Monday, October 25, 2010

Use Collecta to track your brand on social networks

Have you ever wanted to track mentions of your company brand across all the major social networks?

Collecta enables you to search across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, flickr, YouTube, Google Buzz and 15 Million blog sources, location sharing services.  This permits you to do a keyword search across all locations in one view.

In addition to following real-time mentions in a web browser at or on your phone's browser at, Collecta enables a quick means to embed a widget in your iGoogle homepage.

This enables you to passively monitor your mentions, tweets, content updates and buzz from one single screen.

The screenshot left is a view of Collecta tracking ncubeeight across Gowalla, Blogger and Twitter as shown from my iGoogle homepage.  This is an affordable way to track your company's reputation.

Steps to add Collecta to iGoogle are first to click on "Get Widget" from any one of our 80,000 publishers or go to and choose the "Embed in a Network" tab after entering your keyword.  Once you select "Add to iGoogle" you will see a confirmation page.
Collecta Widget Builder Preview
Google Widget Confirmation Screen

After your widget appears on your logged-in iGoogle page, you can reposition it, or add other widgets to track other topics with Collecta. 

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