Tools for Tracking Where Your Site is Mentioned

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If you do your homework well, you will soon see your readers and fans promote your content for you. Why is it so essential to always keep track of who promotes you and where you are promoted?

  • You are always able to be one of the first to come and comment the submission and by this get more people to recognize you;
  • You can then participate in the discussion and answer questions the members of a social media site will be asking;
  • You are able to thank your promoter and return the favor once you have an opportunity;
  • You can let your visitors know about the submission and maybe help it to go hot;
  • You will always know how well you are doing your homework and how actively your visitors promote your content.

Here are 3 tools to keep your eye on the ball:

1. Social Alerter will send you email updates each time your post is submitted to Digg,, Mixx and Propeller. It is completely free and reports the submission in real time. The site itself claims it only reports the submission that is likely to go hot but with me the tool updated me of any Digg and Mixx submission even a very new one.

Social Alerter

2. TweetBeep updates you of your site/ name/ keyword mention over at Twitter. It offers a few really handy options:

  • track a keyword or links to a domain;
  • check hourly or daily;
  • filter out messages containing a keyword;
  • filter out “threaded” comments (@keyword);
  • track messages by a definite user.


The tool also allows to set multiple alerts and edit any of them.

3. Google Alerts – while being used primarily to track blog conversations, it turned out pretty effective for tracking submissions/ mentions at some social news sites (Sphinn is among them for example).

Spend some time playing with its settings and you will find the solution most effective for you:

  • try different keyword variations;
  • choose an alert type (blogs, web, groups, comprehensive);
  • set the suitable alert frequency.
Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas
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,... Read Full Bio
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  • Thanks never knew about Google alerts

  • Thanks for the first 2 tips. For Google Alert, it’s also quite useful; try domain name as well e.g. You’ll be surprised.

  • Cool tools to track! Thanks again!

    But what you thing about Trackur?

    – Pratheep

  • @Pratheep : Trackur is a great tool too. It provides for both email and RSS updates. The only reason I didn’t mention it here is that it’s not free, though it is worth every penny of course.

  • I also like to track keywords related to my blog with Google Alerts, it’s been pretty handy so far in tracking down possible joint venture partners and affiliates.

  • Social Alerter sounds cool. I tried to add my SEO blog but it told me it was an “invalid” URL. Hope they get that fixed soon so I can give it a whirl.

  • Thank you for mentioning Social Alerter, Ann. SA tracks the upcoming lists of Digg and Propeller and the popular lists where there isn’t an upcoming list, like at delicious. I guess the help at Social Alerter doesn’t explain this well, so I will re-word the text to explain it better.

    @Bill Sebald: I replied to your support email with a suggestion as to what’s going on (I’m guessing you’re inputing a URL as opposed to just the domain name, and so it won’t validate). Please let me know if that works or not.

    Thanks again,

  • Thanks for the great tools Ann! Google Alerts is one of my favorite tools ever.

  • Again, another great post. Thanks Ann!

  • Great information! Can’t wait to check these out.
    Thanks very much, Ann.