50 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools

If you want to know what’s happening in the social web you need social media monitoring tools. Before you reach for your wallet and start to spend money try out some of the free social media monitoring services. This way you will get an understanding of what is available and if you need any paid services.

I have collected 50 free social media monitoring tools.

HootSuite

hootsuit 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Monitor and post to multiple social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Create custom reports from over 30 individual report modules to share with clients and colleagues. Track brand sentiment, follower growth, plus incorporate Facebook Insights and Google analytics. Draft and schedule messages to send at a time your audience is most likely to be online. HootSuite has the dashboard for your iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android.

Social Mention

socialmention 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated content into a single stream of information. It allows you to track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. Social Mention monitors over one hundred social media sites.

SocialPointer

socialpointer 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

 

SocialPointer is a real-time social media marketing platform for marketing agencies and individuals, It enables them to track, monitor and respond in real-time to relevant social mentions and user conversation. SocialPointer lets you monitor, listen, respond and engage.

SocialSeek

socialseek 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

 

Get all the latest tweets, news, videos, photos, and more on any topic you want in one place. There’s a Socialseek site for everything and you can even make your own. I found some of the news sources other tools missed.

TwitterCounter

twittercounter 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Twitter Counter is the number one site to track your Twitter stats. Twitter Counter provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users. Twitter Counter also offers a variety of widgets and buttons that people can add to their blogs, websites or social network profiles to show recent Twitter visitors and number of followers.

Wildfire Social Media Monitor

wildfire monitor 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Measure your performance. Glean insights about the growth of your social media fanbase on the leading social networks. With daily tracking, you have visibility into growth trends small and large. Gauge your social media success against others in your industry by comparing your follower bases across the leading social networks. Alert system will inform you of meaningful trends and activity that’s relevant to your social presence.

SocialBro

socialbro 300x134 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Get accurate information about your community using different search criteria that will help you to make strategic and error-free decisions. Take advantage of knowing exactly who shapes your community: where your followers are from, which language they speak, their activity on Twitter, etc.

Klout

klout 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Klout’s mission is to help every individual understand and leverage their influence. Klout measures influence in Twitter to find the people the world listens to. It analyzes content to identify the top influencers.

Addictomatic

addictomatic 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It’s a tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and get info on what’s up, what’s now or what other people are feeding on. You can personalize your results dashboard and keep coming back to your personalized results dashboard for that search. News pages provide the latest headlines on topics such as entertainment, politics, shopping, sports and more.

Argyle Social

argyle 300x160 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

We provide software to help your organization participate in conversations with prospects and customers, drive brand awareness, and integrate social media deeply throughout your organization. And behind the scenes, we crunch your social activity through our big data engine to provide you with the most actionable social intelligence in the business.

Antavo Promotion builder

antavo 300x152 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Antavo is a web-based marketing software to build intelligent promotions. Supporting multiple platforms it helps to convert online traffic into paying customers without real IT knowledge. It improves add efficiency and increases lead generation.

Boardreader

boardreader 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
BoardReader allows users to search multiple message boards simultaneously, allowing users to share information in a truly global sense. Boardreader is focused on creating the largest repository of searchable information for our users. Users can find answers to their questions from others who share similar interests. Our goal is to allow our users to search the “human to human” discussions that exist on the Internet.

Cyfe

cyfe 300x148 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Cyfe is an all-in-one dashboard software that helps you monitor and analyze data scattered across all your online services like Google Analytics, Salesforce, AdSense, MailChimp, Facebook, WordPress and more from one single location in real-time.

Edgerankchecker

edgerankchecker 300x172 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

 

 

EdgeRank is an algorithm that ranks objects in the Facebook News Feed. Pages with high EdgeRank Scores will be more likely to show up in the news feed, than Pages with low EdgeRank Scores.

Facebook Search

facebook 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Facebook search is notoriously bad and will not find much, but if you have nothing else to do then give it a shot. It relies heavily on your social graph so the results you get may not be meaningful for your target audience.

Followerwonk

followerwonk 300x168 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Followerwonk is a cool new social media analytics tool for Twitter. You can use this free social media tool to search for influential bloggers for a variety of activies including blogger outreach.

 

Google Alerts

google alerts 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

 

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (blogs, news, etc.) based on your searches. Enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you’ll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include: monitoring a developing news story and keeping current on a competitor or industry.

 

Google Blog Search

google blog search 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Whether you’re looking for Harry Potter reviews, political commentary, summer salad recipes or anything else, Blog Search enables you to find out what people are saying on any subject of your choice. Your results include all blogs. The blog index is continually updated, so you’ll always get the most accurate and up-to-date results.

 

Google Trends

google trends 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Trends allows you to compare search terms and websites. With Google Trends you can get insights into the traffic and geographic visitation patterns of websites or keywords. You can compare data for up to five websites and view related sites and top searches for each one.

HowSociable

howsociable 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Free monitoring tool for measuring your brands or keywords using 32 social networking sites. HowSociable provides a simple way for you to begin measuring your brand’s visibility on the social web.

