One site that is really amazing for making sure your contributions to other people’s blogs are attributed is Tynt. I’ve been a member there almost since it opened and have loved the fact that it not only places a link to my blog on the attribution, but it tracks how many people lift what, how many backlinks I get from the copy & paste, and how much traffic has clicked through. It’s bloody brilliant!
But Tynt just got better. Last week, I noticed a new format for the emails it sends me once a week. That was cool, but today when I went over to look at some stats, I found that the whole site had been remodeled! It’s clean and clear and really nice looking.
And, Tynt added more tools for us love-to-know-the-score geeks. One that is awesome and was already there is “Speed Share.” When someone copies at least 8 words of your text (you can try it now… Just copy 8 wrods) and a little box pops up that allows people to share the content quickly on Twitter or Facebook.
But another social media tool that was just added is the social share feature. Your attribution now includes your website, with added links to follow you on Twitter or “Like” your page on Facebook. Pretty cool.
And did I mention that all this geeky goodness is free? Yep.
All you have to do is copy the code that Tynt gives you and put it into the header section of your site or blog. If you want to use Speed Share, too, then you have to place another script there, too, but it’s all very easy. If you’re using WordPress, go to Appearance/Editor and find “header.php” in your list of pages. Add one or both codes from Tynt just before the </head> tag and save. You’re golden!
Anyway, if you haven’t used Tynt, try it. You can’t lose, but I’ll bet you’re a believer after the first 30 days yourself.