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:

To exclude email addresses from the query, list them with @, without quotes:

  • 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.

  • The space between the words in the query is equal to the AND operator.

  • The maximum size of a search query is 4000 characters.

  • Search queries are not case-sensitive, so you can either use capital letters or lower-case letters.

  • Verbs must be used in bare infinitive to be conjugated into different forms.

  • Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals must be used in a singular and subjective case, so they change their form automatically.

  • For all languages except English and Russian, specify words in all the desired forms. Change them by gender, case, number (☝️ if you want to collect mentions from Twitter, we recommend to mention all the desired forms of key words in English as well).

Read more about how to create a new monitoring topic here.

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