Twitter Keyword Alerts

Responding to Tweets is one of the most effective marketing channels for new startups. Syften makes it so easy you'll feel like you're cheating.

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Do you really search all of Twitter live?

Yes, we aim for at most a 15 minute delay.

You can get your results delivered through our Slack integration, email, RSS or an API.

So what can Twitter monitoring be used for?

You can use Syften to receive alerts whenever someone Tweets something with the keywords you want to monitor. This allows you to be one of the first to comment.

A tweet, unlike a blog post, has a lifespan shorter than that of a mayfly. A quick like or retweet while it's still fresh will make the algorithm boost its reach.

By replying you're not only helping the original poster, but also the army of lurkers.

Has anyone ever posted a link to your site, but the tweet just withered and died? Never let that happen again, let your team give it that initial nudge needed for success.

Define your search queries using our powerful syntax

All the power you need to keep the signal to noise ratio high. Track #hashtags, @mentions, keywords and more.

Twitter is just one of the communities we monitor:

Reddit Twitter Hacker News Product Hunt Indie Hackers Slack Quora Stack Overflow Lobste.rs Dev.to Server Fault Facebook Upwork Spiceworks Stack Exchange etc

The best tweets are real-time and conversational,
not pre-scheduled!

Tell people you exist

I found a few customers with one well timed comment. I was prudent enough to monitor the names of all competing products. When one of them shut down, a Reddit user asked for alternatives. I quickly pitched Syften and sent him a DM.

Since Reddit has amazing SEO, soon other people found the thread. Now every time someone Googles the discontinued tool, they'll find Syften.

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Get customers

Tell people you're human

A user was concerned with the security of a plugin. Lukasz, a Syften user and the author of the plugin, was notified about the question. He introduced himself and explained how his tool works.

Now he has a happy customer.

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Answer questions

Check out what our customers have to say


At Rewardful, we're huge believers in word-of-mouth marketing. I've used most of the social monitoring tools on the market and most have a lot of noise in the results or miss important conversations happening online. Syften returns the most relevant social mentions with the least amount of noise out of all the tools I've tested so far. Their community listening is the best on the market and I love how you can fine tune by source.

I love that Syften monitors all the communities I am part of but don't have enough time to check all day. Now, I can check my email and see conversations happening on Twitter, Reddit, Indie Hackers, and many more places. It's incredibly useful. Worth every dollar.

We use Syften to react to people saying things about us on the internet every single day. It's a set once and forget tool that just helps your team keep your pulse on whatever it is you care about.


Syften is awesome. I use it for my business so I can monitor the brand, and participate in online discussions which can help us attract new customers. I also use it personally to keep track of niche subjects that I'm interested in like emerging tech and products.


I've written a couple books and like to keep an eye on how and where folks are talking about them. Syften has helped me catch several key conversations that I otherwise wouldn't have seen. Even on the days without any notable alerts, I'm still happy to know that I haven't missed anything. A very useful tool.

We love Syften at PostHog and find it incredibly useful for listening to our open-source community. The Slack integration enables our entire team to find ways to connect with our users, whether it's the Marketing team sharing new content or the Engineering team answering technical questions. The filtering system is especially powerful and helps us separate the signal from the noise.

Syften has become integral to our business. It allows us to monitor *and* respond in real-time using their super simple webhooks. For example, when people mention our competitors being expensive on Twitter, Syften finds it and enables us to respond instantly with Zapier. It's paid for itself many times over. It even helped us secure $5M in funding for one of our community members. Michael has been overwhelmingly supportive over the past 18+ months we've been a customer and we couldn't be more grateful.

I use Syften every day and have been for a year. I looked at various other social listening tools but they were mostly aimed at big brands and enterprise customers and carried a hefty price tag. Syften tracks all of the major networks that I'm interested (even ones the big tools don't) and it's affordable for businesses of every size. Every day I get an email digest of people talking about my product for me to take immediate action on.


I gather the mentions I get from Syften and add them to our customer sales and partner presentations to show how our product is gaining mindshare amongst users on Reddit and forums. These slides are very impactful.

Syften has been a great tool to understand in which communities my website is being mentioned, or topics relevant to my business. It allowed me to engage in meaningful discussions and to identify some important actors in my niche.

Syften has enabled us to keep an eye on the topics related to our product. We can easily track posts about discount codes, email marketing, and e-commerce. We can then suggest using our service, or just be helpful answering questions on subjects that we are familiar with.

That could be you! So let's get started!

Spike from one comment

Watch your organic traffic grow overnight

Regularly engaging in Reddit discussions will drive large amounts of organic traffic to your business, free.

We alert you

Monitor up to 100 keywords, generating thousands of weekly opportunities to promote your business.

Drive traffic

See an uplift in landing page visits from referral, the lead source of acquisition for early stage startups.

Delivered however you want, live

Slack E-Mail RSS API

Pricing Plans

Save by paying annually

Hobbyist

$19.95 /month
$16.62 /month
  • 3 keywords
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Bootstrapper

$39.95 /month
$33.29 /month
  • 20 keywords
  •  

Startup

$99.95 /month
$83.29 /month
  • 100 keywords
  • Quora support

Pennies compared to the deals you'll be making!

Examples

Use the standard Twitter syntax, shown below. Syften does not support these operators: min_replies, min_faves, min_retweets.

Operator Finds Tweets...
watching now containing both "watching" and "now". This is the default operator.
"happy hour" containing the exact phrase "happy hour".
love OR hate containing either "love" or "hate" (or both).
beer -root containing "beer" but not "root".
#haiku containing the hashtag "haiku".
from:interior sent from Twitter account "interior".
list:NASA/astronauts-in-space-now sent from a Twitter account in the NASA list astronauts-in-space-now
to:NASA a Tweet authored in reply to Twitter account "NASA".
@NASA mentioning Twitter account "NASA".
politics filter:safe containing "politics" with Tweets marked as potentially sensitive removed.
puppy filter:media containing "puppy" and an image or video.
puppy -filter:retweets containing "puppy", filtering out retweets.
puppy filter:replies containing "puppy", only show replies.
puppy filter:native_video containing "puppy" and an uploaded video, Amplify video, Periscope, or Vine.
puppy filter:periscope containing "puppy" and a Periscope video URL.
puppy filter:vine containing "puppy" and a Vine.
puppy filter:images containing "puppy" and links identified as photos, including third parties such as Instagram.
puppy filter:twimg containing "puppy" and a pic.twitter.com link representing one or more photos.
hilarious filter:links containing "hilarious" and linking to URL.
puppy url:amazon containing "puppy" and a URL with the word "amazon" anywhere within it.
movie -scary :) containing "movie", but not "scary", and with a positive attitude.
flight :( containing "flight" and with a negative attitude.
traffic ? containing "traffic" and asking a question.
lang:en this parameter restricts Tweets to the given language.
tag:yourtag this is a special Syften-specific operator used to tag your filters.

Here is how I would search for tweets in English about Syften that didn't come from me and didn't mention my Twitter handle:

Implementation Details

  • We strive to deliver the results within 15 minutes.

Bugs

  • Syften does not support these operators: min_replies, min_faves, min_retweets.

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