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
Example, "twitter" OR "youtube" will match posts with either keyword.

Match multiple keywords in each post

Use AND in all caps.
Example, "instagram insights" AND "facebook ads" will match posts with both keywords.

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.

Adjust your search to Search By URL and simply type in your link.
Example, ""

(Note: this is not available for Auto-Tag Rules)


🙌 Example searches :

Copy and paste these searches we've created to find posts.

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 "📷by" OR "📷 by" OR 📸OR "📸by" OR "📸 by" OR "image by" OR "images by" OR "pic by" OR "pics by" OR 📹 OR "📹by" OR "📹 by" OR 🎥 OR "🎥by" OR "🎥 by" OR "photo by" OR "photos by")

Search for contest posts

("giveaway" OR "chance to win" OR "how to win" OR "enter to win" OR "pick a winner" OR "you can win" OR "you could win" OR "bio to enter" OR "contest ends" OR "entered to win" OR "rules to enter" OR (win AND "link in our bio"))

Search for all posts with hashtags


Search for posts without hashtags

NOT #*

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