Posted by: zyxo | December 13, 2009

Statistics on 250 twitter tools


Do you know which are the most popular twitter tools ?

Curious as I was, how could you know such a thing ? Organize a poll ? I fear I do not have enough readers or followers on twitter to end up with sufficient data.

But I had two options left :

  1. count the number of times a twitter tool appears in lists of twitter tools. You know, there are lots and lots of lists of twitter tools on the internet. A tool that appears in every list must be very popular, at least for twitter tools listers.
  2. get the number of hits google returns you when you search for the twitter tool


I decided to use the second method.

But first I needed the names of “all” the twitter tools. So I started to get them from the various twitter tools lists. Soon I saw that this could be an exercise that goes on forever !
Neither my patience nor my time are endless, so I decided to stop after 15 lists and 250 twitter tools. Feel free to continue the exercise !

First of all here are the 15 lists :

Mashable
BashBosh
techcruising
Rssapplied
dailyseoblog
Brian Solis
techcrunch
The twitter toolbox
online marketeer
99 Essential Twitter Tools And Applications
Top twitter tools
Top twitter tools for business
My Top 10 Free Twitter Tools (and 3 Honorable Mentions)
47 Awesome Twitter Tools You Should be Using
Twittermania: 140+ More Twitter Tools!

( At the end of this post, I give the remaining url’s of the twitter tools lists that I did not use. )

And now the results.
But first there are two remarks to make.

  1. Most searches were straightforward because the tool has some typical “twitter-like” name so you – and google – cannot get confused to mix them up with some other already existing concept. Example : splitweet.
    But there were a lot of more ambiguous names, like “hellotxt” or “glue”. In those cases I used either the website name of the tool (getglue.com) or added “twitter” to the searchterm.
  2. I know the numbers that google returns are mere … “google numbers”. This means we do not exactly know what’s behind, unless we browse for example all 126.000.000 hits for bit.ly which is a bit too much for me. Also I noted that google never uses more than 3 meaningful digits, the rest are zeros. So these numbers are not very precise. But at least they give some overall picture, which is interesting to see, but, I am aware of, has not very much real meaning or values. Say it is just for fun and curiosity.

And here is the list of 250 twitter tools and their number of google search results : enjoy !
Sorry that I did not hyperlinked them all, just too much work !

