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PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

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. Depending on what your goals are: Highly engaged community, lots of traffic, social shares, moving your content to other referral sources, etc., is what PostRank can help you measure.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. Enter: PostRank. deceptively simple yet dynamic tool for bloggers which measures what it calls “Engagement Events&# such as a comment, a bookmarked link, or a tweet about a particular post. There are several tabs within PostRank, each designed to give you a unique view of the data.

Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid


This week at Affiliate Summit West, I definitely learned some great things from the sessions, and I thought I would share one that is pertinent to my audience: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach – a powerful way to connect! Blogger outreach, when done correctly, can be a powerful way to get your name or product out into the blogosphere and in front of your target audience.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani


This first list is a compilation of the top posts on Kikolani, as determined by PostRank ’s engagement analysis. Types of Video Posts for Bloggers This post includes five types of videos and video posts that bloggers can incorporate into their blog to enhance their blogging content. What is PostRank? To find your blog on PostRank, use the search bar under Topics.

The MLxperience: AideRSS Firefox / GoogleReader extension + Thematic PostRank

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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.

Etsy's PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape

Waxing UnLyrical

Walking the transparency talk I WAS going to write about something to do with online integrity, but, like many well-meaning bloggers, I got side-tracked by my Twitter feed. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Thanks to Shelly Kramer for sharing Etsys updated policy change following the publicity surrounding this issue. Seems simple enough, right? and now Flickr is.

5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published


After some emails back and forth with a potential guest blogger on my site, he suggested I write a little guide on how to submit a guest post in a way that will increase the likelihood of getting it published. One of the easiest ways to do that is using Google Reader in the Chrome browser with the PostRank Chrome extension. thought, not a bad idea. Get to know the blog owner.

Weekly Roundup: The Spin Sucks Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

But that’s what you get for Gini Dietrich and her guest bloggers writing such smart posts that had me go, “Dammit, why didn’t I write that first?!&#. 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. – blog.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


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.  PostRank – Likely the best known of these tools.  The Sun: how not to win friends or influence bloggers. Aggregation.

4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities


PostRank. If you’ve been following my writing for a while, you will notice I always find a way to throw in a mention for PostRank , and for good reason. Simply search keywords in your industry, and PostRank will give you a list of the blogs with the top engagement on that topic. Engagement Details on PostRank. What Makes a Great Opportunity. Free Research Tools.

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Some tools you can use are Social Mention , Trackur , and PostRank. Some (OK, most) of them I have not been asking myself, nor have I been checking out PostRank, which I should. PostRank is becoming one of my favorite tools. Follow him on Twitter. If you look around the social web a lot like me, you will agree that most social media campaigns suck. You will need an audit.

Meet Kristi and Her Key to Blog Promotion

Ari Herzog

wrote about Kristi one year ago when she single-handedly introduced me to 15 bloggers and readers in her community and I am writing about the goddess again right now. 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. And again. And again. Stop ignoring them.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Then measure it.You can use Google Analytics, PostRank or even (GASP!) This is the blogger as task-master part. Let your talented employees be your bloggers – ask for volunteers to start. Or someone said you should so your considering it. But where do you start? Well, its an often overlooked question. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Define it.

PR for Products vs. Services: Do They Work the Same?

Spin Sucks

blogger relations, inbound marketing, planning, etc.). So we’ve been testing Google analytics, Clicky, and PostRank to track our leads. A couple of weeks ago, Marcus Sheridan hosted his second webinar for Spin Sucks Pro. It was a follow-up to his first webinar on creating content for pull PR and marketing. As is typical of anything Marcus does, the webinar was really good.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tom H. C. Anderson

Social Media Citizens

Market Research” (Research Business Report, 2009), Tom is also a prominent blogger , recognized authority on social media, and the founder of Next Gen Market Research (NGMR), one of the most active networking groups for market researchers on the Web. PostRank is trying to measure this across a few channels. Tom H. C. Named the “Uncrowned Father of Web 3.0 are good. Anderson

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. In just a few weeks, I have found a lot of great photo bloggers to interact with. See what posts have the highest engagement on any of my feeds with the PostRank Chrome Extension. In Google Reader, of course. Results.

