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20 Best Social Media Analytics Tools in 2019 | PromoRepublic
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20 Social Media Analytics Tools That Will Uncover Hidden Insights

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There’s an old saying — “Who owns the information, owns the world.” Indeed, it is difficult to overestimate the role of monitoring and analytics in social media. These are important stages for successful business development and effective promotion on the web. We have collected 20 social media analytics tools that will help SMM specialists to do their job more efficiently. Our list includes services for analytics and work optimization on social networks, tools for scheduling posts and social media monitoring system.

The 20 Social Media Analytics Platforms and How They Can Help

Googling lists of tools, reading tons of reviews, and messaging support team with “what this feature made for?” is a time-consuming process. Even more, such kind of task strikes a nerve. We could say that everybody has been there (is it right to overgeneralize?), but we’ve decided to take action and make a profound analysis of tools marketers, bloggers, and media write about.

Take a look at this visual social media analytics tools comparison to know better about supported platforms, pricing and days of free trials.

20 best social media analytics tools

PromoRepublic

This is about crafted content, support, and promotion. PromoRepublic is a social media management platform that helps agencies, freelancers and small businesses create a variety of content and automate its posting to social. Along with its measuring tools, you get the learning materials like webinars and team support. With statistics that PromoRepublic provides you with, you can check views, clicks, external links visits, and posts efficiency.

Pros

  • Content calendar with occasions
  • Library with ready-to-use 100,000+ image templates
  • Graphic editor
  • Bulk-upload images and videos
  • Ability to approve a content plan with the clients right in the calendar
  • Ability to make white-labeled content for clients
  • Collaboration process

Cons

  • Lack of YouTube integration

PromoRepublic Social Media Analytics Report

Plans and pricing

The service offers a 14- day free trial period and the starting price is $49 per month.

 a 14- day free trial period for PromoRepublic

What they say

“PromoRepublic will choose the best posting time for every post, depending on your industry and type of a post. Schedule ahead to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn pages – all in one place.”

Sprout Social

Sprout Social is a social media monitoring, marketing, and analytics software that helps business customers to manage and organize their activity on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google. Per TechCrunch, their current users include such popular brands as Evernote, Adidas, West Elm and Edelman.

Pros

  • Multiple profile support
  • Providing analytics & reports
  • Built-in Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Group, profile and post-level reporting

Cons

  • Expensive for teams
  • Lack of YouTube integration

Sprout Social report

Plans and pricing

As well as other diligent services, Sprout Social allows you to test their social media power before purchasing during a 30-day trial period. There are three plans for you to consider: Standard for $99 per month, Professional for $149 per month, and Advanced for $249 per month.

What they say: “We’ve got your back—from onboarding assistance that gets your team up and running quickly and social dashboards that enable you to effortlessly visualize your progress, to strategic counsel that can help your organization reach the next level of social maturity.”

Google Analytics

In no so far back in 2006, Google Analytics began tracking sites. It became popular because of its basic features. However, it requires more insights to understand what people are experiencing while visiting your website than Google Analytics can provide you with. At the same time, Huffington Post, WNYC, and KCRW are using Google Analytics to increase the readability of their articles, since it provides average page depth information.

Pros

  • It’s free
  • Social networking monitoring
  • Ability to track the behavior of mobile users
  • Multiple sites tracking
  • Ability to view types of content that drives the most traffic on your website

Cons

  • There are no real-time statistics
  • Visitors can opt-out Google Analytics of tracking their activity

google analytics report

Plans and pricing

Free for everyone, but in case you have high traffic and you’d like to upgrade it to Premium, the price is $150,000 which makes them unreachable for social media marketers.

What they say: “Get a deeper understanding of your customers. Google Analytics gives you the free tools you need to analyze data for your business in one place.”

Iconosquare

If your business is Instagram or Facebook oriented, then Iconosquare may meet your needs pretty nicely. This is a social media analysis and management tool which provides you with social media metrics about the followers on Instagram and Facebook. Among their users, you can find such popular names as LUSH and National Geographic.

Pros

  • Hashtag Analytics
  • XLS reports
  • Tracking competitors’ success and failure
  • Instagram Stories analytics feature
  • Breakdowns of your audience demographic details

Cons

  • Confusing names of categories
  • The size limits for image uploads

Iconosquare posts

Plans and pricing

The 14-day trial period allows you to get a sense of almost all of their features. The app will show you everything you need to know about your account. The Pro plan costs around €29 per month while the price of the Advanced plan is €59.