1 twittersearch 402000000
2 friendorfollow 208000000
3 bit.ly 126000000
4 seesmic 15900000
5 twitter karma 15000000
6 twittangle 13070000
7 ping.fm 11900000
8 cotweet 9520000
9 twittercounter 8080000
10 tinyurl 7760000
11 brightkite 7470000
12 timer 6780000
13 hootsuite 6050000
14 wefollow 5330000
15 twitthis 4800000
16 headup 4230000
17 tweetmix 4200000
18 toro for twitter 4050000
19 twitterfeed 4030000
20 diigo 3730000
21 loopt 3550000
22 twitter grader 2800000
23 twitpic 2680000
24 tweetdeck 2170000
25 tweetmeme 1800000
25 twitterrific 1750000
27 splitweet 1040000
28 quitter 1020000
29 cheaptweet 841000
30 strawpoil 767000
31 hellotxt 765000
32 twitalyzer 669000
33 snipurl 654000
34 twitterfriends 650000
35 magpie 588000
36 twiggit 581000
37 hashtags 539000
38 twitwall 539000
39 tweepsearch 537000
40 emailtwitter 522000
41 Doesfollow 517000
42 twhirl 490000
43 twitgraph 476000
44 rememberthemilk 461000
45 twitxr 457000
46 hoopla 451000
47 tweetcloud 436000
48 retweetist 425000
49 destroytwitter 404000
50 twibs 397000
51 glue 393000
52 tweetree 375000
53 twellow 353000
54 twitt twoo 349000
55 spaz 326000
56 tweet2tweet 320000
57 twitterberry 291000
58 tinytwitter 290000
59 summize 284000
60 snitter 278000
61 twitterfon 271000
62 twitscoop 267000
63 retweetrank 261000
64 twitterfall 259000
65 favrd 256000
66 microplaza 253000
67 outwit 250000
68 digsby 247000
69 twitterreply 244000
70 twist 236000
71 flaptor twitter search 227000
72 twitter search firefox 222000
73 jott 219000
74 twitbin 218000
75 twittelator 211000
76 twitterkeys 189000
77 twitterlocal 188000
78 twitterbadge 179000
79 twitterholic 178000
80 powertwitter 176000
81 twibble 174000
82 twinbox 166000
83 tweetvisor 163000
84 easytweets 159000
85 tweetrank 157000
86 bubbletweet 154000
87 backtweets 150000
88 huitter 148000
89 tweetstats 145000
90 Itweet 142000
91 tweetbeep 142000
92 twitterfox 142000
93 tweetlinks 135000
94 slandr 131000
95 twitterless 126000
96 vakow 124000
97 twittervision 122000
98 twitdir 118000
99 twitzer 116000
100 twtpoll 114000
101 twitterfone 113000
102 twitter2go 111000
103 twittermail 110000
104 tweetvolume 108000
105 twitdom 103000
106 mrtweet 96300
107 twittytunes 93200
108 tweetlater 92900
109 peoplebrowsr 90100
110 twinfluence 88100
111 twitternotes 87500
112 twideoo 87000
113 mr milestone 86100
114 cursebird 86000
115 WP twitter tools 85700
116 tweetgrid 82600
117 tweetr 82000
118 twoogle 81000
119 twitterbar 80700
120 snaptweet 72700
121 tweetscan 71300
122 twitteroo 68700
123 hahlo 68500
124 tweetburner 68200
125 twuffer 66800
126 twittercal 65100
127 twittonary 65100
128 twitter updater 63400
129 tweetchat 62900
130 twitter100 62800
131 tweetake 60800
132 socialtoo 60600
133 nearbytweets 56900
134 monitter 56600
135 tweepler 55900
136 twtvite 55200
137 twilert 55100
138 tapulous 52300
139 tweetwire 50900
140 feedalizr 50700
141 secrettweet 49800
142 twitterhawk 48400
143 twitturly 48400
144 Xpenser 48400
145 grouptweet 48300
146 tweetcube 48000
147 tweet this 47900
148 tweetwheel 46700
149 linkbunch 46400
150 twiddict 46200
151 twittertise 44900
152 tweetsum 43500
153 twitstat 43200
154 followcost 43100
155 twitter sharts 41900
156 tweetrush 40300
157 untweeps 38700
158 twtqpon 37900
159 tweetsuite 35600
160 citytweets 35500
161 twistori 35100
162 twitpay 34800
163 twitterpatterns 33200
164 tweepular 32300
165 gps twit 31800
166 twonvert 30900
167 Matt 30500
168 livetwitting 30400
169 twitseeker 30000
170 twittergallery 30000
171 twitoria 29100
172 quotably 28400
173 mymilemarker 28100
174 tweetchannel 27800
175 twistory 27800
176 tweet pro 27400
177 twitzu 27000
178 justtweetit 26500
179 twitterIM 26100
180 gridjit 25700
181 twittercamp 25100
182 twubble 24800
183 socialwhois 24700
184 twittereyes 23500
185 twtrfrnd 23400
186 twittad 23200
187 twittersnooze 21900
188 brabblr 21400
189 twalala 20800
190 whostalkin 19700
191 twitsay 19500
192 twittearth 19400
193 istwitterdown 19300
194 twtcard 19200
195 pockettweets 19000
196 toptweet 18900
197 twerpscan 18600
198 nozbe 17500
199 twemes 17000
200 autopostr 16300
201 twixxer 16200
202 twitterdigest 16100
203 whoshouldifollow 15900
204 twithire 15800
205 madtwitter 15300
206 tweetwhatyouspend 15000
207 xefer 14500
208 twittertroll 13800
209 twitterlights 13000
210 twitority 12200
211 twitterfriends network browser 12100
212 feedtweeter 10100
213 tweetwasters 9870
214 tweetie for iphone 9680
215 twitrans 9520
216 twiffid 9200
217 mytweeple 9130
218 twitresponse 9110
219 itweet2 9020
220 microrevie 8970
221 twitterratio 8960
222 Nest.Unclutterer 8730
223 twply 7730
224 itwtr 6730
225 twitspy 6320
226 postica 6260
227 twitrand 5660
228 twinkle 5520
229 dreamtweet 4870
230 whatsyourtweetworth 4190
231 mycleenr 4090
232 WP twitip Id 3780
233 twitslikeme 3760
234 alphatwitter 3510
235 plodt 3180
236 readmytweets 3150
237 twittords 3020
238 vacatweet 3010
239 twenglish 2850
240 acamin 2420
241 tweetpad 2330
242 twitexplorer 2120
243 twi8r 1880
244 twitgeistr 1880
245 whofollowswhom 1660
246 tweeterology 1410
247 twitblocker 1150
248 twitalks 1040
249 twitterscan 39

