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Billions of pages. Petabytes of data.

Lensant keeps you in the loop.

Media monitoring is critical—but difficult.

You need to know what people are saying about you online. Every mention is an opportunity—whether it's in the news, on a forum, or anywhere else. Success requires keeping your finger on the pulse, but you can't see everything on your own.

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The old tools just don't cut it.

Google Alerts only scans the mainstream news, enterprise media monitoring solutions are absurdly expensive, and other tools are rigid and unintuitive. Lensant is a breath of fresh air: it's powerful, affordable, and flexible.

Don't let anything fly past your radar.

We'll find the reference to your product on HackerNews, the offhand quote you gave your college newspaper in 2009, and the reviews of your book in all those small blogs. Lensant scans petabytes of data to make sure you see it all.

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We find all the needles in the haystack.

Let Lensant be your eyes and ears.

For your business

Lensant can help your business respond to complaints in real-time, identify sales opportunities by scanning forums for your niche, and keep track of competitors. Whether you're a startup, SMB, or enterprise, Lensant is for you.

For your projects

Whether you're maintaining an open source library, bootstrapping a side project, or publishing research papers, Lensant can help you keep track of how your work is appearing online.

For OSINT

If you're collecting open source intelligence, Lensant is perfect for your toolkit. Imagine running a fine-toothed comb over the public web. If your goal is to see everything, Lensant can help.

For your cause

Non-profit organizations can use Lensant at discounted rates to monitor their causes, grantees, and impact. If you're doing good for the world, let Lensant do good for you.

Free

Get a taste of Lensant


$0/month

50

matches per month

2

enabled triggers

2

keywords per trigger

No

advanced features
  • Exclude matches by keywords
  • Daily and weekly digests
  • Smart text extraction
  • Advanced quality filtering
  • Data source selection
  • Language filtering
  • Partial word matching
  • Site filtering
Basic

Great for individuals


$7.99/month

1,000

matches per month

5

enabled triggers

5

keywords per trigger

Yes

advanced features
  • Exclude matches by keywords
  • Daily and weekly digests
  • Smart text extraction
  • Advanced quality filtering
  • Data source selection
  • Language filtering
  • Partial word matching
  • Site filtering
Advanced

Designed for startups


$18.99/month

5,000

matches per month

10

enabled triggers

10

keywords per trigger

Yes

advanced features
  • Exclude matches by keywords
  • Daily and weekly digests
  • Smart text extraction
  • Advanced quality filtering
  • Data source selection
  • Language filtering
  • Partial word matching
  • Site filtering
Professional

Even more power


$49.99/month

75,000

matches per month

20

enabled triggers

10

keywords per trigger

Yes

advanced features
  • Exclude matches by keywords
  • Daily and weekly digests
  • Smart text extraction
  • Advanced quality filtering
  • Data source selection
  • Language filtering
  • Partial word matching
  • Site filtering

You build it. They talk about it. We monitor it.

Lensant keeps you on the pulse.

News and web tracking

Unlike some tools that only track the news, Lensant tracks the web too—so it sees the blog posts and forum threads the competitors usually miss.

Understandable metrics

In addition to real-time alerts delivered to your inbox, Lensant also offers weekly digests and a powerful dashboard with metrics.

Automatic quality filtering

Lensant automatically filters out low-quality matches using a context-aware algorithm. That way you see the signal, not the noise.

Supports good causes

Lensant donates 10% of its revenue to independent open source projects, and is powered entirely by renewable energy. Because the earth isn't worth a few emails.

Live and historical data

In addition to real-time monitoring, Lensant can also travel "back in time" to identify older content you may have missed.

Flexible, powerful infrastructure

If you need more power than our intuitive self-serve interface provides, just reach out. We can scan for combination of RegEx queries as a boolean expression.

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What does Lensant scan?

Lensant monitors the news and web. We scan most news websites—including low-circulation outlets—in essentially real-time, and we continuously monitor the open web.

We scan blog posts, forums, review sites, and other public web content. While we can't guarantee that we'll find everything, we'll find mostly everything. A good rule of thumb is that if Google search can find it, so can Lensant.

Lensant does not monitor Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other site that requires authentication to view. If you're looking to monitor social media, your best option is to use Lensant in addition to a dedicated social media alerting tool.

Facebook and Twitter charge extremely high prices to scan their content—millions of dollars per year and more, in some cases. Given that social media rarely contains useful information for small businesses that can't be gleaned from a simple search, we simply can't justify the cost.

How is Lensant different from...?

Google Alerts — We scan more than just major news outlets, and we provide significantly more powerful matching options.

Mention, Awario, BrandMentions, etc. — These tools, while powerful, aren't built for small businesses, startups, and side projects. They’re for the enterprise, and priced accordingly. While they excel at social media trend monitoring and crisis management, they struggle to identify niche topics and individual, "low-reach" mentions.

Other monitoring tools — Few other affordable media monitoring tools have the same breadth, simplicity, and power as Lensant. No need to take our word on this one—sign up and try Lensant for yourself. (There is a free plan.)

Who made the illustrations on this page?

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More questions?

View our support page, or feel free to email [email protected] and you'll get a response within a few hours.

Web & media monitoring isn't just for the enterprise.

Lensant is simple, powerful, and affordable.