The language for search queries consists of search operators, which are intended to
specify the distance between keywords
clarify the search terms
exclude certain words from monitoring
Basic operators in YouScan:
Advanced operators in YouScan:
Tips for search query
The system ignores additional characters, including #, %, +, $, etc. This means that the keyword #veganbowl will find mentions of the word both with and without the hashtag.
To exclude email addresses from the query, list them with @, without quotes:
The maximum size of a search query is 4000 characters.
Search queries are not case-sensitive so you can use capital or lower-case letters.
Verbs must be used in bare infinitive to be conjugated into different forms.
Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and numerals must be used in a singular and subjective case, so they change their form automatically.
For all languages except English, specify words in all the desired forms. Change them by gender, case, and number (☝️ if you want to collect mentions from Twitter, we recommend mentioning all the desired forms of keywords in English as well).
Tips for basic operators
To find words that appear side by side in the text, use the /1 operator. This way, you will find mentions where there is only a space between the keywords.
For example, coca /1 cola.
/N operator sets the distance but does not fix the word order.
The space between the words in the query equals the AND operator.
Tips for advanced operators
Advanced operators work as filters for a specific part of your query only.
To make it easier to find the necessary advanced operators, we have added hints that can be activated by pressing CTRL + Space for Windows or Option + Space for macOS.
Read more about how to create a new monitoring topic here.