1. Compare Apps
Visit www.getapp.com to compare applications. In the search bar type @mention. The result for apps that offer @mention monitoring will appear. Then you can narrow down your search by the following:
2. Compare the Apps side by side
I compared BRAND24, MENTION, MENTIONLYTICS, AND MEDIATOOLKIT because I needed apps compatible with iOS for my MacBook Pro, iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Side-note: I may or may not have an Apple addition.
3. Choose your App
Remember that great benefit I mentioned above about posting directly to your social media from the application? Well, that is what won me over when it was time to make my decision. MENTION was the only application that integrated FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM. Additionally, Mention tracks whatever brand, name, phrase, or word you desire across the internet including social media.
For M.O.M this could be a useful tool for tracking your family and business' online reputation. You will receive real-time alerts and the benefit of instant engagement with social media from within the app. Another significant advantage is that you do not have pay unless you grow to love MENTION. It offers a FREE Trial which gives you 10 alert options, 50,000 mentions, and access for up to 100 users.
4. Download the App on your iOS, Android or Computer
Adding the alerts are easy to navigate and self-explanatory. It took me about 5 minutes to add four alerts. For each of the alerts, you can add keywords and phrases to include, keywords and phrases to exclude, a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter page. You can decide how often you desire your alerts and how you would like to receive the alerts. I chose to send the notification to my iPhone. Also if you have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts you can set them up so that you can reply to posts directly from within the app. That is a massive time saver!
I believe this is a 4-star product whether you’re an individual tracking your name's mentions or a business monitoring your brand's mentions! I would have given this app 5 stars if it integrated more social media platforms like LinkedIn and Youtube. Visit www.mention.com to learn more.
5. Enjoy getting alerts on your name's use via the Mention app!