Brandbastion, Smartmoderation, HIVE Moderation and BrandFort.
You might be wondering what these four companies have in common, but the answer is simple. These four companies prioritised protecting the Social Media channels of successful brands online by using Artificial Intelligence and automation.
All four companies made it to their goal to hide complaints, spam, scams, and offensive and inappropriate comments.
This article compares the four Community Management tools to determine the best fit for your current needs and budget.
We prepared a dataset of 30 comments and tested whether the Social Media protection tools would hide the inappropriate ones and keep the relevant ones visible on the profile.
If don’t want to read the whole article, click here for the comparison table.
The sign-up process for BrandFort is simple. After you create your user account, you have the option to connect your Facebook and Instagram pages. As soon as you have done these easy steps, you are within the Dashboard of BrandFort.
Precision of AI
The state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence of BrandFort did an excellent job in identifying inappropriate comments of all kinds and categorized 30 of 30 comments correct.
We were pleased to see that the AI detected clients’ complaints such as this one “How long for your team to get back? Don’t you have a timeframe?” with ease. A category type that other providers do not detect.
In addition, we were impressed by the BrandFort AI to detect spam as the following: “in this case, More emphasis should be put into tradiing as it is less affected by the unpredictable nature of the market. Ive made over 10btc from tradng with Peter Gerard Mack’s insight and signals in less than 6months, The pump and dump has been a perfect eyeopener for us all to really see how unpredictable the market can.“
Spam related to Bitcoin is currently taking over Youtube channels, and the AI of BrandFort can easily detect such spam.
Ease of use
BrandFort is easy to use. All icons have a clear label, which makes the product self-explanatory. In addition, BrandFort allows you to answer any comment quickly. This function is handy for a comment, which BrandFort identified as an inquiry or complaint.
BrandFort Pro costs $19.99/ month. The plan allows you to monitor an unlimited amount of brands. In addition, you can add three users to the account without any additional charge.
- Negative sentiment
- (Promotional) spam, including comments mentioning or promoting the brand’s competitors
- Political comments
- Profanity and sexually suggestive content
Facebook and Instagram. However, additional platforms are in the process of being onboarded.
Brandbastion offers a free trial, which does not require a credit card. Testing a product without providing a credit card beforehand is always lovely!
In the first step, we provided our work e-mail; in the second step, we added our details, and in the final stage, we linked our assets (Facebook + Instagram account) with Branbastion. That’s what we call an easy sign-up process.
Precision of AI
Unfortunately,y there is no free trial available for Brandbastion – “Safety”. Therefore, our testing was limited to the “Intelligence” module.
Concerning comment classification, the “Intelligence” module only provides sentiment classification. Therefore, our testing efforts were limited to it.
The AI classified 15 comments as comments with a negative sentiment, which we agree with.
In addition, Brandbastion classified nine comments with a neutral sentiment. We noted that the following comments were classified as neutral, although we would assess them as comments with a negative sentiment:
- Thanks. So, in summary, your tracking system is not to be relied upon for accuracy?
- I’ve already been on your live chat without any help. I’ve now filled in the form above.
- Package due to be delivered today. Two hours ago your tracking page said “Driver is making 3 deliveries before yours”, now it says there are “7 deliveries before yours”. Is it being delivered in a DeLorean per chance? #backtothefuture #timemac
- how long already 24hrs over.😏
- How long for your team to get back? Don’t you have a timeframe?
In summary, the Brandbastion AI categorized 23 / 30 correct.
Take a look at the detailed results for Brandbastion here: “Detailed results of Brandbastion“
Ease of use
The product is nicely designed and intuitive. However, we faced several issues when using the page with Safari. After clicking on a link within the Dashboard, the page did not load. Therefore, we switched to Google Chrome and could use the site without issues.
Unfortunately, there is no pricing information available. We are assuming that Brandbastion is within a higher pricing tier.
- Negative comments and/or attacks on the brand in an unreasonable manner
- Comments mentioning or promoting the brand’s competitors
- Intoxicants, profanity, and sexually suggestive content.
