Twitter has really set the standard in microblogging gain phenomenal growth rate. If you already on Twitter, you know people are happy to let everyone know what they are doing. To build your online presence, establishing links between all of your online platforms is crucial, that’s why you see lots of popular blogs are integrated in some way with the author’s Twitter account, because the integration can help your blog readers become your followers, and vice verse.
If your blog is wordpress platform based, here are several different twitter plugins and widgets you can choose to use.
• Tweetmeme Button: Allows your blog posts to be retweeted with the click of a button.
• TweetThis Button: Allows users to share your blog posts on Twitter.
• The Twitter Updater: Automatically publishes updates to your Twitter account when new posts or changes are made to your blog.
• Twitter Tools: Integrates your blog and Twitter account, allowing you to easily put tweets on your blog and blog links in your tweets, all from the WordPress control panel.
• Twitt-twoo: Tweet directly from the sidebar of your blog (pretty cool!)
• Twitter Feed: Automatically post your blog updates on your Twitter account.
• Wicket Twitter Widget: Display your tweets on the sidebar of your blog.
• TweetSuite: Integrates Twitter and WordPress, automatically tweets about new posts, gives you Retweet and Tweet This buttons, etc.
• TwitterCounter: Places a counter on your blog stating (bragging about) the number of followers you have.
• NewsTweet: Input keywords or keyword phrases and this plugin will pull “news feeds” in your niche from Twitter to add to your sidebar.
• TweetDeck: Twitter desktop client allows you to tweet remotely, keep track your followers, direct messages, replies, etc. It supports multiple Twitter accounts and is an awesome tool to have. You can keep track of Twitter without having to constantly visit the Twitter website. TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter and Facebook. It shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organized and up to date.
• Twitpic: Share your pictures and photographs on Twitter.
• Twitbin: Firefox plugin that allows you to monitor your Twitter conversations from a sidebar in your browser. A great way to multi-task and keep an eye on your Twitter account while you’re busy doing other things.
• GroupTweet: It lets you send a tweet to only a select group of people.
• Twilert: Sign up for email alerts whenever someone tweets about a particular keyword or mentions your name/product.
• Qwitter: Sign up for email alerts when someone stops following you.
• TweetLater/Social Oomph: Automates the tweeting process. Input as many tweets as you want and schedule them to be released at certain times.
• TweetTake: Backup your Twitter account and followers. Twitter is not immune to black-outs and hackers, in July 2008, hundreds of Twitter users lost scores of followers literally overnight. It’s better to be safe than sorry.