This Twitter app has been around for awhile but I’m just starting to discover its full potential as a tool for helping me with my blog and my Squidoo lenses. TweetBeep allows you to set certain search criteria for tweets and then have all matching tweets sent to your email address. How does that help bloggers and Squidoo lensmasters? Let me count the ways.

My Twitter Profile

My Twitter Profile

Because I work outside the home, I miss a lot of what’s taken place on Twitter during the day. It’s difficult to catch up without visiting profiles or scrolling through all the tweets – both of which take a lot of time. TweetBeep captures anything I don’t want to miss on Twitter, bundles it based on my alert setup criteria, and sends it to my email. I set up email rules to store the emails for each alert type in a separate file so I can prioritize which alerts I want to read based on what I’m working on that night and how much time I have. TweetBeep can capture tweets mentioning a specific domain, like your blog, even when the URL has been shortened.

You can receive your alerts hourly or once a day and can use any combination of search criteria to get alerts by keyword, hashtag, person, within a geographic location, by mood, and with or without links. Set up criteria to capture the following tweets:

1. Those that contain your user name.
2. Interesting hashtags.
3. Anything mentioning your blog.
4. From any specific Twitter user.
5. To any specific Twitter user.
6. Mentioning any specific Twitter user.
7. Latest tweets about your favorite topic.
8. News specific to the focus of your blog or Squidoo lens.
9. Squidoo lens updates (all or just from a specific lensmaster).
10. Catch any tweets about you as a reminder to send a thank you tweet.

A free account will allow you up to 10 separate alert setups at one time. You can upgrade for more alerts but 10 is sufficient for me and I love free tools.