TwittNotes is dedicated to helping all Tweeples in finding good apps to assist them in their day to day lives. To improve your Twitter experience, I thought I would include 12 of the most recommended tools you should be using in your home based business. Some of these tools were already posted here on Twittnotes previously, so whenever possible, the links provided below will take you there for more detailed information.
The list of the 12 Most Recommended Tools For Home Based Business:
- Tweetdeck: Has become my twitter client of choice. It is an adobe air platform so you can use it directly on your desktop or on the Mac OS. It has some great features and I would encourage you to give it a try and see what all it can do.
- Twitterfeed: Another one of those little extras you can use. Use twitterfeed to send your most recent blog post to your twitter account. By using twitterfeed, whenever you do a new post, it will show up in my twitter conversation and you don’t have to do anything.
- Twitwall: Every Twitter user gets a Twittwall. If 140 characters is not enough for you then Twitwall is the answer. With TwitWall, you can embed your favorite videos and widgets, upload your photos, mp3 music or podcasts, – you name it. Just the kind of stuff to keep your followers following (fans cheering, or clients calling). All that, while still enjoying the many social-goodness and customization features you enjoy on Twitter. Plus it is also good for the SERPs.
- Tweet Scan: Gives you the ability to follow conversations that mention keywords you want to track. You can use it to follow your own name and other keywords you might want to keep an eye on. It is specially recommended for those (ex: companies) who want to know what is being is being said about them on twitter.
- Tweepular: A great tool to find out who follows you and who you are not following back or who you follow that is not following you back. It is particularly interesting for those who wish to mass unfollow Tweeple on Twitter.
- Twellow Pages: Think of it as your Yellow Pages for Tweeple. Messages from users are analyzed and categorized into the various categories found at twellow.com. By adding these people to specific categories Twellow helps you narrow your searching into specific niches where you can find who you are looking for. In addition to Twitter, they are actively working on adding more social media services to broaden your capacity to find people who matter.
- My Tweeple: Is another way to make informed decisions when it comes to following people on twitter. You can use it to see who is following you and who you are following. And with a simple click, you can follow, unfollow, or block people all in one place.
- Tweetlater: Is one of those twitter tools that actually has a couple of great uses. Use it to send a direct message to all your new followers. Whenever someone follows you, you can set it to send them a welcome message for example. What is of particular interest is the ability to send future Tweets, which as you know is very useful, specially for business, in order to spread your Tweets at different timelines. Must have.
- Bit.ly: The best link shortening service in my opinion, and this is confirmed by the fact that Twitter has recently opted to change tinyurl to bit.ly. It is an easy way for you to send tweets about your blog post or post about something you are reading or watching to Twitter. If you use their bit.ly button to shorten links, which you can drag to your toolbar, it will provide you with the specific stats, like number of clicks, where those clicks came from, how many retweets, etc. This is my favorite shortening service and have not used any other since. Use and let me know if you don’t like it, I seriously will doubt that.
- Splitweet: Many users of Twitter for some reason or the other have multiple accounts. Splitweet allows the Twitter users to compose a list of accounts and distribute their tweets, choosing their release in one or more of their accounts. You can also follow your contacts tweets from all of your managed accounts in Splitweet.
- Twitter Designer: We all know how important it is to have a good and well designed profile background. It is almost an extension of our brand and also provides more information from whomever visits our profiles. If you are doing business online, a good profile design can make wonders. Why not create a professional looking background with Twitter Designer? It’s free.
- Tweetake: Here is something probably new to you. Tweetake allows you to back-up your Twitter account. You can back-up all your Twitter data, such as, followers, people you follow, tweets, etc, all in just one click. If backing up data is something important to you, then check this out.
There are several more twitter tools out there and here on TwittNotes:), and I know I only scratched the surface. If you are using a twitter tool that I have not included on this list that you feel is a must have, please leave a comment here so we can all share.