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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?


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


  • 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. 😉


  • 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.


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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Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes Mari as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named Mari as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, and author of The New Relationship Marketing.

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  1. Tracy on January 29, 2011 at 4:29 am

    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

  2. Yancey Grantham on January 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    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.

    • Mari Smith on January 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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

  3. Ramón on January 27, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Thank you very much for sharing the info about Hyper Alerts. It will be a great help for our work. Love it!

  4. Deidra Miller on January 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for this great info. I’m getting notifications that people are commenting but their comments aren’t showing on my wall. The email alert doesn’t say if that was a private message. Any ideas why their comment isn’t showing up or how I can tell if it was a private message? Thanks!

  5. Debbi Johanning on January 26, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I ran into a problem with one of my pages: the page is for a bar, so I have it set to restrict content to 21+ since there is alcohol related content and I’m trying to be responsible. Hyper Alerts gives me the “invalid URL” message. (I tried Melody’s suggestion about adding Norway already- no dice). I was able to add other pages with no problem.

    So it seems that if your page has an age restriction, this app won’t work. It’s a great idea, though, and I’m anxious to see how it works with my other pages.

  6. Jackie Purnell on January 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

    You are my little blue facebook fairy…thanks for all you do to make my life easier.

    • Mari Smith on January 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

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

  7. Tracy on January 25, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Totally awesome Mari…you rock. I’ve been looking for a solution for this for months… Tracy 🙂

  8. Lisbeth Darsh on January 24, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Thank you. Very useful.

  9. Lisbeth Darsh on January 24, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Very useful. Thank you.

  10. Facundo on January 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Excellent resource Mari. Just signed up to Hyper alerts. Thanks for sharing. Very useful for competitors too!

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