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4 Useful Twitter Bots for Marketers

The best thing about Twitter is the evolution of the concept. I feel too lucky to enter the Internet Marketing world at the right time – to be able to watch that evolution.

Yes, every (even great) idea can be abused and accompanied with spam: thousands of Twitter bots spamming people by sending them public replies and adding to friends are annoying. This post is not about those.

This post is about useful Twitter bots – it’s about creative approaches to everything, trying to get value from everything that comes to our world. It lists three very different in concept automated Twitter accounts that you, as a marketer, may greatly benefit from:

1. Keyword Position Tracking (in Google): TweetedRanks (new!)

If you are on Twitter 24 hours a day, why not use the tool to get updates about your Google rankings to Twitter?

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Official website: Tweeted Ranks

What the bot does: Get a daily DM with your page Google position

Instructions:

  • Create a free account
  • Follow the bot on Twitter
  • Add your keyword, page and the checking interval

Disclaimer: The bot has been developed by me for experimental and educational purposes. The project is non-commercial, feel free to play with the tool!

2. Hot News and Trends: CNN Breaking and MSNBC Breaking

Working all day around it is easy to miss important news – let the trending topics hit your Twitter stream.

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What the bots do : Never miss some important news (most of the updates can be timely covered at your blog, especially with the proper angle)

Instructions: Just follow the accounts.

!Tip: if you follow many people and are afraid of missing breaking news, use Tweetdeck, Seesmic or Hootsuite to create a separate column to filter those updates.

3. Twitter Lists Tracking: Listwatcher

Do you want to watch which Twitter lists you are being added to, do you want to discover new communities you are entering and find new friends? Exactly!

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What the bot does: the bot send you a DM if someone does something with list you are member of (add, delete, rename).

Instructions: Just follow the account and wait.

4. Event Management: GCal

Do you want to manage your events and meeting right from Twitter?

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Official website: Twitter Cal

What the bot does: Record events on your Google Calendar by sending a bot a DM

Instructions:

  • Register an account;
  • Follow the bot on Twitter
  • Grant access to your Google Account (via Google auth)
  • Send DMs to a Twitter bot using the following format:

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Another event managing bot: Remember The Milk

 4 Useful Twitter Bots for Marketers
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 4 Useful Twitter Bots for Marketers

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10 thoughts on “4 Useful Twitter Bots for Marketers

  1. I have not heard of most of these tools. Thanks @seosmarty for this great blog. I tried the tweetedranks think. I am surprised they only have 4 people following them, though.

    1. This is the first time the tool has ever been mentioned online, hence the low following number :)

      1. Cool. thanks. I am following them and they are now following me, too. Thanks for the tip, Ann.

  2. Wow, Really great post Ann,

    This is really a cool post, I love the tweetrank one most importantly.

    I will give them a trial and see how they wor.

    Thanks a lot for the great post,
    -Onibalusi

  3. I think the concept for tweetedranks is great. I tried it but diagram is not showing anything yet though. It would be very useful if it works.

  4. Thanks Ann, once again a few useful tips, you really do add value!
    Will use all of them, but the first one is going to be a WIN for me…