Boolean search helps you drill down to the specific mentions that matter to you. With Boolean search, you’re no longer restricted to just 5 mandatory, optional, and excluding keywords. It’s open bar! Include and exclude an unlimited number of keywords, to reduce noise for broad topics.

1. Access to Boolean search
When you select the option to create a new alert, you will see the screen below. At the bottom, you will find the Boolean search. You can also request a demo any time by emailing us at

2. What can I put in my query?
The query is the set of keywords Mention will monitor for you. With Boolean mode you have as many keywords as you need. You combine them using these 10 operators.

3. What is an example of a good query?
Use the first tab to select the best keyword combinations for your search, using our available commands.

In the second tab, Monitored Pages, you can add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages as well as a number of review pages such as, Yelp, Tripadvisor, Google reviews, Amazon, Trustpilot and Custplace.

In the last tab you can block as many pages as you like by adding the URLs.

6. How do I choose a language to be monitored?
You can monitor all languages by not using the language command or look for the right code below.

Here you can find all country codes (ISO 2) and language codes.

7. How does the Historical search work?
We are able to fetch mentions from the web, news, blogs, and forums published after May 6, 2016. This is an add-on feature that is not included in all plans.

When creating a new Boolean alert, you can choose to receive the historical mentions from the date of you choice. An estimation is done based on the last 30 days. For instance, if there is 100 mentions matching your query in the last 30 days, we'll estimate 300 mentions for the last 3 months. 

The retrieved mentions will be deducted from your quota.

8. Learn more
Learn more about Boolean: Pinpoint Media Monitoring With Boolean Queries

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