The Xcapedcat is delighted to host Leo Widrich today. He showed up one day in everyones twitterstream and has become a fellow twitter addict on the fastlane. He blogs regularly about twitter tools and tips on the buffer blog. Check it out.
Twitter is evolving constantly. The service one would use to speak mindless thoughts to everyone and nobody is long gone. Twitter turned into a more powerful tool than ever. With a user base of 280 mio. Users growing at 460 000 a day I felt that it is now the time to take full advantage of Twitter.
In order to make the most of it I want to introduce to you 2 new tools. Using them has given me a big boost in my Twitter usage and made life a great deal easier.
Buffer – Stop Annoying your Followers
The first service is called Buffer and it’s a nifty new Twitter App, that helps you to create a consistent Twitter stream without overwhelming your followers with too much information.
How does Buffer work?
All you do is you simply put a few tweets in your Buffer and the App in return schedules these tweets for your throughout the day, that’s it.
How does this help you?
Every morning I would get up and read lots of great blogposts. Instead of posting them all to Twitter in a rush, flooding my followers with information that would be way too much for them the now all go in my Buffer.
It means that I can still add all those great findings, yet without the information overload. Buffer will take your tweets and post them well spaced out over the day.
What makes it special?
What makes this a very enjoyable experience is that you can add tweets to your Buffer from any page you are reading with one of the browser extensions (Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
It even works from inside Google Reader which is a big winner for me as I use it very heavily.
In addition you will get detailed analytics showing you Clicks, Retweets and Reach of your Buffered tweets so you know more about the impact you are making.
Tweriod – When are you having the most impact?
The second service I started using is Tweriod. Tweriod is another very useful App that allows you to analyse your past tweets sent and showing you at which time during the day your followers are most active.
How does this help me?
Getting to know the information as of when your followers are most active is crucial if you seek to have the most possible impact on Twitter. It allows you to adjust your daily tweeting times in Buffer to match you results from Tweriod. It takes about one hour until you receive a DM with a link to your stats.
This means you can create a fully powered up Twitter pattern, that matches the needs of your followers perfectly. Connecting the two has increased not only the click through rate on my links but also most importantly the interaction with my tweets.
What makes it special?
The idea to analyse your Tweeting times is definitely not a new one. There exist dozens of different tools which allow you to do this in a similar thing. However none does it in such an understandable and well presented way like Tweriod.
The algorithm behind the result not only pulls in your own tweets but also the information from your followers which is crucial to give you a true picture of when you will have the most impact on Twitter. Tweriod’s algorithm simply stands out from many others.
The combination of Tweriod and Buffer has certainly paid off for me ever since I started to make use of this Power-Kombo. How about you? Have you tried them yet? Do you think these 2 tools can be useful for you too?
Let me know below.
“Leo Widrich is a Social Media enthusiast with an extra large sized addiction to Twitter. He’s always on the lookout for the best Twitter tips and tools to share. Hit him up on Twitter @Leowid if you need anything, he will be quick in responding and helping you out.”