There are lots of social media monitoring dashboards out there, but a new service from Cyfe.com attempts to become the mother of all dashboards by combining more than a dozen different metrics into a single easy-to-track screen. You can sign up now for its beta and while you are limited to tracking just five items at once for the free account, it still is a pretty powerful service.
Besides the usual Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube statistics, you can also add in Google Analytics and AdSense, Wordpress (provided you first install the Cyfe plug-in to your account), Alexa rankings, SEOMOz, Zendesk trouble tickets, Freshbook open invoices, Salesforce leads and tasks, GotoWebinar registrations, Constant Contact emails opened, Amazon's Cloud Watch stats, Pingdom's response time, Feedburner RSS feeds and more. If that isn't enough, you can create your own custom charts and graphs based on this information. Here you can see one dashboard (you can have multiple ones, too) that I set up in a matter of minutes to examine Tweets, Web site page views and YoutTube stats:
The Twitter widget will scroll as your Tweets come in. If you click on the graphs you get a pop-up legend that shows you the particular stats, similar to how Google Analytics works. Both are nice touches.
Hootsuite, Bottlenose and SproutSocial are some of the numerous dashboards that we have covered in the past, but Cyfe has promise: if they can continue to tread the line between easy setup and dense coverage of multiple analytic methods.
As I said, the free account gives you five widgets and multiple dashboards. You can spend up to $49 per month for 100 widgets.