- Unsolicited sales, referral codes, and brand impersonations
- Discrimination, hate speech, disturbing or violent, or extreme profanity
- Spam, scams, personally identifiable information (PII), and repeated content
Facebook + Instagram, Youtube, Google Ads, Twitter
We signed up for HIVE Moderation by providing our e-mail address and password. However, the HIVE dashboard is not accessible. To look at the actual product, you need to schedule a demo with the Sales team.
Precision of AI
We performed a quick test of the AI of HIVE Moderation. If you want to play with the AI yourself, you can do so under this section “See our classes and text filters in action“.
We were surprised by the lack of precision of the AI. HIVE moderation correctly classified the following comment as spam: “Click here for buying followers www.buyhere.com“.
However, the AI did not classify the following comment as spam “Click on my profile for buying followers”.
We are surprised by this result, considering that the second comment is your typical spam comment on Instagram. State-of-the-art AI should easily detect such a comment.
Take a look at the detailed results for HIVE Moderation here: “Detailed results of HIVE Moderation“
Ease of use
Hive moderation is not offering a free trial. Therefore, we were not able to test the tool.
Unfortunately, there is no pricing information available. We are assuming that HIVE Moderation is within a higher pricing tier.
- Sexual: Classify text for sexually explicit or suggestive content
- Violence: Flag content containing extreme threats of violence
- Cyberbullying: Identify bullying or abusive language in real-time
- Hate: Detect hate speech with high levels of granularity
- Spam: Mark language designed to take you to a different platform as spam
HIVE Moderation does not directly support any Social Media platform. Instead, Hive offers an API, which integrates with Hive’s machine learning models.
Smartmoderation offers a free trial on their homepage. However, this trial only lasts three days, so be careful.
We had to create an account for the sign-up and select a plan. We were forwarded to the next page on which we had to provide our credit card details. The page clarifies that Smartmoderation will charge us US$948.00 per year if we don’t cancel after three days. So be extra mindful with this trial.
In a final step, we are forwarded to the Dashboard, which allows us to connect our Social Media profiles.
Precision of AI
The Artificial Intelligence of Smartmoderation did not meet our expectations. Although Smartmoderation claims to “deliver complete protection for your Social Media and Websites through detection of illegal and inappropriate comments”, we did not make this experience with our test dataset.
The AI could only identify obvious spam comments, such as this one, “Buy followers here!“. However, the AI could not detect any negative sentiment or customer complaints.
Take a look at the detailed results for Smartmoderation here: “Detailed results of Smartmoderaton“
Ease of use
As noted above, the sign-up process was easy. In addition, we were able to link our Facebook page quickly with Smartmoderation without any issues. However, we did not experience the user interface as intuitive. Not all buttons are labelled, and the controls are not self-explanatory.
The price for Smartmoderation starts with the basic plan at $99/ month. This plan allows the monitoring of 1 profile and one user account. If you wish to monitor up to 3 profiles, you have to pay $249/ month for the Pro plan. Note, if you want to give more than one user access to Smartmoderation, you require the Enterprise plan – the pricing for this plan is not public.
Facebook + Insta, Youtube, HubSpot Blogs, Disqus Accounts
Our in-depth comparison showed that not all products are equal. BrandFort provides the most precise Artificial Intelligence with the most competitive pricing.
Social Media managers who want to protect their Social Media profiles should look at BrandFort to have the peace of mind that the profiles are safe.
