How do you tell if blogging and tweeting is ‘working’?

Is your online presence supporting your objectives?

Measure your impact with an impact file

Keep an impact file:

  • Growth of followers
  • Keep Googling yourself
  • Blog analytics
  • Website analytics
  • Number of invites
  • Names of useful contacts
  • Number of interactions

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Read more about this in chapter 9 of the online version of the LSE’s Maximising the Impacts of Your Research: A Handbook for Social Scientists, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Collect analytics and social media metrics

Altmetric

Altmetric can be a useful tool for researchers.

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Altmetric publicity blurb

An in depth look at these metrics

Read this introduction to altmetrics for librarians, researchers and academics from the CILIP Blog, 25 April 2016, by Andy Tattersall.

Please read the other posts in this blog about writing for impact.

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