Social Mention vs. Talkwalker

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Social Mention
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Social Mention is a free tool which is a kind of Google search for the social web. It provides basic search and alerts across a very broad variety of social channels.N/A
Talkwalker
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Talkwalker is a social media search, monitoring and analytics tool. It delivers insights on any given search term and metrics on owned and earned media performance. Talkwalker offers flexible dashboards, APIs and reports featuring comprehensive filters and actionable social media insights that create strong added value for brands and agencies worldwide.N/A
Pricing
Social MentionTalkwalker
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Social MentionTalkwalker
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Social MentionTalkwalker
Considered Both Products
Social Mention
Chose Social Mention
Social Mention stacks up against these as Social Mention is more reliable for data than others. it provides really nice statistics of reach, influence, sentiment and helps find brand's influences. It is quick and offers a great snapshot of the volume of your Tweets & Twitter …
Talkwalker

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Top Pros
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Social MentionTalkwalker
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Mention
Mention
Score 9.3 out of 10
Social Suite by Reputation.com
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Social MentionTalkwalker
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
8.3
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Social MentionTalkwalker
Likelihood to Recommend
Social Mention
Social Mention is a great tool for monitoring social media. This Tool can also be used to search specifically taking the keywords in the blogs, comments, news etc. It offers a third party API for users. It can be used to send email to clients of their brand performance data. This tool can indicate if your mentions are angry, happy or neutral but the data can't be reliable.
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Talkwalker
Talkwalker is well suited for big companies and agencies that are looking for a long-term solution to keep track of the industry and/or their brands and key competitors. While setup requires a bit of dedication (especially in terms of custom filters and tags), once it's done, the tool will give the user a lot of flexibility to analyze the conversations and find the relevant results that answer the business questions. Companies just looking for a tool to track a short time period, or simple things like Twitter hashtags, won't take advantage of the full capabilities of this tool. Therefore, they could feel frustrated when comparing the outcomes/usage versus the costs.
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Pros
Social Mention
  • Can predict future response from today's number.
  • Let's you judge which types of campaigns to run.
  • Has a very well managed dashboard of results.
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Talkwalker
  • Truly global listening platform - monitor a deep range of media types from all over the world. Particularly strong in supporting competitive monitoring and analysis briefs across regions and countries. It monitors content in original language which I believe is a very strong monitoring factor.
  • Easy to use yet powerful dashboard visualisations - the dashboard interface is among the best I have seen. While it can accomplish many things, and under the hood is a very powerful and complex tool, the user interface is very intuitive, slick, quick and packed with all the KPIs you could want.
  • Customisation of the tool is a great feature. You can build your own dashboard and reporting spaces to suit your needs. You can schedule alerts from the system in a variety of outputs to keep you up to date with the latest events.
  • Customer support & technological advancement - the team at Talkwalker are highly proficient, always willing to support our every need, however big or small. Talkwalker aim to release around 4 software updates each year which means the platform is always full of the latest data visualisations and monitoring technologies
  • Having 'traditional' media monitored alongside social as well as owned media assets in one dashboard space is invaluable to help brands understand where their media footprint lies and how they perform in each media set, relative to the others.
  • AI - Talkwalker has introduced greater AI capabilities recently which means the capability of the tool in monitoring is ever-increasing, and the accuracy of targeting content and sentiment analysis is improving. The Visual Insights and image recognition technology is a really strong feature, and a very welcome addition to the monitoring aspect
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Cons
Social Mention
  • Under the "Free" dashboard you are limited to only receiving weekly results.
  • Can't negate those tags which contain my tags.
  • Lots of tweets missing, no noise filtering. Sometimes we get very old contents which are not needed.
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Talkwalker
  • The system is complicated. With everything that you're able to do, it does come at the cost of simplicity. It definitely requires training and a high level of expertise to properly leverage what it can do.
  • The system can be slow. If you "ask" it to do too many things at once, it can get hung up and do the spin of doom.
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Likelihood to Renew
Social Mention
I love that Social Mention is so easy to use. It does not take a long time to learn how to navigate the site when you need information quickly. I don't use it as much in my new job, but I recommend it for basic monitoring and when you need social media information right away
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Talkwalker
Love it! In most cases, Talkwalker is a no-brainer: I can confidently recommend it to clients.
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Usability
Social Mention
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Talkwalker
Despite all the functionalities available on the platform, I never felt overwhelmed or confused
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Performance
Social Mention
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Talkwalker
Talkwalker gets the job done at a basic level. It performs regular indexing of existing webpages and tracks the instances in which a particular brand or company is mentioned. Especially for being free, this is an awesome resource. However, it should be said that this product does not perform nearly at the level of the paid options.
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Support Rating
Social Mention
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Talkwalker
They are very helpful, but can sometimes be a little too quick and not explain things in as great a depth as we would like. They have great staff and programs, and we don't really have any other major complaints. Support is very responsive and helpful when need be.
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Implementation Rating
Social Mention
It doesn't work as well since we changed our name. We used to have a very unique twitter handle etc. so it was easier for social mention to find us. For folks who have unique names it's excellent if you don't it may not be that helpful.
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Talkwalker
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Alternatives Considered
Social Mention
Social Mention streamed everything together, calculated my sentiment for me, allows me to filter what results I am personally looking for, extract my RSS feed and navigate to one of the channels of buzz.
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Talkwalker
I have yet to find another tool that would provide me with such a detailed information per query. It's such a find! Plus, I get separate emails per a search query and I'm able to archive those emails to the appropriate folders and always have a way of looking back. It's very useful for building monthly reports.
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Return on Investment
Social Mention
  • The paid-version actually had a negative ROI for us as it would sometimes feed us topically inappropriate articles and didn't allow us to filter by source so as to eliminate inappropriate blogs and inappropriate news sources (like highly politically partisan ones).
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Talkwalker
  • The free tool is a no-brainer. It absolutely helps ferret out mentions on social media that I wasn't aware of before.
  • Now, I can use the tool for clients, too, so for consultants, it can be a great way to help stay on top of what's being said about them online, as well.
  • Using the paid version would help delve into even more insights for your business.
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