Update: Google has confirmed to me that Andrey Petrov is joining them. They were silent about whether or not any assets or property of SocialGrapple were part of the move.
I am excited to announce that the SocialGrapple team is joining Google.
SocialGrapple started a year ago, and launched only a couple of months later as a social graph analytics service. It was an amazing learning experience and I am incredibly grateful to all the users who supported this venture. Much of what was built over the months came directly from your needs and requests, so I feel like we were all on this journey together.
Since the first launch, we also explored keyword tracking and branched out to other social networks, but this was only scratching the surface. I’m looking forward to taking these ideas to the next level and revealing metrics on an incredibly larger scale.
As part of this transition, SocialGrapple is shutting down. All payment subscriptions have been cancelled so no more recurring payments will be charged. You will be able to download your SocialGrapple data exports until November 8, 2011, at which point SocialGrapple will shut down and your data will be deleted.
To download your data export, go here: http://socialgrapple.com/account/export
If there is anything I can do to help make your transition away from SocialGrapple easier, please reply to this email and I will do my best.
Thank you again for being a part of my journey. I strive to continue building tools that make the world more transparent and empowered, and I can’t imagine a better partner than Google.
SocialGrapple is an analytics tool created by Andrey Petrov to track Facebook and Twitter metrics.