Don’t you hate that feeling when you realize that someone paid you a nice compliment, asked an important question or connected you to someone you’ve been dying to meet with a twitter @reply (also known as @mention) and you missed it and left it to sit lonely, unanswered, and unappreciated for days? Here are 7 free twitter tools to track your twitter replies and mentions!
I recently had that happen to me where a marketing mentor of mine connected me to another marketer I’ve been trying to meet. She recommended that we connect and collaborate on something together! Yippee!!! But I missed it! By the time I found the @reply and replied it had been days. I instantly replied and thanked her for connecting us; better late than never.
So I ask you…How serious did that make me look about my business? Not so much!
Tools to manage every @reply:
This never would have happened in the past when I had TweetDeck installed on my old computer! This is probably one of the most helpful free twitter tools you can use. You can set it up to segment your twitter list, including having a column for Mentions. I’ve installed it here and wonder how I’ve managed for months without it?!
You can also be notified of every @reply even when you’re away from your computer! There’s a great post on Mashable that shows you how: 5 Free Ways to Never Miss a Twitter @Reply. I picked the first service they mentioned: twitstra and signed up for it. I liked that they will send an instant email to me whenever an @reply is directed at me. I have a Droid phone and I’ve struggled with the twitter aps offered on it, so for me an email update is perfect!
Another great service that Mashable left unmentioned is SocialOomph‘s Twitter Tweets Keyword Alerts. You can set it up to get an email every 12 hours with all the @reply messages directed at you. You can use this for keywords too, which can be helpful to monitor what’s being said about your company, your product, within your niche, etc. You can also use it to “spy” on the leaders in your niche to stay in the loop and syndicate their best content to your list, making you look like the hero!
How do you track your @reply messages on twitter?
Hope these tools help you to never miss those twitter @reply, compliments, questions, and connections again! Please share this and comment below if it was helpful or if you have other twitter services you love!