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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

NetBase

Best suited to processing large volumes of social media mentions. As with any social analysis tool, a degree of expertise and understanding of social media platforms, audience trends etc. is important to get the most out of the tool, so an "expert user" approach should be prioritised over making it accessible to lots of people with minimal training. The pricing model is particularly suitable for a small number of users who are likely to be looking at a large number of brands/topics.
Scott Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

I think it's a really great tool for traffic data. It's not too overwhelming on the homepage (all I really want to know is top stories of the day and top posts in the last few minutes) and if I want to go more in-depth with where traffic is coming from, I know I can just click on the story for additional data. Parse.ly is truly well suited for writing in the entertainment industry. Every writer wants to know if people are reading their stories, and it does just that. At this time I can't think of a scenario where's it's less appropriate to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

NetBase
7.8
Parse.ly
Boolean keyword searches
NetBase
7.0
Parse.ly
Filtering out noise/spam
NetBase
7.0
Parse.ly
Sentiment analysis
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Broad channel coverage
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly

Publishing

NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
Content planning and scheduling
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly
Audience targeting
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Content optimization
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Workflow management
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly

Engagement

NetBase
8.3
Parse.ly
Automated routing and prioritization
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Customer interaction histories
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Bulk actions
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly

Marketing

NetBase
8.4
Parse.ly
Lead generation
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly
Content marketing
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Paid media management
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly
Campaigns and promotions
NetBase
7.5
Parse.ly

Channel coverage/integration

NetBase
8.4
Parse.ly
Twitter
NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
Facebook
NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
LinkedIn
NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
Google+
NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
Instagram
NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
Pinterest
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
YouTube
NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly

Reporting/analytics

NetBase
8.7
Parse.ly
Campaign success analytics
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly
Real-time tracking
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly
Competitor analysis
NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly

Account management

NetBase
8.0
Parse.ly
Role-based user permissions & privileges
NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly
Mobile access
NetBase
7.0
Parse.ly

Pros

NetBase

  • Ease of reporting, conversation analysis, easy to build dashboards that give quick glimpses of the conversation/topic and allow you to drill down as needed.
  • Accurate sentiment driven triggered alerts let you keep your pulse on the conversation.
  • Topic setup is easy. Topics are easy to set up and advanced Boolean search functionality enables the use of wildcards to enhance topics.
  • Data access is outstanding. With 27 months of historical data built in and access to firehose data for social media platforms, data acquisition is second to none.
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

  • The real-time metrics are incredibly useful.
  • I love how detailed the information can get. I can find out a breakdown of the origins of the traffic, so I know which came from a push notification, from FB or Twitter, from the site itself, from a newsletter, etc. And I can tell if people are visiting my sites via desktop or mobile, time spent on site, where they went on the site after the initial article, etc. I also can see how stories perform by reporter, source, keyword, etc.
  • They have excellent customer service. Any support ticket I file receives prompt attention. Other organizations can be far less responsive, so it's always nice to know in the rare instance I experience an issue with Parse.ly I will get help quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetBase

  • NetBase has implemented many changes recently, but did not keep us informed. A newsletter or something like that would help.
  • I noticed a couple of problems with the data, but I was told they were due to "glitches" which was not very helpful.
  • We find a lot of repeats of the same exact posts, which seems odd and skews the data.
Melissa Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

  • The URLs that list where some traffic came from (i.e. Twitter) are sometimes hard to read.
  • It would be great to see more detail of traffic sources. For example, if a spike of views come from Twitter it would be great to see if it is a specific tweet or account the bulk of views are coming from.
Ben Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetBase

NetBase 8.1
Based on 88 answers
We've had a good experience using the tool and have invested quite a bit of time training the internal team on how to get the most benefit out of it. There would need to be a compelling reason or business case to port over all of our existing topics and tool know-how to another platform.
Alisa Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

NetBase

NetBase 9.0
Based on 13 answers
Very simple to use, quick to pick up on the key principles, and a task-centric design (ie. Topics to set up what you want to analyze, Analysis to do the exploration/analysis, and Dashboards to pull results and findings together to generate reports.) All intuitive, drag & drop etc.
Scott Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

NetBase

NetBase 9.5
Based on 6 answers
NetBase constantly updates the platform with features. The platforms ability to analyze complex social listening topics is exceptional. Its fast and gives you the ability to create standardized reports for a quick topic analysis. Additionally, the standard overview tab provides the topic at a glance and assists in quickly identifying areas to further analyze. Great product with excellent support behind it!
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NetBase

NetBase 9.1
Based on 11 answers
Our NetBase support team is always there for us and has never let us down. They are willing to roll up their sleeves and dive into any issue or complex business problem that we are looking to solve.
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

Parse.ly 8.0
Based on 32 answers
Getting support from Parsely is so easy. They are super responsive and really go out of their way to make sure they get you to a solution you're happy with. In the rare event that what you need is impossible, they actually record your feedback and actually get it to the people who could act on it. I've even had them get back to me later to get more information about a feature I requested.
Phoebe Gavin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetBase

NetBase 9.6
Based on 4 answers
We had an internal implementation meeting with the NetBase team as well as a business seat implementation for one of our clients. I would highly recommend having all stakeholders attend an implementation meeting as they can understand the power of this platform.
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NetBase

We've used several different social media tools, and Netbase is by far the best. It's easy to understand (after a topic is set up), easy to export and looks very clean for client presentations. With Radian 6, we got a word cloud, but had to create any other graphs and visuals by hand since they only exported to an Excel. It was the same with Simply Measured, the reporting was just ugly and unpresentable to clients. Visible Intelligence was just inaccurate, and kept pulling in spam posts that were full of porn
Sarah Flagg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

One of the things users first say when they start with Parse.ly is how easy it is to navigate through a lot of data thanks to the design. Parse.ly also has several data points and metrics that their competitors do not track. The automated reporting also makes it much easier to review metrics on your own time, instead of having to stare at the dashboard all day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetBase

  • Positive - NetBase allows us to quickly gather a high level over view of a topic, which helps for new business pitch and being able to inform the account teams of basic information.
  • Negative - We have to use other tools to gather news, which affects our budget.
Scott Reitzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parse.ly

  • The return on investment is very, very good, as we've been using it for years now with no sign of stopping or switching to a different platform. I have no hard numbers available, as that would be something my managers would be able to provide.
  • I do think that more accurate numbers from previous years would be of better use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetBase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Parse.ly

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetBase
8.5
Parse.ly
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

NetBase
8.1
Parse.ly

Usability

NetBase
9.0
Parse.ly

Performance

NetBase
9.5
Parse.ly

Support Rating

NetBase
9.1
Parse.ly
8.0

Implementation Rating

NetBase
9.6
Parse.ly

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