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Advanced Boolean Operators
The site_urls_ll: operator targets articles that are tagged as a specified media outlet, via their domains. For example, to search within the Wall Steet Journal, we would need to write wsj.com after the site_urls_ll: operator, not “Wall Street Journal”.
|site_urls_ll:"nytimes.com" AND "Amazon" AND "electronics"|
This tells TrendKite to return only those articles from the “nytimes.com” that include the words “Amazon” AND “electronics”.
Example 2 (multiple publications)
|site_urls_ll:("nytimes.com" OR "wsj.com" OR "financialpost.com") AND "Amazon" AND "electronics"|
This tells TrendKite to only return articles from either the nytimes.com, wsj.com or financialpost.com that include both “Amazon” AND “electronics”.
IMPORTANT: Any base URL will include all subdomains. For example, wsj.com pulls content from wsj.com and blogs.wsj.com. Conversely, if you only listed blogs.wsj.com it would pull from the blog but not the rest of the site.
~ The Near Operator
The near operator requires that your terms appear within a specified proximity of each other, in any order. In TrendKite, you must use quotation marks around the search terms.
|"Amazon Prime Now"~5|
This tells TrendKite to return only those articles that mention the words “Amazon”, “Prime” and “Now” within 5 words of each other, in any order, regardless of capitalization.
|text:"Amazon" AND ("Amazon Prime"~5 OR "Amazon orginals"~5 )|
This tells TrendKite to return only articles that mention the word Amazon (capitalized) and also either “Amazon” AND “prime” within 5 words of each other, OR “Amazon” AND “originals” within 5 words of each other.
IMPORTANT: There must be a space between a near operator and a closed parenthesis: (~x ).
The title: operator searches just the headline of articles and is NOT case sensitive. Some publications may use all capital letters in their headlines, in which case using title: would be optimal as long as capitalization of your term(s) is not a concern.
This tells TrendKite to return only thosearticles where the headline includes TrendKite, regardless of capitalization (e.g. TrendKite, trendkite, Trendkite, TRENDKITE).
The "headline" operator searches only the headline but is case sensitive. An optimal time to use headline rather than title, is when your proper name includes a common word that isn’t typically capitalized in titles. For example, if you were searching for headline mentions of the Austin company, The Zebra, you may want to require the “T” to be capitalized, so that you are searching for the proper retailer name and not the animal (this still wouldn’t eliminate articles with headlines that start with “The”).
This tells TrendKite to return only articles where “The Zebra” is capitalized in the headline of the article.
Using the "tag" operator allows you to pull articles from a tag into your search results. For example, you can use tagging to credit a member of your organization for pitching a story that got picked up.
|tag:"Cindy" AND ("Target Target Target"~600 OR title:"Target")|
This tells TrendKite to return any articles tagged "Cindy" and that either mention target thrice or in the headline.
The "author" operator targets articles tagged with the specified author, is case sensitive and must appear exactly as it does in TrendKite.
|(author:"Emily Glazer" AND "Amazon" AND "Prime Now")|
This tells TrendKite to only return articles that are tagged with the author “Emily Glazer” and also include the keyword, “Amazon” AND the phrase, “Prime Now”.
The "mediatype" operator targets a specific type of media (values are "broadcast", "News", and "Blogs")
In order to see “broadcast” media, you must be subscribed to our broadcast service. If you are not yet subscribed and are interested in the service, contact your Account Manager for details.
|mediatype:"broadcast" AND ("Dove" AND "Soap")|
This tells TrendKite to return only broadcast clips that mention the words “Dove” AND “Soap”.