What is the best free monitoring tool to monitor

Im looking for the best free tools available to marketers to monitor a brand, mentions or keywords on internet in general (not looking for something focused on social networks). Im used to paid tools like Radian6, Meltwater or Radarly, but Ive never been looking into free ones. Is there any you would recommand and what do/did you like about it?
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    Anna WintersteinTime Lady at Smarter Time. · Written
    Hi there! We use Mention for that purpose. They have free and paid features, but the free features are enough for us: you basically get an improved version of a Google Alert in your mailbox. I like that it's accurate, simple and does what you need it to do without hassle. We were looking for something minimal though - depends on your requirements.
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    Kuba RogalskiContent Writer at LiveChat · Written
    Kuba Rogalski made this product
    I feel like free tools tend to lack in certain areas when compared to the paid ones. Even the paid ones are not perfect and will not guarantee a 100% coverage, let alone those that are free. I am being biased while recommending Brand24 but with a free trial you could see for yourself if paid solutions have enough advantages over the free ones.