Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to:
- Quill Connect
- Online Broken Link Checker
- Comment Bubble
If you follow this blog, you may remember last month’s roundup. I talked about Quill Engage, a tool that makes Google Analytics easier to understand. Well, here is another interesting app from the same company.
Quill Connect gives you insights into your Twitter performance and followers. For example, you will learn what topics and hashtags interest them the most and who the biggest influencers in the bunch are. The tool also highlights the followers that are similar to you.
With Spruce, you can create Twitter-optimized imagesin a few seconds.
The tool is very easy to use. Type your message, find a background photo via the search engine (or upload your own), and download or share the masterpiece directly from the page.
Note that you don’t need to worry about photo attribution. Spruce only surfaces Flickr photos tagged in the public domain and Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike and automatically adds credits.
Here is an example below:
— Cendrine Marrouat (@cendrinemedia) January 11, 2015
Overwhelmed by Twitter? Qureet should help.
Qureet analyses your Timeline over the last 24 hours to uncover top Tweets based on specific keywords. The service then sends you a daily email and builds a dedicated page with all the Tweets.
You can favorite, RT, or reply to the Tweets directly from the email and dedicated page. To get more targeted results for your next editions, don’t forget to “Boost” or “Drop” specific keywords.
Online Broken Link Checker
If you own a website or blog, chances are that it has some dead links.
Use Online Broken Link Checker to scan your site and find them. The tool does not just report error codes for internal and external links (e.g. 404, 500, bad host). It also shows the exact locations of all that bad content, even in your HTML code!
Online Broken Link Checker is free for up to 3,000 links.
I like SoundCloud’s system, which allows users to leave comments at specific moments in a song or audio clip. It makes the experience very interactive.
Comment Bubble works in the same way, but with a twist. It’s a service for videos and you can specify the type of feedback you would like to receive. Viewers can leave comments in several ways: as text, audio, video, or by clicking instant feedback buttons.
The screenshot shows a video from YouTube. You can also use Vimeo or upload a video from your computer. And the color-coded graph gives you insights into real-time feedback.
Videos can be emailed and shared on social networks.
Overall, a great tool to improve your videos and understands what makes your audience tick!