TwitHawk launched not to long ago and first thing that came to my mind is OH another great tool to spam people! But just few hours later I convinced my self as well as @Twithawk that spamers have no place there.
With TwitHawk you can promote your profile, your product or for branding.
TwitHawk lets you reply to people that are using specific keywords on Twitter, it also lets you also auto-follow people that you send replay as well – learn more about it in their FAQ.
Here are few ideas I use TwitHawk for:
Branding my blog:
I target keyword “What is the best tech (technology) blog” – My answers
- “http://www.livecrunch.com is one of the best technology blogs
- “You should checkout Livecrunch.com I post about technology every day”
Targeting specific audience:
I target keyword: “What is the best antivirus software” – My answers:
- “Not to long ago I posted about best 2009 Antivirus Software here http://tinyurl.com/8hejkz “
- “How about 5 best antivirus software? http://tinyurl.com/8hejkz”
In other words with TwitHawk you can really engage with other twitter people giving them something they look for, in return you get traffic to either specific blog posts or product you would like to promote. All you really have to watch out that you do not apear as spam and use your imagination on how to setup keywords vs your replies.
Note from Darren: as with many useful tools for Twitter, this one can probably be used both for good and ‘evil’. I’m sure spammers will try to harness it for their purposes but used well I think it also could have potential to start engaging relationships – if you’re willing to followup your tweets and the replies that they get with actual interaction.
The only other word of warning that I’d give (as someone yet to actually use this) is to choose keywords carefully. It strikes me that some keyworks would be used on Twitter many thousands of times a day – to use them could see you sending thousands of replies a day which can’t be great for your reputation as a Twitter users.
I like that TwitterHawk has added the feature to ‘confirm replies before they send’ – this makes a lot of sense as it means you can pick and choose who you reply to and tailor those replies. In a sense this makes TwitterHawk a tool that helps you monitor what people are saying around certain keywords and enables you to reply if you choose rather than having tweets go out automatically.
What do you think of TwitterHawk?