The greater your success, the larger your number of enemies. That means, as your blog grows in visitors and subscribers, you will need to spend more time monitoring what others are saying about you. Of course, like most bloggers, this is probably the last thing you want to waste time on. Thanks to new online reputation monitoring tool Trackur, you can follow what others are saying, while not taking time away from content creation.
Web attacks can have serious consequences and you need to protect what you’ve worked hard to build. However, starting at $88 a month (14-day free trial), Trackur sure sounds expensive. I love the idea that you’re up and running in five minutes, but do I need to spend that much coinage to track news and social media Websites?
Users of the tool submit keywords that apply to their blog, name or product, then, any blogoshphere or social media mention will be reported and tracked.
Trackur offers three different levels of service, each including options to save searches, bookmark and forward items, and receive alerts via e-mail or RSS.
I haven’t tried the product yet, but I think the price tag will scare away many small and mid-size bloggers and businesses. However, I understand that you can’t put a price on defending your honor. What do you think?