One of the coolest things about blogging is that people from all over the world can see your content and possibly share it with their networks. But tracking down who’s tweeting your content isn’t always easy. People don’t always @ mention authors on Twitter. (I’m guilty of this, too.) And while you can use Topsy to see who tweeted a specific page, you have to remember to visit the website to do so.
That’s why I’m a fan of tracking shares on Hootsuite. And the good news is that it’s super easy to set this up. Here’s how to do it:
- Log in to your Hootsuite account.
- Select the tab where you want to monitor who’s tweeting your webpages.
- Click “Add Stream.”
- Select one of your Twitter accounts.
- Click “Search.”
- In the new stream search box, type the URL of your website or websites. (No need for “www” or “http://”.)
- Click “Search” and—voila!—you can see who’s tweeting pages from your website.
In case you’re wondering, yes, this search also magically catches pages from your websites in shortened URLs. Amazing, isn’t it?
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