4 Useful Twitter Bots for Marketers

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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?

Tweeted Ranks

Official website: Tweeted Ranks

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


  • 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.

CNN Breaking

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!


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?


Official website: Twitter Cal

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


  • 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:

d gcal meeting with fred on monday, 25th of june at 9am

Another event managing bot: Remember The Milk

Ann Smarty
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.
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  • blissconnection

    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.

    • annsmarty

      This is the first time the tool has ever been mentioned online, hence the low following number ­čÖé

      • blissconnection

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

  • http://www.youngprepro.com/subscribe Onibalusi Bamidele

    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,

  • http://www.brooksgroup.com Miki

    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.

  • http://www.googlekeresooptimalizalas.com keres┼Ĺoptimaliz├íl├ís

    Great post Ann! Number four is just what I was looking for! Thanx.

  • http://www.persian-bahai34.info/ Amoy_krenzz

    hahaaha very nice finally i found this article… million thx for author

  • http://www.emarketing-egypt.com Waleed

    Nice article

  • Ian

    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…

  • http://twitter.com/Firas09_Assaf Firas Abo Assaf

    Thank you Ann..You are really Smart -Y..:)