Create a mention alert
A mention alert let’s say is a treasure house for your related keywords and search preferences, along with the mentions your search returns. In other words, a mention alert contains your search query (it can be either a single keyword or a rrrreally complex Boolean expression) as well as the results Awario finds that match the query. It is designed to store and display the mentions found under a given search query, its statistics and interactions. Each mention alert can contain multiple keywords, so you could create more precise queries and receive more relevant results.
How to start?
First of all we need to cast a spell or just click on a button (you decide) on the left menu bar :)
In case you’d preferred to rule the destiny on your own and created an empty project, the button will be also available in the center of the preview screen.
And and at last in Project settings.
Configure a mention alert
In the simple search form you enter the keyword you’d like to get mentions of and hit GO.
The mention alert will be named in honor of the first keyword. But you can rename it at any time later.
For glorious victories and more relevant results use extra settings by clicking on More options:
Now we can set additional parameters and make our search query more specific:
Website or web page - find mentions of links. Mentions from these domains will not be added to your alert.
Negative Keywords - results containing any of the specified negative keywords next to your main keywords won't be added to your alert.
Languages - select the language(s) you'd like to find mentions in.
Countries - choose your preferred country or countries here, if you are interested in mentions coming from a specific location.
Sources - select your preferred sources here, if you're interested in mentions coming from a specific source, e.g. news and blog articles, Facebook posts, etc.
Date range - you will only see mentions from the specified time frame in your alert. The Custom option lets you select any From date (the To date will always be the current date).
Email Notification - select how often you'd like to receive email notifications about new mentions.
There is also one more option called Blacklist - you can add there usernames or domains which will be ignored by Awario and won't appear in your alert (more information about Blacklist you can find here).
Switch to Boolean search
For the experienced warriors who’ve gone through fire and water we suggest to meet the real challenge - Boolean search. It is a manual search type that allows to narrow the query and get the maximum amount of relevant information using Boolean operators.
Click on Switch to Boolean search in the very bottom of the screen.
More information about Boolean search and the case studies you can find here.