Hyper Alerts: Like ‘Google Alerts’ for Facebook

Laura Christianson of Blogging Bistro  continues her series of

fantastic tips for social media and website management.

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Hyper Alerts is a free service that emails you when somebody posts or comments on one of your Facebook pages.

I manage multiple Facebook Pages on behalf of several clients, so I set up alerts for the Pages I administer. That way, I can track who’s saying what, and where, so I can respond to comments in a timely manner.

I just created an account at Hyper Alerts; it only takes a minute. And if you’ve used Google Alerts, you’ll recognize the interface; it’s very similar.

How to Create a Hyper Alert

1.  To create an alert, click “Add Alert” and paste in the URL for the Facebook page you want to monitor (include the http://).

2.  From the drop-down menu, select whether you want to receive email alerts:

  • Hourly
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly

3.  Check whether you want to receive alerts for new:

  • Posts
  • Comments
  • Your own content (comments & posts by the Page administrators)

4.  Click “Save.”

You can add as many alerts as you like, and even multiple alerts for the same page. You only receive alerts on posts that are newer than one month.

Thanks to Joan Stewart, aka, The Publicity Hound, for alerting me to Hyper Alerts in her January 25, 2011 e-newsletter.

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This post first appeared January 27, 2011 on Blogging Bistro. Reposted by kind permission.

A relationship marketer for over 25 years, Laura Christianson owns Blogging Bistro, a company that helps people enhance their Internet presence through Websites, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.  She’s the author of three books and enjoys mentoring emerging writers and teaching at writers’ conferences. An active member of NCWA since 2004, Laura lives in Snohomish with her husband, their two teenage sons, and two gigantic tomato plants.

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