When it comes to collecting and reviewing mass amounts of information from Reddit, the correct Reddit data analytics tools can make all the difference. It is important for analysts to find the tool that caters to their needs, but the abundance of available options can make it difficult to know which choice is best.
Today we breakdown the article, “15 Reddit User and Data Analytic Tools”, and expand upon our #7 placement. Thank you to Quertime for including us on the list!
Data Analytics Tools
1. Tableau Public
Tableau Public is a free version of the Tableau data visualization tool. It helps to simplify raw data and provides information in the form of an understandable dashboard for ease of analysis.
OpenRefine (formally Google Refine) is a standalone open source desktop application that is used for cleaning up messy data and translating data to other formats for analysis.
Konstanz Information Miner, or KNIME, is a free and open source data analytics platform used for reporting and integrating machine learning/data mining components via its modular data pipelining concept. Drop nodes and drag associated points between activities rather than writing blocks of code.
RapidMiner is an open source program that is built for analytics teams and unifies the entire data science lifecycle. This includes data prep, machine learning, and predictive model deployment, used in conjunction with data mining, text mining, and predictive analysis.
5. Google Fusion Tables
Google Fusion Tables is a step up from Google Spreadsheets. This program is used for gathering, managing, visualizing, and sharing data tables. Easily upload datasets from CSV, KML, and spreadsheets and map them out in an easy to understand format.
NodeXL is a data analysis program specifically used for network visualization and social network analysis. It is an excellent tool for those non-programmers who want to generate statistics, metrics, and visualizations for social networks via simple filtering methods and flexible display attributes.
7. Import.io (that’s us!)
Import.io makes accessing, combining, and analyzing web data easy. Our SaaS integration platform uses Web Data Integration to convert users’ unstructured web data into a structured format that is easy to read. This data can then be used to create competitive advantages rooted in additional intelligence and greater company efficiencies. WDI extracts data faster than traditional web scraping methods, is more reliable, and is virtually error-free.
In addition to its quick and easy implementation, Import.io also relieves the stress of setup, maintenance, monitoring, and delivering high-quality data to your team– we take care of it all! Receive consistent data charts, dashboards, and reports to ensure that you have the most accurate data possible for your internal analysis. To top it off, our data experts are there to assist you every step of the way (including planning, scoping, and delivery).
8. Google Search Operators
Google Search Operators are special characters and commands that are used to make searches more precise (often for content research, technical SEO audits, etc). It expands upon the capabilities of traditional text searches, allowing for a more granular search experience.
Solver is an add-in piece of software for Microsoft Excel. This mathematical program is used for what-if analysis and can calculate solutions based on generic form problem descriptions.
WolframAlpha is a unique engine that’s used to gain knowledge and answers via dynamic computations based on large collections of data. It’s like a search engine that utilizes knowledge computing to provide answers, as opposed to Google which compiles thousands of websites for you to sift through independently. This program helps to power Apple’s Siri.
Reddit as a Weapon, or RaaW, is a Reddit data analytics user script that is accessed by hovering over a tab on the right-hand side of their website. This user script adds various features to your Reddit experience such as showing domains without reloading the page, a compose button to draft messages from any page, and a show source button for all comments, in addition to other features.
12. Reddit Moderator Toolbox
The Reddit Moderator Toolbox is an extension that adds a great number of needed features/functionality to the capabilities of Reddit moderators. Since this is a more niche tool, you can visit their website for further information about its variety of features.
13. Reddit Stream
Reddit Stream provides a live feed of continuous comments on any Reddit thread. Simply replace “reddit.com” with “reddit-stream.com” on any thread to receive an updating list of live comments for that post. Other options are also available, such as filtering new comments to the top or bottom.
EasyAMA is an app that makes creating an AMA (ask me anything) thread simple. They provide you with an easy-to-follow form to begin your AMA and offers tips along the way, making this a great option for those who are less experienced with Reddit.
PRAWtools is the program used to manage the Python Reddit API Wrapper, or PRAW. This collection of tools interact with Reddit’s API and provides utilities to moderators, keyword alerts, and subreddit statistics.
You can view Quertime’s explanation of these Reddit data analytics tools, here.
To learn more about how Import.io can help your business start its data analysis efforts, contact one of our data experts today.