Social Content Searching - Social friendly additions to boolean search queries (e.g. hashtags, @mentions, etc.)
Listen (Search) - Less delay on infinite scroll for content streams and added stability to exports
Influencers - Addition of Brazil, Mexico, and Philippines publications to the Influencers database and updates to recipients in Outreach
Newsletters - The summary header now uses a rich text editor!
We are now offering social-friendly ways to search our content! Our goal was to add functionality and simplify the specifications (syntax) at the same time. This release introduces a new database field and some new boolean syntax.
Users need to find content by a person, content that mentions a person, or the use of a person’s name anywhere we currently search for keyword matches. Now, you have syntax for all three needs!
- (author:”janedoe” OR author:”Jane Doe”) - finds social documents by janedoe or Jane Doe
- mention:”janedoe” - finds social documents about or mentioning janedoe
- “@janedoe” - finds social documents containing @janedoe anywhere in the document (but not content by @janedoe unless “@janedoe” is also mentioned in the body, title, ingress, etc.)
Additional details …
Author - Notice that we have greatly simplified the syntax for finding content by social authors. No more need to use the long-hand (metaData.authors.authorInfo.handle:”johndoe”) though this will continue to work. It doesn’t matter whether the syntax uses the social account handle or the raw name of the author, we are searching against both fields in order to get matching results from each social provider.
Note: the author syntax has not changed for editorial searches
Mention - As you see in #2 above, we are introducing a brand new field called mention that can be used in boolean syntax, as shown. If social posts prefix a person or personality name with an @ sign, this is considered a ‘mention’ and the names ‘mentioned’ in a post are now searchable with the mention:”janedoe” syntax. This allows for getting searches about a specific person.
Important Note: Given that this is a new field, mentions will not be found in historic data, we will start populating data for “mentions” from the day of the 2.3 release (12th September) onward.
“@janedoe" without any field name operator will be treated as a keyword search and will return extended matching results from all fields, not only the mention field. This means it helps to find matching content even from those providers that we do not specifically extract @-mentions from their document text (ie editorial, broadcast, etc).
The second change is with regards to hashtag searches -
Returns content with the specified word that has a # (hashmark) prefix in the social document (today, we support Instagram, twitter, facebook and youtube). In this case we search only against the hashtag (contentTags) field.
This syntax (without any field name operator) is treated as a keyword search and will give back extended matching results from all fields, not only the hashtag field. This helps to find matching content even from those providers e.g from news articles where the provider doesn’t specify the hashtag field.
Exports should be more stable when working with documents in non-European languages. One improvement that you might not even notice is that there will be less of a delay when scrolling to the end of a content stream and wait while the next set of documents are loading.
Olà Brazil, Hola Mexico and Kamusta Philippines! Three new countries have been added to our Influencer Database.
These countries are a bit different than others — they are partial databases, launching with only the top 25 publications from each country.
Additionally, messaging was added on the Outreach page to let customers know how many more recipients they can send to that day.
With our last release, Newsletters introduced a new summary header that allows users to add in optional text to provide context to their newsletter. With this release, we have now provided a rich text editor control around this context that allows for customized formatting and styling! For this release, we have limited the styling options to an ability to bold, italicize, underline, color and or change font family or font size. We will look to add more formatting and styling controls in future releases.
Additional Post Release Information
Critical Defects Fixed This Release
- Influencer location directory search only displayed top 100 results, even when there are more than 100 results. This is now resolved and all of the city results are displayed.
- Outreach emails analytics stats take longer to update in the application. This issue is now resolved.
- Primary searches (Editorial / Social) do not appear in the input when editing a widget. This mainly an issue when you have a large number of searches. This issue is now resolved.
- Shared broadcast article links does not load the article content in the browser. The article opens in a browser window and takes a few seconds to load and then shows the message 'Service not Found'. This issue is now resolved.
- Some specific Blog posts prevent excel export generation. The results do not show up in the content stream even though documents exists. This issue is now resolved.