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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. So let’s take a look at the analytics for two blog posts that ran on Spin Sucks this week. is what PostRank can help you measure. My mission today is to change that!

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. 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

Spin Sucks

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


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?

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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. For me I’ve measured success through my blog traffic, subscribers and engagement.

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.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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? So when it comes to determining the worth of a blog, I would worry more about traffic and engagement, and less about PageRank.

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. The following are my tips for getting a paid contributor spot on a great blog.

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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. Question: I have a wordpress blog and am considering hosting it myself so that the site name looks more professional.

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. 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. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

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. I now have a total of 538 blogs, appropriately categorized by the potential Fetching Friday topics they would fit under.

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. I 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?

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. The key to bringing traffic to your blog is in effective and repetitive promotion. And 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. PostRank – This nifty plugin rates your posts on engagement, sharing and some other variables and was recently acquired by Google.

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. 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.

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. PostRank Alternatives. Blogging Social Media Google Reader. Formulist.

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). Why: I’ve been using PostRank for a while, but Gini beat me to the punch in talking about it.

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. 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. 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. 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.

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? Scribnia is an excellent blogging community that lets you connect with and review other blog writers. For Top Blog Lists. Blogging Networks. For Reviews.

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.

Working On Your Business, Not In It

Spin Sucks

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.

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. 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.

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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. CMS and Blogging Platforms. Google Blog Search. PostRank – Likely the best known of these tools. video?

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. 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

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. 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.


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. for more on calculating ROI, see this post on how to calculate blogging ROI in 9 steps ).

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. It happened again this weekend. Over mimosas and a lovely chat. Ahh, yes. I get this question a lot. Increased brand value?

A Review of Livefyre

Spin Sucks

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.

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. Consider integrating your social profiles on blogs. Follow him on Twitter. In 2008.) Kwame.

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. I manage the University of Regina’s blog. Yes, a blog still costs us in terms of time.

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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? Facebook or Twitter? Feature winners of Facebook competitions in your e-mail newsletter.

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. And while it may in the future, it certainly does not right now. Klout. It’s ridiculous. You know why? Katie.

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. Particularly in the first half of the year, I personally will be doing a tiny wee bit less blogging as Jamie Notter and I are writing a book for a major publisher who will have us on strict deadlines until the book is published in September (stress).

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. Web2express : Web2express Digest uses open semantic and NLP tools to analyze millions of Twitter conversations and blogs. Your blog rocks! How is your brand perceived?

How to Start a University Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How to Start a University Blog November 30th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski, and also part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Since our university launched its first official blog , the question I keep hearing is: how did you do it?

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. BlogPulse is an automated trend discovery system for blogs. Does it come from blogs or Facebook? PostRank.

35 Great Social Media Infographics


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