Icerocket

icerocket 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Blog Tools, create your own Trend Graphs with the IceRocket Trend Tool. Enter keywords to see mentions trended over time. Trend Tool, enter items to see mentions trended over time. Enter up to five queries under Trend Terms. Type in the label you would like associated with each query under Display Labels. Search tool for blogs, web, Twitter, Facebook, news, and images.

Kred.ly

kred1 300x185 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Kred is a social-media scoring system that seeks to measure a person’s online influence.Kred, which was created by the San Francisco-based social analytics firm PeopleBrowsr, attempts to also measure a person or company’s engagement, or as they call it, outreach. PeopleBrowsr hopes that that combination can offer a more informed metric for non-celebrities like entrepreneurs and those whom they follow and look to for advice.

Mentionmap

mentionmap 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
Explore your Twitter network. Discover which people interact the most and what they’re talking about. It’s also a great way to find relevant people to follow. The visualization runs right in your browser and displays data from Twitter. Mentionmap loads user’s tweets and finds the people and hashtags they talked about the most. In this data visualization, mentions become connections and discussions between multiple users emerge as clusters.

Monitter

monitter 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

It’s a twitter monitor, it lets you monitor the twitter world for a set of keywords and watch what people are saying. Just type three words into the three search boxes and within seconds you’ll start seeing relevant tweets streaming live.

Nearbytweets

nearbytweets1 300x136 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Nearby Tweets is a geography-centric Twitter tool (localizing Twitter) for social networking, building customer relationships, and monitoring real-time buzz.

 

Netvibes

netvibes1 300x144 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Monitor and analyze everything on a single platform with Netvibes. Now you can eliminate noise and get smarter, more relevant results by combining powerful adaptive analytics with expert human curation. And unlike “black box” analytics, our Open Corpus keeps you in complete control, while our award-winning SmartReader makes it easy to monitor hundreds of sources in real-time

NutShellMail

nutshellmail 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

NutshellMail lets you organize, monitor, and interact with all your social networks from a consolidated email digest delivered directly to your favorite inbox on a schedule that you choose. Nutshellmail supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Ning.

Omgili

omgili 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Omgili Buzz Graphs let you measure and compare the Buzz of any term. The Buzz is the percentage of the term out of the total number of discussions Omgili covered on a specific date.

Pinerly

pinterly 300x162 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Pinerly.com is the easiest way to market your visual content onto social media sites, starting with Pinterest. Users can schedule pins, receive real time analytics on which pins are most effective, use multiple accounts, and bookmark. The company also churns out best practices data for content creators and brands on the platform.

Samepoint

samepoint 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

SamePoint.com tracks millions of conversations, taking place across in blogs and social media sites. SamePoint converts discussions into web pages, or permalinks, and organizes them within a tag cloud. SamePoint can serve as the nexus where the conversations meet, providing a single place for all discussions on a specific topic.

Seesmic

seesmic 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Seesmic is a suite of social media management and collaboration tools that provide everything to build their brands online. Seesmic has applications on every platform, including mobile, and a marketplace of third-party plugins. Seesmic gives you social media monitoring, updating and engaging in real time.

SharedCount

sharedcount 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Track your shares, likes, tweets, and more. Enter a web address of a page and find out how much it has been shared in different social networking and bookmarking sites. Currently includes Facebook, Twitter, Digg, LinkedIn, Google Buzz and StumbleUpon.

SocialOomph

socialoomph 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Schedule tweets, track keywords, extended Twitter profiles, save and reuse drafts, view @mentions and retweets, purge your DM inbox, personal status feed — your own tweet engine, unlimited accounts.

Socialbuzz

Capturesss 300x157 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Social buzz is a real-time search engine for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It is designed to provide a different kind of user experience for curious users and deep analytics for the marketing professionals, such as: posts types, top links/domains, keywords, sentiment, top users and posts.
Also the service has a quick possibility to change your search locale, filter search results by content type and popularity.

Technorati Blogsearch

technorati 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Search Technorati and note the authority and rank of the blogs listed in the results. Authority measures the site’s standing and influence in the blogosphere. Rank shows what position this authority gives the site. It is not a very good tool for lesser known blogs as it misses a lot of great sites.

Tinker

tinker 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Tinker helps you stay on top of your favorite events by showing you the latest buzz from Twitter and across the social web. Create or follow an event stream by choosing a keyword. An event could be anything: the Oscars, a new iPhone release, a movie premiere, a book launch, or a Superbowl party. Tinker also lets you search for the top news, topics and places people are talking about.

TipTop

tiptop 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

TipTop Search is a Twitter-based search engine that helps you discover the best and most current advice, opinions, answers for any search, and also real people to directly engage and share experiences with. A search on any topic reveals people’s emotions and experiences about it, as well as other concepts that they are discussing in connection with the original search.

Topsy

topsy 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Topsy is a real-time search engine. Topsy indexes and ranks search results based upon the most influential conversations millions of people are having every day about each specific term, topic, page or domain. Topsy’s algorithms identify influencers for any searchable criteria, using these influence calculations to rank results. It displays results for related terms and articles, trending topics, identifies experts (influencers) and shows you trackback pages for everything in its index.