What they say

“With Competitor Tracking and Monitoring, understand how your performance stacks up to the rest of your industry.”

Audiense Connect

Before signing up for a free trial, you need to fill out a short form with your name, Twitter account, email, and phone number. A free account is available, but it’s so limited that you won’t get enough of it. Audiense helps Carlsberg and Puma watch what on their Twitter accounts is going on.

Pros

  • Monitoring Twitter users, keywords, or hashtags to follow based on the latest demographics, opinions, trends
  • Reports about profile performance, follower intelligence, following intelligence, and content optimization
  • Ability to interact with your community more effectively by creating automated actions, keeping tabs on influencers, and posting at the optimal time
  • Twee schedule optimization

Cons

  • Free trial won’t provide you with analytics
  • It’s a bit expensive for unlocking such important features as Data Analysis and Tweet Analytics

Audiense Connect report

Plans and pricing

Audiense has a free account option for individuals, but you will have to pay to get access to more advanced features. Audiense has two different payment plans to satisfy different needs. €9 per month for the Starter plan and €89 per month for Standard.

What they say

“Increase your brand awareness, craft the best acquisition strategies and measure your impact on Twitter.”

Fanpage Karma

This is an online tool for tracking social media analytics. It helps you clearly see what’s happening on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Google+. It’s good for those who prefer being active on multiple social media channels like Honda, Ogilvy, IKEA.

Pros

  • Weekly reports and alerts
  • Monitoring engagement, audience growth, most-used content, content sources and keywords
  • Getting the detailed analytics of most frequently used words and hashtags in color
  • Ability to see your page strengths and weakness through charts and graphs
  • Ability to identify winners of Facebook promotions in one click

Cons

  • There are no date range settings for Twitter Dashboard

Fanpage Karma report

Plans and pricing

Despite a really large number of plans (six!), the analytics feature is included in four plans. The logic is tricky: Premium plan, which price is € 99.90 per month, excluding analytics for Instagram, Youtube, Google+ and LinkedIn, so you should Business plan, which price is €149.90 per month by default to control all your social media channels. The good news, you can try all the features for free for 14 days.

What they say

“Analyze engagement, best times for posting, best topics, types of posts and way more. Not just for your own page but for all competitors’ pages as well.”

Twitonomy

The name speaks for itself. Twitonomy is a Twitter analytics tool designed to help you monitor, track and optimize your life on Twitter.

Pros

  • It’s free
  • Getting metrics of tweets per day, total retweets and favorites
  • Ability to see hours when accounts were most active

Cons

  • The service doesn’t spoon-feed the data, so it won’t be detailed

Twitonomy report

Plans and pricing

Twitonomy is a free Twitter analytics tool, which, however, offers a paid premium account with additional features. Information about paid plans is available only after you sign up with your Twitter account.

What they say

“It is a free Twitter analytics tool that allows you to get detailed and visual analytics on anyone’s tweets, retweets, replies, mentions, hashtags.”

Keyhole

This tool tracks hashtags for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in real-time.

Spotify, Google, L’Oréal, Uber and the United Nations take care of their brand mentions and use Keyhole to understand how their people feel about their brand and competitors.

Pros

  • Brand mentions tracking
  • Measuring the impact influencers make on your brand online
  • AI algorithms
  • Gender analysis
  • Device recognition

Cons

  • It’s necessary to think of your trackers from the get-go
  • The free version differs from paid ones

keyhole report

Plans and pricing

There are several plans for you to consider. $199 for the Professional plan which unlocks your basic features and $999 for Agency plan which is useful when managing multiple clients.

What they say

“We accurately capture all posts and user-generated content about your event in real time so you don’t have to keep up with every detail while your event is running.”

SumAll

SumAll is a cross-platform marketing analytics tool combining social media, web traffic, sales metrics and other data to grow your business. It supports Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Square and Google Analytics.

Pros

  • Daily summary of social media activity
  • Priority support
  • Unlimited social media profiles
  • Tips for content improvement

Cons

  • No content ideas

SumAll reports

Plans and pricing

Free for everyone

What they say

“SumAll automates connecting with customers, making your life a lot easier.”

Quintly

Quintly provides analytics for  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and blogs. When you sign up to Quintly and add at least one social media profile, the tool allows you to start their tour to learn about the features. You will go through every tab and find out what they mean. Their clients are Coca Cola, Warner Brothers, Adobe and many others.

