I mentioned a tool called Twilert a few months ago in a post I wrote about using Twitter as a listening station. It’s a great service that lets you setup Twitter alerts based on keywords, Twitter usernames and more. And it was free.
Not anymore. 🙁
Well, technically there’s still a free option, but it only allows one alert and only sends one email a day. Not so great if your small biz needs to do real-time tweet monitoring.
The relaunch was forced by Twitter’s new API. To be fair, the service also has several upgrades and new features to go along with the switch from free to paid. There are three plans ranging from $9 to $97 per month that determine what features you get.
I still like Twilert and I’ll still recommend it for businesses that want to know what’s being said on Twitter without having to actually be on Twitter to track things. But for me, personally, I can’t even justify the low-budget paid plan for monitoring my @mattmcgee mentions.