Actually, this isn’t all new-news as I’ve been sitting on and extensively testing two of these services, but the arrival of the service by Hyper Interaktiv (who has an incredible reputation in the Facebook community) is reason enough to rush a post.
If the lack of email notifications of activity on your Facebook Fan/Like page has drove you nuts …. now there’s some solutions.
I’ll flush this post out later but I suggest you start with the new Hyper Interaktiv application today!
1. HyperAlerts (By Hyper Interaktiv) – very few downsides given that they do not even require access to your account. You can add as many alerts as you like, and even multiple alerts for the same page. I can think of a technical limitation (or two) that may affect this service, but get your hands on it anyways, its going to help! Totally Free.
2. Postling – A solid, dependable notification service (give or take the Facebook technical limitations that hiccup these things from time to time). Free and Pro plans. The Free is all most people will need. However they have a very comprehensive management platform that is lovely for major businesses.
3. There is also the Fan Page Notifier app (which I have not used extensively) and Page Notifier app. The Page Notifier app is not free… however it is one of the few tools available that can pick up when people comment on videos, photos, and other media that may be out of sight and not easy to see they’ve commented. That makes Page Notifier fairly special among these applications and it has been worth the money to me but not necessarily essential to get started with particularly if you haven’t uploaded any media just yet!
There’s also Google alerts which isn’t reliable but can make a useful fallback solution. (Set it up with this search string: ago site:http://facebook.com/yourusername )
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Editing Post to add:
PS: Check the comments for the reference to NutShellMail (thanks for the headsup from Michelle Quillin) for a FOURTH solution as well. I’m currently testing all of these side by side… I will say that NutShellMail has the “prettiest” email delivery, in the most streamlined manner as long as you do not mind enabling heavy graphics in your emails (creates some slow loading/high-data for checking via cell phone).