Three tools I can never seem to leave alone for a whole day:
TouchGraph technology lets you see who’s in your semantic neighborhood. One quick search and I can see blogs that mention me or mention related topics:
I use it to find and engage like minds in conversation, track down good linking potential, and basically keep an eye on my neighbors (that didn’t sound right at all). Try it. It rocks. Just make sure you have some free time – I can easily spend 20 minutes moving the little discs around…
A nice, high-level view of how you’re doing in the world of search engine optimization.
How exactly am I only 3.5 out of 10?!!!
I use Quantcast to check up on the claims that publishers make regarding their site traffic and demographics. It’s a nice gut-check when buying advertising.
Quantcast can also reveal stuff you just wouldn’t expect about who visits your site, and why. Check it out.