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I am a member of more than a dozen groups and find it difficult when I'm looking for something and I want to see whether someone has already written about it across specific Facebook groups. Or, if not set an alert for when those keywords surface (similar to what Talkwalker / Google Alerts does). It particularly comes in handy when I'm doing research for articles or want to learn more about a specific topic.

  • PB

    Pragati Basu

    over 2 years ago #

    First off! Thanks for the shoutout to Talkwalker Alerts!:D
    Secondly, our company offers another free tool for this :https://www.talkwalker.com/social-media-analytics-search. You'll be able to filter the results by media type - Facebook is the media type in question here. You'll receive results for each time your keyword is mentioned on a public Facebook page. But since more groups are private you wouldn't be able to see each time its mentioned in a closed group. Check it out :)

  • GY

    Ghassan Younis

    over 2 years ago #

    If I remember correctly, Sprinklr Listening module can do something like that. But I think these Groups need to be Public.

  • PR

    Perri Robinson

    over 2 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I work for Meltwater, a social tracking tool. I can confirm that no providers can currently track closed Facebook groups.



  • MR

    Mike Rubini

    7 months ago #

    We use Groouply (https://groouply.com) which does exactly that (closed + open groups)

  • JM

    Jessica Mendoza

    over 2 years ago #

    So I've been having a conversation with Mention about this since Tuesday. I'm happy their rep helped me think this through - great support. We concluded that most companies don't do this yet, and if anything it would be easier to crawl Public groups as opposed to Private groups.

  • DD

    Daria Davis

    over 2 years ago #

    I also need this tool!

  • FH

    Florian Hieß

    almost 2 years ago #

    Hi Jessica, I just saw your thread being tweeted from the Growthhackers account. I'm the Head of Digital Marketing for Swat.io and we are a Facebook and Instagram Marketing Partner. As far as I know monitoring Facebook groups for specific keywords is not possible over the API. This has several reasons, one of them is that a lot of groups are closed or private groups and most of the API features are restricted to group admins and not available for members.

    If you are not only interested in social media listening / web monitoring and have the need of jumping directly into relevant conversations feel free to have a look at https://swat.io/social-media-monitoring.

    Cheers Florian