Quarkbase is great because it provides a comprehensive set of statistics and data on any given website or webpage all in one place. All of it is freely accessible as well. Here’s the data it provides and its usefulness:
How would you use this data? For one, it would provide invaluable data for your SEO or social media campaigns because you can identify which articles and pieces of content were the most popular. It is also a great way to keep tabs on your competitors.
Need rich and real time analysis of a given keyword or brand name? That’s where SocialMention fits in perfectly. Why use SocialMention? Make it painlessly simply to be part of the conversation on ANYTHING. Maybe that’s your favorite baseball team or a relevant keyword to your niche. Another great reason: keep track of what people are saying about your brand. If they are saying positive things you can jump in there and thank them, or if the conversation is negative you can try to rectify things.
Try it out, head over to Socialmention.com and search for a keyword related to your niche like “Phoenix real estate.” You’ll quickly see what we mean by rich analysis with data like:
SocialMention takes things one step further with alerts – they work the same way as Google Alerts and will notify you via email whenever you need to know.
Track the blogosphere with WhosTalkin.com. There are a few items that make WhosTalkin unique and different from a direct competitor like SocialMention and that is WhosTalkin.com’s emphasis on blogs. They track WordPress.com blogs, MySpace blog, FriendFeed, and BackType blogs – a few different places that SocialMention does not cover. WhosTalkin also makes it easy to search video websites, photo websites, and forums with a couple clicks.
Another neat feature is the “Talk Meter” which gives you an indication of the popularity of the given term, and how often it is being discussed (SocialMention has a similar “Strength” metric).