Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

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. There are several tabs within PostRank, each designed to give you a unique view of the data.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani


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. Blogging Tips. Blog Marketing. What is PostRank?

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Trending Sources

How Do You Define Blogging Success?

Jason Yormark

My blog often stresses me out. It’s gotten me thinking about how I personally define blogging success as it pertains to me. My blog isn’t really a source of income for me directly, but it has opened up quite a few doors for me in my career, so indirectly it does.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

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. When you read an article on this blog and see related links underneath it, those links are generated by a plugin.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

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. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Blog regularly 1-3X minimum per week.

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4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities


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? PostRank. Blogging

How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing


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. I 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.

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44 Blogging Questions and Answers


I 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. Blogging During the Holidays.

How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Viper Chill

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. I was too, and I totally fine with sharing this on the blog. Home What the F ?

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


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. Blogging

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask? A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.

Meet Kristi and Her Key to Blog Promotion

Ari Herzog

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.

Six WordPress Plugins to Install on your Site Today

Jeff Esposito

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. Image: Wikipedia.

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. Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. This should be the most obvious and important use of a private blog group. Make Money Blogging. PostRank*.

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)


PostRank. PostRank was a social analytics platform that scored blogs based on their engagement (comments and social shares). I wrote about PostRank regularly as a way to discover the most engaging content on blogs for inspiration, guest post pitches, and competitor research.

Weekly Roundup: The Spin Sucks Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

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. PostRank Connect and analytics for bloggers , by Gini (yikes, this is getting old).

5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published


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. Research your target blog. You will want to know what topics the blog owner posts, and what topics are popular. Blogging

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence


PostRank. PostRank monitors and collects social engagement events correlated with online content in real time across the Web.

Increase Traffic and Authority by Listing Your Blog


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?

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

A while back, I was looking at my Google Analytics for WUL and I noticed that my 404 page , i.e. the one you get when the server can’t find the page you’re looking for on a particular site, was the 4th most highly-trafficked page on my blog.

6 Critically Undervalued Social Media Success Metrics

Convince & Convert

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. Track the number of links pointing to your website and/or blog, and examine the source of new links.

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. Google Blog Search.

25 Guest Posts on Blogging, SEO and Social Media


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. Top 10 Ways to Make Your Blog Sociable – If you want your blog to have better social engagement, here are 10 ways to make it more sociable.

Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid


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. Blogger Outreach and Guest Blogging. Elements, Benefits & Tips for a Successful Weekly Blog Series.

The 4 Types of Content Metrics That Matter

Convince & Convert

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.

5 metrics to track on Twitter

Akamai Marketing

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.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

How To Get Your Blog Project Approved

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Chris Lott via Flickr , Creative Commons One of the questions that Joe asked us was what our blogging experience has been like. Once you’ve been blogging for a bit, you’ll start being pitched. Blogging is a strange beast. Blogging has been a part of that.

Fans, Followers, or Subscribers: Which Are Better For Brands.


blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Average Age of a Facebook User? pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Fans, Followers, or Subscribers: Which Are Better For Brands? by Pam Dyer on September 21, 2010 Share Which one is it? Twitter or Facebook?

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


Spy : Spy is an easy-to-use tool that visualizes the conversations on Twitter, Friendfeed, Flickr, blogs, and other social networks and enables you to listen in on the interactions you’re interested in. Your blog rocks! link] Listening « t7vo's Blog [.]

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools


Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. By continuously monitoring what is written in blogs, discussion forums and other social media, Attentio provides organizations with the ability to listen, analyze and react to what is happening in the “webosphere&#. $. Blog Grader. Blog Grader measure the marketing mojo of your blog and makes suggestions to help you improve it. Google Blog Search.

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Influence is Not a Number

Waxing UnLyrical

My initial reaction (and it’s also in the comment that I left over on the Klout blog post, since I didn’t think it fair to simply write about it here and not comment there as well) is … that it’s very pretty. Here I go again: Klout does not equal Clout.

How to Start a University Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Katie Harris via Flickr , Creative Commons Connect with the people you serve The goal wasn’t to create a blog. So when the idea of a blog first entered my head, I shared it with all of them. You can’t start a blog like ours unless the community wants it.

35 Great Social Media Infographics


The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits—to You 27. Will be following your blog… I see many other wonderful posts as well. link] links for 2010-03-06 « CF Bloke blog [.] link] The Weekly Blogging Hot List (2) | Fuel Your Blogging [.]

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Addictomatic Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. Blog Grader Blog Grader measure the marketing mojo of your blog and makes suggestions to help you improve it. Does it come from blogs or Facebook?

How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | pamorama


With the magnitude of sites, sources, blogs, active Twitter participants and influencers, a person could easily be on these social network sites 24/7.

Top SocialFish posts of 2010


Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reads, shares, comments on, tweets and otherwise supports our SocialFishing blog. Thank you to you for making this blog as amazing a resource as it is!

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. On CommentLuv Blogs. 25 Guest Posts on Blogging, SEO and Social Media.

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

Social Media Citizens

If it’s a blog, actual traffic as measured on sites like , (neither usually too accurate) etc. I’ve seen some of the blogs in my industry get an unfair boost because of this. PostRank is trying to measure this across a few channels. Tom H.