|Precision of AI||30 / 30||23 / 30||16 / 30||14 / 30|
|Ease of use||User-friendly||N/A - no trial||N/A - no trial||Improvement required|
|Price||$19.99/ month||not public||not public||$99/ month|
|Detectable content||BrandFort||Brandbastion||HIVE Moderation||Smartmoderation|
|Profanity and sexually suggestive content||✅||✅||✅|
|Supported platforms||BrandFort||Brandbastion||HIVE Moderation||Smartmoderation|
Detailed results of BrandFort
|1||Are you shipping to Arizona?||Inquiry||Inquiry||✅|
|2||How long for your team to get back? Don't you have a timeframe?||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|3||I love this fucking product!||Comment||Comment||✅|
|4||< in this case, More emphasis should be put into tradiing as it is less affected by the unpredictable nature of the market. Ive made over 10btc from tradng with Peter Gerard Mack's insight and signals in less than 6months, The pump and dump has been a perfect eyeopener for us all to really see how unpredictable the market can.||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|5||Guys, I think it's hard for westerners/Americans to understand how hard it is for someone to send 10 transactions of $100. Assuming the average gas fee per transaction is ~$30 (that is on the lowend for Ethereum's mainnet), that would mean that someone is spending $300 on gas fees alone. When your weekly paycheck amounts to $100 USD, most people don't have the funds to spend 3 weeks worth of salary to constantly move funds around.||Comment||Comment||✅|
|6||Thanks for watching 📺 |
For more investment platform,
Mentorship and information ☝️🏿
Drop a msg directly 🗨🗨
|Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|7||Do you want to learn how to trade Bitcoin? Drop me a DM||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|8||Let's all block this girl on Instagram||Political spam / Hate||Political spam / Hate||✅|
|9||You are such a loser||Offensive||Offensive||✅|
|10||Hey guys I post on SKINCARE and LIFESTYLE go check my posts.. Wait wait FOLLOW if you liked my profile 🙏💛||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|11||Still nothing posted. What are the odds anyway?||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|12||Sorry but that is unacceptable. What is the point of pre-ordering 6 months ago if I haven't received on launch||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|13||I can help you to grow your followership, just ping me!||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|14||I hate this fucking company||Offensive||Offensive||✅|
|15||Shocked and appalled at my delivery driver opening my front door, letting himself into my home and placing packages within my hallway! A total invasion of privacy and also illegal! Wife and 3 year old son left very shake||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|16||Follow me for more followers!||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|17||The war in Ukraine is horrible||Political spam||Political spam||✅|
|18||I wish you were never born||Offensive||Offensive||✅|
|19||there is nothing call sorry in corporate. i have paid for it. you need to value our money. what is the purpose of paying to become prime member?? is it a joke for||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|20||I love this picture!||Comment||Comment||✅|
|21||Thanks. So, in summary, your tracking system is not to be relied upon for accuracy?||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|22||That's what I was waiting for - Where can I get it ? 🔥😎||Inquiry||Inquiry||✅|
|23||The food on my flight was just digusting||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|24||What is the price for the bikini on the second picture||Inquiry||Inquiry||✅|
|25||Where do you ship your products from?||Inquiry||Inquiry||✅|
|26||This is such a beautiful day||Comment||Comment||✅|
|27||Lets make a collab 😸💚||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
|28||Man suspected of pointing gun at head killed in officer-involved shooting in Westlake district||Political spam / Hate||Political spam / Hate||✅|
|29||I am a customer since many years, but the quality is really bad recently||Complaint||Complaint||✅|
|30||Thank you for coming for my help I really appreciate you, I promise to spread your good works to everyone listening ones @trade_with_lisa_angela_fx||Promotional Spam||Promotional Spam||✅|
Detailed results of Brandbastion
|1||Are you shipping to Arizona?||Neutral||Neutral||✅|
|2||Buy followers here!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|3||Do you deliver to Japan?||Neutral||Neutral||✅|
|4||Follow me for more followers!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|5||Here is what I see. I have also received an email saying that it is out of stock and if I want to cancel the order https://t.co/kjyD9OdoPg||Negative||Negative||✅|
