As the social media gets more and more popular it is just but normal that all WordPress users may have some sort of “sharing” button installed. These buttons when clicked upon will then show how many times your post or pages have been Tweeted, Shared, Plus One’d and more. These gives us an idea of how much impact we are having on that particular posts or page. However, if you want to look at a bigger picture, you can see each posts individually, which is a very tedious task, or you can see them all in one “screen” by using the Social Metrics free WP plugin.
What is Social Metrics WordPress Plugin?
Social Metrics is a new WordPress plugin that allows you to monitor your site’s social impact. It adds a screen in your dashboard where you can see all your WordPress posts and exactly how many times they have been shared across Twitter, Facebook, Google +1, Google Buzz, StumbleUpon, Digg and LinkedIn. The cool part is that you can “click” on any of them to share your posts, without having to go to each post individually. If you see any posts or page that you feel has not been “shared” enough, you can do it right there.
Main Features Include:
- Track how your content is shared on Twitter, Facebook, Google +1, Google Buzz, StumbleUpon, Digg and LinkedIn
- Find out exactly how many times your posts/pages have been shared across these social networks
- Browse to find out which posts or pages have gone viral over the social web
- Use the information to find out which social media websites should you promote your content the most, and which ones needs some revamping
- Access Social Metrics directly from your WordPress Admin Dashboard
- Easily filter the displayed output by categories and by month
- Quickly switch between posts and pages
- Choose how many posts you wish to see at a time
- Seamlessly share posts/pages over the social networks from right within the Social Metrics Dashboard
As you can see, this plugin is a nifty little tool that can help you see how your WordPress site is doing on the Social Web. It requires no technical knowledge and uses very little resources. Give Social Metrics (WordPress repository) a try and let me know how you like it. Perhaps, you can find some other “hidden” benefits form it, and if you do, why not share it here with us?