PulseNotify Review – Get Your Messages SEEN By Your Fans!

April 23, 2013 · 17 comments

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PulseNotify Review – Get Your Messages SEEN By Your Fans!

pulse-notify-logo-150x150Send Notifications Directly 
To Your Fans On Facebook  

What if you really COULD get all of your fans and readers to see ALL of your stuff? 

What if you could redirect them, instantly, to ANY link of your choice, with a link that they truly felt COMPELLED to click? 

And what if you could tell Facebook’s EdgeRank to take a long walk off of a short pier? 

Now, in the same way that Fans of Pages can choose to receive notifications, your readers can easily choose to receive instant notifications from your business or blog, right in their Facebook notification panel!



 Get your brand, your name, your message, and link to any URL you choose, right into your reader’s and customer’s Facebook notifications!

Sent right from your blog with no need for a Facebook Fan Page if you don’t want one!Pulse-Notify-1

A simple Facebook Connect button, easily added via a [shortcode], gives you a lot of flexibility to choose between default button appearance or add (with help of your developer) a high-impact background to maximize the effec

Pulse-Notify-2But is it what your business needs and will you be able to use it? Learn more in this review… 

Pulse Notify Review

Before you dive right in to grabbing your copy, check out this Pulse Notify Review/Training. You’ll learn who this is BEST for, which version of it you will need, and several tips on how to get the most of it if you choose to pick up a copy.

Pulse Notify Overview

This is a quick overview of PulseNotify as introduced by one of the plugin’s co-creators. 

Grab Your Copy of PulseNotify Here

 Pulse Notify Training & Review

 Now, lets get to work on reviewing Pulse Notify as well as having a look at some of the things you need to know even if you already own it! 

 Grab Your Copy of PulseNotify Here


 Does this seem like something you could use in your business? I can see a ton of applications for it but also some angles that it wouldn’t work from.

What do YOU see?

~ Kim ~
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PS: I just noticed that after I changed out a different FB share related plugin that the button is a bit askew. That’s my fault and I’ll sort it out shortly most likely. It wasn’t doing that earlier. 


  Pulse Notify Review FAQ

 1.  Is this perfect for every blogger?  Nope – if you don’t have a marketing strategy and are not list building, this is not for you. 

2. Which version do you recommend? Plan to buy the Pro version, the Lite version is too lite for effectiveness. 

 3.  Will it work with wp.com or blogger? This is a WP plugin so only runs on the self-hosted version of WP (wp.org). If you have a wp.org site, you can generate the code and embed it into wp.com or blogger, but those sites can not power the plugin. 

4. Can I run this shortcode inside another plugin’s output (such as a popup)? It will depend if the OTHER developer has made that item support shortcodes. 

 5. Will it slow down my blog? Probably, just like using the big “face box” widgets from Facebook do. The Facebook API is sluggish at best. Hear what Matt Cutts has to say about social widgets and SEO

6. Who is this plugin absolutely perfect for?  A small offline business that is being managed by a social media manager that can handle keeping track of which promotions the fans on FB are seeing. 

 7. Can I send these notifications to all of my existing fans? No, it will not connect to a fan page, and can not send notifications to any fan that has not explicitly granted you that permission. 

8. What was that thing you mentioned about the FB TOS regarding email optins? Click here

9. What is the price? All pricing is on a dime-sale. This means, the longer you wait to buy, the more expensive it gets. At the time of writing, the Lite version is $20.00, the Pro upgrade is an additional $37.000 and the supplemental/optional training, notifications and graphics package is $67. 

10. Will you review plugin XYZ? It depends on if it fits my blog here and if the developer want’s to supply review and giveaway copies as well as offer an affiliate program. Admittedly, I’m picky :P Also note that all reviews are full disclosure and not guaranteed to be favorable.


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Shalu Sharma April 24, 2013 at 2:06 am

Very interesting plugin. I am a little confused though. I don’t have a lot of email subscribers so that part rules me out. Secondly, will it send messages to Facebook friends and subscribers or just the members of a FB page? Can anyone get an FB API?


Kim Castleberry April 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

Hey Shalu, great questions!

