How To Grow Your Twitter Following With Free Tools!

7 Jun

Twitter is an exciting platform, it allows people with value to become influencers and current influencers are more reachable, just a tweet away. It has never been easier to pitch to someone who can make an impact (and thus become influential as well). Knowing who influences your potential customers and winning their trust is a direction towards more success. It takes the right strategies and work.


The first step is to research the influential people who are already interacting with you: Perfect place to start because you have already managed to get their attention. Below are 7 free tools.

Find Twitter Influencers Interacting with Your Tweets

1. Who Tweeted Me

Influence measure: Number of followers

Who Tweeted Me is a new tool from Hubspot, it finds people who tweeted your tweets and sorts them by number of followers. You can thank Hubspot with a tweet.

Find Twitter Influencers Interacting with You

2. Topsy

Influence measure: Topsy influence

Topsy is a good tool because its browser bookmarklet makes it easy to get the data: Topsy Trackbacks (to install, simply drag it to your browser bookmarks toolbar) – click it when you are reading the page you want to analyze and you’ll be taken to Topsy results. Now scroll through results until you see “Influential” or “Highly Influential” flags. Topsy Influence states, “It measures the likelihood that others will pay attention when you say something. For each author, we analyze all posts and attention they receive from other people: attention from people with influence matters more. Topsy Influence powers many of our other capabilities, such as relevance ranking, experts and trending topics.”


Influence measure: Ratio of followers / following is a great tool for keeping track of Twitter users who have recently interacted with you:

You will see the list of *recent* interactions with Twitter influencers.

You will be able to see if you interacted back (track “unreplied status”).

You will see if you follow that Twitter influencer.

You will be able to load more information on each Twitter influencer in the next column.

You can rate results by “highest rating” to see influential users who have ever interacted with you.

You will be able to see how much impact each of the influencer’s tweets made (number “interactions” of the tweet = replies + retweets).

4. Klout

Klout influence measure: Klout score

New Klout “Moments” feature is another interactions manager you need to look into. You can control which “Klout” score users who have recently interacted with you have. There is debate in the social media community over the accurate measure of one’s Klout’s score. However, it’s a good measure for Twitter influence, since it heavily uses twitter as a measure of influence.

You can interact with your influencer’s interaction by replying and retweeting from the Klout page.

5. Kred

Influence measure: Kred score

Kred is another free tool that will list your recent interactions and sort them by its own score called “Kred.” To thank users you can “Kred” them.


6. Friend or Follow

Influence measure: Number of followers


Friend or Follow is a tool that grabs all your “fans” (people who follow you but who you are not following back) and sorts by the number of followers. You can follow them back right from the tool.

7. Fruji

Influence measure: Number of followers

Fruji is a tool that puts your followers into groups by the number of followers. They have incorporated the YAS (You Are Special) Factor , indicating a higher chance of that person noticing your tweets. Afterall, this is the main reason we are tweeting to share our inspiring, educational messages to change lives whether it’s on a business basis or personal development basis.

Are you using any free tools for twitter? Let me know below. Remember, if you appreciate the value I provide in my blog posts, I will appreciate you sharing the blog post by pinning, tweeting, and/or posting it for your followers.


9 Responses to “How To Grow Your Twitter Following With Free Tools!”

  1. Toni Nelson June 8, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    I tried to share this via Social Buzz Club but the page wouldn’t load. These are 7 great tips. I was on a webinar yesterday on Twitter and not one of these was mentioned!

    • Social Media With Rita June 8, 2013 at 1:56 am #

      Thanks Toni! Once I get my mind on something, I really dig deep on what makes social media work! It truly is a fascinating science combining copyrighting, social skills, measurements, tracking, creative ideas, marketing, advertising, responding back, tech knowledge to see whats possible etc… The possibilities are endless really on social media! So exciting! 🙂

  2. lista de emails June 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    This blog is so good i would come here every day.

  3. Lynne June 12, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Thanks for sharing! I am new to twitter and your adice will truly help my following.

    • Rita Farruggia June 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

      I am happy to have helped, Lynne! Thanks for letting me know, how helpful the post was. This tells me to write more about Twitter Strategies, to grow your following in upcoming blog posts. Stay tuned!:)

  4. Marcus Lindley June 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Thanks Rita for digging these out and sharing them. I wish I had access to these tools during my first foray into twitter. You have no doubt helped me, and a lot of other social media marketers with this list of tools to grow a legitimate (I.e not fake) following!

    • Rita Farruggia June 16, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

      You are most welcome, Marcus. Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate it 🙂 Inspires me to continue providing the killer strategies to this blog.

  5. Ashley F February 20, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Hey Rita
    Love most of these tools!
    Twitter can be a really difficult place without the help of a few tools.
    I love using Buffer, Tweetdeck,, TweetAdder and a few others!
    Makes my Twitter life a whole lot easier!

    thanks for the post

  6. Kerja Sambilan di Rumah Online March 20, 2014 at 5:04 am #

    I am genuinely thankful to the owner of this site who has shared this great article at at this place.

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