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How to monitor user generated content on social media

Monitoring content and sentiment about specific subjects on social media can be tricky and time consuming. Most platforms that promise to give information about social content and analysis services are usually expensive for companies on a budget. Well, not all of them..

 Let’s check out Social Mention..

Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated content from across the universe into a single stream of information.

It allows you to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web's social media landscape in real-time. It monitors 100+ social media properties directly including: Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc.



Social Mention currently provides a point-in-time social media search and analysis service, daily social media alerts, and API and guess what, it’s free!

Time for some Real-time social media search and analysis!

Social Mention is super simple to use with no extra, complicated features.
Once you visit http://socialmention.com/ homepage, select a subject you want to search the web about. If you want, you can limit your search only to blogs, microblogs, bookmarks, images, videos and questions, or even choose a trend from the suggested ones.



The results that come up include mentions on the web as links, top keywords used referring to this specific query, top users, top hashtags, sources and analytics concerning sentiment, strength, reach, as well as information about retweets, unique authors and frequency of mentions.



Social Mention is one of the most important tools for social media sitters and content managers, it’s rather simple to use and it’s free, so if you haven’t already tried it, maybe the time is now!

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