I’ve just received an email from my friend Patrick telling me about a new tool he’s written (well knowing Pat he probably got somebody else to write it) and it’s so cool I’ve had to break our one post a day tradition and share it straight away.
The tool is called Blog Storm and it tracks how many links your blog posts attract. That way you can see which of your posts are getting the most attention (or not). It produces a league table of your posts and a couple of pretty charts. You can see the stats of our recent posts over here, or the graph below.
Signing up for your own Blog Storm account is free, you’ll need to upload a small script to your site and as it uses the Yahoo API you’ll need to get yourself a key (also free).
To go with the tool, there is also the mandatory web tool blog, first impressions of which are really promising, I’ve already learnt a fair bit from the post, tracking your RSS subscribers in Google Analytics.
I reckon Patrick has come up with a winning tool here and I must admit I do have the feeling of “Why didn’t I think of that”, nice job.