If you’re new to Twitter or even if you have been tweeting for some time, I am sure you are eager to login and see if you have been retweeted or if someone has sent you an @reply or maybe you’re just looking to increase your Twitter following. You might be coming up empty-handed time and time again, if that’s the case, don’t worry! There are tools to help you be an effective Twitter user.
For the longest time I was wondering, How do I get retweeted? There is an art to it, but in reality, there are really only two main components: 1) content; 2) timing. In this post I am going to share two awesome tools that can help you nail down the best time of day to tweet and one must-have tool for all social media users that will help you with creating effective tweets.
Timely – Scheduling Tweets for Maximum Impact
Timely is an incredible application that estimates the time of day when you get most retweeted, the most replies and the most click throughs. You simply enter in what you want to say, how many times a day you want to tweet and if you want to tweet on weekends. From there, Timely will automatically space out your tweets and time them according to when they will have the most impact. If you have your tweets planned out a week in advance, enter them all in Timely on Monday and come Friday, each of your tweets will have been strategically posted to maximize your reach.
If you are a visual or analytical person, Tweriod is for you. Though Tweriod will not tweet for you, it will create custom graphs that show you when the best time to tweet is based on your followers’ tweeting habits. Tweriod graphs give you a break down of days of the week and weekends as well as the time you’re most likely to receive @replies. The graphs are designed to simply tell you when you will get the most exposure from your tweet.
Klout – The Standard of Influence
If you’re not on Klout, stop reading this post and go get yourself an account. This could be the single most important tool that anyone who cares about his or her impact on the web can utilize. Klout has an intricate rating system that accurately gauges how effective you are in the online world. They use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to estimate a score on a scale of 0-100. The key factors analyzed are your Network Influence, Amplification Probability and True Reach. Though Klout won’t show you what time is the best time to tweet, they will certainly show you if your timing is making a difference. Klout also shows you who you influence, who influences you and what topics you are most influential about. When creating tweets, Klout is a great place to go to see what topics your audience expects to hear from you. If you cater your tweets to those topics and use the two tools above to schedule them appropriately, you better believe you’ll start seeing your Klout score go up ultimately increase you’re effectiveness on the web.