Your daily cup of joe - getting your info by email
So email has been around for a while now, but I’ve been using it for something else for a couple of years now and wanted to share of few of my points on how to leverage its power through daily/periodic emails. It’s wonderful having all of these cloud based data and analytics services out there, but it’s very difficult to remember to log in to all of them periodically and check the data. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics/)
I get monthly emails from analytics for all of my key websites - it summarizes all of the key points that I want to track on my sites and makes it a nice PDF I can forward on to others.
2) Google Alerts (http://www.google.com/alerts)
Easily one of the most useful tools offered by Google. You setup alerts by keyword. Midnight of every night google runs the search and emails you the new results - that way you don’t have to filter through the results you’ve already seen.
3) Connected HQ (http://connectedhq.com/)
Now a part of the LinkedIn family, Connected HQ has proven to be a great solution. It hooks in with all of my social media outlets and my calendar and email. It then looks in my calendar each day and emails me a summary of who I’m meeting with the next day and includes their recent social media activity.
4) LinkedIn Group Summaries (http://www.linkedin.com/directory/groups/)
LinkedIn Groups have become a great way to network with your colleagues. Group Summary emails make it even better by emailing you a summary of all the key activity in your groups.
5) Twitter Summaries
You can setup a similar alert in twitter that sends you key activity from the people you follow in twitter.
6) USA Today and BBC Daily News Summaries
Both USA Today and BBC have daily email signups that send you highlights plus any sections of interest on a daily basis - much easier than remembering to check the news website.