April 5, 2011
This handy tool (www.backtweets.com) tracks any and all tweets that drive back to your blog, whether they mention you, your blog’s name or even your URL. That’s right — if they use a shortened URL, you’ll still get the info.
I’ve subscribed by e-mail (it was free) so that every day, I get a simple report that shows all the tweets that drove people to my blog. I get a better sense of what topics draw more attention and sharing.
Your blog to Kindle
This is a simple and free way to publish your blog so people can subscribe via their Kindle. Just go to Kindle Publishing and set up an account.
From there, you just add some basic blog information (RSS feed, title, description etc.) and your bank information (so they can pay you when someone subscribes) and within 48 hours, you’re available 24/7 on the e-reading giant.
Zemanta is a free plugin for your browser that looks over your shoulder and as you’re typing, it’s suggesting relevant links and photos that would enhance your blog posts. You can embed links, add a short list of related posts at the bottom of your own post and place their photos where you’d like them to appear.
Even more interesting — when you use Zemanta, it automatically puts your post into their related articles database…and offers your content to other bloggers to link to. So it goes full circle.
These are three of my favorite tools. What tools can you share with me and my readers that are among your favorites?More