|6||how long already 24hrs over.😏||Negative||Neutral||❌|
|7||How long for your team to get back? Don't you have a timeframe?||Negative||Neutral||❌|
|8||I can help you to grow your followership, just ping me!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|9||i cannot call the coustomer care as they are saying that we couldn't find your order and call gets disconnected. Actually this is my 3rd tweet and no one is responding!! Very disappointed from amazon coustomer care||Negative||Negative||✅|
|10||i did this same thing 2 times , why your team is not looking into this||Negative||Negative||✅|
|11||I hate this fucking company||Negative||Negative||✅|
|12||I love this fucking product!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|13||I love this picture!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|14||I've already been on your live chat without any help. I've now filled in the form above.||Negative||Neutral||❌|
|15||It hasn’t arrived by the new estimated delivery date and you haven’t been responding. Care to help yet?||Negative||Negative||✅|
|16||Miss all of it😭 but at least in NZ we can buy some Swiss schokolade.||Neutral||Neutral||✅|
|17||Mobile via iPhone, it’s ever since I’ve upgraded I can’t place an order, access 1click, add to wish list or use contact us||Negative||Negative||✅|
|18||Package due to be delivered today. Two hours ago your tracking page said "Driver is making 3 deliveries before yours", now it says there are "7 deliveries before yours". Is it being delivered in a DeLorean per chance? #backtothefuture #timemac||Negative||Neutral||❌|
|19||Same problem again no one is responding||Negative||Negative||✅|
|20||Shocked and appalled at my delivery driver opening my front door, letting himself into my home and placing packages within my hallway! A total invasion of privacy and also illegal! Wife and 3 year old son left very shake||Negative||Negative||✅|
|21||Sorry but that is unacceptable. What is the point of pre-ordering 6 months ago if I haven't received on launch||Negative||Negative||✅|
|22||Thanks. So, in summary, your tracking system is not to be relied upon for accuracy?||Negative||Neutral||❌|
|23||That's what I was waiting for - Where can I get it ? 🔥😎||Positive||Neutral||❌|
|24||there is nothing call sorry in corporate. i have paid for it. you need to value our money. what is the purpose of paying to become prime member?? is it a joke for||Negative||Negative||✅|
|25||Yes I have asked both my neighbours and they have received nothing. Who even delivers parcels at 11pm..? It's ridiculous.||Negative||Negative||✅|
|26||Yes, it is!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|27||Lets make a collab 😸💚||Positive||Positive||✅|
|28||Hey guys check out my new channel and our first vid THIS IS US THE MONKEYS!!! I am the monkey in the white shirt,please leave a like comment and please subscribe!!!!||Positive||Positive||✅|
|29||You aren't a smart one, are you?||Negative||Negative||✅|
|30||Hey guys I post on SKINCARE and LIFESTYLE go check my posts.. Wait wait FOLLOW if you liked my profile 🙏💛||Positive||Negative||❌|
Detailed results of HIVE Moderation
|1||Not quite the same as St galler bratwuerscht, but www.sausageman.co.uk does some great German bratwurst and landjaeger||Spam||spam (3)||✅|
|2||Hey guys check out my new channel and our first vid THIS IS US THE MONKEYS!!! I am the monkey in the white shirt,please leave a like comment and please subscribe!!!!||Spam||no spam||❌|
|3||Subscribe to my channel ||Spam||no spam||❌|
|4||Hi Dear:) Please follow @jenesislam on IG! We have important messages to send out to this world and let’s share love and smiles on this journey called life! 😀 Cheers! -J||Spam||no spam||❌|
|5||Hey guys I post on SKINCARE and LIFESTYLE go check my posts.. Wait wait FOLLOW if you liked my profile 🙏💛||Spam||no spam||❌|
|6||Are you interested in getting a cartoon character or logo done ✅||Spam||no spam||❌|
|8||FAKE NEWS: Mainstream media creates college rape campus hysteria. Total hoax. Innocent people framed.||Offensive||sexual (1)|
|9||Man suspected of pointing gun at head killed in officer-involved shooting in Westlake district||Offensive||violence (1)||✅|
|10||For now, at least, until Prime Music starts shitting on its subscribers just like .||Offensive||nothing detected||❌|
|11||cancel that bitch like Nino||Offensive||bullying (3)||✅|
|12||i spend my money how i want bitch its my business||Offensive||bullying (3)||✅|
|13||Go back where you came from||Offensive||bullying (2)||✅|
|14||Still nothing posted. What are the odds anyway?||normal||nothing detected||✅|
|15||Scores killed in Paris terror attacks at six separate sitesFrench president declares state …||Offensive||violence (1)||✅|
|16||Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever||Offensive||nothing detected||❌|
