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