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How to Quickly Check Tweets Related to Any Web Page

The idea of giving the opportunity to leave off-site comments to any page has been hot for a long time: that’s how many social bookmarking / sharing sites work (like StumbleUpon where people “review” and tag pages within the system), that’s what Google Sidewiki concept is based on and that’s how Tweeting any page works…

Why it has been popular is quite clear: people are saved from the trouble to log in or filling the comment form and are given the opportunity to use their favorite web environment and instantly share their comments with their online friends.

The question is how we, bloggers and Internet marketers, can keep track of those comments and utilize that off-site conversations around our web pages.

This post looks at one part of the question: possible ways to keep track of Twitter conversations related to any web page:

Type Instant notifications Additional tracking tools
Kutano Browser addon Yes No
BackTweets Browser bookmarklet No RSS feed, email alerts
AddATweet Browser addon Yes No

Kutano

Kutano works as a browser addons (supported browsers: FireFox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome) that hides behind a handy sidebar and notifies you of recent Tweets around any page you are landing on. In short, it works as follows:

  1. Install the addon (and restart your browser). Kutano sidebar should appear;
  2. Navigate to any web page and notice a number that appears right on the sidebar (when it is closed). This number indicates how many Tweets have been found for the current page): kutano 01 How to Quickly Check Tweets Related to Any Web Page
  3. Click on it and see the actual Tweets in the opened sidebar:
    kutano 02 How to Quickly Check Tweets Related to Any Web Page

Best features:

  • Instantly see Twitter comments on any page you are currently viewing (the sidebar is open);
  • See Tweets to the page or to the site;
  • See “Discussions” – i.e. recent web updates that do not link to the page directly but use a related hashtag or keyword (useful for tools, brand names, etc):

kutano discussions How to Quickly Check Tweets Related to Any Web Page

BackTweets

BackTweets is a popular tool that tracks and aggregates tweets linking to a particular page. It supports a number of URL-shorteners which makes the tool one of the most complete.

It can be added to your browser with help of a bookmarklet which allows to quickly find Tweets linking to the current page.

Best features:

  • Create an email alert for new Tweets linking to any page;
  • Grab an RSS feed to follow Tweets commenting on any page.

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AddATweet

AddATweet is more about commenting using your Twitter identity than aggregating all Twitter buzz around one specific page – that is you won’t see all the Tweets related to any specific page but you will be able to track comments left using the tool.

Best features:

  • Instantly see if the page has comments by the color of the addon button;
  • Easily leave your own comments using the tool and your Twitter identity.

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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13 thoughts on “How to Quickly Check Tweets Related to Any Web Page

  1. I liked the AddaTweet’s interface most but i think that the Kutano works better… Anyways, thanks for the Compare and the information!! Informative!! Will be waiting for such next update. :)
    -Arijit

  2. Interesting! We have about half of the employees here at the John R. Carlisle Institute on Twitter now. In hte last month or so more and more have been getting into Tweeting more. Keeping track of Twitter conversations is something we do need to work on.

    John R. Carlisle

  3. This is a great read. I especially like some of the free tools you mention here. I am always on the lookout for more tools to give out to my clients to help them with their social media plan. Thanks for posting this.

  4. very cool! This is a great monitoring tool. I have a prospect who wants to do more actively in social media, and this will excite him – from a business point of view!

    Thanks so much!

  5. Wow–this is very useful in terms of listening to the conversation going on about a certain website. I would never know how to do any of this stuff if sites like yours didn’t share these little tutorials.

  6. Thank you for this informative post. One of the things that I value very highly about Twitter is the way that it allows me to tap into an amazing community of people from around the world to find out what they are thinking, feeling and experiencing in different ways.