PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers
APRIL 9, 2011
It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. You see, PostRank is one of the tools that AdAge uses to determine their Power 150. So let’s take a look at the analytics for two blog posts that ran on Spin Sucks this week. It takes about 20 minutes and you, too, can have a ton of wisdom about your blog!
Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
But if you use blogging as a tool, whether for personal branding or corporate exposure, you’ll quickly see that these two tools don’t tell the whole story. Enter: PostRank. In short, PostRank endeavors not only to show you how much TRAFFIC you got, but how many times a particular post was talked about. It isn’t that we need a tool that does everything.
The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Jeremy Whittaker , my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.. If you’re curious about my personal Tumblr blog I mention, you can find it here ( Del Williams calls it food porn). PostRank. Sure, Jeremy! WPtouch.
Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani
OCTOBER 12, 2010
Thanks to an idea from Michele McGraw on ways to prep your blog before an event, I decided to do two lists for newer readers as well as people I meet at Blog World Expo later this week. This first list is a compilation of the top posts on Kikolani, as determined by PostRank ’s engagement analysis. Blogging Tips. Blog Marketing. What is PostRank?
How Do You Define Blogging Success?
AUGUST 12, 2011
My blog often stresses me out. It’s gotten me thinking about how I personally define blogging success as it pertains to me. It’s obviously a question that can be answered quite differently for people depending on their particular situation. For me I’ve measured success through my blog traffic, subscribers and engagement. Social Media Friendly Blogging.
4 Ways to Improve Content
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Sometimes blog content doesn’t resonate as well as one would like. Richard Becker recently began compiling research of 250 blogs from the 2010 Fresh Content project. Half baked content gets one quarter of the attention that a fantastically well thought out blog post does. You can always increase frequency once the blog is back on track. Image by Markaud.
Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses
MARCH 29, 2011
Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Its so easy to think that because their are millions of blogs (and if you check out Technorati you’ll see that I am write right.) Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less.
17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog
MARCH 3, 2011
The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins , the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination. Blog News plugins Wordpress
44 Blogging Questions and Answers
JANUARY 16, 2011
would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. Question: I have a wordpress blog and am considering hosting it myself so that the site name looks more professional. Enjoy!
The MLxperience: AideRSS Firefox / GoogleReader extension + Thematic PostRank
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 11, 2008
AideRSS Firefox / GoogleReader extension + Thematic PostRank. Bookmark this post: For those who appreciate the hive mind : If you use Google Reader and Firefox and are interested in the most relevant articles of the day, check out AideRss , a GreaseMonkey script that uses PostRank to score, filter and track performance of any RSS feed. Main | Extras. The MLxperience. Search. archives.
5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog
JANUARY 14, 2011
If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. really like its functionality, plus it’s a great way for folks to search on your blog as well as on the Interwebz without actually leaving your blog. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask?
4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities
MARCH 13, 2011
If you are looking for guest blogging or advertising opportunities on other blogs, you will first want to research your options so that you choose the best home for your post or banner ad. First of all, what should you be looking for in another blog? So when it comes to determining the worth of a blog, I would worry more about traffic and engagement, and less about PageRank.
12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter
JANUARY 18, 2011
What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. That is, assuming you want to display your archives, and I don’t know why you wouldn’t, since someone might want to search in them directly, not to mention it puts your blogging “history right out there. Let’s get to it. 1.
How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting
MAY 1, 2011
As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. So how do I organize all of those blogs? And naturally, after I organized my photo blogs, the next step was to organize the rest of the blogs I wanted to comment on. See what posts have the highest engagement on any of my feeds with the PostRank Chrome Extension. BloggingResults.
Six WordPress Plugins to Install on your Site Today
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
My favorite thing about the WordPress blogging platform is that outside of the backend system, no two blogs operate the same way. Below are six that I’ve found extremely useful and I’d suggest you check them out and install them onto your blog. PostRank – This nifty plugin rates your posts on engagement, sharing and some other variables and was recently acquired by Google.
How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities. Guest blogging isn’t just about getting exposure – there are plenty of sites that will pay you to contribute an article to their site. record each opportunity I find in this spreadsheet which includes payment rates, site traffic, blog subscribers, whether the site offers an author bio, and additional details including a link directly to each site’s write for us page. The following are my tips for getting a paid contributor spot on a great blog. Related Posts.
How to Generate Blog Post Ideas
MAY 6, 2010
More specifically, I’ve feared that I would run out of blog post ideas. You can find blogs that will give you a few link building tips each week and then I go ahead and write 15 in one post. You will find blogs with tips here and there on Wordpress SEO , and I go and write what I think is the only guide you’ll ever need. Thanks Home What the F ? BTW, nice post.
