One of my friend Nicky aka @rocksstar10 asked me the other day how to check or track who favorite her tweets. I showed her how by using a website which is able to check twitterers who favorite tweets.
Its a simple web based website which is able to check the popular tweets which are favorite as well as people who favorite your tweets. All you need to do is go to.
With fav star you can view who favorited your tweets according categories like most recent, most favorited, favourite given which you need to follow @favstar to get this feature.
One of my favorite part about Fav Star is that you can view who favorites you. What can you do with this?
1. Check who are they
As you can see on the picture above, there are two people who favorited my tweets. They are @wnabcreative and @adamsconsulting. Sometimes those who favorite a tweet might not retweet your tweet. So you might not see them in your time line or have not seen them before. With this you will know who they are or even thank them or learn about what kind of tweets they like.
2. Connect with them
Since you know the people who favorited your tweets. You can engage with them, build relationship or even give them more tweets regarding a certain topics if they want to.
3. List them
One thing I like to do is list the people who favorite my tweets. This is because I get to keep in touch with them easily and also I get to read and retweet their tweets easily as well. It helps me to recognize who post great tweets and who are those who engages.
My favorite part about using fav star to see who favorited my tweets is because I get to:
4. Check what is their most favorite tweets
Lets use @adamsconsulting (one of my best friend of twitter) as an example. If you noticed she favorited one of my tweets. Now what I can do is check what is her top favorited tweets by her followers
According to the above that is one of her most favorite tweets by her followers. What I can do with his is
1. Follow her followers.
Since they favorite her tweets I get to follow her followers as well. Getting real people who aren’t spammers since spammers don’t bother to do anything including favorite a tweet.
Since I get to find top tweets, I get to retweet that which I am sure will benefit my followers as well. Of course I will credit @adamsconsulting.
5. Check what tweets that they favorite
With this I get to see what kind of tweets @adamconsulting like as well as finding great contents from her.
You can also use fav star RSS feature and get updates via email when someone favorite your tweets. All you need to do is use the link below and replace the username with your current username and add them into your any RSS readers. I choose google reader because I really like google reader.
Just replace the username at the top with your username.
Mine will be http://favstar.fm/users/AskAaronLee/rss
This way you will be updated with who favorite your tweets and what tweets are those. If you tweet a lot you then you might not want to try this as your RSS reader will flooded.
Hey Aaron! Great post! Wow, you have listed some awesome ways to use “favorites” on twitter. You helped me with this and I am sure this post will help everyone else too! And thank you so much for mentioning me here. Glad to be one of your friends. Great job and keep up the great work! =)
Hi Aaron, pardon the pun -> this is a STAR post! Great tip on observing the “Favorites” tool which I myself have been using often but not to the degree you have shown, i.e. as an engagement extension..