How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing


If you are a blogger trying to make money online and the recommended powerful ways to make money with advertising, affiliate marketing, and creating products is not working out for you, then you need to focus on doing something you’re already probably good at – creating content. like to subscribe to the blog in Google Reader and use the PostRank Chrome Extension to see the posts with the most social engagement and then send them some great headlines running along those lines. Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities.

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How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Viper Chill

Use Postrank to Find Engaging Posts When I wrote a post about the 28 items in my internet marketing toolbox, I covered a nifty little service called Postrank Analytics which lets you see your most shared blog posts on sites like Digg, Delicious and Twitter. While the service was a little too basic to pay for, I do still enjoy the company’s Postrank tool. Home What the F

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Dr. Dave Chaffey

Social Media Citizens

To help this, PostRank is an underused tool – this uses a combination of number of Facebook shares, tweets and an estimate of views to finds the most influential content. Dave Chaffey is CEO and co-founder of Smart Insights , an online publisher who provide guides, templates and training to help businesses succeed online. Dave has worked with a number of companies including 3M, BP, HSBC.

10 More Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master (Part Two)

PostRank PostRank does what it sounds like it should: ranks the quality of posts based on a set of variables. If you see something with a PostRank 10 next to it, thats a pretty good indication its a decent post. Powered by Blogger. Pages. Home About Connect Got something? The response to the post was phenomenal and prompted me to look at some more tools that might be worth adding to the must master list. So, without further ado, here is round two. mobiReady + Mippin The future of web is mobile. But is your website / blog optimized for interaction on a mobile device?

Top SocialFish posts of 2010


11 Must-Do’s For the Serious Blogger. Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reads, shares, comments on, tweets and otherwise supports our SocialFishing blog. Here’s to more great conversations to come in 2011! Thank you to you for making this blog as amazing a resource as it is! Enjoy this little trip down memory lane! January. The Trainer’s Social Media Tool Box.

Social Media Optimization Tools

PostRank offers a nice measure of engagement at the individual document level and if you pay attention, you can get that data on any web site in their database, not just your own. You can easily see what content on your competitors blogs are getting popular and where.  If you sign up for the PostRank Analytics service, you can incorporate Google Analytics data with social engagement metrics.

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12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Better Blogroll If you like highlighting other bloggers on your site via a blogroll, you will probably find that as you add more and more to them, it becomes a huuge list. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0 Why not give them to you all at once, you ask, a little miffed? Well, I can only think of so many at a time. Neat. 3.

Four Free Digital Marketing Tools for Non-Profits

Waxing UnLyrical

And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Free Digital Marketing Tools for Non-Profits January 24th, 2011 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt These are frugal days, and everyone loves getting and writing about free stuff. Yes, the tool is limiting.

Thoughts from Conversation with Klout CEO Joe Fernandez

Geoff Livingston

Ace Blogger Seth Godin doesn’t participate on Twitter, but has a Klout score of 70 in large part due to retweets and mentions. But the commitment to diversify and scale to meet 20 disparate sources of social data (see Read Write Web piece) is more compelling than a simple solution like Twitter Grader or a blog solution like PostRank. This is a topic worth further consideration.

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What I've Learned About Blogging Based On A Year's Worth Of Data

Jason Yormark

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. Most achieved a Postrank of higher then 6, and 9 out of the 10 articles dealt with social media. Crawford Says: August 29th, 2010 at 6:56 pm Jason, great post…thanks for the sharing the postrank plug in as well. Stuart R.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

It may have escaped your notice, but more and more media (and bloggers) are working for multiple outlets these days. Mark as read Approve comment Late to the game, but I pitched a very popular tech blogger on touring a technology demo home and made the mistake of saying, "XYZ client will be happy to cover all travel and accomodation expenses involved with the trip." And O.M.G. and 3.

