Monday, March 16, 2009

Great New Tool for Twitter

There's no denying that Twitter is huge. Despite the huge amount of spam and rubbish around on twitter, it's still an invaluable tool to be subscribed to, as long as you don't spend too much time on there. I've already explained before (which provoked some great comments)that for small businesses I think your time can be much better spent investing in link-building, or creating a couple more pages of quality content, instead of wasting 4 or 5 hours trawling through possible people to follow and their tweets of tinyurl links.

Barcelona SEO - Backtweets
I also commented that the links are nofollow, and although this is not a huge problem - you still get the click through to your site, which can be a visitor/conversion, just no link juice - there's a cool new tool I found last night from those clever people at back Type. Back Type already have some great tools out there, and I suggest you visit their site and check out their products. They have an alert service a little like google alerts, which is very good and can often pick up a few alerts that google might miss depending on what time of day the alert is created.

The new tool is basically a url search on twitter. This is a great tool to use, as it will search for any url you type in - even if it's been used via a url shortening device such as tinyurl. I think this is a really cool new tool, and is a great way to sift through the mass of people on twitter who are just on there for fun, and to try and target more customers for your business. One of the quickest ways to use backtweets is to search for your competition's urls and find out who's talking about them, what they're saying, and who's following them. Check it out, and let me know what you think, I'd be pleased to hear any comments.

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