Hummingbird Versus Tweetadder On Twitter Marketing Performance And Service

by hummingbirdpro - Date: 2010-05-16 - Word Count: 649 Share This!

I have actually lost count how many twitter programs there are on the market today that claim to lead you to success. It appears that there are a couple of them that are taking the lead with today's professionals so we decided to test some of them to see what results you might expect with them.

First on the list for top professionals is Hummingbird which comes in a couple different versions as of April 30th. The second program is TweetAdder that seems to have a small following and a simple interface. We also did some other tests on programs like Tweepnet and another program that was being marketed as the greatest program in twitter history for success :-). Seriously if you believe half of the marketing claims that these companies put out there we should of all been millionaires by now right. This article covers just the first two programs that we tested.

When looking at these programs we looked at a couple things.

1. The ease of use of the program - can anyone really use it.
2. The support of the program from the company. If you have a challenge what support tools do they have and how responsive are they.
3. The results of the program - what is the follow back percentage that you can expect using them.

Our findings:

#1. Both Hummingbird versions were very easy to use and we also found that TweetAdder had a very simple interface as well. With TweetAdder you needed to build up your lists and you also had to figure out that you had to have a separate program running for each account in order to send automated tweets. TweetAdder has automated tweets and dm's where Hummingbird does not have them yet. (NOTE: We did get our accounts suspended for the automated tweets and it appears that twitter identified the accounts on the machine as being from the same machine suspending all the accounts that we had created for the test within a month.

#2. Both Hummingbird and TweetAdder has a support system. We found that Hummingbird would provide support always on the same day and sometimes within the same hour or in just a couple minutes. They were very impressive in the support they provided and also the different tools of support. TweetAdder was quite the opposite. We waited for days for a response and some of the responses were just acknowleging that they had problems with no resolution. It does appear that they are very quick to give you your money back instead of providing you support though. So for support and a company that backs you we would have to say Hummingbird is the winner without a doubt.

#3. Follow back percentage or building up our following lists. Both Hummingbird 2 and TweetAdder had a lower follow back percentage because of how the auto-follow engine works in our opinion. We did find that Hummingbird 1 had a follow-back percentage that was around 70% and if we were paying attention to how we used it we could even get better a better percentage. This means that for building followers Hummingbird 1 is the king of the programs for percentage and fast following. (Note: Hummingbird 1 only works on a PC at the time and it has no restrictions so you should not leave the program alone to just run.

Summary of our test:

We would have to say that considering you can purchase Hummingbird today for 97.00 and you can manage as many twitter accounts as you want we would have to say Hummingbird would be our choice for auto-follow engines. TweetAdder has a compact program but the cost structure of per account and the fact that they are very poor in support leads us to say that TweetAdder is not even our second choice today.

We will be posting more information on more tests and also some tips to help you improve your success on twitter.

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