Hyper Alerts alternatives

3 Hyper Alerts alternatives to keep tabs on your Facebook Pages

Do you wish you could get better Facebook notifications?

What if that tool could also notify you about Facebook posts from competitors? How about tweets as well?

Today I am going to teach you about three Hyper Alerts alternatives.

These social media tools can help you see notifications from Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts.

What I love about Hyper Alerts

For those of you who read my blog, I’ve written quite a lot about my love for Hyper Alerts here and here.

Because Facebook notifications are not always reliable, you could spend a lot of time going back to Facebook Pages you manage to see if you missed anything throughout the day.

Where Hyper Alerts really helped, you could be notified by email when new updates were made to your pages.

This could be sent each time a new notification was made to a page or you could choose to receive one email per day or one per week.

This way you don’t miss updates on Facebook.

Watching competitors with Hyper Alerts

Besides being able to see notifications about your own pages as well as tweets you sent.

Hyper Alerts can also help businesses in other ways.

  • See what your competitors are doing
  • Identify new content to share
  • Identify gaps in your social media strategy

Why look for Hyper Alerts alternatives?

While Hyper Alerts sounds like an amazing tool, they recently announced they were shutting down. Bummer!

Hyper Alerts alternatives
Hyper Alerts announced that they would be shutting down.

While they also mentioned they would be making Hyper Alerts open source, not everyone has the time or skill to build their own social media tool.

A lot of community managers want something they can use out of the box.

Hyperalerts was one of those tools.

Because of this change, I spent some time looking for Hyper Alerts alternatives and put together a list for you.

3 Hyper Alerts alternatives

1. Nutshell Mail

Nutshell Mail by Constant Contact, is an email notifications tool for Facebook and Twitter.

You can link Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts and get notified about new updates via email.

This way you can keep an eye on who is talking about your brand at all times.

I also like how you can choose when to get notified by Nutshell Mail.

Nutshell Mail by Constant Contact
Get notified about Facebook posts using Nutshell Mail.

2. Warble Alerts

Warble Alerts is a notifications tool to track Twitter activity.

What’s neat about Warble Alerts is that you can tailor different search criteria to be notified about.

Warble Alerts
Get Twitter notifications using Warble Alerts.

It’s also handy for filtering out multiple retweets from a brand on Twitter.

Exclude retweets using Warble Alerts

3. Rebel Mouse

Using an aggregator such as Rebel Mouse, you can add your Facebook RSS Feed and setup a social media page featuring updates from Facebook Pages and any related search criteria you need to know about.

When you want to check what is happening on those pages, instead of going over to Facebook, you can check out your Rebel Mouse page you created.

How do these Hyper Alerts alternatives compare?

Overall, these are some of my favorite Hyper Alerts alternatives to help monitor your own brand as well as other brands you manage.

I’ve been testing out the different Hyper Alerts alternatives and so far. my favorite is Nutshell Mail.

It’s similar to what Hyper Alerts provided in terms of Facebook notifications but I like that they add in Twitter as well.

Your turn

Although it saddens me to see such a great social media  tool get shutdown, I’m eager to add these Hyper Alerts alternatives to my social media toolbox.

I’m also looking forward to seeing what other developers build using the open source version of Hyper Alerts. Hopefully it turns out to be better than Hyper Alerts!

If you are using other alternatives to manage Facebook notifications, I would love to hear about them.

Let me know in the comments which of these HyperAlerts alternatives you plan to try and if you have any others you recommend.

  • http://www.antoniocalero.com/ Antonio Calero

    What are the benefits of using any of these tools vs. using some native feature of some scheduling tools? E.g.: Hootsuite, AgoraPulse… they all can send you notifications on specific events.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @AntonioCalero:disqus, in my experience with Hootsuite, it as been an inconsistent tool. One week you receive an email from them and then a few weeks go by and nothing. It’s great for monitoring conversations through streams, but because it isn’t reliable you have to spend time sifting through streams. The Hyper Alerts alternatives I mentioned take things a step further and separate that out for you so you can see exactly who said what on your Facebook Page.

      If you compare this to native tools like Facebook’s own notifications, these too are unreliable. Sometimes you get notified about a new comment and other times you don’t. It needs to be more consistent for me to use them.

      As far as Agorapulse, I haven’t tried that tool for Facebook notifications. What has been your experience? Can you share an example of a Facebook notification they send out?

  • http://www.yourgo2gals.com Karen Newland

    I really liked what Hyper Alerts offered and delivered… And I’m going to check out Nutshell Mail… It sounds like the best option for my needs…. I was hoping that FB would have rolled out “Pages to Watch” fully….but since I don’t have it on my page yet….difficult to say if it would be a good FB alternative to Hyper Alerts…. 🙂 Thanks for being on top of this Christian…

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @karennewland:disqus, I think Nutshell Mail is a close alternative to Hyper Alerts as well. I was hoping Facebook would release an updated Pages to Watch feature too. It has a lot of potential.

  • Tara

    THANK YOU!!! I was having a heck of a time finding a service that did what Hyper Alerts does, without having to pay a ridiculous amount of extra $$ for services I don’t need right now.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      Glad you found these alternatives helpful. Which one do you plan to use?

  • http://www.iwillfollow.com Gene Wicker Jr

    I’m guessing Nutshell Mail will only allow you to monitor Facebook pages that your control and not those of your competitors. Can someone confirm my assumption? That was one of big benefits of Hyperalerts.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @genewickerjr:disqus, that was one of my favorite features of Hyper Alerts too. Right now, they only let you select from Facebook Pages you admin.

  • BarabooScanner

    I will miss Hyper alerts. Hopefully open source community can make it happen. Tried Nutshell after reading your post. This tool is no good for monitoring my page. It notifies me of the first 3 responses to my page post, but in subsequent emails it says there are more posts, but only lists the first 3. Hyper alerts was much better in this aspect.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      I do too! Hyper Alerts was such a great tool.

      Regarding Nutshell Mail, have you tried reaching out to them to see if there is a setting you can change on this?

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  • Jacky Barker

    I would pay for one – I have signed up for Nutshell but do not seem to be getting alerts

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      Jacky Barker, have you reached out to the people at Nutshell to see what is going on? It may not be their system but rather your email account.

      For example, some email service providers do not allow some emails to be forwarded. This is usually something you won’t know about unless you’re behind-the-scenes.

      Here’s how to contact Nutshell. http://nutshellmail.constantcontact.com/

  • Jacky Barker

    Thank you

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      You’re welcome @jackybarker:disqus! Keep me posted if you are able to get it fixed with Nutshell.

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