Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to:
- Share Link Generator
- Google Social Search
Postmatic, which I discovered via Danny Brown, is a WordPress plugin that lets your readers subscribe to your blog and comments by email. What makes it different from other services, though, is the fact that subscribers can engage with posts directly from their inboxes. All they have to do is hit the “reply” button.
Despite its beta status, Postmatic is the best commenting system I have ever used. I love how I can easily send subscription invitations to existing commenters. You can also import your existing list from Jetpack and Mailpoet. Another perk is the ability to add anything you want at the bottom of your emails (widgets or text).
Want an example of conversation via email? Check out the screenshot below:
Here is a great tool for people who don’t know how to make clickable links.
Share Link Generator creates shareable links for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. You can also use it for emails.
Just enter your message, click the “Create the link” button, and copy and paste the HTML code in any of your posts or pages. You are set!
Do you know that Tweets with photos average a 35-percent boost in RTs?
That’s great! But what if you can’t figure out how to implement Twitter Cards on your website? There is a great solution: TwitShot.
TwitShot automatically extracts images from pasted links and adds them to your Tweets. If none shows up, you can upload it from your computer, paste the URL of that image, or find one via the site’s search engine. There is even an option to schedule your Tweets with Buffer!
TwitShot is also available as a Chrome extension, bookmarklet, and iOS app.
All websites will be down at some point. But, when they are, it’s better to know before it’s too late — when your visitors contact you about it, for example.
Monitority can help. The monitoring service sends you instant alerts via email, text, and/or Tweet each time your domains, URLs, and IP addresses are not responding. You can monitor as many items as you want. Everything is free.
Google Social Search
If you have followed this blog for a while, you know I love Mention.net. I love it even more now that it picks up Pinterest and Google+ mentions.
Here is another service that you may want to add to your collection: Google Social Search. This search engine surfaces the most relevant query results from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Each platform has a dedicated column, which makes it easy to look through.
There is another service on the site called Social Searcher. With it, you can find public Twitter, Google+, and Facebook posts in real-time. It also provides you with deep analytics data.
I haven’t tried this one, though. So, let me know what you think.