10 Best Tools For Social Media Monitoring

Long gone is the era, when social networking was used just to save your contacts information. Now Social networking tools have a strong prowess in the hands of advertising professionals and corporate identity specialists to leave an imprint on the mind of current and prospective consumers.

But the cobweb of internet is so wide that you need to have Social Media Monitoring Tools to guide you the correct path.

Social Media Monitoring Tools not only helps you to check what people have to say about your brand but they also help you in analyzing the ROI (return on investment), and the steps you need to take to save your reputation and make your customers happy. Today we have compiled a list of 10 Social Media Monitoring Tools that will help you a long way to make strategies as per the market trend. Although some of them are not free, but you can always check out the trial version to make sure, that you are investing in the right tool.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles on Network Monitoring Tools, Server Monitoring Tools, Web Analytics Tools, and Tools to Make a Web Designer’s Life a Little Easier.


Receive free daily email alerts of your brand, company, CEO, marketing campaign, or on a developing news story, a competitor, or the latest on a celebrity.


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listen to what people are saying about your business online. Anytime your business is mentioned, anywhere on the web, you’ll hear about it immediately


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Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you’ll receive.

Google Alerts

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Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It’s the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what’s up, what’s now or what other people are feeding on.


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Twazzup operates a leading real-time news platform to make possible to filter the news out of live internet content.


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HowSociable provides a simple way for you to begin measuring your brand’s visibility on the social web.


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Easy-to-use, comprehensive and most affordable Social Media Monitoring and Insights Platform


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Radian6 gives you a complete platform to listen, measure and engage with your customers across the entire social web.


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HootSuite™ Social Media Dashboard offers premium packages to help enterprises maximize the reach and efficiency of social media outreach and listening efforts. With the Enterprise packages, you’ll receive VIP service and significant benefits from using the complete selection of tools.


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A real-time social media monitoring and analytics platform featuring: Automated Sentiment, Key Influencer Tracking, Geography and Demographics, and Real-time with Historical Archives


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  • http://www.uitmuntend-webdesign.nl Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing these tools!

  • http://blog.sysomos.com 40deuce

    Thanks so much for the Sysomos recommendation here!!

    Sheldon, community manager for Sysomos

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    What is the name of the addon you use for More Related Posts ? I like it because it has a photo to click, i want to have that for my website.


  • Dick Foster

    Hi Sunalini,

    Thanks for the great list of monitoring tools.


  • http://swixhq.com Katherine Archer

    Great article. Though there are some smaller companies climbing there way up the list of monitoring tools i.e. SWIX

  • Sergei Dolukhanov

    Social listening tools in general have a very difficult time in quantifying social media ROI. You get fancy charts, cool graphs, mentions of your brand (with sentiment), but no clear way to correlate all this social data with your key performance indicators! This is ok if the tool is free, but why pay for a tool that only fights half the battle?

    Honestly, social media monitoring simply isn’t enough for the enterprise user. Any company of value will tell you that monitoring mentions, sentiment and all, is useless if you can’t apply it to your business. With that being said, social media business intelligence is the next level after monitoring. With SMBI, companies get the opportunity to digest millions of social data points in an actionable, applicable way that allows easy correlation and direct ties to key business metrics.

    Thanks for the post.

    Keep EvoApp on your radar.

    - Sergei Dolukhanov

  • Aditi Narayanan

    Hi Sunalini,

    Great list! However, you might also want to take a look at Webfluenz which provides a flexible and easy-to-use platform for listening, monitoring and engaging with the social media. You can check them out at http://webfluenz.com/

    • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

      Thanks for the great tip. Have been using Webfluenz for a long time though.

  • http://buzz.meltwater.com/ Melanie

    They are some VERY drastic differences between these tools. Some are meant for engagement, with a small amount of listening. Others are robust listening tools.

    When you are talking about social tools, it’s important to clarify there are free tools for limited listening, with limited functionality, and then there are paid tools with very strong listening, reporting and analytics.

    There are social listening and monitoring tools, social CRM, social marketing and social engagement. And I’d add that some of the biggest and best social monitoring tools in the world are missing from this list.

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    These tools are quite cool. Social media monitoring has became of great use to many business for maintaining their brand throughout the social media networks. Thanks.

  • Manuel Garcia

    This is a great list; some old favorites, some I had never heard of. I wish I knew more about this before. Thanks.

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Never came across these kind of tools for my blog promotion. Its time for me to test these services. Thanks for introducing the tools Sunalini.

  • Jai

    I tried the HootSuite and it is a cool social media monitoring. This good for social media managers out there.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    These are really useful social media monitoring tools. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.ewebbuddy.com Piyush Agarwal

    I have used twazzup and hootsuite in this list. Would definitely recommend the latter.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    Nice list of social media monitoring tools. HootSuite is best among all of these.