Pros

  • Smart reports that can be adapted to your dashboard
  • The ability to choose among hundreds of insightful metrics
  • Exporting in CSV or Excel formats and download any metrics as JPG, PNG, PDF, PPTX, or live-feed link
  • Tracking influencer’s presence

Cons

  • Language options are limited
  • Does not support Android devices

Quintly-Content-Optimatzation

Plans and pricing

This tool has a free plan which gives you a 14-day test-drive. For the full set, be ready to pay at least $100 per month.

What they say

“Break up your data silos and have your social media data pushed to your data warehouse or existing business intelligence systems.”

Agora Pulse

This is a social network management platform that works with popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Their clients include such big brands as Dove and Yves Saint Laurent.

Pros

  • Tracking mentions and comments on Facebook
  • Monitoring hashtags and places on Instagram
  • Ability to get community management metrics
  • Scheduling, publishing, queueing and viewing posts via calendar

Cons

  • No Pinterest integration

Agora Pulse report

Plans and pricing

It offers a 28-day free trial and 4 subscription plans from $49 to $299. The least expensive plan includes three social profiles, one user, a mobile app, and publishing and monitoring tools.

What they say

“At Agorapulse, we connect with our customers in a way that enables us to build human relationships, not just business relationships.”

Tailwind

At the very beginning, Tailwind was one of the few Pinterest-only social media analytics tools. Now it supports Instagram and lets you know the best time for posting.

Pros

  • Browser extension – schedule multiple pins from any website
  • Instagram synchronization
  • Drag-and-drop upload
  • Ability to create drafts
  • Weekly pinning schedule
  • Ability to check the engagement of your pins regularly
  • Pin inspector – analyze up to 5000 pins and see which ones are working
  • Domain monitoring – see what people pin from your website

Cons

  • Limited platform support

tailwind

Plans and pricing

It offers a free trial period (100 free pins) and several plans (bloggers and small businesses start at $9.99 per month and Pro for large brands and agencies can go for $799.99 per month ).

What they say

“Simply start typing your caption and Tailwind will recommend the best hashtags to drive additional reach to your post.”

Brand 24

Brand 24 is all about analyzing your appearance in social media. It monitors social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and analyzes the web’s keywords. It has a mobile app, Slack integration, and a bunch of useful analytics features. All you need is to choose what topic you want to analyze. Brand 24 is more about what is happening around you, about what people are saying about you, and about engagement and analytics. They gained the trust of Vichy, Intel and H&M.

Pros

  • Discussion volume chart for you to know when something goes wrong with your brand’s image
  • Ability to export analytics reports in PDF or Excel and create infographics
  • Filtering data by social media channels

Cons

  • A quite big price gap between the Premium plan and the Max plans
  • No historical data stored within the app

Brand 24 report

Plans and pricing

The tool offers a 14-day free trial and a minimum of $49 per month for the subscription.

What they say

“Brand24 gives you the listening tools to find these leads, identify where to promote products and find customers before they find you.”

True Social Metrics

True Social Metrics is one of the best social media analytics tools due to the number of platforms it supports (10 social media from Standard pack + 3 from Premium). The app allows you to connect multiple social accounts, even those you do not own, and analyze social media platforms and compare them. MOZ, Chicago Bulls have already become their trusted clients.

Pros

  • Analyzing your performance like post effectiveness, best types, and segments
  • Ability to generate reports, fill them up with visuals, and use Tableau to build graphs
  • Best posting time
  • Boosted post detection
  • One year data history

Cons

  • No post ideas or templates

True Social Metrics report

Plans and pricing

There is a 30-day free trial available. The small plan starts at $30 per month and includes only three Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts. If you want to get access to all the other social media channels, you should choose Medium plan worth $100.

What they say

“Identify the most powerful social influencers for your business and the most engaged users who can become your brand advocates. Find out the best topics and posting time for engaging them.”

Social Report

This is a special app in our list of social media analytics tools – it supports 19 social media (we bet, you can’t name them all!).

Pros

  • Tracking and analysis of social media profiles, blogs, websites
  • Competitor analysis
  • Weekly, daily, and custom reports
  • Post scheduling, targeting, geocoding
  • ROI measurement
  • Keyword search
  • Influencers’ identification
  • Hashtags, keywords, and tags monitoring

Cons

  • There is no opportunity to edit content to your liking

Social Report report

Plans and pricing

The starter plan costs $49/month. Additionally, there is a 30-day free trial available.

What they say

“With Social Report you can track the performance of everything from your Facebook pages and Twitter profiles, business reviews, website site performance, and blogs.”

