Facebook Fan Page Notifications By Email [HOW TO]

by David Wells on Jan 25, 2011

Hyper Alerts

UPDATE: Facebook has now implemented a similar feature, however, Hyper Alerts still seems to have more features and allows you to get alerts from pages that you do not admin.

Editor’s Note: One of the biggest challenges of managing a Facebook page for many businesses is not know when new comments are posted. Twitter, blogs, and many other tools allow for email alerts.

While Facebook offers one of the best social media marketing platforms, they have never been great about making that experience easy for businesses.

Thanks to a new tool and an awesome video walk through by our good friend David Wells and the cats over at Hubspot, we now have a solution to get Facebook fan page notifications. The below article was originally published by Hubspot. Thanks to them and David Wells for allowing us to republish.

One of the most requested features for Facebook fan pages is the ability to receive email notifications of fan activity.

A new service Hyper Alerts now does this for free.

  1. Go to Hyper Alerts
  2. Create your account
  3. Click on “add a new alert”
  4. Add in your Facebook fan page URL (eg. http://facebook.com/social.fresh)
  5. Decide how often you want updates (“as soon as possible option” is recommended)
  6. Wait for your first alerts

A sample email notification:

Now you are up and running and can interact with the people who are posting on your fan page without having to sit on Facebook refreshing the page!

This also give you the ability to keep an eye on competitors fan pages as pointed out by Eric Marshall on the Inbound Now Fan Page. How did I know this? Oh, Hyper Alerts told me. =)

Great work Hyper Alerts, Awesome stuff! Also, kudos to Mari Smith for the tip off on this!

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Originally posted on Hubspot here: How to Get Facebook Fan Page Activity Alerts via Email by David Wells.

Check out Hubspot’s & David’s new Internet Marketing Podcast: Inbound Now.

Social Fresh was featured in the first episode: Inbound now #1 – Measuring Online Influence with Jason Keath

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David is a digital marketing strategist, blogger, podcaster, pseudo-designer, founder of SocializeYourCause.org. He works @Hubspot as an inbound marketing consultant and runs a web series Inbound Now...

  • http://twitter.com/Barbados Barbados

    Great tool.

  • Anonymous

    Baller.

  • http://www.communityirl.com/ brandonchesnutt

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://socialbutterflyguy.com/ DJ Waldow

    I’ll second Gavin’s comment (Baller).

    Thanks!

  • http://socialbutterflyguy.com/ DJ Waldow

    I’ll second Gavin’s comment (Baller).

    Thanks!

  • http://www.WebBusinessFreedom.com BrandonUttley

    That’s fantastic. It’s still surprising to me how limiting Pages functionality is in many respects. Something as simple as this is a no-brainer that Facebook should’ve offered by now, yet it takes a third party to actually do it.

  • http://www.WebBusinessFreedom.com BrandonUttley

    That’s fantastic. It’s still surprising to me how limiting Pages functionality is in many respects. Something as simple as this is a no-brainer that Facebook should’ve offered by now, yet it takes a third party to actually do it.

  • http://www.inboundnow.tv/ David Wells

    You guys are welcome! Thank Hyper Alerts for being awesome for throwing this out there for FREE!

    I still can’t believe facebook doesn’t have this built in… pretty sad.

  • Anonymous

    Love that this functionality is so in demand! We over at Postling also have instant email alerts in addition to complete social media management. That way you can do everything from one place. Feel free to check out http://postling.com — I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

    Alexis Lamster
    VP of Customers
    Postling.com
    alexis@postling.com

  • http://twitter.com/shanerhyne Shane Rhyne

    This is a fantastic resource. Thanks for sharing this.