Matt was a web application created by the Carsonified team that I discovered in 2008 and shared how anyone use Matt to make managing multiple Twitter account more efficient. Since then, Matt has become a parked domain and the service no longer exists. Fortunately, there have been other social media dashboards that took managing Twitter on a whole new level such as CoTweet.
Today we will cover how CoTweet’s platform can help you manage multiple Twitter accounts and how you can get started with CoTweet today at no cost.
Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts with CoTweet Standard Edition
If you’re on a tight budget, CoTweet’s Standard Edition is something you should look into because it’s absolutely free. This edition is best suited for individuals and organizations that manage only a few Twitter accounts and is managed by a couple team members.
Below are a few noteworthy features that you can benefit from:
Multiple Account Users
Easily add up to five Twitter accounts through a single CoTweet login and post updates all in one interface. Feel free to invite colleagues to join your account to help manage your Twitter presence.
Prepare your updates ahead of time with this feature. Simply enter your update then choose the date and time you want the post to go live. The only caveat with this feature is that you don’t have the option to bulk upload status updates.
Have a message that can be posted to multiple accounts? No problem. You can select more than one Twitter account to publish your update.
View how many people clicked on a link that you posted from the user interface. All urls are shortened with Bit.ly.
Monitor Keywords and Trends
Use CoTweet as a listening platform to monitor specific keywords and trends. I like to use this feature when following a hashtag for a conference.
On Duty Notifications
With CoTweet, you can delegate responsibility to someone else on your team. One an individual is assigned to be On Duty, he or she will receive email notifications when updates are sent to any of your Twitter handles.
Sometimes you come across tweets that you don’t have the answer to but someone else on your team may be able to respond. When this happens, you can assign an update to a member on your team to follow up. According to CoTweet, “They’ll be notified via email and the updates will appear in their “Follow Up” queue.” Once a response has been delivered, you’ll receive an email containing their response along with the original update.
This feature makes it easy to see which updates have been responded and by whom on your team.
If you like to keep a record of what updates you’ve received including ones that you’ve sent out, this feature will allow you to do just that.
Of all the features that come with CoTweet Standard, I’d have to say that this feature is the one that I use the most. When you click on any username in the user interface, CoTweet will display the conversation you’ve had with that particular person, highlight their most recent updates, and include their Twitter stats (i.e. number of follower/following). Last but not least, you can instantly follow or unfollow people from this convenient panel.
Get Started on CoTweet
Ready to make the jump to CoTweet? Sweet, follow these simple steps below and you’ll be a multi-tasking social pro.
Step 1: Go to http://cotweet.com/signup/.
Step 2: Introduce Yourself. Fill in your First and Last Name and then the company that you’re associated with. Leave this field blank if you’re not using CoTweet on behalf of your company and using it for personal use.
Step 3: Create your CoTweet login by entering a valid email address and entering a secure password.
Step 4a: Review the Terms and Conditions. By signing up you agree to CoTweet’s Terms & Conditions.
Step 4b: Then click on the “Create Your Account” button.