Trackur – Are Your Ears Tingling Yet?

by Jeremy Schoemaker on May 21, 2008 · 41 comments

Trackur

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!

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{ 40 comments }

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 Andy Beal

And it works too. That’s how I knew you had mentioned me and Trackur. :-)

Thanks for the shout out!

3 Pyrmont

Love the colours ..the UI really looks okay.

4 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. :)

5 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.

6 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…..

7 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.

8 ShoeMoney

hmm really? maybe you exceeded the too many hyphens in domain filter ;)

9 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! :-)

10 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.

11 Olga - Discount Digital Camcorders

This looks like a great service. Being in e-commerce I also have to be on the lookout for comments and respond asap.

12 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.

13 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.

14 Jimmy Daniels

I can’t see anybody’s name, is it just me?

15 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.

16 Website Reveiws

I think it is an okay service from what I have read, but it is not quite worth the money when Google Alerts seems to work just as good, and it is FREE!

17 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

18 Best Videos

Design looks good
i am gonna try it out :)

19 purposeinc

Hey, I am o.k. with the comment about me being stupid and ugly. I just resent the smelly part. :)

dk

20 andreas

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

21 Chetan

Yep Shoe, there will be a lot of need of it for many webmasters.. But anyways not for me!

22 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.

23 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… ;-)

24 ShoeMoney

its a IE7 specific bug I have not had time to fix yet

25 Moldova

$18 per month is not cheap

26 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.

27 MoneyBites

A good idea. It will help quite a few people..

28 Anonim

I think that it bad idea…

29 Where to make money online

Nicee,but 14 day trial…hmm..not enough time to track something..maybe a full 30 days..anyway,cool :D

30 Goran Website

Still need to check it out with the Trial and all.

31 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.

32 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.

33 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…..

34 Bob

Sounds lil bit interesting , will check it in free time….

35 Geiger

That is not too bad of an idea. Azoogle and other CPA networks must be using something similar.

36 Goran Website

Looks very interesting, signed up for the trial. Think its going to be a big hit.

37 Urban Wear Addict

I don’t like the UI actually… It’s too… meh.

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