Founded in 2012 in Paris, Mention.com is the biggest player in the keyword mention market. It's a multi-million dollar company that has access to sources Syften can only dream of. So how does it compare?
Mention.com divides it's plans into those with basic alerts and those with boolean alerts. Boolean alerts (similar to Syften filters) are available on the Enterprise plan, and what can I say - if you have the money that plan is probably better than Syften. The comparison below only takes into account their Free, Solo and Starter plan (all priced at or below $99/month).
|Free and paid||Pricing||Free and paid|
|Simple keywords||Filtering||Advanced filters|
|1 (free), 5 ($99)||Number of filters||(free), 100 (€19.95)|
|Undisclosed, but possibly the whole Internet||Sources||A few select communities|
Use Mention.com on the Enteprise plan if you have the money, as it's probably better than Syften.
Use Mention.com on the Free plan if you just want to monitor one keyword across the Internet.
Use Syften if you want many advanced filters to monitor your niche or scout for leads.
There is bad blood between Mention.com and Syften as they threatened to sue me in a rather rude and pushy way.