For example, I was curious to gauge the popularity of yesterday's story about Amazon developing a 3D smartphone. I entered the story URL into LinkTally:
and viola, I discovered that the post had been shared 233 times on Twitter, 338 times on LinkedIn, 138 times on Facebook and 10 times on G+.
This is a useful tool to compare the popularity of one article against another. It also provides writers, consultants, and social marketers with insight into which social platforms their fans are most actively participating in.
LinkTally a free tool -- and it works fast. It only monitors four of the big social networks -- Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn -- but it still earns two thumbs up from me.