Best 3 Tools To Automate Your Tweets in Twitter

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About four years ago, someone reached out to me telling me they could grow my Twitter account.  As I wanted to do just that, I listened to what he had to say, then paid him a sum of $600 and sure enough I started getting followers.

Now you may say that’s crazy and there’s lots of scammers out there and yes I would agree, but this man was different.  This gentleman had built his Twitter account and followers way before things became so automated.

He built his following the old fashioned way by talking to people and building relationships and in that building of relationships, he would recommend followers to certain people.

What he did was take my tweets and send them out to people.  He asked for a few which I gave him and he consistently tweeted my tweets.

However, I did get smart after that.  You see I was new to blogging and coming online so I didn’t know any better, but it did dawn on me after the first month (being IT and all), that there must be a way to automate your tweets as he had many clients and I KNEW he was not sitting there tweeting everything.

Being a newbie, this was my introduction to automating tweets for twitter.   I investigated and found a number of tools to help automate my tweets consistently throughout the day, week or month!    So next, I got to looking for the right tool.

Here’s what I found.

Tweet Adder

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Tweet Adder was instantly a turn off from the moment I downloaded the free trial.

Here’s my problem with it. I work a regular job and am working my business on the side. Needless to say, with a full time job, you don’t have much time for much of
anything else.

So what that means is that any tool I use has to be easy to use and not a long learning curve.  These things are critical to me. Most people online are working regular jobs so we all need easy access, easy learning and the ability to get active right away.

Tweet Adder instantly ‘looked’ way too complicated and I immediately didn’t want to take the time to learn it.

Tweetadder immediately stopped me. It will take too much time to learn it and get used to it.

What I did learn though is that if you take the time to learn it, it is efficient and will help you build your following quickly.

Tweet Adder Pricing:

Comparable to others.  Free Trial for 7 days. They have a $19/mo.; $29/mo; 41.00 , $69/mo OR $11.40, $17.40 or $41.40 a month if you sign up for 6 months at a time. Prices and functionality are based on # of Twitter accounts you have and various functions you want to perform, like follow back or automated direct messages.

Socialoomph

I’ve used socialoomph for a long time. About 4 years. I started out originally with Hootsuite and felt it limited in ability to put out tweets consistently and easily. Again, time saving is important to me.

Socialoomph Advantages  

  • Tweeting was easy. Easy to use. I like their view.
  • Manage and tweet to multiple accounts, Facebook, Twitter, etc. or other social media accounts.
  • Ability to bulk tweet and schedule tweets.
  • Post WordPress blogs from Socialoomph
  • Read or Purge Direct Messages instantly all at once

Disadvantages

  • The biggest is the cost. In the last 2 years, the costs has gotten increasingly higher when some other Twitter automation is considerably less.
  • Also can look more complicated than it is.  You need to take a minute to look at it, but will find it is quite easy to use.

Socialoomph Pricing:

When I first started, it was relatively inexpensive. Basically loved it. But now the cost is $17.97 every 2 weeks and that does not include auto-Direct Messages (DM) Twitter Unlimited is $6.97 every two week. Auto DM is $6.97 every month for a total of about $21 a month for basic functionality.

Socialoomph is a phenomenal program and I love it. But the cost for newbie entrepreneurs may make this wonderful tool be skipped over.

Buffer

Well, I don’t know where I’ve been but I just learned about Buffer from Lisa Sicard the other day and decided to find out what it’s all about. Believe it or not, I never heard of it, but I had no desire to leave socialoomph.

I’m always looking for new and easier tools to use so I decided to give it a looksee!  I immediately liked Buffer.

Advantages  

First, it was easy to login. I could login with my Twitter Account, FB or Gmail. Loved that. No more creating yet another login and password. 🙂

Second, I immediately saw how to tweet, how to schedule tweets, to see analytics…easy peasy. Thanks to Lisa for mentioning this easy and inexpensive tool to use.

Buffer Pricing

It’s inexpensive. $10 a month. Can’t get any better than that with an easy to use, proficient and effective automating tool for Tweets.

Disadvantages

Uhmmm.  None for now.  Isn’t that awesome!

