Trackur is a tool for monitoring your online reputation that scours blogs, news sites, images, and videos so you can track buzz about your name, company brands, industry trends, products, or news about your competitor. The service continually monitors nearly all of social media, including blogs, videos, images, bookmarks, and even Twitter. (See our coverage) Today, Trackur is announcing a new version of their service that brings with it a new trending reports feature called Trackur Trends. Similar to Google Trends or Technorati's charts, Trackur Trends also provides a trend-watching service, but one that is personalized just for you.
The new Trackur Trends service adds reports for the keywords you are monitoring via Trackur. Available with only a click from the Trackur dashboard, you can keep your eye on the level of conversations around your keywords or search phrases. If you click on the chart from the dashboard, you will then see a larger version of that chart that you are able to manipulate as you choose. From this page, you can edit the chart's timeline to display 10 days, 20 days, 30 days, 3 months, or 6 months.
Unlike a larger service like Google Trends, for example, which only displays trends that are massive enough to cause a spike in overall search volume, Trackur Trends can regularly search for any keywords or phrase you choose, no matter how small or how rare it is that they are mentioned. You can also add filters to your search to help narrow down your results even further.
However, this new addition does not affect the price for the Trackur service - in fact, the price has now been lowered. The new pricing model actually makes it more affordable for everyone, but becomes especially appealing to the SMB market. Before, at $88/month, we wondered if Trackur did enough to make the service worth it, but today, Trackur's Standard service is available for only $18/month, so the answer to that earlier question is now "YES." (Note: the Enterprise version of the service changed to $188-197/month.)
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