7 Tools for Managing Your Twitter Followers

In addition to the time you spend communicating with your audience on Twitter, there are many administrative tasks to take care of. How do you find people? How do you decide who to follow and unfollow? Which Twitter accounts are inactive? Thankfully there are some great tools available that enable you to quickly and efficiently clean up and manage your account. Here are seven of my favorite tools.

ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter has one of my favorite interfaces for cleaning up and managing your twitter followers and people you follow. One feature I like in particular is the ability to identify inactive twitter accounts. There are multiple options on how to sort the data. Now you can also identify accounts you are following with a high spam score. A free account allows you to unfollow up to 100 people per day (and more if you upgrade).

ManageFlitter

JustUnfollow

This is a good tool to identify fans that you’re not yet following back, and also any that have unfollowed you. It comes with a mobile version so you can do manage your Twitter followers on the go with a smartphone. It’s also very easy to manage multiple Twitter accounts at once. One feature I particularly like is that you can search for followers of a particular Twitter account and JustUnfollow’s algorithm rank’s these in order of who they suggest you to follow. I don’t follow their suggestions exactly, but it does provide a good list to work down.

JustUnfollow

TweetReach

Even with the free version of TweetReach you can find who has recently tweeted any particular  content Рa keyword, phrase, hashtag or @person Рand then see those accounts sorted by how much reach they have. One of the secrets to growing my own followers quickly (I have a several accounts for different niches) has been to search for people who regularly Retweet in my niche. Tweetreach is a great tool to find the most influential people who have retweeted a particular person or content. These are really good people to engage with because if they follow you back and you tweet good content there is a high chance they will retweet your tweets.

TweetReach

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is much more than a tool for follower management – it’s an entire dashboard from which you can manage your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and pages. You can set up special “streams” based on your favorite Twitter lists, keywords and hashtags. I find it useful to keep an eye on particular content and to identify people who are engaging in that niche. From the Hootsuite dashboard it is very quick to follow someone and add them to a list.

Hootsuite

FriendorFollow

This is a another tool that is great for identifying people you follow who are not following you back or people who follow you that you’re not following back. for Becoming a Gold Memberenables you to follow or unfollow multiple accounts at once, and export results to CSV. I personally use this tool less now that I have upgraded my JustUnfollow account.

Friend Or Follow

WeFollow

WeFollow

Refollow

This is similar to some of the other tools above in that you can work out is not following you back and identify followers you are not following back. Where Refollow is different is that they offer some powerful filters on these results. For example you can find those people who have mentioned you but are not following you. You can filter results by those people you started following more than X number of days ago. You can filter the results to those with a certain number of followers.

ReFollow

What do you think about these tools? Did I miss one of your favorites? Please leave a comment below!

Gary McLaren

Comments

  1. Great list! Thanks for the kind words and recommendation of HootSuite.

    Hoot on,

    -Connor and your friends at HootSuite

  2. What a wonderful review of Twitter tools, Gary. I recently discovered JustUnfollow and am pleased with what I am able to do with it. I have Tweetdeck, but it doesn’t manage my Twitter followers in a way that is useful for me. Your summary of Hootsuite has me intrigued; I will be investigating it to help manage my other social media, which are quickly growing unmanageable. Thank you so much for sharing such valuable information.

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