Meet Kristi and Her Key to Blog Promotion
MARCH 7, 2011
Experienced blog publishers recognize that popularity and traffic come over time. When you build a blog for the first time, nobody will know about its existence unless you tell them. If you send a tweet or share a link about your new blog post, wait some time and do it again. The key to bringing traffic to your blog is in effective and repetitive promotion. And again.
8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups
JUNE 15, 2010
In the last few months, I have had the privilege of becoming a regular contributor on several multi-author blogs such as Search Engine Journal , Famous Bloggers , Social Media Examiner , Search Engine Watch , and Stay on Search. Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole.
Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover
NOVEMBER 17, 2010
They might be helpful to you as you continue on your path as a blogging Grasshopper. 1. This is hugely helpful, because each theme is different and, as a result, the way a post looks when published on one blog, might look completely different on another. Platforms with mobile interfaces like Posterous can be quick easy ways to mobile blog. Preview before you publish. Lets play.
3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)
JUNE 25, 2013
PostRank. PostRank was a social analytics platform that scored blogs based on their engagement (comments and social shares). wrote about PostRank regularly as a way to discover the most engaging content on blogs for inspiration, guest post pitches, and competitor research. PostRank Alternatives. Blogging Social Media Google Reader. Formulist.
Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog November 10th, 2010 Tweet Last week, Joe Hackman hosted Danny Brown , Gini Dietrich and me on his BlogTalkRadio show, aptly entitled PRapalooza. Once you’ve been blogging for a bit, you’ll start being pitched.
5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published
JUNE 20, 2011
So here are a few simple steps that anyone can follow in order to ensure that their guest post has a higher chance of getting published on their target blog. 1. Research your target blog. I’m a huge fan of research, and when it comes to guest blogging, one of the keys to getting your guest post accepted and published is researching your target blog first. Bloggin
Increase Traffic and Authority by Listing Your Blog
JULY 28, 2010
There are a lot of places to list your blog for getting the maximum exposure, as well as places where you can receive blog reviews that may be the first impression a visitor may come across for your site. Here are some to add your blog or submit your site to in order to increase your blog traffic and reputation. Want to get reviews and ratings for your writing skills and your blog? For Top Blog Lists. Want to get listed as a top blog in your niche? Blogging Networks. Guest Blogging. Do you accept guest blog posts? Google.
Weekly Roundup: The Spin Sucks Edition
APRIL 17, 2011
– blog. Also the LinkedIn invites/Facebook friend requests that say, “I follow you on Twitter… – but that’s a subject for another blog post rant. 3. PostRank Connect and analytics for bloggers , by Gini (yikes, this is getting old). Why: I’ve been using PostRank for a while, but Gini beat me to the punch in talking about it. 6.
10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence
AUGUST 14, 2011
PostRank. PostRank monitors and collects social engagement events correlated with online content in real time across the Web. It features an extensive database that includes millions of opinions extracted from blogs, Twitter, Facebook, forums, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio and television transcripts. The impact of those relationships affects our Web authority.
25 Guest Posts on Blogging, SEO and Social Media
OCTOBER 13, 2010
Earlier this week, I shared the top 25 blogging and social media posts on Kikolani. The following are my top 25 favorite guest blogging contributions, allowing me to cover a wider range of topics. Blogging. Learn how to balance blogging expenses with income, as well as project future earnings. Why Guest Blogging Works Better Than Article Marketing – 5 reasons guest blogging produces better results over articles, and 5 ways to improve upon your article marketing strategy. Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani. Link Building.
How To Get Your Blog Project Approved
JANUARY 13, 2011
Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How To Get Your Blog Project Approved January 13th, 2011 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski Okay, you’ve had nearly half a month to sink into 2011. manage the University of Regina’s blog. Yes, a blog still costs us in terms of time. SO true.
40 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Reading
DECEMBER 16, 2009
pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 40 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Reading by Pam Dyer on December 16, 2009 Share If you’re reading this blog ( thank you! ), you probably agree that social media is valuable. Some offer advice about how to leverage social media to your advantage, while others keep you current on the latest trends. I’ve included an excerpt from each blog’s About page to give you some idea about what each one covers. All Facebook : AllFacebook.com is a blog that was started by Nick O’Neill. Blonde 2.0′s
Working On Your Business, Not In It
JULY 12, 2011
Check email, Facebook , Twitter , G+ , LinkedIn groups and discussions, text messages, blog traffic, web traffic, and PostRank analytics all while brushing your teeth and feeding kids or pets. Check email, Facebook , Twitter , G+ , LinkedIn groups and discussions, text messages, blog traffic, web traffic, and PostRank analytics. Up at 5 a.m. Work a full day.
Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps
NOVEMBER 4, 2010
Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Customize Your Blog’s Error Page in 5 Easy Steps November 4th, 2010 Tweet This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Here’s how to customize your 404 error page in 5 easy steps which is a wise thing to do for bloggers, grasshoppers or not.
What I've Learned About Blogging Based On A Year's Worth Of Data
AUGUST 25, 2010
Like many bloggers, I’ve gone in and out of writing, and that doesn’t help with maintaining a consistent flow of traffic to your blog. At the end of the day, driving eyeballs to my blog isn’t really the ultimate goal, writing useful and appreciated content is. Most achieved a Postrank of higher then 6, and 9 out of the 10 articles dealt with social media.
6 Critically Undervalued Social Media Success Metrics
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 11, 2011
PostRank. One of the challenges of writing a blog is knowing how to value the wide variety of reader engagements and behaviors. PostRank Analytics solves this problem. The best part of PostRank Analytics is the Engagement Score, which is sort of your Klout score for each blog post. People who say social media isn’t measurable aren’t looking very hard. Klout.
Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources
JANUARY 31, 2011
Marshall Kirkpatrick talked about aggregation and filtering several years ago in How to Build an RSS and Blog News Site for Your Project where he had cobbled together a solution using Google Blog Search, dapper, Feed Digest, PostRank, Roller, and others. CMS and Blogging Platforms. Google Blog Search. PostRank – Likely the best known of these tools.
Drive Blog Traffic Without Using Twitter | Spin Sucks
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
In it, he talks about ways we can each help drive blog traffic without using Twitter. Because that means our traffic is totally reliant on me and my network to get the blog posts retweeted every day. And I tweet blogs of people I respect and admire. But for the core business, the blog isn’t driving as much new business as it could and should. Blog Roll Book Rec.
Is Pay-to-Post Blogging The New Advertorial?
NOVEMBER 23, 2010
Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Is Pay-to-Post Blogging The New Advertorial? One my faves is #pr20chat run by Heather Whaling and Justin Goldsborough. A few weeks ago, they asked a question about paying for blog posts. In 2010, blogs and bloggers are truly influencers. Maybe.
Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid
JANUARY 13, 2011
Take a little time to research the blogs you are considering reaching out to. Check out their blog on Postrank to see what topics get the most engagement. When it comes to your pitch to the blogger, it shouldn’t be something that could be sent to every blog in that particular niche. Blogger Outreach and Guest Blogging. Blog Marketing Blogging
The 4 Types of Content Metrics That Matter
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Even though my blog includes public displays of affection like number of tweets (look at the top of this page), by far my favorite way to track sharing metrics is PostRank Analytics , which combines all the sharing behaviors into one jambalaya of data that’s easy to track and compare. for more on calculating ROI, see this post on how to calculate blogging ROI in 9 steps ).
How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JUNE 16, 2010
Do I have social media integration on my business blog? If you have a business blog, you have to integrate your social media profiles on it. Ask your blog’s readers to follow you on Twitter, subscribe to your YouTube channel, add you on LinkedIn, or “Like” you on Facebook. Consider integrating your social profiles on blogs. Follow him on Twitter. In 2008.) Kwame.
Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Crushing the Myth of B2B Social Media December 27th, 2009 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet In nearly every speech or Webinar I conduct, someone in the audience asks “But all this social media stuff doesn’t apply to B2B right? Yes, social media applies to B2B. Re SM?
5 metrics to track on Twitter
JULY 28, 2011
Now, as I said in an earlier blog post, you should use several different metrics to dig deeper into your audience and see what’s really happening with the content your sharing. Comments and Shares on Website/Blog : Track the topic and the number of shares and discussion around the topic. PostRank will help balance out the information from Google Analytics, including RSS feed tracking and conversation on Twitter surrounding a particular link. It happened again this weekend. Over mimosas and a lovely chat. My answer is always the same: “It depends on your goals.
Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?
OCTOBER 6, 2010
PostRank has a comparison tool that uses its Domain Activity API to measure total engagement based on user participation across multiple social platforms. PostRank counts “engagement events” which it defines as individual activities such as a tweet, like, comment, digg, RSS view, etc. So which news sites are getting the most out of their social media efforts? on their site). news/.
A Review of Livefyre
MARCH 15, 2011
Advanced moderation where you can ban users or delete comments right on the blog instead of going into your admin. Engagement points are up 68 percent (as tracked by PostRank ). And, on Technorati , we’ve moved from 105 to 29 among business blogs. If you visit Spin Sucks often, you already know about Livefyre , the commenting system we’ve been using since September.