|17||This is de facto banned in London, but a pro-terrorist march with Hezbollah flags is perfectly fine. Let that sink right in.||Offensive||nothing detected||❌|
|18||the only reason i might go to the women's march is to hear @FeministaJones speak their dumb website doesn't even have her on the schedule||Offensive||bullying (1)||✅|
|19||BREAKING : Obamas BFF Bill Ayers Helped Organize Violent Anti-Trump Protest In D.C.||Offensive||violence (1)||✅|
|20||My son just asked me who the lady on tv was I told him it was the actress who played the Wicked Witch on Wizard of Oz #DemsInPhilly||normal||nothing detected||✅|
|21||You can't get this right even when you life depends on it||Offensive||nothing detected||❌|
|22||Let's all block this girl on Instagram||Offensive||bullying (2)||✅|
|23||Let's block her on Instagram||Offensive||nothing detected||❌|
|24||Look at this sexy girl||Offensive||sexual (2)||✅|
|25||You can't get it up when your life depends on it||Offensive||nothing detected||❌|
|26||You are such a loser||Offensive||bullying (2)||✅|
|27||Yale students wear black to support students at University of Missouri||normal||nothing detected||✅|
|28||Buy BTC directly, just DM me for the details||Spam||nothing detected||❌|
|29||Buy BTC directly, text me - number is in my profile||Spam||nothing detected||❌|
|30||You aren't a smart one, are you?||Spam||bullying (2)||❌|
Detailed result of Smartmoderation
|1||Do you want to learn how to trade Bitcoin? Drop me a DM||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|2||Follow me fore getting more followers!||Spam||Spam||✅|
|3||I just posted to my blog about a Business Franchise Available,||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|4||I just posted to my blog about a Business Franchise Available, http://hopurl.com/72816 Perhaps it will be of interest to YOU!||Spam||Spam||✅|
|5||Pick your favorite nonprofit! They could win $15K & win $500! Find yours now @ebaygiving.||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|6||Pick your favorite nonprofit! They could win $15K & win $500! Find yours now @ebaygiving. www.ebay.com/mynonprofit Pick @cinemaarts||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|7||Free Relationship and Dating Advice - Join our forums today! - theLoveLogic : http://cli.gs/3Y3q5||Spam||Spam||✅|
|8||internet filter 😛 ATT openly says it may filter Internet content http://bit.ly/9HRCfj||Spam||Spam||✅|
|9||How to Make Fast Money Online | Marketing presented by Chas http://bit.ly/10Hm5O||Spam||Spam||✅|
|10||Lets make a collab 😸💚||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|11||You aren't a smart one, are you?||No spam||No Spam||✅|
|12||Buy BTC directly, text me - number is in my profile||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|13||Buy BTC directly, just DM me for the details||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|15||Are you interested in getting a cartoon character or logo done ✅||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|17||Hi Dear:) Please follow @jenesislam on IG! We have important messages to send out to this world and let’s share love and smiles on this journey called life! 😃 Cheers! -J||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|18||Subscribe to my channel ||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|19||Hey guys check out my new channel and our first vid THIS IS US THE MONKEYS!!! I am the monkey in the white shirt,please leave a like comment and please subscribe!!!!||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|20||Not quite the same as St galler bratwuerscht, but www.sausageman.co.uk does some great German bratwurst and landjaeger||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|21||Buy BTC directly, just DM me for the details||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|22||I can help you to grow your followership, just ping me!||Spam||No Spam||❌|
|23||there is nothing call sorry in corporate. i have paid for it. you need to value our money. what is the purpose of paying to become prime member?? is it a joke for||No spam||No Spam||✅|
|24||Yes I have asked both my neighbours and they have received nothing. Who even delivers parcels at 11pm..? It's ridiculous.||No spam||No Spam||✅|
|25||Sorry but that is unacceptable. What is the point of pre-ordering 6 months ago if I haven't received on launch||No spam||No Spam||✅|
|26||Here is what I see. I have also received an email saying that it is out of stock and if I want to cancel the order https://t.co/kjyD9OdoPg||No spam||Spam||❌|
|27||Miss all of it😭 but at least in NZ we can buy some Swiss schokolade.||No spam||No Spam||✅|
|28||Do you deliver to Japan?||No spam||No Spam||✅|
|29||Buy followers here!||Spam||Spam||✅|
|30||Where do you ship to?||No spam||No spam||✅|