What’s Your Favorite.  What Do You Use and Why?

So there it is. Three great tools to use for automating tweets which saves us as entrepreneurs in time.

As you can see there are many tools out there to automate your tweets and also there is some disagreement as to if this is a good idea or not, but many people use them as it is almost impossible to keep up in Twitter land if you do not have some way to automate  your tweets.

Do you automate your tweets ? Some do, some don’t. If you do, what your favorite tool? Maybe you can share others with us that we are not aware of.

Do let us know which you prefer and why?  I’m sure it will help us figure out what is the best tool for you.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for this post! The only one that I’ve heard of is Buffer. I tried it out for a little bit, but didn’t want to pay a monthly fee as of yet. I think I will move in that direction in the future.

    So, right now, I’m using Hootsuite. It definitely isn’t the best option, but it works for me now.

    Thanks for this article. I’m glad to see what’s out there and your thoughts about it.
    Jennifer Kennedy recently posted…3 Changes Your Course Will MakeMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Jennifer,

      You’re welcome Jennifer. Hope all is well with you.

      Wow, you’ve only heard of Buffer? And that’s the one I didn’t know about. 🙂 I guess, in general, they’re all good. I really think it’s about what you learn first and what you’re used too. I’m used to Socialoomph and prefer it but costs is definitely an issue. It’s gone up over the past couple of years sooooo it’s time to move on. The paid ones do give you more functionality and are therefore more effective.

      If you get a chance, go back and read my previous article on How To Save Money With Network Marketing. The saving money is about saving money in your business, not specifically network marketing. That $10 that we pay for Buffer is an tax write-off for your business so end the end, you can get that back. Anything like these tools we use, I write off at the end of the year. It’s important to know so we don’t feel like we’re spending money on our business with no benefit. 🙂 If you want to talk more about that, let me know. We can chat.

      Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Talk soon.
      Barbara

  2. says

    Hi Barbara,

    I love the way you made a comparison of social sharing on Twitter. You know me well enough that I get all confused when it comes to this platform. I use it here and there, but because of the work load I’ve had during the past several months, I did have to shave down my social sites. One of which was Twitter.

    Now that’s not saying I don’t intend to go back, so I always like to keep my eye on what is going on with that platform.

    You have helped me so much with your choice! Looks to me that Buffer wins hands down. For only ten bucks a month to do all that, it is a wise business decision.

    Thank you my dear!

    -Donna
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    • says

      Hey Donna,

      Twitter can be daunting that’s for sure and it is confusing for many people, but so many more people are using it. Although there are so many social sites out there, Twitter is one of the most popular, but you’ve got to stay engaged, that’s for sure.

      If you decide to try it again, Buffer is definitely the way to go as far as I can see. You know we both like to go with the wise decision. 😉
      You’re so welcome and take care. Have a good Thanksgiving.
      Barbara

  3. says

    Hey Barbara,

    You really paid someone $600 to grow your Twitter following? Oh my word, that’s a LOT of money girl. I hope he did you justice.

    I’ve written about Buffer before, can’t believe you missed those posts. It’s the service I use and I like it much better than Tweet Adder, SocialOomp or Hootsuite. I’ve been using them for a couple years myself and love them. I’m like you, it’s got to be easy to use because some are just not very user friendly to learn I’m afraid.

    Thanks for sharing these with us and glad you’ve come over to our side! 😉

    Enjoy your week Barbara and Happy Thanksgiving.

    ~Adrienne
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    • says

      Hi Adrienne,

      Yep, it definitely worked. Of course this was 4-5 years ago when I first came online and didn’t know a dog-gone thing about Twitter or how to grow an account. I have been successfully going it since then. Once I figured out how to consistently engage people on Twitter, it was easy to do it myself.

      I’ve never seen your posts on Buffer, but definitely like it now. I always liked socialoomph but it’s gotten too expensive now so I’ve let that one go.

