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Best Social Listening Tools 2019: Detailed Comparison

The number of social listening and monitoring tools available in the market has increased quite significantly in the recent years. That’s why choosing the one that best suits your needs becomes a tiresome and time consuming process. Keeping all these things in mind we at Rank Me Online, used our AI-powered tool to keep a close watch on our competitors’ and picked the most eminent of them to compare with our platform. 

Keep on reading to know about the best tool to monitor your brand, track your competitors’ and manage your online reputation.

General Overview

After getting a detailed hands-on let’s take a look at the detailed comparison and review of Rank Me Online, Mention and Brand24 side by side. It can be said that they share the same target audience with more or less similar features but not all of them carry the same feature which might be crucial for some specific users. 

Let’s get into detail.

  Features

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  • Platforms Monitored
  • Review Analyzer
  • Language Filter
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Boolean Search
  • Country Filter
  • Audience Analysis
  • Slack Integration
  • In-App Interactions
  • Free Trial
  • Email Notifications
  • Mobile App
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reviews, Youtube, Blogs/Articles
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Youtube, Blogs/Articles
  • Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blogs and Articles

From the above comparison of features it can be clearly seen that Rank Me Online is the one with the most offerings. Audience Analysis and Review Analyzer are the features that are unique to our tool. However, Rank Me Online is missing out on Slack Integration, which is being offered by Mention and Brand24.

Pricing Options

Features and Pricing are the two most important factors that plays a important role in making the ultimate buying decision. Now that we have discussed the features, let’s dive deep into pricing and the offerings that comes with it.  All the three tools on comparison has a flexible pricing model. Both Rank Me Online and Brand24 offers a 14-day free trial, whereas Mention offers a free version of their software with 1 basic alert, 250 mentions, 1 social account and 1 user. After the free trial expires, all the three tools offers three different pricing plans to choose from : start-up or starter plan, monitor or pro plan and evaluator or enterprise plan for agencies. 

Now, let’s get into detail to have a clear understanding of the different pricing plans along with the features offered.

Start-Up Plan

  Features

Rank me online
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Price

BEST DEAL!

$39

Per Month

$25

Per Month

$49

Per Month

  • Trackers
  • Mentions
  • Social Accounts
  • Users
  • Hashtags
  • Keywords
  • Data Update
  • Mentions Archive
  • Historical Data
  • Daily Reports
  • PDF/Excel Export
  • Influencers
  • Real-Time Mentions
  • Custom Reports
  • Boolean Search
  • Email And Chat Support
  • 5
  • 3,000
  • 5
  • Unlimited Users
  • 10 Hashtags
  • 10 Keywords
  • Every 24 Hours
  • Up-to 1 Month
  • Up-to 1 Month
  • 2
  • 3,000
  • 2
  • 1 User
  • --
  • 5 Keywords
  • --
  • 5
  • 5,000
  • --
  • 5 User
  • --
  • 5 Keywords
  • Every 12 Hour
  • Up-to 1 Month
Monitor Plan

  Features

Rank me online
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Price

BEST DEAL!

$99

Per Month

$83

Per Month

$49

Per Month

  • Trackers
  • Mentions
  • Social Accounts
  • Users
  • Hashtags
  • Keywords
  • Data Update
  • Mentions Archive
  • Historical Data
  • Daily Reports
  • PDF/Excel Export
  • Influencers
  • Real-Time Mentions
  • Custom Reports
  • Boolean Search
  • Email And Chat Support
  • Account Manager Support
  • 5
  • 10,000
  • 15
  • Unlimited Users
  • 10 Hashtags
  • 10 Keywords
  • Every 6 Hours
  • Up-to 3 Months
  • Up-to 1 Month
  • 5
  • 5,000
  • 5
  • 3 User
  • --
  • 5 Keywords
  • --
  • --
  • 10
  • 1,00,000
  • --
  • 10 Users
  • --
  • 10 Keywords
  • Every Hour
  • Up-to 12 Months
  • --
Evaluator Plan

  Features

Rank me online
brand24_logo
Price

BEST DEAL!

$179

Per Month

$***

Per Month

$399

Per Month

  • Trackers
  • Mentions
  • Social Accounts
  • Users
  • Hashtags
  • Keywords
  • Data Update
  • Mentions Archive
  • Historical Data
  • Daily Reports
  • PDF/Excel Export
  • Influencers
  • Real-Time Mentions
  • Custom Reports
  • Boolean Search
  • Email And Chat Support
  • API Access
  • Account Manager Support
  • 10
  • 20,000
  • 50
  • Unlimited Users
  • 15 Hashtags
  • 15 Keywords
  • Every 3 Hours
  • Up-to 6 Months
  • Up-to 1 Month
  • Custom
  • Custom
  • 10+
  • Unlimited Users
  • --
  • Unlimited
  • --
  • Unlimited
  • --
  • 25
  • 5,00,000
  • --
  • 99 Users
  • --
  • 25 Keywords
  • Real-Time
  • Up-to 12 Months
  • --
Conclusion

After comparing the prime features and pricing options of all the three social listening tools it can be seen that Rank Me Online is the one with the most offerings considering the price and the features. Some of the features such as API access, unlimited users, mentions archive, daily reports, PDF/Excel export, Boolean search, custom reports and review analyzer are on offer by Rank Me Online right from the basic/start-up plan. Number of mentions is something where Brand24 shines out every time but misses out on many features in the basic/start-up and pro/monitor plan. Same goes for Mention, as it is the one with comparatively less offerings but has kept its pricing highly competitive.

To sum it up, it can be said that Rank Me Online meets the needs of small businesses, mid-size companies, as well as agencies. Brand24 is more inclined towards small and medium sized businesses. Whereas, Mention is more focused towards medium-sized businesses and agencies. Now taking all these factors into consideration, it can clearly be said that AI-driven Rank Me Online is the best value for money among the three and is worth giving a try!

Author Profile

Deepti Singh Chauhan
Deepti Singh Chauhan
Deepti Chauhan is the CoFounder and CMO of Rank Me Online where she is responsible for sales, marketing and business development activities for the firm. Deepti has worked as a Senior Business Analyst with Cognizant Digital Business Solutions. She has experience working in sales with AkzoNobel India in the decorative paints segment. She has an MBA in International Business from IIFT Delhi majoring in Marketing. She was also a Senior Executive Member of Media Committee at IIFT where her responsibilities included but were not limited to, managing the brand IIFT in any and all forms of media. Prior to joining IIFT, she worked in Samsung in R&D department after graduation from DCE in 2012.

Deepti Singh Chauhan

Deepti Chauhan is the CoFounder and CMO of Rank Me Online where she is responsible for sales, marketing and business development activities for the firm. Deepti has worked as a Senior Business Analyst with Cognizant Digital Business Solutions. She has experience working in sales with AkzoNobel India in the decorative paints segment. She has an MBA in International Business from IIFT Delhi majoring in Marketing. She was also a Senior Executive Member of Media Committee at IIFT where her responsibilities included but were not limited to, managing the brand IIFT in any and all forms of media. Prior to joining IIFT, she worked in Samsung in R&D department after graduation from DCE in 2012.