This article contains a guide to search techniques and powerful example searches to help you refine your social posts.

 

🔍 Search Techniques:

Search for a specific keyword

Use quotes around keywords or phrases.
Example, "social media"
 

Match any keyword

Use OR in all caps between each keyword/phrase.
Example, "twitter" OR "youtube"
 

Match multiple keywords in each post

Use AND in all caps between each keyword/phrase.
Example, "instagram insights" AND "facebook ads"
  

Search for a hashtag

Simply type in the hashtag.
Example, #marketing
 

Exclude keywords

Use NOT in all caps before the keyword.
Example, NOT "winter"
 

Match on any variation of a keyword

Use the * symbol in any part of a keyword.
Example, "blog*" will match blog or blogs.
 

Search for a link

Simply type in your link.
Example, "rivaliq.com/blog"

 

🙌 Example searches :

Search for posts mentioning you (replace with your handle)

"@rival_iq " or "rivaliq" OR "Rival IQ"
 

Search for likely user generated content (UGC) posts

"📸" OR "📸:" OR "photo by"  OR "photos by"
 

Search for contest posts

"giveaway" OR "giving away" OR "entry"
  

Search for all posts with hashtags

#*
 

Search for posts without hashtags

NOT #*



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