      Yep, easy is the way to go or it just takes too much time to do the work. Not good. Yep, good to be on your side! 🙂 You never steer me wrong. 🙂

      Stay blessed during this Thanksgiving season and Have a happy one!
      Talk to you next week.
      Barbara

  4. says

    Hi Barbara,

    My goodness! Paying that much for Twitter followers is sure a lot of money! 🙂

    I do receive those DMs too but never went for them and have always believed in people following me before for what I share, and once I check their profiles, I follow them back. This way there is hardly anyone who unfollows you, and I feel it’s a slow, steady, but sure way that the number of followers add up.

    Never tried any of the above mentioned tools you mentioned because of their cost, but I do use the free Buffer and Hootsuite, and I usually automate my tweets through them, and so far it works pretty well for me, though it does take a little time. I guess I am working from home, so alternate days, I manage to devote half to one hour just for scheduling the tweets for another 2 -3 days, and then over the weekend.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead, and Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
    Harleena Singh recently posted…5 Destructive Ways To See Yourself As You Truly AreMy Profile

  5. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Wow, I don’t think I’d ever have the courage to pay $600 for anyone to grow my twitter account 🙂 I mean TWITTER? I don’t think I’d ever care enough to pay that kind of money to grow my twitter account, or any social media. I certainly hope it did a great job at that price.

    I do use simple free tools like Social Buzz Club, Viral Buzz, Simply Retweet, etc… and that’s all.

    I also use twitter much more than I used to in the past, and my following is growing at a snail pace, but that OK by me. Not a bit deal.

    Social media is great, but I still believe that to get business we need to invest in our relationships and business. Then social media is just a little helper.

    Have a great day 🙂
    Sylviane Nuccio recently posted…How You Can Build A Blog CommunityMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Sylviane,

      Yes I paid when I really didn’t know what I was supposed to do. My first year involved with online internet marketing. Didn’t know a thing. It did work though. Build the team up and I developed relationships. Then I got smart and started working on my own and doing just that – building relationships.

      I have a large number of Twitter followers now so it’s all good, but it was about working to develop more. I’ve been successful so far. Twitter is one of the biggest social media for business so it’s a great tool to use to build your business.

      Thanks for the input.
      Hope you are well and have a great Thanksgiving.
      Barbara

  6. says

    Hey Barbara,

    I commend you for paying $600 to get twitter followers! That’ll tell you how serious you are about growing your business! I’m not mad at you 😉

    But I have used all three of these tools you mentioned. The first one I ever used was SocialOomph before I started blogging actually. It was quite useful, back then and it looks like it hasn’t changed too much.

    Then I started using TweetAdder. Back then it was just a one-time payment so a friend of mind bought 5 licenses for all of us on his team to use. I took the time to learn it, and loved it! It was so convenient to find followers as well as get followers. I pretty much set it up to automate everything so I can focus on other things. I used to for a year then stopped. Then all of a sudden, I saw that they started charging monthly. Then I discovered Buffer.

    Buffer is definitely a game changer and it’s quite user friendly. As of right now I’m using the free version but I like the fact that you can automate your shares through 4 different social media sites. I use it mainly for LinkedIn since I have another tool I use for automation.

    The tool that I use most for automation is Revive Old Post. It’s a plugin and it automatically tweets my old blog posts. You can set it to tweet a blog post of a certain age and how many tweets to go out at one time. Plus I have my twitter account linked to my facebook account, so whenever a tweet goes out, it also posts in Facebook as well. I’m more active on these two sites anyone so it’s a win/win!

    Thanks for the share and letting us know what tools you use! I hope you’re having a great weekend and I hope your Thanksgiving went well! Take Care!
    Sherman Smith recently posted…How Does A Sales Funnel Benefit Online MarketersMy Profile

    • says

      Hey Sherman,

      Thanks so much for letting me know what tools you’re using too. Tells me I’m on the right track. I loved Socialoomph and have recently been playing around with Buffer. I actually didn’t know you could use it for other social sites. I was only focusing on Twitter. Cool, thanks for the info.

      Funny also, I use Revive Old Post too! Very nice. I knew of a few people who used this plugin, but most people don’t say much about it. I think it’s pretty cool.

      Thanks for sharing this info with me. Let’s me know I’m on the right track.

      I had a great Thanksgiving and I hope you did too.

      Stay blessed.
      Barbara

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