 
Oops ! either I come one too short, or I made some mistake in my numbering …

And here are the url’s of the other twitter tools lists I did not use :

http://www.sociableblog.com/2009/03/18/100-twitter-tools-to-help-you-achieve-all-your-goals/
http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/10-awesome-ways-to-integrate-twitter-with-your-website/
http://www.folkd.com/go/top+10+twitter+tools
http://www.ruhanirabin.com/top-8-most-useful-practical-twitter-tools-for-the-twitter-professionals/
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/development/27-twitter-tools-to-help-you-find-and-manage-followers/
http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2007/04/10-best-twitter-tools-for-wordpress-blogs/
http://www.seoptimise.com/blog/2009/10/30-twitter-tools-for-business.html
http://tendou86.blogspot.com/2009/01/top-10-twitter-tools.html
http://www.hellogiri.com/top-10-most-useful-twitter-tools-list-for-pc-mobiles-and-blogs/
http://www.honeytechblog.com/top-25-twitter-tools-for-wordpress/
http://www.newmediabytes.com/2008/01/18/best-twitter-tools-resources-and-clients-guide/
http://savethemedia.com/2009/02/17/top-twitter-tools-for-journalists/
http://www.noop.nl/2009/06/top-100-most-influential-twitter-tools.html
http://www.google.be/search?hl=nl&client=firefox-a&rls=com.ubuntu:nl:official&q=TOP+10+LIST+OF+twitter+tools&start=30&sa=N
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/
http://www.squidoo.com/twitterapps?utm_campaign=direct-discovery&utm_medium=sidebar&utm_source=pkmcr
http://pelfusion.com/tools/30-twitter-tools-for-managing-followers/
http://twitter.com/Top10TwitTools
http://www.seodubai.org/2009/01/16/list-of-twitter-tools-that-you-must-have/
http://brendanhughes.ie/2009/06/21/top-10-twitter-tools-for-business/
http://www.smbceo.com/2009/03/25/top-27-twitter-applications/
http://www.smmguru.com/2008/10/22/the-master-list-of-twitter-tools-and-apps
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2009/04/10-top-twitter-tools-tips-and-tricks-for-musicians.html
http://www.socialmediatoday.com/SMC/80437
http://www.blogcatalog.com/topic/list+of+twitter+tools/
http://www.scgpr.com/wordpress/?p=492
http://www.socialmedialists.com/wiki/index.php?title=Twitter_Tools
http://www.twitadder.info/
http://www.thedailyanchor.com/2009/02/17/85-twitter-tools/
http://www.techtreak.com/downloads/10-awesome-twitter-tools-as-wordpress-plugins/
http://steve-wakefield.com/2009/10/my-top-10-twitter-tools-and-then-some/
http://www.thinktechno.com/2009/05/31/top-10-twitter-tools/
http://www.brandsamongmany.com/2009/03/09/the-ultimate-list-of-twitter-tools/
http://www.webuildyourblog.com/1289/increase-twitter-top-10-twitter-tools/
http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2008/060208-top-twitter-tools.html
http://www.warriorforum.com/blogs/dsmpublishing/8167-top-10-twitter-tools-everyone-should-own-their-online-business.html
http://www.girlopinion.com/2009/06/07/top-10-twitter-tools/
http://www.twitip.com/10-more-must-have-twitter-tools/
http://gnoted.com/100-twitter-tools-ultimate-power-collection/
http://freelancefolder.com/15-useful-twitter-tools-for-web-workers/
http://www.optimalwebworks.com/web-business-marketing/twitter-primer/
http://www.placona.co.uk/blog/post.cfm/my-top-favourite-twitter-tools

If you enjoyed this post, then you might also be interested in the following :
top 10 lists of twitter tools
A bunch of tools for twitter
A second bunch of tools for twitter
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