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Crowdbooster – The Best Free Social Media Monitoring Tool I’ve Seen So Far

Crowdbooster After summarizing some of Dan Zarella's Twitter and Facebook timing data and then checking out some fairly simple Twitter timing tools, I decided to take a look at a service called Crowdbooster.

Crowdbooster, which has a free basic account option ideal for DIY'ers, offers a dashboard for keeping up with how well you're doing on Twitter and on your Facebook Page. Crowdbooster also gives recommendations on when to tweet for best results. Though there are a lot of social media tools out there, Crowdbooster's the best free tool in this area I've checked out to date.

I think Crowdbooster started with Twitter since the product features page focuses on tweets but the concept is the same for Facebook. Basically you allow Crowdbooster access to your accounts, up to three for the free version, and once they gather data you're good to go.

Twitter reports give you the number of impressions, follower growth, influential followers and top retweeters. Facebook Page reports give you impressions, fan growth and top fans. Bit.ly data will eventually be factored into the reports and I'm told they have plans to integrate "most major social media" platforms in the future.

The only timing advice they currently give is for Twitter which is based on "when your followers are most active and how your previous tweets have performed." One of the things that makes Crowdbooster stand out over simpler Twitter timing tools is that they give you multiple timing suggestions for each day of the week rather than one or two optimum times to post which is much more useful.

Another nice aspect is that Crowdbooster offers free online chat support even at 3:30 am ET! I'm not sure how long this will last for free accounts but it's certainly a great feature.

Crowdbooster has a useful blog with case studies and social media info. They also host #SMOchat on Twitter every Tuesday at 3 pm ET.

If you're looking for a useful social media monitoring tool which gives you basic information and insights in an easy to use manner, I'd definitely recommend Crowdbooster.

Hypebot contributor Clyde Smith is a freelance writer and blogger. Flux Research is his business writing hub and All World Dance: World Dance News is his primary web project.

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8 Comments

  1. Hi, Clyde.
    Thanks for writing! You’re wonderfully observant. Yes, our “best times to tweet” chart is more useful because it’s optimized for individual days.
    Let us know if you have more smart feedback for us 🙂

  2. I don’t remember it taking very long but those things change as folks signup.
    Also, I tend to sign up for a lot of things as soon as I find them and then stop thinking about them till I get an email.

  3. Hi Clyde, I tried signing up on Friday…and was told that I would receive an invitation e-mail. I hope it comes through. I am actually quite interested in the tool’s facebook fan analysis. Right now, I have no meaningful insights on my facebook fans. As far as twitter is concerned, I have access to the tools I need and it looks like Crowdbooster provides the exact same functionality as these tools with regard to twitter.

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