 

Twazzup

twazzup 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Twazzup is real-time news platform. It allows you to filter the news out of live Twitter content. It’s useful for understanding who are the influencers on a given topic and what are to trending sources.

TweetBeep

tweetbeep 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company, anything, with hourly updates. You can keep track of who’s tweeting your website or blog, even if they use a shortened URL, Great for online reputation management, catching all your@replies and @mentions.

TweetPsych

tweetpsych 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

TweetPsych uses linguistic analysis algorithms (RID and LIWC) to build a psychological profile of a person based on the content of their tweets. The service analyzes your last 1000 tweets. It works best on accounts that are operated by a single user and use Twitter in a conversational manner, rather than simply a content distribution platform. Created by Dan Zarrella.

TweetReach

tweetreach 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

TweetReach measures the impact of social media conversations. Use it to understand how many people were reached by tweets about a topic on Twitter.

Twentyfeet

twentyfeet1 300x148 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]
TwentyFeet is an “egotracking” service that will help you keep track of your own social media activities and monitor your results. We aggregate metrics from different services, thus giving you the full picture of what happens around you on the web – all in one place.

Twitalyzer

twitalyzer 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Analytics for social relationships. Twitalyzer knows who is in your social network and where they live, allowing you to be more targeted in your outreach efforts. Twitalyzer provides Twitter’s most robust benchmark reporting, ranking Twitter users ten different ways. Authored by Eric T. Peterson author and blogger.

Twitrratr

twitrratr 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Twitrratr built a list of positive keywords and a list of negative keywords. It searches Twitter for a keyword and the results are cross-referenced against adjective lists, then displayed accordingly.

Twitter Grader

twitter grader 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Twitter Grader lets you check the power of your Twitter profile compared to millions of other users that have been graded. Just enter your Twitter username and you’ll get an instant grade and report. It looks at a variety of factors including the number of followers, power of those followers and the level to which you are engaging the community.

Twitter Search

twitter search 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Use Twitter Search if you need to find out what’s happening in the world beyond your personal timeline. Twitter Search lets you search, filter, and otherwise interact with the volumes of news and information being transmitted to Twitter every second. Twitter Search helps you filter all the real-time information coursing through our service. Advanced Search allows you to create your queries using many advanced operators.

Twitter StreamGraphs

twitter stream graphs 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

A StreamGraph is shown for the latest 1000 tweets which contain the search word. You can also enter a Twitter ID preceded by the ‘@’ symbol to see the latest tweets from that user.

WhatHashtag

whathashtag 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

WhatHashtag is service that allows you to find the most used Twitter hashtags for the keywords you enter. Search for the keyword and you will automatically get the most popular hashtags used worldwide to discuss your topic. The result retrieves the last 1.000 tweets related to your keyword, and orders hashtags by frequency of use. Using WhatHashtag you will gain visibility when tweeting your opinions, being read beyond your followers in the most effective way.

WhoUnfollowedMe

whounfollowedme 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

Who.unfollowed.me is a service that helps you track your unfollowers, in real time, without waiting for a DM, or email. It allows you to check your unfollowers on your schedule, every 15 minutes, without waiting for an email or a direct message.

That’s all folks. If you know of a great free tool then please let us know in the comments.

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  • http://twitter.com/subbcoma subbcoma

    Good list thanks for sharing, are essential tools for our communication work.

    Regards

    • http://twitter.com/JuntaeDeLane Juntae DeLane

      Indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamRYP Adam Thompson

    Could I nominate a free tool we created to be added to your list? It shows social sharing metrics for a blog’s most recent posts – with one click, no copy/pasting required!

    http://www.rypmarketing.com/tools/rss-social-analyzer.php

    • http://twitter.com/JuntaeDeLane Juntae DeLane

      Thanks Adam.

  • http://twitter.com/fbconcierge Stephen Hart

    there’s also agora pulse http://www.agorapulse.com i’ve got some ok stats from them recently on a few of my facebook pages

    • http://twitter.com/JuntaeDeLane Juntae DeLane

      Thanks for adding to the list Stephen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=648319668 David Zaretsky

    Also check out Snip.ps (http://snip.ps). It allows content publishers to earn revenue for the social value their content generates on the web. It’s simply the most powerful tool for monetizing social media traffic.

    • http://twitter.com/JuntaeDeLane Juntae DeLane

      Great find. Thanks David.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliette.hong.7 Julie Hong

    Hi, I believe you have missed Talkwalker (www.talkwalker.com). It is a great tool that relies on its own crawling technology, and which gives a simple but complete overview of all online discussions about any brand or topic.

    It has recently released an alternative to Google Alerts with their alerting option from the Talkwalker monitoring suite. Works pretty well so far.

    • http://twitter.com/JuntaeDeLane Juntae DeLane

      Thanks Julie I’ll be sure to check it out.

  • Nina Bailey

    Goodness there are so many new ones since I last checked. lol. Great list I am all over it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Adam Cothes

    Excellent list of tools. I was unaware of most of them.