As I manage multiple websites and social media accounts for several clients I find myself logging in and out of multiple websites to collect and monitor data on a daily and weekly basis. Since I’ve been doing this for many years I have developed my own style and a hodgepodge of systems of collecting, interpreting and analyzing the data, and sending reports to clients. Over the last couple of years, it’s been increasingly overwhelming at times to keep up with the never ending streams of data.
So when I read a recent post on the Social Media Examiner blog that mentioned Cyfe, I was extremely interested. Cyfe is an all in one dashboard for your business and over the last couple of weeks or so I’ve been testing it out. Cyfe is beyond “just a dashboard”, it’s more like a monitoring and control center/hub, where you can set up widgets of data within multiple dashboards.
Once you create an account you start out with a blank, untitled dashboard. When you add a widget it will ask you where to pull the data from. You can have several widgets on one dashboard and multiple dashboards.
For my testing a connected to AdSense, Mailchimp, Google Trends, Facebook Pages, and Stripe – combining 5 different websites that I would access on a weekly basis. You can position the widgets anywhere on the dashboard as well as minimize and expand the size.
There are over 75 different widgets to choose from within various categories from Advertising to Web Analytics. Another great feature is the ability to create public URLs of read-only dashboards that you can share with anyone.
This is one of those products that is a must for the busy enterpeneur. It is a freemium pricing model. With a free account you are limited to 5 widgets and one dashboard. The paid option is $19/mo or $168/yr. Try it out and let me know what you think.