How To Track Who is Sharing Your Content in Real-Time

Guest Post by Jim Stroud Okay, this is cool! You can search Twitter for hashtags and keywords and yeah, everybody knows that. (Or should!) But did you know that you can search Twitter for weblinks that have been shared whether they have been shortlinked or not? If you already knew that, then you are more “with it” than I am because I just discovered this. I'll say it again. Twitter is a clever bird. Even if a link to your website has been shortened with such services like,, and so on. Case in point, I will do a search for any and all URLS shared on Twitter that link to one of my blogs – I type in the domain itself and not an exact link for a certain URL. All of the results are for any and all links from my blog. Cool! I can also add in a link to a specific URL to see who has shared that link, even if it has been shortlinked. (I just like that!) Now, why do I like this so much? Umm... Let me count the ways. THE GOOD I can track in real time, which specific post is being shared the most and /or which of my posts on my blog are resonating with my followers in real-time. Let's say I write a post about doggy treats. I know right away who is sharing my post on doggy treats. I could then create a Twitter list of these people and the next time I write a post on doggy treats, I can cc them on...

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