How to find the most important content in your mentions stream by using auto-categories

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Written by Anastasia Kibets
Updated over a week ago

Why auto-categories?

Auto-categories help you pick out the most relevant information from a large stream of mentions. YouScan automatically sorts mentions by categories with the help of machine learning.
Examples of such auto-categories include:

  • Article, which gives an overview of news stories and other media coverage about your topic

  • Promo, which can help you analyze your promotional initiatives

  • WOM (word-of-mouth), which can help you listen to your customers and find insights

  • Complaint, which can help you to deal with negative feedback promptly.

How to use auto-categories

1. Navigate to the filter menu by clicking "Choose".

2. In the "Auto-categories" tab, choose the type(s) of posts you'd like to work on.

💡 You can also set up "Rules" for each auto-category. For example, the software can automatically delete posts that fall under commerce or charity.

List of auto-categories

WOM (word of mouth) – a mention where the user describes their personal experience with the brand. These types of mentions are more personal, often addressed to someone specific (a friend, a colleague, the company), and written in a more casual tone. These mentions include opinions, comparisons, recommendations, complaints, questions about products/services and other discussions.

Opinion — a post that expresses the user's opinion, judgment or analysis of a product.

Comparison — mentions where users compare several products, services, brands or companies.

Recommendation — posts that recommend or advise against using a particular product.

Complaint — negative feedback about a product, service or the brand as a whole.
☝️ Set up email or messenger alerts about these types of mentions in order to respond to these concerns in a timely manner.

Question — questions about a product/service.

Official response — replies from the company's representative.

Article – an informative mention. These are user-generated posts on social media and news stories shared over Messenger, on social media or on forums. These mentions include news stories, factsheets, briefs, blog posts and testimonials. 

Captions – photo and video captions, hashtags.

List – the subject of your monitored topic is included in a list.

18+ image – mentions contain material which is pornographic or which contains nudity, explicit sexual material or depictions of sexual acts.

Promo – mentions aimed at audience engagement and brand promotion. 

Commerce – items for sale, mentions of products for commercial purposes, discounts and promotions.

Advertisement – informing about the product/service in order to promote, announce, schedule upcoming events etc.

Giveaway – contests and giveaways.

Public service announcement – messages about the disappearance or search for someone or something, mentions with a call to support a public initiative, a fraud warning, etc.

Vacancy – vacancies, job postings, job search messages, calls for and submissions of resumes/CV

Donation – requests for donations, fundraising, and reports on various charity initiatives, free charitable giveaways, charity drives

Guidance – cooking recipes, health and beauty how-tos, housework tips, all kinds of lifehacks and instructions.

🤖 If you find a bug in the algorithm that places a post in the wrong auto-category, you can change it, as shown below. This will help our algorithm to do better next time!

Which languages have automatic auto-categories detection capabilities?

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Spanish

  • Ukrainian

You can check all available smart features for each language in the table below.

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