Below is the list of operators that you can use on TRAC at search set up, when using the search Wizard. 

The OR operator

Example: Orange *Enter* Apple

Whenever you input keywords or a group of keywords and select 'enter' on your keyboard, or the + sign on Pulsar, this is the same as using the logical operator "OR".

In the example below, this will query for mentions of 'orange' OR 'apple' in any given post or article on the web.

Example: Orange, Juice

In the example below, this will collect mentions of 'orange' and 'juice' in the same post or article on the web. So both terms have to be present in the post or article, and they can appear in any order, or side by side.

On Pulsar, using commas (,) between keywords in the same row is the same as using the logical operator "AND”. 

The NOT operator

This is found in the blacklist section of the search set up process. You can blacklist single terms, phrases, authors and certain websites.

The Single keywords operator

Example: orange

In the example below, this will find posts containing the single keyword 'orange'. These mentions can be in upper-case or lower-case, i.e. 'ORANGE' or 'orange' or 'Orange' etc.

NB On Twitter, this will also match posts containing #orange; @orange or posts with urls that contain the term 'orange'. 

The Exact Phrase operator

Example: orange juice

The example below will find mentions that contain the exact phrase 'orange juice', in any post or article on the web. The phrase can be in upper-case or lower-case i.e. 'ORANGE JUICE' or 'orange juice' or 'Orange Juice'.

The Proximity operator ~ (tilde)

Example: "Orange Juice"~5

The example below will find mentions of the exact phrase 'orange juice' and mentions of 'orange' and 'juice' within 5 words of each other, e.g. 'This drink was made with fresh apple, orange and pear juice'

The hashtag operator

Example: #orangejuice

The example below will find posts on the web that contain the hashtag #orangejuice.  NB - If the #symbol is not explicitly stated, all mentions of 'orangejuice' will be collected from Twitter, (including posts containing 'orangejuice', '@orangejuice', or #orangejuice). 

The @operator

Example: @Orange 

The example below will find Twitter mentions containing reference to the @Orange Twitter handle. 

For a list of the operators you can use to filter your results once we've collected your data into your dashboard, please see below as the options available vary slightly from the operators supported at search set up.

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