Create a mention alert

A mention alert is a combination of your search settings (e.g., a keyword, such as a brand name, and other prefs, such as negative keywords or language settings) plus the results your search returns. Depending on your Awario plan, you’ll be able to create anywhere from 3 to 50 alerts under one account.

Set up a mention alert

To set up a mention alert, you'll need to click on the plus button in the sidebar.

In case you decided to create an empty project, the button will be also available in the center of the preview screen.

Last, you can add new alerts from your Project settings.

Configure mention alert settings 

In the quick search form, enter the keyword(s) you’d like to monitor and hit GO.

The mention alert will be named after the first keyword. But you can rename it at any point. To access advanced settings, click More options.

Now we can set additional parameters and make our search query more specific.

A Website or web page is needed to find brand mentions with backlinks to your domain. At the same time, mentions from your domain won't be collected. 

Negative Keywords are used to exclude undeeded results. Mentions containing any of the specified negative keywords next to your main keywords won't be added to your alert.

Languages are simply the language(s) you'd like to find mentions in.

Countries are needed to define the geographic scope of the search. Choose your preferred country or countries here, if you are interested in mentions coming from a specific location.

Sources are the platforms Awario will be searching. Select your preferred platforms here if you're interested in mentions coming from specific sources, e.g. news and blog articles, Facebook posts, etc.

The Date range is used to narrow the search down to a specific time period. This means that you will only see mentions fitting into the specified time frame. The Custom option lets you specify a from date (the to date will always be the current date).

There are also the Whitelist and Blacklist options in alert settings, which let you prioritize or ignore mentions from certain accounts or websites.

Switch to Boolean search

Boolean search enables users to create more specific queries for on-point results and better reporting. Click Switch to Boolean at the very bottom of the screen to convert your query to Boolean.

You can learn more about Boolean queries in our Boolean Search Guide.