Twitter Retweets Tracked Using Google Alerts

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Stars Realty

Twitter LogoTwitter has made a few changes recently that have changed our ability to easily track retweets.  Previously when someone wanted to retweet something I had written they would simply place the following in front of the tweet:  RT @sammillersells and then copied and pasted the message.  When they did the retweet manually inserting the RT @sammillersells the retweet would show up on my home page below the home button under @sammillersells.  I have found that since Twitter added the new "Retweet" feature at the bottom of each post these retweets are no longer showing up on my home page under @sammillersells.  

You can use the Twitter search feature to find retweets but a more automated system is to simply use a Google Alerts notification.  At first I was just using Google Alerts for my websites, community names, my personal name, business name and my team. Then I got the idea that I could setup a Google Alert for @sammillersells and it would automatically send me an e-mail when someone used @sammillersells online.  If you haven't used Google Alerts I think it is worthy of testing out.  I know agents who setup Google Alerts for every home address of all their listings so if anyone tries to scam a rental advertisement on Craigslist they know about it right away.Google Alerts Logo

Sam Miller of RE/MAX Stars Realty

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Rainmaker
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Thanks for the article. We lear a lot of good information from Active Rain Blogs. Best Regards,

Dec 14, 2009 01:42 AM #1
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David Monsour
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Good info.  I've been meaning to setup a google alert anyway.  Twitter is really getting pretty crazy with retweets and now coming up in good searches.  I like the idea of setting one up for each listing also.

Dec 14, 2009 01:47 AM #2
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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Sam, This is great info on expanding the use of Google Alerts.  It is a great tool.

Dec 14, 2009 02:05 AM #3
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Thanks for the comments and I am happy everyone likes the Twitter / Google Alerts idea.  I really like using Google Alerts and I am hoping to find even more uses for it in the future.

Dec 14, 2009 02:08 AM #4
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

I wrote this blog just this morning and Google has already sent me a Google Alert notifying me that @sammillersells was found within an ActiveRain blog.  This all took place within hours of the original post and Google even sent me a link.  Here is a snipit of my Google Alert.  Talk about a fast notification.

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Dec 14, 2009 07:35 AM #5
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