What is Tynt?
Many bloggers know that external links are the best way to improve SEO, Google Page Rank and traffic to your blog, but how do you get other sites to link up to you? You can learn some of the best practices for how to get external links, but applications like Tynt also help by prompting visitors to share links to your content without you having to lift a finger.
Here’s how Tynt works. Once you add Tynt to your website, a special tracking code is automatically created for each url on your site (depending on your settings). Tracking allows you to collect data on the content that is shared through copy+paste, such as the number of shares, attributions and top keywords bringing visitors to your site. Every time someone copies content from your site, a link attribution is included and SEO data is collected.
The image below shows the options available for custom attributions. I personally like to use “Page Title” or “Page Title and URL” because it also allow the implanting of keywords and phrases linking back to your site. If you use keyword rich post titles on your blog, you’ll definitely appreciate this feature because ultimately, Tynt is implanting anchor text onto the sites that quote you.
Want to learn more about Tynt? Check out this quick intro video…
‘Easy Tynt’ Plugin for WordPress
If this app sounds like something that you would be interested in integrating on your website or blog, there is a great plugin from WordPress that allows you to add an easy to update script to your site. It’s called Easy Tynt.
Simply click on the “script settings” icon in the top right corner, create your settings and add the code into the Easy Tynt script box provided with the WordPress plugin. For non-WordPress users, you can also add the script in between the <head> and </head> tags in your template.
It’s that simple. And every time you want to update your settings, you can do so through your Tynt account.
Download the Easy Tynt plugin »