How To Search Multiple Social Media Sites At A Time

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social media searchSocial media conversations are everywhere. Even most “die-hard” web 1.0 addicts (who once considered social networking insane) have engaged into social media by now.

People share thoughts, exchange opinions and reviews every single second. It is really hard to keep track of those conversations and sometimes you just need to.

Would you like to know what people are saying about the recent product or track your business reviews? This time I am listing most useful online tools that might help you to search multiple social media sites from one place (and sometimes with one click).

Tool Social media sites tracked More fun
[NO LONGER WORKS] Spy Twitter, FriendFeed, Flickr, BackType Updates in real time
SamePoint FriendFeed, MyBlogLog, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress.com, Diigo, Digg, etc RSS subscription
SocialMention Technorati.com, Twitter.com, Facebook.com, Tumblr.com, Youare.com, Rejaw.com, Friendfeed.com, Jaiku.com, Brightkite.com, Diigo, Clipmarks, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Mixx Sort search results by date or relevance, set results freshness
WhosTalkin Facebook, Friendster, Last.FM, MySpace, Linkedin, Netblog, Ning, bebo, Xanga, hi5, Delicious, Blinklist, Reddit, Metafilter, MyWeb, etc Browser search plugin, Google gadget

Spy

[NO LONGER WORKS] Spy (see MakeUseOf review of Spy) is fun to use. It updates in real time and if you are tired of working, you can just sit back and read the updates.

The tool also shows recent trends (as well as hashtags) and allows you to change the page background color:

Spy

SamePoint

SamePoint offers to search plenty of social networks. It has a handy interface allowing you to click through the tabs to get more targeted results: social media, microblogging, networks, images, etc. You can also subscribe to any search by RSS to track any changes.

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It also offers real time tracking mode:

samepoint

SocialMention

SocialMention (see MakeUseOf review of SocialMention) offers to search through blogs (WordPress.com, Google Blog Search, Live.com, Technorati.com, Wikio.com), bookmarks (Diigo, Clipmarks, StumbleUpon), micro-blogs, comments (BackType), images (Flickr, Picasaweb, Photobucket), news (Digg, Reddit, Mixx), video (Youtube, Truveo.com, Pixsy.com), etc:

It also scores each query based on its social media presence:

Social mention

WhosTalkin

WhosTalkin is the most comprehensive of all. It is divided into sections that includes blogs, news, networks, videos, images, and forums. Each of the sections has numerous options to click through.

The site also offers to install their Google gadget to bring the power of the social media search to your Google home page.

whostalkin

Of course, there are more social media search tools. I’ve only mentioned those that appeared useful to me.  Which tools are you using and would like to recommend?

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Comments (10)
  • Sanderson

    I can’t believe you forgot to include Yauba yauba.com! Not only can you search multiple social sites at once, you can do so in complete privacy.

  • Frank

    I prefer http://veryrecent.com

    It’s perhaps not as comprehensive as some of the others, but it’s simple to use. Input your search term and hit enter…also, you can simply bookmark your search result and then come back to it each day, to see updates.

  • Cathy Larkin (WebSavvyPR)

    These sites may come in handy for clients with low budgets. Of course I’m sure most folks know about Google alerts which track mentions of keywords and company names for free. They can also bring in many alerts that are not for your company, but that include the same words. But you can use Boolean search terms to include or exclude certain terms. For example putting a 3-word phrase in quotes means it will bring in alerts that use all of the terms inside quotes, but not those that use only 1 or 2 of the 3 words.

  • Steen Seo Öhman

    Thanks for the tools. Very usefull – as most of then were unknown to me at least.

    WhosTalkin is a really cool tool.

  • Greg

    Great post! It is exactly what I was searching for!

    Other tools:

    Hubspot.com’s grader.com/ “grades” Web sites, press releases, Twitter profiles and Facebook profiles. I’ve only used the site grader–not all useful, but still very revealing.

    Different than your topic, but useful from a different angle.

    Thanks.

    -Greg

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