Facebook Fan Page Notifications With Hyper Alerts Free App!

Often when businesses set up a Facebook fan page they don’t necessarily have the time to monitor the page regularly for fan activity. Notifications of fan posts and comments would be ideal for so many small businesses and/or new fan page owners.

Fan page notifications have been sorely missing on Facebook. (I always figured it was a sheer volume issue. Could you imagine fan pages that frequently get anywhere from a few thousand to tens of thousands of comments on each post receiving notifications from Facebook? Think of pages such as Vin Diesel, Ellen DeGeneres or Starbucks! That would create a mega notification logjam.)

Many Facebook users have been eagerly searching for a solution. There are certainly plenty of social media management tools and services out there – some free, some for a fee. But, how about a nice, simple, clean email alert any time a fan posts or comments on your wall?

Introducing…

Voila – a beautiful and exciting new app that sends you an email for all posts and/or comments on your Facebook fan page. The app is called “Hyper Alerts” and is currently in public beta. Hyper Alerts was created by Are Sundnes for Hyper Interaktiv in Oslo, Norway.

I must say, I love the graphic design, clean and simple layout, and super easy set up and navigation!

Step 1 – Sign up:

Go here to sign up: http://alerts.hyperinteraktiv.no/

Hyper Alerts Signup Page

Step 2 – Click the “+ Add new alert” button:

Hyper Alerts - set up new Facebook fan page alert

Step 3 – Enter the address of your Facebook fan page:

Hyper Alerts enter Facebook fan page address

NOTE: The system does not use Facebook Connect and does not need access to your personal data. Love that!

Step 4 – Select your four settings:

Choose from four different settings: the frequency of alerts, fan posts, fan comments, and your own content. Click save.

Hyper Alerts Facebook fan page settings

Step 5 – Keep an eye on your email!

Even the emails are beautiful: clean and simple with the exact view of what you’d see on your Facebook wall. Plus, they are all text (not an image of the text) so, guess what? Yes, that means your fan page content can now be archived and is searchable! All links are active, too.

Hyper Alerts Facebook fan page email alert example

Pros:

  • Hyper Alerts does not require access to your Facebook account.
  • It’s free.
  • It’s a beautiful and easy-to-use interface.
  • You can easily monitor multiple Facebook fan pages. (“Add as many alerts as you like,” says Hyper Alerts!)
  • You can set up multiple alerts for the same fan page – e.g. receive alerts immediately for fan activity, plus a weekly (and/or monthly) report.
  • PLUS, you can archive your fan page content! By receiving emails with all your Facebook page content and activity, you now have a *searchable* archive! YES – this is reason enough for me to sign up and just filter the emails to a folder. ;)

Cons:

  • Perhaps the ability to reply to fan posts right within your email would be handy.
  • Other than that, I can’t see any downsides to Hyper Alerts – try it out and let me know if you find anything not to like about this fabulous app!

Huge props to one of my Facebook community members, Erik Eskedal, for the tip about Hyper Alerts. This blog post is completely unsolicited and unpaid; it’s simply a wholehearted review of the fabulous Norwegian peeps’ great app. I hope they have tremendous success with it!

Other Facebook activity alert systems

Alternative solutions for Facebook fan activity alerts include: the Fan Page Notifier app and Page Notifier app.

Plus, the awesome Postling app which is a complete social profile management system I’ll be reviewing in a future blog post.

Postling

In addition, you’ll receive notifications right inside Facebook any time you a) like your own posts or b) @ tag your personal profile in posts. These two methods only cover fan comments though, not fan posts.

There’s also Google alerts which isn’t as reliable, though you might give it a whirl. Try this search string: ago site:http://facebook.com/yourusername. (Make sure there is no space between site:). This will pick up from the timestamp where it always says “xx minutes ago.” Use this method for any keyword alerts too – you’re basically asking Google to search your fan page for whatever you wish. I would recommend against using this method alone.

So, there you have it, a very exciting new app to try out!! Do let me know what you think and if you use Hyper Alerts how it works out for you. Anything else you’d like to see added to the app? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • http://twitter.com/YanceyG Yancey Grantham

    Hi Mari, thanks for the post. Because the company is in Norway, if you want to use the “Daily” for archival purposes, I found setting the time to 1500 my time (Pacific) corresponded to midnight Norway time. Now my Daily Alerts have just the posts from that one day.

  • Tracy

    Mari, I started using this app last week when I first read your blog post. It’s awesome and is totally what I was looking for..Thanks so much for sharing everything you do. If you ever come to Canada let me know..I have a a network of women who would probably love to meet you or hear you speak. T

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    haha, thanks, Jackie!! I love that moniker – may have to use it! :)

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Fabulous tip, Melody – you ROCK!!! :) (Loooooove your name, btw!)

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Oh that is a totally awesome tip – woweee thanks heaps!!

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Aha – have you checked your Spam filter?? Facebook’s algorithms can be really tight and often bona fide posts end up in there. See this video I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWKJvVXZf24

  • http://www.associatemelody.com/ Melody

    Wow, I’m blushing Mari. Thank you for such a lovely complement. However, you are the real Rock Star! It’s an honor and delight to know you. Thank you for everything you do.

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    hehee – hey there, Nate! Happy dance time! :)

  • Jonathan Oliff

    This is an awesome tool, I’m sure you’ll agree Mari. I’ve posted three times asking questions of my Facebook guru on your fan page and you didn’t receive them or comment back. I was getting a little despondent, kept thinking that maybe I was asking stupid questions and shouldn’t get involved, but I do realize that you receive so many questions and you may have just missed mine…anyway, thanks for the tips again!

  • http://www.aviatech.com Fernanda

    I love this new feature, but I am not being able to add one of my accounts. I get this message every time I try: This URL can not be used. Are you sure it’s a Facebook Page and not a user or group? If your page is restricted by country, you may not be able to add it. This issue will be sorted out soon.
    The page was created by the client, so I don’t know if it’s something on the set up of the page.
    Anybody else had this problem?

  • Fernanda

    Oh, just saw the comments below, I’ll try to do that!

  • http://NaomiTrower.com Naomi Trower

    Awesome! I tried another alert app and I haven’t been receiving any notifications. I’m excited to try this one. :)

  • Jim Farnsworth

    Can’t get it to work…no notifications at all…

  • Aloleng

    does this work with Fan pages messages too?

  • Barbara MacRobie

    I’m trying it, but I don’t get alerts when another Page tags my Page. I did get a notification when a personal Profile tagged my Page. Isn’t there anything out there that lets me know when a Page has tagged my Page? An important part of my organization’s mission (we’re a state arts council) is relationships with arts organizations, not just individual people. Two examples: 1) We run a feature article about the arts every month on our website, and other arts groups often promote it via their Facebook Pages. They’ll tag us, but I don’t get a notification/alert, so I don’t know they’re promoting us. 2) I’ll give a shout-out to arts groups on my Page’s Facebook. I tag them, but they don’t know I’m spreading the word about them because they don’t get a notification/alert. 

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