7 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Freelance Reputation
Honest freelancers keep their word to get work done on time. They value their reputation and their strong work ethic pays dividends. An enthusiastic customer recommendation about a freelancer’s performance can bring a number of new offers and better income.
It’s important to have several positive reviews in your profile. However, an experienced employer goes beyond these words and digs into more information about you. To keep tabs on your reputation online here are some simple, free tools that get the job done:
Don’t be surprised. Google you name. You may find work reviews you had no clue about. Check Google blogs and discussions tabs to see all posts. Besides, set Google Alerts to your name and get email notifications as soon as a new article with your name springs up. Thus, you keep track of your web reputation.
140 characters are enough to express opinion on a freelancer or give project feedback. Take a look at Twitter search to learn if someone is talking about you. Search for your name, nickname or recent projects. Join the conversation in case it’s necessary.
Numerous Q&A sites like Quora have tons of questions answered. Maybe one of them can be about your freelance business. Surf these places and keep an eye on important questions. Provide correct information firsthand.
Social Mention is a free online service that helps monitor on a topic or person-related comments. The web app works like an information aggregator bringing search, blogs, updates, and forum mentions all together. Social Mention shows top keywords associated with a topic, top authors who posted on the topic and indicates information sources. The app enables you to download reposts or subscribe via RSS. Social Mention is a bit slow; however, it’s free and gives plenty of information.
Addict-o-matic resembles Social Mention, but it works faster. It helps analyze potential feedback sources at one place. You can pick up an information channel you want to track among search engines, bookmarks, news websites, blogs, etc. Unfortunately, there’s no report download option.
Twitrratr is a simple tool to differentiate positive, neutral and negative tweets on a freelancer or a topic. Try Twitrratr instead of usual Twitter search and see people’s opinions immediately divided into 3 categories. Thus, you know your audience’s feelings about your work.
It used to be hard to measure a tweet’s influence. You had to guess if one recommended tweet will impact your freelance profit. Now it’s easy to measure how many people your message reached with tweetreach. Enter a word and see the volume of tweet impressions.