5 handy Twitter tools

These shortcuts for tweeting, getting alerts, tracking hashtags, and chatting can help make managing a Twitter account less of a sinkhole for time and energy.

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In the past few years, several sites have emerged that make tweeting, tracking, and reporting as easy as the click of a button. Here are five of my favorites:

When they tweet, it automatically sends a text to your phone so you see it immediately—very important for select media members you need to monitor and any clients who tweet regularly.

It’s really easy to set up—just go onto the Twitter feed for the person/brand you’re following, click on the little icon of the person’s head and the last option in the dropdown menu is “turn on mobile notifications.” Once you set up the first one with your phone number and the times you want to get the texts, the rest are just a click of a button.

Twilert: Twilert is super helpful and is basically like Google Alerts for Twitter. You can set up any search term, and you’ll get a daily email with all Tweets containing that search term.

I recommend setting up a Twilert for all your clients and any other important search terms such as “Jackson Hole” or “wedding in Thailand.” Really, anything you want or need to monitor.

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