gging platform which automagically produces an RSS feed at /feed.
Recommended Tracking method Google Analytics – it’s free and of course shows you the popularity of your posts, although the stats interface in WordPress means you don’t have to go there or there’s a plugin to integrate GA.
2. Syndicate via RSS
Recommended tool: Feedburner – tell Feedburner your feed address and make it easier for people to subscribe to your feeds.
Recommended Tracking method With Feedburner you get great stats on “clickthrough rates” of posts and number of subscribers. It also adds Google Analytics campaign tracking tags too. It’s been owned by Google for the last few years, so we’re sure they’ll use it as a positive ranking signal too.
3. Post to Twitter
Recommended tool: We’ve used Twitterfeed for a couple years – it’s an online service you tell about your feed address and twitter account and you’re done. You can use IF THEN THAT (IFTTT), for a similar approach.
Recommended Tracking method We could do this better – we use Bit.ly to track the popularity of different tweets – useful since it also shows sharing of a post by other routes. To do this tell your Twitter client like Tweetdeck or Seesmic what your bit.ly account details are and you can see the response – if you get time to look at it”…
We’re not very good at relating our tweets with Google Analytics – we only really see tweets that come direct from Twitter – not those from Twitter clients, so if you can tell us the best way I’d like to know – there didn’t seem any neat solutions the last time I looked.
4. Post on Facebook wall
Recommended tool: Networked Blogs – this works well most of the time, but it’s maybe confusing for Facebook followers to see this on our wall. Again I’d be interested in other alternatives here which help with tracking.
Recommended Tracking method Facebook gives Pages owners its Insights which tell you about Impressions and interactions for each message on your page, but not the popularity of individual posts.
5. Linked In page
Recommended tool: Linked In-Twitter integration – this is now a standard feature. Some argue that this will pollute Linked In with too many updates, others say you should encourage key employees to do this in B2B.
Recommended Tracking method – No tracking here AFAIK although referrers will be tracked in Google Analytics.
6. Email Newsletter
Recommended tool: There are many choices here for email broadcast.
Recommended Tracking method: This tracking will be provided by your email service provider who will often provide Google Analytics Email campaign tracking with Google Analytics.
What to watch out for
Although we’re advocating saving time here by syndicating by publishing, we need to be careful not just to push or SHOUT – the beauty of social media is that it’s a two-way street enabling conversations and dialogue.…
Ty Griffith - I recommend www.Localeze.com for consolidated directory listing updates, or you may want to check out Yahoo's new directory listing consolidated updating and distribution service. For video content uploading and distribution across multiple dealer accounts, including YouTuve and all the other major video sites, I recommend http://www.oneload.com/solutions/features and for posting to Facebook and Twitter, I recommend Hootsuite PRO version (not the free stuff) at http://hootsuite.com/plans/pro…
end it as an educational tool to anyone who is trying to stay ahead of the curve. I recommend to dealer principals to not only send more then one member of your team but to take the time to join them.…
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