Adding a new monitor

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You can add new monitors on the Monitors page by clicking the plus sign which opens the view you see below. 



1 Give the monitor a descriptive name.
2 If you want, you can enter a description for the monitor that will appear below the monitor name in the listings on the Monitor page.

Select the geographic areas and source types you want to monitor. You can also select topic categories, as well as limit the media sources used for monitoring. If you want to search according to subjects (semantic monitoring) instead of using the word search that is next on the page, turn on the switch under "Search articles based on subjects". 


Choose whether you want the article to contain some or all of the words you enter in the field.

There are four ways to type a word in the search box:

  • You can cut the word from the conjugation part, so the word will be searched in all its different forms. For example, manage (the search result will include management, manager, etc.)
  • If you want to search for the exact word, use quotation marks, for example, "manager".
  • If you want to tie things together in a search, write dots between words (or their conjugation parts). The number of dots is the equivalent of how far apart in characters the words can be. For example, the search results in hits where the word pair is no more than ten characters apart.
  • When you put * sign in front of a word, the system searches all the words that have the word forest after them, for example, rainforest, spruce forest, etc.


By clicking to open the Show advanced settings menu, you can make the following selections:




If you want, enter the words in the field, at least one of which you also want to be found in the search. From the switch on the right and the sliding menu that opens below it, you can specify the proximity of the words you enter in the field. The smaller the setting, the closer the words should be to each other. Therefore, a lower setting produces fewer hits

2 If you want, write words that should not be found in the articles at all.

Enter words that you do not want to be considered in the search. The words must be related to the keywords entered into the search box.

Example: If the search term is set to scout, the system will return hits as a result of the words scouting equipment or scouting. However, those words are such that they can be used in relation to scout-related news coverage. This means they should not be placed in blocking words, because then the hits will not be received automatically if the words are marked with block words. Do not take following words into account at all will tell the system to close its eyes from the words. When you type the words scouting and scouting equipment in this box, the system will not return any hits based on these. If the word scout is otherwise used in the news, the system will get a hit.


Enter one or more words that you want to be found in the title of the article.

5 Enter one or more words that you do not want to be found in the title of the article.
6 You can search for hits based on the words in the article URL, or exclude them from your search. With the same search, you can also search for and exclude articles with a specific author's name in the URL. The author's name appears in Twitter news URL, for example.




Stacking similar hits makes examining hits clearer. Stacking has been developed to make it more efficient than before. Similarities can now be looked from:

  • titles
  • contents
  • titles and contents or
  • titles or contents.

You can also now choose the percentage that the hits need to match.

2 Create automatically a daily or weekly hit report or front page widget.
3 From Test monitor button, you can test the monitor you've created or one that is already running by typing test text in the field that opens, and the program will display the number of keywords found.
4 Save the monitor you have created from the Add monitor button.


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