How to Set Up Free Alerts on Mention.com: A Video Tutorial
Do you remember a few months ago when I taught you how to begin monitoring your online reputation with Google Alerts?
While I love what Google Alerts can do for both bloggers + businesses alike, today I’m going to quickly teach you how to step up your reputation management game with a different, much more comprehensive tool: Mention.
I love it, and I’m 97.3% sure you will, too.
(Please note the margin of error of approx. +/- 2.7% Hey, nobody’s perfect!)
WHAT IS MENTION.COM?
Mention is an online listening platform whose main purpose is to help you see + respond to everything that’s being said about you online (according to exact keywords that you specify).
Within it you can see real-time mentions of your keywords throughout the web, from social media networks to blogs and forums to news articles.
And not only that, but you can also do things like respond to tweets from within Mention — as well as super nifty things like send out your own tweets, make Facebook updates, and even monitor your Buffer account.
(Come on now, don’t tell me I’m the only one who thinks capabilities like this all in one place are a kick! 😉 )
I’ve been using Mention’s free plan since around September of 2014 (that’s 3 months after I launched Olyvia). It’s not necessary for everyone, but this is who it IS helpful for:
1. Small business owners/entrepreneurs/freelancers (* a must!)
2. Bloggers with medium to large blogs, or a rapidly growing audience
3. New bloggers who are actively working on growth/plan to monetize/plan to work with brands
4. Anyone whose blog/brand is controversial or has the potential to alienate a large group of people
HOW TO SET UP ALERTS ON MENTION.COM (FOR FREE)
And now, the video walkthrough I had a fun time making for you…after I started over about 5 times:
I love what Mention can do even at the Free level, but in the event you want — or need — more capabilities, this is the current pricing (accurate as of March 2015) for their packages:
Let me know if you try it, will you? And have fun playing around!