Tag Archives: Wordpress
Hootsuite announced a new feature, the ability to post to WordPress blogs. This post, in fact, is a HS post. Read more… http://ow.ly/TxUr
Email posting to WordPress by Geolocation — Brilliant! A li’l analytics to verify response — Brilliant even more!
This WordPress.com post on emailing blogposts shows how geolocation can pepper a blog. In simple terms, WordPress.com users can post to their blogs via email. Of course changing a location can stir an author’s creative juices, developing new subjects to share.
And — what analytics blog could be complete without a mention of analytics — you can use the map overlay of an analytics solution to see if an audience continues to tune into the post. Say, for example, you are blogging from Cheyenne, Wyoming after so many posts from the home office in Indianapolis, Indiana or Raleigh, North Carolina. Your Wyoming blog post is related to a local event, and you let your blog audience about it. You can use the Map Overlay in Google Analytics (or any map overlay in any in the analytics solution) and see if there are more arrivals to the site or to a related site mentioned on the blog. This look, alongside the click stats for the blog in WordPress, implies if the post is potentially resonating with readers.
This example relies on inference, indeed. But the point is to gain some indication of your writing influence. The best thing is that this data is free; The cost is in the analysis and review time applied.
How do you use new locations to increase interest in a blog?
WordPress has introduced a new feature, called Publicize, which allows bloggers to announce new posts through Twitter and Yahoo! Profiles immediately when a post is published. This potentially increases exposure for a blog — Twitter followers, for example, can see the blog updates and click to the post for reading and comment. Thus Publicize eliminates an extra step of tweeting a blog update. Combine Publicize with the scheduling post feature (see the Publish feature in the Edit Post page of your blog), and efficient blogging nirvana is attainable.
The only downside is that Publicize is not linked into third-party Twitter tools like Ping.fm, where a tweet can be sent across a number of networks, or Hootsuite, where the tweet can be scheduled. But this feature is still welcomed as a timesaver, encouraging bloggers to focus on post content.
You can read about WordPress’ new feature, and learn how to set the feature. Users should first open a Yahoo! Profile (through Yahoo! Updates) and/or a Twitter account, then follow the instructions that are included at the WordPress Publicize blog post.