Getting the most from your monitoring:
Amazing advanced Query tips
Gemma Cooper
Head of Professional
Services - Berlin
gem...
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 2
Coming Up
•  How to test your Query
•  Tips for removing spam
•  How to write r...
•  Ask questions in the session chat
•  Tweet about our discussion:
A copy of this presentation and a recording of this we...
Testing your
Query
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 4#brandwatchtips
Query Testing: First Steps
Start queries as simply as possible, check the last page.
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.co...
Query Testing: Theory
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 6#brandwatchtips
Actual J.P. Morgan
Chase Conversation
“Cha...
Tips for
removing spam
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 7#brandwatchtips
Removing Spam: Types of Spam
Keyword stuffing / link spamming
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 8#brandwatchtips
Bl...
Removing Spam: Types of Spam, cont.
Twitter / FB spam-bots
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 9#brandwatchtips
Removing Spam
Spammers target some industries more: fashion, automotive, pharma,
cosmetics, finance – aspirational & consu...
How to write
research
Queries
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 11#brandwatchtips
Research Queries/ What are they?
Research queries can be constructed to capture online mentions about
any topic you choose...
Research Queries/ London Commuters
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 13#brandwatchtips
Research Queries/ Steps to writing a good Query
1.  Define the search objective
2.  Research the topic
3.  Construct and t...
Research Query/ Example
Looking for conversations about recommendations for holiday destinations
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.b...
Introducing our
brand new
operators…
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 16#brandwatchtips
New Operators
at_mentions: Hashtags:
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 17#brandwatchtips
New Operators/ example
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 18#brandwatchtips
New Operators/ at_mentions: & hashtags:
•  Quicker and easier to build Queries
•  More accurate
•  Not case sensitive
•  C...
Q&A
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 20#brandwatchtips
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 21#brandwatchtips
A day jam-packed with handy how-tos, expert advice and tips.
Thursday May 8, 2014 in NYC
© 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatc...
Contact
Email contact@brandwatch.com
Web http://www.brandwatch.com
Twitter @brandwatch
Telephone
UK: +44 (0)1273 234 290
U...
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In our latest 30 min webinar, we discussed advanced tips for writing Queries, from ways to optimize your standard brand Queries to extra special tricks to find more specific types of conversation.

The slides also gives you a preview of an exciting new addition to the Brandwatch Query toolkit.

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Getting the Most From your Monitoring: Advanced Query Tips

  1. 1. Getting the most from your monitoring: Amazing advanced Query tips Gemma Cooper Head of Professional Services - Berlin gemma@brandwatch.com @gcooperisms Nate Walton Data Scientist nate@brandwatch.com @moltentofu
  2. 2. © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 2 Coming Up •  How to test your Query •  Tips for removing spam •  How to write research Queries •  Using our new operators •  Q&A #brandwatchtips
  3. 3. •  Ask questions in the session chat •  Tweet about our discussion: A copy of this presentation and a recording of this webinar will be made available after the webinar Don’t be shy/ We’d love your participation @brandwatch #brandwatchtips © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 3#brandwatchtips
  4. 4. Testing your Query © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 4#brandwatchtips
  5. 5. Query Testing: First Steps Start queries as simply as possible, check the last page. © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 5#brandwatchtips Always test more! Test in segments Review in dashboard Try context Try exclusions Try both If you have irrelevancy: Try to refine your objective Try the tips for relevancy If your volume is too high:
  6. 6. Query Testing: Theory © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 6#brandwatchtips Actual J.P. Morgan Chase Conversation “Chase” NOT (chase AND money) “J.P. Morgan Chase” 1 2 3
  7. 7. Tips for removing spam © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 7#brandwatchtips
  8. 8. Removing Spam: Types of Spam Keyword stuffing / link spamming © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 8#brandwatchtips Blog / scraped content spam
  9. 9. Removing Spam: Types of Spam, cont. Twitter / FB spam-bots © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 9#brandwatchtips
  10. 10. Removing Spam Spammers target some industries more: fashion, automotive, pharma, cosmetics, finance – aspirational & consumer brands Instead of targeting individual authors or sites, target language: •  Inappropriate language (“viagra”, “air jordan”, “porn”) •  Calls to action (“see deals”, “click now”) •  Aggressive language (“FOR SALE”) •  Excessively repeated words (“deals deals deals”) •  Authors with odd names (“user”, “admin”, “__iphone”) •  Reseller language (“bids”, “$”) © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 10#brandwatchtips
  11. 11. How to write research Queries © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 11#brandwatchtips
  12. 12. Research Queries/ What are they? Research queries can be constructed to capture online mentions about any topic you choose, or from a particular group/s you might want to analyze or target. © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 12#brandwatchtips Hair Loss Unemployment Plastic Holiday Seekers Diet Insomnia
  13. 13. Research Queries/ London Commuters © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 13#brandwatchtips
  14. 14. Research Queries/ Steps to writing a good Query 1.  Define the search objective 2.  Research the topic 3.  Construct and test in Brandwatch 4.  Review good proportion of results 5.  Check mentions in a dashboard 6.  Manual exclusions for clean samples 7.  Personal pronouns 8.  ‘Thinking’ terms for opinions (thought, consider, think etc..) © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 14#brandwatchtips
  15. 15. Research Query/ Example Looking for conversations about recommendations for holiday destinations © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 15#brandwatchtips
  16. 16. Introducing our brand new operators… © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 16#brandwatchtips
  17. 17. New Operators at_mentions: Hashtags: © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 17#brandwatchtips
  18. 18. New Operators/ example © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 18#brandwatchtips
  19. 19. New Operators/ at_mentions: & hashtags: •  Quicker and easier to build Queries •  More accurate •  Not case sensitive •  Can be also be used in Rules © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 19#brandwatchtips
  20. 20. Q&A © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 20#brandwatchtips
  21. 21. © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 21#brandwatchtips
  22. 22. A day jam-packed with handy how-tos, expert advice and tips. Thursday May 8, 2014 in NYC © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 22#brandwatchtips Sign up: brandwatch.com/masterclass
  23. 23. Contact Email contact@brandwatch.com Web http://www.brandwatch.com Twitter @brandwatch Telephone UK: +44 (0)1273 234 290 US: +1 212 229 2240 DE: +49 (0)711 912 441 59 © 2014 Brandwatch | www.brandwatch.com | 23#brandwatchtips

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