Tracking your followers on Twitter means understanding who is following you on Twitter in order to get the most benefit from Twitter for your business. The easier it is to track your followers, the greater your understanding of your followers and what to tell them, so they will take action. If you have an idea of how your followers react to you and can see what the statistics are for them following you, listening to you, and eventually buying from you then you have a tremendous advantage over the competition. Below are some sites that can make this task that much easier.
TwitterCounter is a great site for getting an overview of your followers today and for the past 3 months. There are paid accounts, which have more detailed information. I have never found it useful to use their paid accounts.
Tweet Adder (Affiliate) is the automated Twitter account management system. The new version has so many cool features, such as a Tweet generator, automated retweet function, and an improved Tweet search that your head will be spinning the first week you use this program. I believe the word for me was a kid in a candy store.
Social Oomph(Affiliate) is more than just a great place to get detailed statistics on your Twitter accounts, including for paid accounts getting a list of your followers with the most clout. It is also a great site to make new connections and automate Tweets. I have actually run my clients Tweets from SocialOomph.
Chirpstats Is not a site that I use on a regular basis, so I would rather you check out the site for yourself for a more detailed explanation. It sends you regular updates about your follower list.
ManageFlitter got me through one of my roughest periods in Twitter history. The time when Twitter started their ban on auto-unfollowing. Sniffle, Sniffle! Manage Flitter is really good for noting who you need to unfollow and is Twitter approved.
Retweet Rank does exactly what its name implies. It lists your retweet rank among all of the users on Twitter. It is interesting to note, because you can get an idea of people you might want to connect with on Twitter based on how willing they are to share your information with their followers.
TwtrFrnd is a simple site. I am just going to recite TwtrFrnd’s explanation of their site: A new follower? Should you follow back? Find out if you have common followings with them, and which people you follow that follow them… The great thing is that you can start targeting people to connect with based on who they follow. If someone has a new market that they are looking to tap, then using this site to find people with the required follower base is a great way of helping you grow a targeted Twitter list.
Let us know if you have a great site that is good at tracking your followers.
Thanks for these helpful tips! I’ve been running my company’s facebook and twitter but twitter has always been more foreign to me. We just started with Social Oomph too!