Followerwonk

One of the best free social analytics tools for Twitter by Moz. Followonk lets you analyze any Twitter account, your followers, where they are located and when they tweet. It’s a way to find and connect with the top influencers within your industry.

Pros

  • Ability to search keywords and get profiles and audience related to your interests
  • Tracking your followers to understand what you tweet right and wrong
  • Analyzing followers by location, active time, gender, and language
  • Twitter bio feature
  • Sorting followers

Cons

  • Nothing but Twitter

Followerwonk report

Plans and pricing

The free plan does not include analyzing and optimizing options, so if you need them, get ready to pay at least $29 per month.

What they say

“Find influencers. Optimize your social profile. Build and engage a community. Grow a brand.”

Hootsuite

This is a social media management platform that helps you schedule and analyze your social media marketing campaigns. As your startup grows, you have the option to upgrade your account which allows integrating more accounts. Among their clients, you can find well-known Visa and PennMutual.

Pros

  • Powerful monitoring
  • Ability to post, get analytics about your content, and plan your social media strategy in one place
  • Scheduling in advance

Cons

  • Most of powerful features included in enterprise plans
  • There are no ready-to-use templates

Hootsuite

Plans and pricing

The tool offers a free limited plan. A 30-day free trial Pro version is available. You can build custom reports for your social accounts with granular analytics that include growth, shares, mentions and so on. Some social media analytics report templates are available for free, others are available in Pro and Enterprise plans.

What they say

“Hootsuite makes finding, scheduling, managing, and reporting on social media content easier.”

Buffer

Buffer is a content scheduling platform that helps to manage multiple social media profiles. It’s interesting that Buffer started off as a scheduling tool for Twitter only. Now it supports such the major social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. They have many clients with big names, including Intercom, GitHub, and Microsoft.

Pros

  • Ability to filter your posts by clicks, likes, shares, comments, and type (image, text, link or video posts)
  • Building diagrams
  • Drag-and-drop publishing
  • Video and GIF uploader

Cons

  • There’s no library with post-ideas
  • No white-labeled solution

Buffer analytics

Plans and pricing

This service offers a free 7-day trial, where you can check the major analytics for your social media accounts including Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. The Pro plan costs around  $15 per month

What they say

“Buffer makes it easy for businesses and marketing teams to schedule posts, analyze performance, and manage all their accounts in one place.”

Unmetric

This data and social media analytics platform offers several options. You can install a tracking product on your Android or IOS smartphone and use it absolutely free. Simply add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube profiles of the brands you want to follow and track every post. Their clients are such well-known names for you as Nokia, Tiffany & Co, and Volvo.

Pros

  • AI Powered Analytics
  • Historical Data
  • API Access
  • Competitors’ comparison
  • Ability to explore content ideas from famous brands, discover trending topics, and saving and sharing ideas

Cons

  • High price
  • There’s no feature that allows to edit or create your own posts

Unmetric instagram report

Plans and pricing

As is usually the case, the main difference between the plans is the purpose of usage.

Free trial for Analytics is available, but be ready to pay $1,000 per month after it finishes.

What they say

“Unmetric Analyze gives you the data that helps you figure out what to create and who to create it for.”

Socialbakers

Socialbakers is one of the best AI-powered social media marketing analytics software is designed to manage and measure everything from social media to your audience in one place. The well-known names in their list of clients are Lexus and Desigual.

Pros

  • Distribution, the growth of total followers and total following, the growth of total listed, summary
  • The number of interactions and mentions, user activity, moving averages of number of interactions per 1000 followers, etc.
  • Content library
  • Tracking keywords and hashtags

Cons

  • There’s no opportunity to edit images from the library

Socialbakers report

Plans and pricing

You have 14 days to try the demo version for free. The smallest plan costs $200 per month and includes 10 profiles, 5 user seats, and email support. A mobile app is also available.

What they say

“Learn who, when, where, and with what content to target. Ensure your content is personalized and always delivered to your audience personas at the right location and time.”

Which Social Media Software Should You Use?

This world has a fast tempo. Every day may come with something new. It can be a bunch of new analytics tools for social media, an update, a restriction, a trend or whatever a thing that has nothing to do with marketing. Therefore, we’ll keep this post updated with new tools for social media analytics and marketing. Good news, you won’t need all the tools from the list above.

What do you need to attract and retain your first 10 customers?

Answering this, you’ll get a clear idea about the features you need. We don’t presume to choose one of these social media analytics tools. We just tried to make your search easier and put up some traffic signs so you don’t miss a turn you might really need.

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