Here’s part 2 in our list of useful free tools for monitoring social media.
TweetDeck is a desktop piece of software as opposed to a web-based tool. It is useful for monitoring social activity, but mainly useful for posting messages to multiple social media sites at once, and then managing responses and conversations. As such it is a social media management tool. It also has smartphone app versions as well.
Seesmic is similar to Tweetdeck with desktop, mobile and web versions. According to Seemic, the firm specializes in social media monitoring, updating and engaging at the speed of real time.
Trendistic allows you to track trends in Twitter . This is one of the best ways to trace the total conversations in which you have been talked about over time.
Blogpulse is a good tool for searching blogs, it also has a conversation tracker that gives you information about what people are saying about you online.
Board Reader is really a search engine that allows you to browse popular videos, movies, news, press releases and articles as well as popular sites, domains, topics and projects.
Page2RSS adds an RSS to a specific web page.
Google Blog Search helps you to find anything about blogs and blogging more efficiently. Provides you anything you need to know about the topic of your choice, such as review, commentaries and others.
Google Insights for Search with Google Insights for Search, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties.
Google Trends allows you to compare search terms and websites.
Keotag tag search multiple engines, tag generator and social bookmark links generator.