Trackur – Are Your Ears Tingling Yet?

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Andy Beal pinged me this morning to let me know he was launching a new service called Trackur. I went over to the site to check it out.

I am always eager to help out friends especially those who *complete projects*. Everyone talks about doing stuff but very few ever do anything. There are probably a thousand people out there right now who think I am talking about them. What if I also said your stupid and ugly AND SMELLY!!??? Are you so vain you think this mini rant is about you?!?!

Then you need Trackur!!!!!!!

Basically Trackur is a 2.0 reputation management system. It has all the bells and whistles of Google Alerts but with a snazzy ajaxed out interface and features like sharing.

Whats the charge for this? Depends on how much you want to monitor. The basic plan starts at $18 per month and goes all the way to $188 per month.

In closing:

I gotta be honest at this point Trackur is not for me. I would have used it when we had AuctionAds going. Its vital to a company to not only know when someone else is talking about you but also being the first person to respond in comments. Perhaps we will have a product in the future where I would use something like Trackur.

Anyway great job Andy on your launch!

41 thoughts on “Trackur – Are Your Ears Tingling Yet?

  1. John Lessnau

    I looked at Trackr, but I find it hard to lock into another monthly payment when I can get the core service without the bells in whistles free? I also stay away from anything with an 8 in the price – just kidding..

    Hi Andy – I am sure trackr finds this post and comment ;-)

  2. Debo Hobo

    At this point in time no one is talking about me or my blog :( But I will definitely keep this product in mind if and when the need arises. :)

  3. Link Snitch

    Great service! I use Google Alerts a lot – but will definitely be trying it out considering how much better converage I will have.

  4. Oliver Taco

    Hey, *we* have a finished product (in beta, but with no open bugs!) that does Digg Analytics and Automation but even though I’ve been e-stalking you with invitations…..

  5. Michael D

    I signed up for this when it first came out. Also, Andy has a book out on Reputation Management which I found to be a good read. Should be a link on his site.

  6. Andy Beal

    @Michael D – the book is Radically Transparent. You can click my name above and it will take you to the book site. Thanks for the reminder! :-)

  7. Robert

    I looked at trackur. Since I’m in e-commerce, and not an advertiser, I think I can actually use a service like this. It’s important to be able to respond to any reviews or comments as possible. Right now I’m using Google Alerts, but speed is the key. One bad review or unsatisfied customer (the ones who rather give a public outcry rather than communicate with their retailer) can really put a hurt on a store.

  8. Nate Nead

    Interesting concept. I read of a concept similar to this several years back, but after reading through their concept is MUCH more robust.

  9. Zak Show

    Interesting service, I think i’ll give it a test to compare it with Google Alerts and to see how much it can be more useful.

  10. Mike

    I think you would do better by having a free version (not just a trial) which people could then upgrade to get more features. That’s just my opinion though.

  11. Terry Tay

    I’m probably in the same boat as Shoe where I wouldn’t need Trackur but I would think there is a market for this. There are bigger companies that may want to respond to any mention of them, especially negative. So if all of you start talking about me behind my blog, I mean back, perhaps I’ll need it ;-)
    ~Terry

  12. andreas

    I’ll give it a try and see how some of our company events have scored … so far so good.

  13. Miles

    I think this is a really useful service for ANYONE. Even if you are not a big company.. it is just interesting to monitor all the new stuff that comes up about your product/name/website etc.

  14. sockmoney

    I don’t see the value in it when you have services like Google Alerts for free. Google covers like 99% of the web… why pay some service to “try” and cover the other 1%.

    But I’m sure he’ll get some corporate clients. They love to spend (waste) money… ;-)

  15. Georgia

    Good idea. I have told many small companies I’ve worked with that if they don’t control their brand online someone else will. This is obvious to readers of Shoemoney.com but you would be surprised at the businesses that don’t do anything to control their rep and name online.

  16. Nick

    Sounds like an interesting program and a good idea. I don’t like the idea of another monthly payment though, I already have too many bills. That said, I think it is a good idea to pay attention to what people are saying about you and how your reputation currently stands.

  17. Web Marketeer

    I follow Andy’s Marketing Pilgrim blog all the time, he has tons of really awesome content on a very regular basis. He’s been punting trackur big time, and it definitely is a product that satisfies a very interesting niche. Online reputation management is something that is garnering loads of attention and the monitoring that trackur provides will enable rapid steps to be taken to address any negative online issues. Another application could be tracking to see how effective a marketing campaign is in generating online response.

  18. Web Marketeer

    You’re talking about it, which is good enough to garner some attention somewhere along the line. Because of this delightful piece of self marketing you blog has just attracted a visit from me. It seems like a good space for travel fun and related stuff, the Dancing Samba Girl Clip did it for me…..

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