity for just one as opposed to see multiple accounts mashed together.

5. Media Funnel

Media Funnel has some unique features, such as editorial control for a team of users, a guest posting feature, and email alerts for keywords/brand mentions. Continue reading »

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