Automate Twitter Marketing with Tweet Attacks

More and more, people are starting to realize that Twitter is not only useful as a social networking platform, but it is also a very powerful marketing tool. The trouble is that it can be difficult to wrap your head around just how to use Twitter effectively in this manner. You have to deal with building followers, tweeting out the right things, and reaching the right audience.

It certainly isn’t going to be for everyone, but Tweet Attacks could prove to be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to use Twitter for marketing purposes. Over the course of this review, we’ll explore some of the features that it has to offer, its user interface, and whether it is worth the purchase price.

What Is Tweet Attacks?

Basically, Tweet Attacks is a Twitter marketing software package that allows you to automate a great deal of the tasks that you would normally have to undertake manually.

There are a lot of seemingly similar programs out there that do many of the same things. You may have encountered some web services, for example, that are set up to automatically follow people based on keyword searches, unfollowing them automatically if you don’t get the reciprocated follow. However, this Twitter software is more comprehensive than that.

In addition to helping you get more followers, you can use Tweet Attacks to send direct messages, automate replies, spin tweets, schedule tweets, and so on. It’s also important to note that Tweet Attacks posts directly on the web, rather than using an API call. This means you don’t need to worry about API limits and it also helps to make the tweets look more natural.

Starting with the Interface

Some people prefer web-based interfaces, but Tweet Attacks is a local installation on your computer. This can be either a pro or a con, depending on your perspective. I did find the user interface to look a little on the clunky side, so it’s important that you take a look through the manual before really getting started.

The software is effectively broken down into a number of “modules” that can be selected from the menu near the top. The first is the follow/unfollow module, shown above. This allows you to automatically follow people based on a keyword search, but you can also set the criteria to follow people who are already following a certain account. You can set delays and limits, helping your actions look more “human-like” to Twitter.

Other modules include direct messaging, tweet scraper, tweet manager, tweet poster, @mention generator, wait and reply, retweet attacks, and account statistics. Each module is displayed in a similar manner, but it is not as intuitive as I had hoped. Let’s take a look at the @mention generator as an example.

Generating Replies Based on Keywords

To do this, first you need to search for people who have tweeted your target search term. This is under the “scrape users” tab. After fetching the number of results that you’d desire, you swap over to the tab to generate a reply.

You cannot compose the tweet directly. You have to import a text file (using “spinning” syntax, if you’d like). Tweet Attacks can then make your embedded links unique by adding insignificant random text to the end (i.e., becomes

Then, you need to select the users that were scraped in the first step, click on the “generate on selected” button, click on the “send to tweet manager” button, go to the Tweet Manager module, define your posting schedule, and click on the “start posting from web” button. That’s far too many steps for something that’s supposed to make things automatic.

How Much Does It Cost?

In this review, I only took a look at two of the main features. You can browse through the sales page to explore some of the others, but this should give you a sense of what to expect.

For my part, I’m not a fan of the “bots” that send out automatic tweets based on keyword searches. They’re generally annoying and detract from the point of Twitter. That said, it’s completely up to you if you want to take this path for your Twitter marketing. It is good to see that the developers have made some effort to make the tweets appear more human, but whether or not this is effective is debatable. It’s also quite possible that they could face a trademark infringement suit for using “tweet” in the name, not unlike how TweetLater had to become SocialOomph.

Tweet Attacks is available in both full ($147) and lite ($57) editions. The latter lacks the reply generator module, the wait and reply module, the multi-user tweet poster module, and the retweet attacks module.


57 thoughts on “Automate Twitter Marketing with Tweet Attacks”

  1. Hi John thanks for the review. I really like using tweet attack. They have a good customer service. And updating every time

    1. Hey Micheal, This is really an awesome review. I never came across tweet attack.
      After reading this, i really find it interesting. I will surely take a look at it 🙂

      1. d3so says:

        I’ve never heard about tweet attack also. This is probably what marketers/spammers use to auto tweet based on keywords. I don’t think hummingbird has this feature.

    2. This sounds like a great tool for spamming the crap out of Twitter. I’ve seen plenty of people using Twitter Trends to send out all kinds of spammy tweets for a free ipad and what not.

  2. Dino Vedo says:

    Your twitter will get banned. Would not suggest people use it.

    1. David says:

      Your twitter will only get banned if you aren’t smart in how you use it. Use it properly and it can be a very powerful tool, use it to follow 2000 people in a couple hours, and you will get banned.

      1. Dino is right regardless of how you use it you will eventually unfollow and Twitter monitors follow and dump trends even if they dont seem apparent to you they do to Twitter’s algorithm.

        1. d3so says:

          I’ve pushed my twitter accounts past the limit and I don’t think you’ll get banned if you use this tool passively.
          If you follow 1000+ and unfollow them during the same 24 hr period, you’ll most likely get banned.

          1. PPC Ian says:

            Thanks D3so and everyone else for the info. 🙂 I agree that it’s important to be really careful. I use Tweet Adder and have had a lot of success with it, but you guys are right, you have to use it in a “smart” fashion and take things slow. If you go too fast and get greedy, that can be a bad thing.

          2. Why can’t you just open a Twitter account that doesn’t matter if you get banned. What’s the big deal in having 10 different Twitter accounts?

          3. Who would be dumb enough to do that?

      2. d3so says:

        True, you have to be aware of the daily limits.

        1. work online says:

          Yeah its about control, don’t use it too much..