This does not rely on you having an existing email list – only that you intend to build one if you want to use their email features. The fact that your list is relatively new is not a limiting factor here.

Anyone can make a FB API key, which is free, and is reasonably easy to set up following their directions.

This app does not send notifications to any friends, fans or subscribers. You instead, put it on your blog, like an optin button, and people opt in to get these notifications. Anyone that does not explicitly come through the button does not get notifications because they never requested them.



Shalu Sharma April 24, 2013 at 2:32 am

I think I am getting it now. So its like a FB subscription plugin where anyone can subscribe to get notifications. I will be hitting the instant updates of yours so and see how I get the updates. Sounds interested.


Kim Castleberry April 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

Yes! That’s a brilliant way to think of it. It’s a subscription plugin for notifications from some source to show up in your notifications tab on FB.

I’m giving some real thought about the best way for using this with my brand. So, as you see memo’s come through, I’d love your feedback!

Some will be promotional but most will be either blog stuff, or security updates, or just helpful quick tips I think.


Sarah Arrow April 24, 2013 at 2:46 am

HI Kim
I installed this a couple of days ago and I quite like it.
I don’t see it as something that will be used for regular blog post updates though. Plenty of people do 30 day challenges and this is a perfect way to remind people and keep them motivated.
A suggested us is special offers and I think it can be used for a greater, motivational good for that :)
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Kim Castleberry April 24, 2013 at 3:03 am

A thirty day challenge is a great idea! I plan to mix in little social media reminders if I have nothing better to use LOL. Just quick little tidbits. Keep me posted on what other cool uses for it you come up with, Sarah!


prabhat April 24, 2013 at 6:51 am

seems a great plugin. news feed is surely not a good thing to keep your readers notified about your latest work. they just ignore it but this is the real solution, will try it for sure. thanks for the post kim


Kumar Suhas April 24, 2013 at 7:13 am

Thanks for this information Kim, Considering the number of Facebook users and the tendency of users while using Facebook. This service is a great one to be incorporated in the marketing strategy. At a time when Facebook news feed is not doing much , this service can be a good choice.


Tom Jamieson April 24, 2013 at 9:43 am

Kim, this looks like a great tool. When I am ready to build my list, I will definitely give it a go. Thanks for sharing!
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Fendi April 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Kim, will the notifications be visible for a user accessing Facebook on a mobile device? According to the Facebook Notifications API, notifications are only surfaced on desktop version of Facebook. Have you tested this on a mobile device? I’d love to know before I get this.


Kim Castleberry April 29, 2013 at 4:04 am

That’s an interesting question Fendi. I’ll have to see if I can remember to test that next time I send a notification through it. At this point I can’t send more tests without aggravating subscribers, but I’ll see if I can remember to check that out!


John May 7, 2013 at 8:47 am

It sounds like a brilliant plugin. Just like doing sms to facebook. I’m just curious if you use this on your website to get people to subscribe, what happens when you do a competition on facebook and want people to Like. Can those people who have been notified now enter by Liking and if so will that double up as in they get notifications to the notification box and get notification to their newsfeeds. Bit of a dilemna as I see the brilliant use of it but don’t want clients or my clients’ clients to be annoyed at multiple broadcasts (although getting so much on their newsfeed the risk of that message being lost is greater. Also if using aweber would the facebook email not require a double optin? Sorry to put the questions to you here but just curious for your thoughts on this.


zarif June 29, 2013 at 7:12 am

Hi Kim,

Is a great review, i have a few questions,

1. if we buy the based and Pro version, ist we get two plugins and two license key?

2. ist work if we only buy the Pro version?



Kim Castleberry June 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

Great question Zarif. However, the Pro requires upgrading a basic key. So you have to buy the basic and upgrade to pro. Hope that makes sense :)


Zarif June 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

so, upon activation the Pro version, ist they asking for two license key? Pro and based version?



Kim Castleberry June 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

Single license key. But their server will not create you a valid pro key if you don’t already show as having the basic key in the system. You will only receive one key after checkout.


Zarif June 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

Thanks for your explanation kim. Thats help


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