Dharmesh and the HubSpot internet marketing software development team launched another free tool the other day.
As companions to the free SEO tool, Website Grader, and the press release SEO tool, Press Release Grader, Twitter Grader analyzes a Twitter users influence.
Unlike the other tools, Twitter grader has a leaderboard which shows the highest scoring users. Of course, it's only evaluating the users that have evaluated their Twitter profile via Twitter Grader. But, as of today, that's atleast 20,420 people, including Barack Obama, who comes in at #1 right now.
Dharmesh is hard at thought about how to help small businesses and marketing professionals leverage the social mediasphere to market their businesses more effectively.
There are some new features in the main HubSpot software which help businesses improve their blogging (Blog Analytics) and identify social bookmarking entries (HubFeed) that are related to their products and services (so they can participate in the conversation). I've started using these tools to generate greater returns on my time spent blogging and leveraging social media sites.
Twitter Grader is more of an experiment at this stage. And probably more of a "we think it'll be cool" application than anything.
However, any thoughts about how Twitter Grader could help a company better leverage Twitter are welcome. HubSpot is listening.
When is LinkedIn Grader coming, Dharmesh?