Sometime in September 2020 TrackReddit was shut down and all payments were refunded. It seems that other than issue refunds, the author has stayed silent. He hasn't informed the users about his reasons for shutting it down or even of the fact that he's doing it. A discussion on Reddit was started in order to make some sense of it:
I was wondering why my last payment to TrackReddit was refunded, but hadn't gotten around to looking into it yet. Then yesterday found this and it hasn't come back. I guess that explains the payment issue.
I've since heard from another business that they use IFTTT for this, so that may be a reasonable replacement. If anyone reads this and is interested then reply and I'll follow-up with what I end up switching to.
Trackreddit was definitely a helpful tool for our marketing efforts.
A discussion ensued comparing the different tools that can be used as replacements. You can go ahead and read the discussion yourself, but in the end a clear winner was uncovered:
In fact, a few users from that thread became Syften customers. I'm proud to say that their feedback was that not only has Syften been a good alternative to TrackReddit, but also it improved upon it significantly. Have a look.
Limit the search to just one sub-reddit
Search the title of a post or comment for the keyword plugin and a question mark, in this one sub-reddit
This includes comments and posts. Paid ads are just promoted posts, so you can track a marketing campaign as well
Limit the search to posts (new threads) only, and skip comments. The example below will notify about each new thread started on the r/saas subreddit
And more. Create an account to see the full feature set.