26 Twitter Tools To Track Tweets

26 Twitter Tools To Track Tweet

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UPDATED 6/17/14: This list originally started as a way for me to keep track of the many cool Twitter tools that kept popping up in the wake of Twitter’s popularity. Over the course of time, of course, things change–platforms revoke access to their APIs, developers lose interest, etc.–and thus this list has changed and thus does not specifically match my original wonderfully alliterative title. Still, it’s a good list and I just updated it to be Twenty-Six Twitter Tools To Track Tweets…and counting:

  1. Twitter Search – This, obviously, is Twitter’s own search function. You can subscribe to a search via RSS.
  2. Tweepz – Twitter user search engine.
  3. Followerwonk – Find users and get Twitter analytics.
  4. @MagicRecs – Get recommendations on who to follow based on your own Twitter network & see who your network follows.
  5. TweetDeck – Acquired by Twitter, TweetDeck is a web-based account management tool.
  6. Hootsuite – Social media management tool. Free and pro versions.
  7. Twitterfall – a Twitter client specializing in real-time tweet searches. New tweets fall into the page.
  8. Tweetvisor – A Twitter control panel
  9. Bit.ly – Shortens URLs, counts clicks, shows who else shortened a URL and provides metadata about that URL from across the Web.
  10. Tweetburner – Shortens URLs and tracks clicks on Twitter & FriendFeed.
  11. Backtweets – Find who’s tweeting a link.
  12. Topsy – Acquired by Twitter, Topsy is a social media monitoring and analytics tool.
  13. Keyhole – For-fee social listening and analytics tool.
  14. TweetReach – Find the reach of a given tweet.
  15. Hashtags.org – Hashtags tracks the most popular Twitter posts that include a #hashtag. You can subscribe to an individual hashtag using RSS.
  16. What The Trend? – Find hashtags that are rising in popularity.
  17. Twubs – Find hashtags.
  18. Foller.me – Analytics for any given Twitter account.
  19. TweetStats – Gives you Twitter statistics about a given user.
  20. BrandTweet Statistics – Use analytics for any Twitter account.
  21. TwitterCounter – Provides stats on a given Twitter user and lets you compare that user to another Twitter account.
  22. TweetBeep – TweetBeep is a Google Alerts for Twitter
  23. FriendOrFollow.com – Find Twitterers you follow that don’t follow you back.
  24. Qwitter – Qwitter notifies you when someone unfollows you.
  25. Twellow – Twellow is a Twitter directory.
  26. TwitterLocal – Twitter Local is an Adobe Air desktop app that finds Twitter users within a fixed radius of a city or zip code.
  27. Localtweeps – Find Tweeps near you.
  28. TweetChat – A tool for participating in Twitter chats.

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About David Erickson

David Erickson is principal of e-Strategy Media, a digital marketing consultancy based in Minnesota. David has extensive experience in digital marketing and is often used as an expert source by media and asked to speak on the topic before organizations and to sit on panel discussions.

9 Comments

  1. Deborah on February 10, 2009 at 8:31 00 pm CDT

    Thanks for pulling this together! Really appreciate the info.

    Sincerely,
    Deborah



  2. Deborah on February 10, 2009 at 3:31 05 pm CDT

    Thanks for pulling this together! Really appreciate the info.

    Sincerely,
    Deborah



  3. Kamarz on February 11, 2009 at 8:09 00 am CDT

    Nice Blog…

    Twitter has yet to cross the chasm to mainstream usage. It’s not immediately obvious to anyone why they should use Twitter. Search and discovery doesn’t work well on Twitter yet. There are a host of issues about the API and the developer ecosystem. Will recent reliability success continue? Can Twitter’s architecture scale now? All of these questions loom large in my mind.



  4. Kamarz on February 11, 2009 at 3:09 22 am CDT

    Nice Blog…

    Twitter has yet to cross the chasm to mainstream usage. It’s not immediately obvious to anyone why they should use Twitter. Search and discovery doesn’t work well on Twitter yet. There are a host of issues about the API and the developer ecosystem. Will recent reliability success continue? Can Twitter’s architecture scale now? All of these questions loom large in my mind.



  5. andylackie on February 11, 2009 at 11:23 11 am CDT

    great list, il have to take a look at those. i love twitscoop it wastes hours of my life



  6. Jack McIntyre on May 9, 2009 at 10:52 20 pm CDT

    Hey, have you seen Tracked Tweets? It’s a new wordpress plugin I wrote. Let me know what you think 🙂

    http://www.jackmcintyre.net/projects/tracked-tweets/



  7. Steven Clift on October 11, 2009 at 8:07 02 am CDT

    Great list David.

    What do you actually use most days?

    How have you integrated the increased volume into your life … meaning you can track all day … but what has improved your work or the ways you spend your limited time?



  8. Steve Dossett on December 21, 2009 at 2:46 12 am CDT

    This list rocks, thanks. I’m also interested in your response to Steven’s question above.