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44 Blogging Questions and Answers


This will usually lead to those bloggers coming back to your site and engaging with you in your blog as well. Question: I still don’t understand how much revenue a semi-succesful blogger should expect to make let’s says 6 months in? Question: What is the best way to get a quality group of guest bloggers to supplement content? Enjoy! One or the other? Or add a ?

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible December 24th, 2010 Tweet Note: this is not a religious post, and is meant neither to proselytize nor offend. Here are three. terrific story.

How Bloggers Can Make Money from Brands


Bloggers everywhere need to rethink their approaches: display advertising needs reinvention: who’s it working for? As a blogger, you need to make some serious strategic calls on where to put your focus because content-making is heavy going. Most recently, I’ve been working with Kleenex Mums to help build a blogger-centric online community. bigger punch with an agency or brand. I was on a panel recently at the Aussie Bloggers Conference. started listing all the benefits that I see available from working with bloggers, and they fell politely into these four buckets. 1.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts


There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. Plus, since I use the PostRank Chrome Extension for Google Reader, I can get a quick look at how my guest posts are doing in the social engagement area. xml version="1.0"

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An Ode To Monday

Waxing UnLyrical

And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali An Ode To Monday February 7th, 2011 Tweet You wake up to Monday ; what will it bring? Hustle and bustle; and perhaps some stress; Perhaps a new client – do you hear “cha-ching&# ? Lets play.

Measuring Public Relations Outcomes With Seth Duncan

Waxing UnLyrical

Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Right? Right?

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

have an account and tried to use it then settled on old blogger for my biz blog because it was easier even if it has less versatility. Mark as read Approve comment Howie, Ive never really tried Blogger - went straight to WordPress, and its so easy. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Right? See if they work for you. Apture. That’s Apture. Truly. forget.

Strategy Before Tactics: The Basics of Social Media


Tim Ho , an avid blogger and digital strategist at Ogilvy PR, has assembled a set of insights for people who are new to social media. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Strategy Before Tactics: The Basics of Social Media by Pam Dyer on January 21, 2010 Share Many marketers are planning to incorporate social media into their mix this year. Before you take the social-media plunge, look at the slides below. As always, tactics follow strategy — a frequently overlooked fact that leads to poor results. What do you think? Thanks again for the post.

Increase Traffic and Authority by Listing Your Blog


Scribnia is an excellent blogging community that lets you connect with and review other blog writers. I was added here as a contributor to Famous Bloggers, and my profile has already brought in some traffic, as well as connections and reviews from other awesome bloggers like Hesham, Andrew , Danny , Francisco , Julie , Meena , Arijit , and Antonia. Adding your blog to the PostRank system (if it’s not already there) and under particular topic categories, you can get ranked in the top blogs on that topic based on your blog’s social engagement. For Reviews. Google.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Blogger : Blogger is a free blogging platform owned by Google that allows individuals and companies to host and publish a blog. PostRank : PostRank monitors and collects social engagement data related to content around the Web. TypePad : TypePad is a free and paid blogging platform similar to Blogger. But never fear! An example of this is the Twitter API.

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups


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. 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. HootSuite for Bloggers. PostRank*. Announcements. This should be the most obvious and important use of a private blog group.

12 Social Media Marketing Myths


There are many free blogging tools, too, like WordPress, Blogger, FriendFeed, and Twitter. Earlier this week on Twitter, I came across a great list of 12 leading social media myths by a blogger on the West Coast, Pam Dyer.  pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 12 Social Media Marketing Myths by Pam Dyer on January 19, 2010 Share For brands, resistance to social media is futile. Millions of people create content for the social Web on a daily basis. Your customers have been using it for a long time. Your competitors have embraced it.