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 a new project, the button will be also available in the center of the preview screen.
Lastly, you can add new alerts from your Project settings.
Configure mention alert settings
The first thing to do here is input the keyword(s) you'd like to monitor. Please note that anything will work as a keyword — brand names, general words, hashtags, social media handles, or website links.
The mention alert will be named after the first keyword. But you can rename it at any point.
Now we can set additional parameters and make our search query more specific.
Excluded Keywords are used to ensure your alert does not collect irrelevant results. Mentions containing any of the specified excluded 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. The checkbox under the Languages field enables the results where Awario was unable to identify the language used.
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, Twitter 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).
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.