PostRank Connect Identifies Social Media Influencers

Bloggers and businesses in the same niche can use Blog Outreach to benefit each other.  I will be sharing tools for identifying influencers and allow us to track the effectiveness of our efforts. One I recommend bloggers join now is PostRank Connect. You may already know about PostRank.

This tool offers free Social Media Analytics numbers useful to bloggers and allows businesses to identify the influencers most active in their industries. I must have done something right lately as PostRank Engagement Points keep jumping. The image below shows I am up +33,121 points for February – an increase of 186%.

Post Rank Engagement PointsThe image above is a snapshot taken from the page below. Click on the images to see larger versions that are easier to read. Sending you to the actual page won’t work because you would have to be logged into my account to access it.

PostRank Connect Businesses can use PostRank data to pull up this type of information about any blogger by searching on their Web site URL. Below the Engagement Points section is another section that lists the Top Recent Posts on that blog and the engagement points by post:

PostRank Top Recent PostsThese posts provide an instant clue into what is most popular on that blog. If it is related to what your business does or what you write about in your own blog you have found a potential collaborator.  PostRank has plans to make it easy for businesses to connect with bloggers. That feature hasn’t been launched just yet but you can get an invitation to see it as soon as it is available.

The Connect with this Publisher function is not live yet, but you can currently request notification by going to, searching on any blog URL and clicking the Green Connect with This Publisher button (on the right side of the page) that looks like this: Connect with this Publisher Button

Once thatfeature is live (probably by March-April 2011), that button will be live.

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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.


  1. Hello,This its the first time that i’m visiting your blog, and like it. O gonna continue visiting your blog because i.m learning a lot from you. And thank you for these great tips.
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  2. brachydactyly says:

    Live features confuses me. It looks like the don’t want me to think…
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  3. I don’t think PR is as important of a metric as it used to be, but still good to go off of as a starting point.

  4. Postrank is pretty cool. It gives even more information to analyse. Use it in combination with analytics.
    But the main reason for using this is to find collaborators. Good stuff.
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  5. Thanks for informative post!
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  6. I hadn’t heard of PostRank before, but I’m curious if this was written before or after Google acquired it. If before, what implications will this have on the functionality and use of the data?
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  7. Very useful tool, it is very important to be able to have an image of the social outreach of your site, thanks for sharing!
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  8. I have look into the tool. Postrank may be a useful tool to find users and businesses to increase search engine rankings. Great web marketing blog . +1

  9. Thanks for your great tool.I’ll bookmark your site to read again.Have a nice day
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  10. Excellent article and nice stats! I have been using PostRank for about 8-10 months now, and find it very helpful. In fact, it has become addicting and I find myself getting out of bed at night to check my stats. Am I crazy? :)

  11. Great tool! I got 95% through the sign up and it told me I couldn’t register unless I agreed to run competitions or advertise. I’m not really happy to do any of those things – so that was that!

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  12. It is very for finding the blogs that match our niches. With this it is now easy to find the best in the business to work with us.

  13. virtuves baldai says:

    I have peep into the tool. Good introduction. I only visit to this site to know advancement about the marketing and search engine optimization.

  14. Now with the search engines admitting that social media does form part of their ranking algorithm, these statistics will definately be worth our while to monitor.

  15. I just signed up. All these tools are SO valuable. Thank you Gail.

    Say, you related to Rosalind Gardener by any chance?
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  16. Hi Gail, I set up two of my blogs with PostRank after reading this post yesterday and I spent a good deal of time on the blog over there. I even added the widgets to both blogs. It’s a very insightful service and I agree that a comprehensive overview is what we really need. If you’re looking at WordPress stats or even Google Analytics – PostRank adds another layer to the evaluation process by incorporating social media and comments, and it provides a clear picture of engagement levels. That’s pretty awesome. Thanks Gail!
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  17. I think postrank will be a useful tool in the future that will help the blog owner to determine what people like to read on their blog and for visitors to take a peek on what they may want to read on the said blog.

    It would be interesting to see if it will become something like an alexa rank for blogs.
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  18. Looks like a really good site. Very busy at the moment, so unfortunately I only had time for a quick glance at the site, but in the future I hope to sign my blog up, as it looks like a really brilliant tool :-)
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  19. I have peep into the tool. Good introduction. I only visit to this site to know advancement about the marketing and search engine optimization.

  20. Postrank may be a useful tool in order to determine social and authority rank of users so that we can find out to which users and businesses to connect and to get retweets and likes to increase search engine rankings.

  21. Now this is very useful, I’ve just been over and added my Blog etc to the site, very easy to set up, so now I’m going to keep a close eye on some of my stats and post rankings 😉
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  22. Hey, thanks for the write-up!

    We haven’t even launched the business (agencies/brands…) side of things yet. Probably in a month or so. Once we do, there’ll be rather more sophisticated features for finding and connecting with publishers. But you can certainly start learning about publishers’ online presences now.

    And actually, the green button isn’t for notifications of features from us. It’s to enable those who want to make contact with publishers to do so. (E.g. for agencies who want to pitch bloggers about campaigns.)

    Hope that helps. :)

    • Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. My blogging collaborators and I like to be in early and often alpha test new solutions.

      I know that the green button isn’t for notifications, but since that feature hasn’t launched yet it IS the way to get on the notification list for that specific feature. I don’t know of any easier way to let my readers know how to do that right now.

      I edited that paragraph to explain that more clearly and so it will still make sense once the feature is launched. Thank you for your feedback that led to my improving this post.
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  23. Hello,
    This its the first time that i’m visiting your blog, and like it. O gonna continue visiting your blog because i.m learning a lot from you. And thank you for these great tips.

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