Beevolve is a social media monitoring application that helps users follow more data in a convenient user interface. Users can define search keywords that can include their product or brand name, competitor’s names, markets or related individuals. The user can add terms to be included or excluded and see what’s being said using their keywords. Beevolve will also show the user any related Facebook fan pages. The user can select the fan page to begin monitoring it. Twitter accounts can also be linked and followed. An invitation feature lets users invite team members and colleagues to Beevolve. The user can work together with those they invite. Users with Twitter profiles can connect and respond to Tweets through Beevolve. The user dashboard provides an overview that includes volume charts, tag clouds and access to reports, conversations and comparisons.Show more screenshots »
Beevolve was founded in May of 2008. The application has received some glowing reviews as well as recognition as one of the best social media monitoring services by Oneforty and Kissmetrics. The application is praised for its thorough design, which allows users to monitor multiple keywords and social networking profiles to stay on top of conversations and recent mentions of a brand, product or service.
Beevolve is appealing over some of its competitors because it offers a number of ways to monitor a great deal of social data. The user can link to Facebook fan pages as well as Twitter pages and search for conversations and mentions by keyword. The application also supports Twitter engagement by letting users post to their Twitter profile or respond to Tweets trough Beevolve. Users can gather data and interact with consumers without leaving the application.
Beevolve has a very soft, subtle design that creates a relaxing atmosphere for the user to work in. Line graphs are highlighted by pastel blues, greens and reds which provide just enough contrast to make the data easy to read. Clean forms are very easy to understand and the interface contains no clutter to slow the user down. Beevolve has created a streamlined environment that lets the user gather valuable information about their social media and online interactions.
A new user can get started with Beevolve by clicking the green “Sign Up for a Free Trial” button along the left side of the homepage. The next page asks the user to choose their preferred membership plan. After doing so, the user is asked to provide a valid email address, first and last name and password. Paid subscriptions require credit card information which is submitted through Paypal.
Beevolve gives users four subscription options to choose from. The first is a free plan which includes one search term, access for one user and up to 1,000 conversations followed or number of Twitter followers. The Basic plan costs $49.95 and includes up to four search terms, access for two users, email customer support and up to 10,000 conversations per day. The Standard plan costs $99.95 per month and includes up to 10 search terms, five users, priority email support and up to 20,000 conversations per day. The Team plan costs $349.95 per month and includes up to 40 search terms, 15 users and unlimited conversations as well as priority email and phone support. A Premium plan is also offered and requires a custom quote.
Beevolve is an excellent resource for anyone who needs to monitor social media. The user can cover both Facebook and Twitter and see what’s being said based on search terms they choose. The application is available as a limited free service or as one of four paid membership plans, which offer diverse access that works for small to medium size businesses.