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Dashboard plans retiring in November, focus switches to APIs

As you may recall, we previously announced that Trackur would be looking at a strategic shift this year. The deliberation and discussions have been completed and we regret to inform our dashboard customers that we will be closing all dashboard plans on November 12th. Instead, Trackur.com will focus on a newly updated, faster API service that developers and SaaS companies have been relying on from us. What does this mean for you, if you use our dashboard? You can still use your Trackur dashboard now until November 12th. We may extend that a week or two, but it would be

The future of Trackur

Trackur has been a dominant and leading social media monitoring dashboard for 11 years now. In that time, we’ve led the way in providing broad coverage of mainstream media, social media, videos, images, and lots more. The industry has matured and consolidated, so that’s the new plan for Trackur.com. We are currently discussing strategic partnerships that would see the Trackur.com brand and our intuitive and accurate dashboard technology become part of a larger company that would benefit greatly from acquiring both. The likely end result would be that we would focus solely on our secondary company, Senfluence.com, and look at

Which flavor of results do you like best?

With our easy to use dashboard, we’ve always made it easy for you to select the different sources you wish to see in your dashboard results. In our quest to make Trackur the easiest and most comprehensive social media monitoring tool you’ll ever use, we just made it even easier to view only the sources that are of interest to you. Now, you can select which source you wish to view without having to re-run your search each time. Simply head to the sorting options and click the new “Source” view: Once you’ve made your choice, you see only results

Updated Insights: view beyond the past 24 hours!

It has been four years since we added Insights to your Trackur dashboard. We’ve made some major improvements over that time, but the one that has always escaped us: giving you more than just the past 24 hours of data. Today, we finally cracked that nut! As of today, you can switch your Insights view between 24hrs, 7 days and 30 days. With this change, you can get a better idea of how your reputation–and online mentions–have trended. In addition, you can now download each of those views to a PDF report. Why did it take so long? It’s a

Updates: Trackur API v2.0 and Improved Custom Feeds

Over the past few months we have been hard at work revamping our Senfluence Full Media Monitoring API. Not only have we improved all of our back-end crawling and parsing, we added new features and greatly simplified the API structure. Here are the highlights: Request caching – Requests for the same information within a 30 second period are set to be cached, allowing instant retrieval of unchanged result lists. More filters – Results can now be filtered by sentiment and/or country. No forced request structure – Gone is the preset /api_key/keyword/limit/offset/etc/etc/etc/ format, which caused numerous issues for filtering by source when

Bill Cosby’s meme request backfires

Earlier this week, an attempt for lighthearted humor quickly turned sour when Bill Cosby’s Facebook page posted a link to a meme generator, saying “go ahead, meme me!”  I don’t know about you, but if I were facing public scrutiny for multiple decades of rape allegations, this is likely not the route I’d go for lighthearted entertainment. Lucky for Cosby, submissions to the Facebook page had to be approved before publishing, and his team quickly realized what was happening and removed the post from the page.  In typical Internet fashion, however, the issue didn’t end here.  Many took the idea

Free Apple iPad Air 2 & Mini 3 with select annual Trackur plans

There’s a good chance that you don’t already own one of the recently announced Apple iPad Air 2s or iPad Mini 3s. There’s also a very good chance that you’ve been drooling over them and have been scheming ways to get your hands on one. Well, with the Trackur end of year promotion, you can get a full year of Trackur monitoring at a discount AND get your grubby mitts on a cool Apple iPad! From now until December 19th 2014, every prepaid annual dashboard plan is priced at 12 months for the price of 11. In addition, we’re throwing in

Announcing Senfluence.com: big data APIs with a small price tag

We’ve long offered APIs for our social media monitoring, but with today’s launch of Senfluence, we’re expanding our offering of “big data” APIs. Senfluence–think sentiment+influence–will allow us to offer a broader range of API services and also keep our Trackur dashboard plans separated from our developer options. With the launch, we’re adding our Lite Media Monitoring plan, which gets you our social media monitoring data for just $470 a month. We also have a bootstrapped version for start-ups that starts at just $270! There’s also our Sentiment & Influence Analysis API–which we’re dropping in price to just $370 a month. This

A quick update on Tumblr

Just a heads-up that we’ve decided to provide Tumblr as a separate source to monitor. Previously, it was part of our News/Blogs source, but we realized that for some popular/generic keywords (iPhone etc) it could generate more noise than signal. With this small change, you will be able to decide if Tumblr is a source that you wish to monitor for your keywords.

An improvement to Trackur’s influence and sharing metrics

We have some cool new updates to share with you! We’ve just rolled out an improved Influence Rank screen,  with data that should be more valuable in gauging the influence/authority of a web site discussing your keyword. As Alexa data continues to deteriorate, we’ve instead partnered with Majestic to help us to fine tune our influence metrics. As you can see, we’re still showing your an overall Influence Rank score, screenshot, and website title. We’re now also sharing: Size – the number of pages the site has in the search engines Authority – the number web sites linking to the site. Popularity