What are the best tools to find influencers?

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    #1BuzzSumo

    BuzzSumo
    BuzzSumo has a powerful influencers search. You can search for the key influencers in any topic area or location. You can filter influencers and sharers by reach, authority, influence and engagement.
    Websites

    Free

    Samuel Washington
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Even with the internet at our fingertips, it's extremely difficult to find the key people out there that are making things happen in our world. This changed, however, with the introduction of BuzzSumo which allows us to search for the influencers with a touch of a button. The intuitive design and ease-of-use of the website is extremely useful and helpful."
  2. 24

    #2Kred

    Kred
    Kred is a paid influencer measurement tool that promises to help marketers identify, prioritize, and engage influencers. It offers a rewards service that will connect marketers with influencers, as well as audience engagement analysis, influencer leader boards, and email marketing.
    Websites

    $19

    Jeffrey Warren
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "I wanted to find out how my score was and find others that could help me influence my business and the world. This helped me to find out what I could also do better to build up my influence in the business community. Now, when I need to find out about someone, I just look on Kred."
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    #3Klout

    Klout
    This well-known paid service analyzes individual social network content to arrive at a Klout score. Klout for Business provides a service to research, segment, and manage influencer lists; engage influencers with a perks program; and amplify brand messages with native ads.
    Websites

    Free

    Arthur Parker
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "This is a great platform to find social media influencers. There is a large base already built in."
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    #4Followerwonk

    Followerwonk
    With a focus exclusively on Twitter research and analytics, this free tool from Moz provides a handy search engine for influencer identification, as well as tools for competitive comparisons, tracking, and data visualization.
    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Wayne Richards
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "This is an awesome tool for exploring Twitter analytics. It allowed me to identify potential influencers in my specific area of interest. It also gave me the option to connect with them."
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    #5Little Bird

    Little Bird
    Little Bird is a paid tool to "influence the influencer". Little Bird lets you key in a topic that you are interested in and finds the most influential insiders in that space.
    Websites

    Free

    Wayne Nichols
    Written on April 23, 2017
    "I really love Little Bird as a tool for marketing and advertising. It simply helps you find the right influential people to help promote your strategy or business. It's been really successful for me. I've been able to take advantage of trends that simply would not have been made possible without Little Bird's help. It's like having a little birdie looking out for you!"
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    #6Brandwatch

    Brandwatch
    Offering a suite of tools that work across major social media platforms, Brandwatch is perhaps best used as a research suite. It provides information about the markets you own and want to enter, such as demographic data about gender and occupation.
    Websites

    Free

    Craig Jones
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "One thing I did not like about the given link is that it did not give much information right off the bat. It simply sent me to a homepage that contained hardly any information. It just wanted you to 'Get Started' without much detail. The site did contain helpful information on how to find influencers for a company, but did not show much detail on the home page. I would have preferred more information be shown right off the bat, that way I would know first hand what the company is."
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    #7Klear

    Klear
    Klear allows you to search for keywords and discover relevant influencers on both Twitter and Instagram. You can also filter users by skills and location as well as add all your selected influencers to a list.
    Websites

    Free

    Zachary King
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "I have started a new fitness apparel company I wanted to get our name out there by finding some social media influencers to try our products but I had no idea where to start. After finding Klear it is simple to search for and get in touch with influencers that are a great fit for our brand."
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    #8Veloce Network

    Veloce Network

    Are you an influencer or a brand? Are you both? Do you want to make money with the influence and marketing business, and also get free products? Then, applying on Veloce for getting exposure can be a good idea.

    Websites

    Apply now!

    Petra Robles
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "will help find what you need. not exactly sure what it does, but seems to work."
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    #9Keyhole

    Keyhole
    This tracking tool helps identify content and influencers, especially related to events using a hashtag. Views include conversations and top content, as well as a deeper focus on influencers.
    Websites

    $26- 1 month. Free trial available

    Xiang Wu
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "I'm trying to sell a product and thanks to this website I can easily track and be able to reach out to big influencers "
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    #10Traackr

    Traackr
    Traackr helps marketers identify and engage influencers using three core algorithms to measure reach, relevance and resonance. Users have access to dynamic lists that update in real-time, share of voice reporting, sentiment analysis, real-time listening and many more features.
    Websites

    Free

    Gary Reyes
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Traackr solved a real issue for me. Connecting with our customers has always been an issue - I'm just not that good at social media, there's too much to manage, and there's so many sites... but with Traackr, all of that was simplified. Using their platform, I touched bases with influencers, who helped me build our brand to what it is today. Couldn't have done it without you guys."
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    #11Hey Press

    Hey Press
    Hey Press allows you to find journalists and influencers in the media. This research tool is great for founders getting started with their first round of PR and influencer outreach.
    Websites

    Free

    Billy Patterson
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "If you're looking for influencers, look no further. This site is top notch and has all the info you will need. All you have to do is go to the site and search for a keyword and it's as easy as that. You couldn't make it any easier if you tried. "
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    #12Digg Deeper

    Digg Deeper
    Digg Deeper. Digg now shows you the most-shared stories from your Twitter friends. (Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now).
    Websites

    Free

    Sharon Gomez
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "I needed to find influencers. I found Digg Deeper which shows me the most shared stories from twitter. It has not been that accurate."
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    #13The Latest

    The Latest
    The Latest automatically collect the links posted by a bunch of the most interesting people on Twitter and compile a real-time updated list of the 10 most popular links right now.
    Websites

    Free

    Kevin Johnson
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "The Latest purports to curate the top ten hottest topics on Twitter today. I like the idea in theory, but how is the content on The Latest any different from the content that appears on the Twitter trending topics list? I just can't see the point of bookmarking a separate page to tell me that Harvey Weinstein is (still) trending. "
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    #14Twurly

    Twurly
    Twurly enables users to easily find links and posts on their Twitter pages. The application filters out information based on popularity and page quality to find the information the users require.
    Websites

    Free

    Maria Williamson
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "You'd think that something that bills itself as a popularity finder on twitter it would actually work right? It doesn't seem to filter out like news and corporations, so actual power users are flooded in with companies. Makes it hard to use it for how it was intended!"

Summary

Best What are the best tools to find influencers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BuzzSumoWebsites 26 Free
2KredWebsites 24 Paid
3KloutWebsites 21 Free
4FollowerwonkOnline Tools 19 Free
5Little BirdWebsites 18 Free
6BrandwatchWebsites 16 Free
7KlearWebsites 13 Free
8Veloce NetworkWebsites 12 Paid
9KeyholeWebsites 9 Paid
10TraackrWebsites 8 Free
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