  3. Hey John,

    This is a pretty in depth review! I came across your blog before, but now I have been able to check it out more and I must say, its pretty awesome! I feel like I have learned more in the last couple hours than some courses I have purchased. Thanks!

    -Gabriel Johansson

  4. Armis says:

    I believe marketing is a science of which we use to engage consumers and create brand awareness of products and/or services. Its use must be strategic and lead to measurable

    1. Yea, and it’s also a great tool for spammers. Just sayin.

  5. Health Blog says:

    I am using Twitter for long but do not know how to use for benefit. I get a few visitors from twitter and that’s all. Your article might just the answer I need. Thanks for the informative article.

    1. Kate Kutny says:

      Interact with your followers. When they tweet something, reply to them. Get to know them. And after about a week or two, invite them to your site and ask them if they would like to read an article of yours. Tell them you would love to know what they think. Build a relationship with every follower and they will love to go to your site.

      1. I like your approach Kate – I am more than happy to visit the sites of twitter followers who have taken the time to look at something of mine – but with these twitter applications finding “real” people is getting to be harder to do.


    2. PPC Ian says:

      Agreed. I’m a fan of Twitter, but don’t get nearly as much traffic as I do from Facebook.

    3. Just post that you have a good article whenever you write a new blog entry. That’s one way of many.

  6. Justin says:

    I haven’t had much success with twitter. Most of my followers are web marketers or hotel companies. I do enjoy reading the tweets of the people that I follow.

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Same problem here.I have less less than 100 followers and the problem is that I don’t know how to increase my followers.

      1. Kate Kutny says:

        To increase your followers this is what you should do:

        Add a nice profile background. Add a nice profile pic of your face. Make a very professional friendly bio that is short. And then search for people using “keywords” that match your niche. Follow 100 of these a day. And then once per. week unfollow those that won’t follow you. And keep following more people each day. When someone follows you, thank them. When someone tweets something, reply with a nice message. When someone tweets something good, retweet it. Believe me they will do the same for you and they will enjoy following you!

        1. I don’t want to follow tons of people though because I’ll miss the really important tweets I actually want to read.

    2. Kate Kutny says:

      Look at the people that follow the web marketers and follow them. And look at the people the web marketers follow. When you search for people to follow, use keywords that are related to your niche. And pick wisely. Pick people that don’t have many followers. Those people are probably not marketers and may be good leads. Hope this helps. Kate 🙂

  7. Lakhyajyoti says:

    I heard first time about tweet attacks.Thanks for sharing.Planning to give a try.

  8. fas says:

    Does not Tweetdeck offer something similar?

    1. I don’t thnk it’s quite like this though. I don’t think you can selectively spin your tweets.

  9. Nicole says:

    I have been using Twitter for quit some time now, but I never had heard about Twitter Attack… This post is really informative and I might like to learn more about it… Thanks for sharing this post…

    1. d3so says:

      I wonder if they have a free light version.

      1. Yes, I checked it out, they do have a free version.

  10. Abhik says:

    Thanks for the review Michael 🙂

  11. techuth says:

    Thanks for the post Michael. I use twitter but still no idea how to utilize twitter for a blog. Your post gave me a boooost some knowledge.

  12. Thanks for putting up this review John. I have not been terribly active with Twitter yet…at least not beyond a few RT and tweets to announce new blog posts. I had no idea that software like this even existed.


    1. d3so says:

      automation software for social networks have been around for quite some time.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That’s right… For years… I think I’ve been using Tweet Adder for at least 2 years now!

      2. Yea, so what’s your point? This seems to be a decent piece of software that some could really benefit from.

  13. elcosario says:

    good review john, thanks for this..

  14. d3so says:

    I’m not a fan of automated tweets, it takes away personilization.
    I ignore any auto tweet sent to my account.

    1. Do you send out auto-tweets yourself or do you manually send out yours?

  15. DNN says:

    good stuff John. is this what you use to automate your twitter marketing?

  16. PPC Ian says:

    The one thing I don’t like about this platform is the name. “Attacks” just sounds a bit negative to me, I don’t want Twitter to think I’m “attacking” them. A more positive name might help the marketing of this software, depending on the audience.

  17. I suppose it is likely that some marketers will use this type of program to send out a “twitter attack” but i think the functions mentioned in the review could be useful for a busy marketer that wanted to add some realistic scheduling to tweets and things like that – but I guess you have to have the more expensive option to do that – did I get that right?

  18. singer divya says:

    yes, twitter is the best way to get visitors more, in social media sites.

  19. Adolf Hitler says:

    I like Atomic Tweets, bro.

  20. Fazal Mayar says:

    i prefer manual tweets as well….twitter is our personal account and not just used for marketing purposes.

  21. Tweet Attacks seems to be nice tool for generating large volumes of traffic towards a website. Thanks for sharing

  22. tan lee says:

    i was lookign for something like thsi softwear. is it work properly?

  23. faisal says:

    nice softwer. hope it gona work wel for me

  24. work online says:

    This is really an awesome review.Thanks for sharing.Planning to give a try.

  25. christina says:

    i use to be in twitter for 8 hours about tweeting which i loves

  26. minhpham says:

    I like your blog. You can say english with me because i study English. Thanks!

  27. anitha says:

    i use to tweet always its like my hobby

  28. i love to tweet my things in twitter

  29. I never tried using this tweet attack and I thank you for sharing this post… I’ll try it now….

  30. as you mentioned, next to facebook, from twitter only , we can derive more traffic, this could be a great idea.

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