I was recently asked to find a tool for a company that were planning on having a blogging contest. Each member of staff was to create a blog post and the winner would be the person who got the most RT’s. It can be a hard job to keep track of who is sharing your blog posts, of course some people will include your username in the tweet but many won’t. This week’s cool tool ‘BackTweets‘ looks like the perfect solution.
It’s really easy to use and can quickly bring together a list of tweets that are sharing any link you choose.
This is a really handy way to keep an eye on what people sharing your posts are saying, how popular they are and it even gives you the opportunity to measure yourself against your competitors and other bloggers in your sector.
Here’s how it works:
- Go to www.backtweets.com
- Paste the link you want to measure into the search box
- Click ‘Go’
- Within seconds BackTweets will return an index of tweets linking to the post, this includes those who have shortened links via Bit.ly or Ow.ly as well as those who have pasted it in full.
I’m a bit of a stats junky at the moment so I’m pretty sure I’m going to get addicted to this quite quickly