Backtype has been around for a while but they are constantly innovating and adding new features to their ever-growing platform. You can see that we’ve reported a few times on their platform here.
I’ve been quite impressed with their service so far and even use it for another property and startup business on the homepage for gathering feedback and aggregating responses around the web.
But I just began looking into their ‘Social Impact’ as an analytics device today and I’m impressed:
Twoolr is the latest newcomer to the growing list of Twitter services. It’s tagline, “Every statistic about your Twitter account”, sums itself up quite nicely. You can think of it as the Google Analytics of Twitter.
For the common user, it’s just fun to see how you use Twitter and how you interact with people. But where I can see Twoolr really shining is for the Twitter power-users. The people, businesses, brands, and ministries who have incorporated Twitter as part of their public communication. The kind of data that Twoolr provides would be invaluable to them!
So what kind of data does Twoolr track?
What analytic services are you using currently?
Of those that you’re using, which ones do you actually check frequently?
Of those that you actually check frequently, which ones do you actually use beyond just that which is available on their homepage?
In fact, here’s a good question too: Do you believe that you could benefit greatly from being educated better on how to read, analyze, understand, and generally use analytic applications?
Google Analytics is sweet and it’s definitely a win if you’re trying to promote your ministry in the online space, but I think that the administration area of Analytics leaves a little to be desired for less experienced users.
But if you happen to be running your platform on top of WordPress, you’re in luck thanks to Extend Google Analytics.
We talk a lot about blogging platforms, content management systems, and general web application frameworks here on the 8BIT Network.
For many of us, determining what set of tools the developers used on a given site or application is usually a matter of taking a peek at the source code. I dig code as much as the next geek, but if I can get away with doing less work than necessary and achieve the same results, then I’m for it.
Check out Chrome Sniffer – it’s an extension that identifies on what platform the current page is given by displaying an icon up in the omnibar.
As we conclude this four part series detailing Facebook Pages, I’d like us to remember that the Facebook Page is about community.
The entire purpose for creating a Page is to engage people on a level that you may not be able to with your website alone. Your Page is an extension of your Brand, and as such must remain fresh and interactive for those engaging with it.
To recap: In this series we’ve Created a Page, gone over the Basic Editing of your Page, and covered the different ways to Promote your Page.
Today we’re going to really dig in to your Page, and look at some pretty sweet options available to customeer your Page, as well as look at the feedback your Page is already set-up to provide.
Let’s start customeering your Page.
This trick and technique is super-awesome. In fact, I bet most of you hadn’t even considered adding Google Analytics to your Facebook Fan Page!
I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this forever… and now my life is complete. Just kidding. Check it out!
Contrary to popular belief, my “beginnings” with blogging were just as small and humble as the next person, and probably even more so. In fact, I feel kinda “icky” even bringing these things up (you know, it’s the guy who talks about being humble while not really being humble type of thing) but it is what it is…!
In any case, it’s really just the same story that we’ve all experienced. No one starts a blog and the next day has 10,000 RSS readers the next day; just doesn’t happen. It takes time and a lot of hard work.
Lots of hard work.
But here are 5 things that I did that helped me grow my presence online in a way that was humble, reasonable, and helped me keep it all in perspective:
The Free Dictionary defines “engaged” as:
- Employed, occupied, or busy.
- Committed, as to a cause.
- Pledged to marry; betrothed: an engaged couple.
- Involved in conflict or battle.
- Being in gear; meshed.
- Partly embedded in, built into, or attached to another part, as columns on a wall.
When it comes to online engagement, we would typically find ours defined by anyone of those definitions.
The question is this: Which one is best for you? Continue Reading…