I once used a series of scripts to manage various twitter accounts and campaigns on behalf of clients.
This is professional software that costs money (currently starts at $55) but you can try the demo first. If runs on your local machine (Mac, PC or Linux).
Why would I pay for professional twitter automation software like TweetAdder, especially if I had tools that did it for free? Because it saves me time and money. The TweetAdder developers maintain it whenever Twitter makes a change. That means my down time is the shortest possible. One of my key old scripts stopped working for 4 weeks until I had a chance to debug it. That doesn’t happen with professional software.
Many of the features of TweetAdder don’t get used. I didn’t use some of the advanced search functionality. But when I had a brainwave to target Romanian speakers, for example, then I can quickly put a campaign together. In the past I’d need to customize an existing script.
Anyone who has a professional or serious need for twitter can justify TweetAdder at about $1 a week over 12 months.
My main twitter account @PaulZag has around 4000 followers. I hit the API limits regularly on that account. I’ve managed accounts with 20,000 followers and the API limits become a major pain in trying to scale a campaign. Tweet Adder avoids all that drama.
- Automated Follows
- Automated unfollow (with a whitelist to protect your must follow friends)
- History of follows and unfollows
- Automated tweets (as well as RSS and @reply feeds)
- Twitter list integration
- Find people to follow
- Follow a users followers
- Random time delay for all actions
- Many, many, many more features.