Are you currently managing your social with Sprout Social but looking for a better alternative?

We’ve been evaluating social media management tools for years, so let us help you in your search.

You’re on our page because you’re curious about Agorapulse – cool! Why don’t we start with a Agorapulse v. Sprout Social comparison of our features and pricing. Then we’ll share experiences of customers who moved from Sprout to Agorapulse.

Here we go!

1. The Agorapulse interface is much easier to use – especially out of the gate

Are you and your teammates struggling to find key conversations in a cluttered unified stream?

It’s hard to keep up with fast-paced newsfeeds as it is. If you compound that issue by trying to filter your mentions in your inbox from your direct messages, new follower notifications, and retweets — from all your accounts — you’re bound to miss important messages that relate to your business.

We don’t think constant filtering through a mammoth inbox to get to the good stuff is an effective way to do social. Enter our Social Inbox. In an instant, you can see which conversations you need to tend to for each social media account — without needless distractions.

Each account is already set up with its own inbox and capabilities to filter out spam, auto-DMs and other social media annoyances. Say goodbye to noise -- say hello to the sweet feeling of Inbox Zero.

2. We treat Facebook ad comments differently. You’ll probably like why.

Agorapulse has our Inbox so that you’ll never miss a comment on your Facebook posts — whether they’re organic or paid.

Our connection to both Facebook’s Marketing API and Graph API means that comments are in sync 100% of the time.

If you know what an API is, let me get geekier with you. What makes our sync system unique is a combination of simultaneous calls to both the Marketing API (aka the Ads API) AND the Graph API. Other tools, like the one we’re comparing ourselves to here, only use the Graph API of the real time webhook — but this doesn’t provide information on your active campaigns. If you’ve missed some (or many) of your ads’ comments with a tool like that, this is probably why.

If you’re fine with not getting all your comments for some reason, consider how you want to see these randomly selected comments.

Sprout Social doesn’t offer a filter to see only your ad comments. Instead, these comments will be mixed in the flow of comments of both organic posts or ads. This may be a little difficult to sort through the noise — which is kind of why you’re seeking a tool in the first place, right?

Again, we serve you ALL of your ad comments directly in your Social Inbox. Simply filter by ad comments, and BAM! they’re ALL there without crazy clickthroughs or fear that you might have missed something.

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3. Agorapulse is more affordable for large teams and agencies who value ROI

You have enough on your minds as social media managers. Figuring out the real cost of your social media management tool shouldn’t be a task for you to consider. It should just be obvious.

We love the pricing tool over at Seriously Social and we did a calculation for a client who:

  • Manages 25 social media accounts
  • Has 5 team members who need access to the tool
  • Requires team workflow features
  • Needs downloadable social media reports

Here is how Agorapulse and Sprout Social meet the need of this client:

Tool

Annual Price

Agorapulse

$1,908

Sprout Social

$9,540

Try the pricing tool based on your needs here.

4. We love our customer service almost as much as our customers.

You might be catching the drift that we want to make managing social an easy, seamless job for you.

From our own experience using a gazillion online tools, we know that the best way to master a tool is to have someone at the ready to get you started and answer questions with straightforward, transparent advice.

 

Let’s Review

We gave you a lot of things to think about, no? Here is a rundown of what I’ve mentioned so far, in addition to the ability to customize content specific to the guidelines and quirks of each social network.

Feature

Agorapulse

Sprout Social

Social Inbox to breeze through conversations

Yes

No

Complete Facebook ad comments capturing

Yes

No

Built-in CRM to build better relationships

Yes

No

Affordable pricing for teams

Yes

No

Ability to customize content for each social network

Yes

No

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