You can search these terms: 

  • #hashtags 
  • Keywords 
  • URLs 
  • @Accounts mentioned in posts 

We use a boolean search to format our searches and the way we collect data. Here are some tips on how to make better use of your trackers under Edit Settings:

1. The OR search:

The OR search is used when you would like to collect posts with different search terms. You will collect posts that contain at least one of the search terms. This search method provides you with the most results as it is not specific. For example, if I would like to collect posts that include |Mickey| or posts that include |mouse| :

In this case, the tracker will pull up posts such as:

and

2. The AND search 

The AND search will come in handy if you would like to collect posts that include two terms such as - |Mickey| and |mouse|. We will only pull posts if they contain all of the words within the search box. This search method allows you to get a little more specific results. 

In this case, the tracker will pull up posts such as:

It will also pull up:

Note: The posts will contain both search terms but they may not necessarily be in the exact order you input them in. In this case, Mouse could precede Mickey. 

3. The AND search with Exact Term

If you are looking to only collect posts in the exact string of words, you will have to use inverted commas or quotation marks. For example, if I would like to track |Mickey mouse| and only collect posts that contain Mickey Mouse in that order I will format it as so:

In this case, the tracker will pull up posts such as:

To summarize, below is a tool tip from our Edit Tracker page explaining our boolean search. 

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