Frequently asked questions
Who should use Inkybee?
Public relations professionals, SEO professionals, digital marketers, social media marketers and anyone looking to grow their business on the World Wide Web.
What is blogger outreach?
Blogger outreach is the practice of communicating with bloggers to provide them with valuable content that is attractive to their audience. You can read more about it here.
What is Inkybee?
Inkybee is a simple web-based tool to help you manage the entire blogger outreach process. Simplicity and affordability are the objectives and as well as helping with the outreach process, Inkybee sets out to help understand the process by providing educational materials.
How does Inkybee work?
Inkybee uses a bunch of clever algorithms, text-processing and machine learning techniques, but you don’t need to worry about any of that. Access is via a simple web interface, so there is no software to download.
How many blogs do you cover?
Our databases of blogs are huge and already cover hundreds of thousands of important blogs. Thousands of blogs are added every day and we have intelligent systems that work hard to minimise spam.
How do I get started?
Click the sign up button on the homepage and you’ll be started in seconds.
Is a contract required?
No. If you are not satisfied, you can cancel at any time without penalty.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes. Every new user in Inkybee is entitled to full, unrestricted use of it for up to 30 days, after which you will have to pick a subscription model.
How much will Inkybee cost?
Pricing is based on an affordable monthly subscription depending on the size of your business. Launch pricing is heavily discounted to reward early users and recognise that not all of the functionality is available yet. The price you get in at is the price you pay for life (subject to the Inkybee t&c’s). Full details of the pricing plans are shown here: Pricing page
What kinds of support do you offer?
We love to hear anything you say. Please do ‘contact us’ directly. Shortly we also plan to set up an Inkybee community forum. We will keep you posted once this is ready.
Can I export my Inkybee data?
Yes. Everything that you create in Inkybee can be exported in a variety of formats including pdf, excel and csv.
Are there any limits on the searches I make, the lists I create or the campaigns I run?
Not in your free trial. There are limits in the pricing plans.
Do you cover Non-English content also?
No. The Inkybee database is currently 95%+ English-speaking. We plan to expand to cover other languages in due course.
Does Inkybee have access to historical data?
Yes. Inkybee has been tracking posts for blogs in our database since 2011. New blogs are only tracked from when they are added to the database. Plus, historical blog posts can be added to campaign results and evaluated as though they had been picked up by Inkybee.
Why do I have to authorise with Google Analytics?
You don’t have to do this, but Google Analytics authorisation is important if you want to measure what web traffic has visited your (or your client’s) website as a result of a campaign. It enables Inkybee to match web traffic arising from each and every blog, giving you definitive evidence of which blogs are working and which are not.
Can I discover blogs based on geographic location?
Inkybee picks up location data from blogger profiles and it is possible to sort on this. It is also possible to use a location as one of your keywords, but it is not possible to restrict results to a particular location. We are working on geo-targeting and will update you when we’ve cracked it!
How do you assess relevancy?
At the moment, we make a mathematical assessment of relevancy based on the use of the specified language across all of the blogs in our system. Expect this to get much more sophisticated shortly when we introduce version 2 of this fingerprinting technology.
Can you measure “Influence”?
The term “Influence” is highly subjective. We don’t ascribe a subjective number to measure it. However, we do provide lots of data to help users assess it for themselves. Amongst other things, this is based on estimated size of readership, actual level of engagement and a number of SEO metrics. In the coming weeks, we will be expanding the number of indicators that we provide. Plus, we are working on some sophisticated clustering mathematics which will help segment bloggers giving a much greater insight into context and relevancy, so watch out for that!
What is Software-as-a-Service?
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a smart way of delivering a web-based product. We take care of running the software, and you pay for access. There’s no capital outlay and you only pay for the services you need. You don’t have to download or install any software. Your data is kept safe with regular backups. You can access the software from any computer. You don’t need to upgrade every couple of years – upgrades happen frequently and without fuss.