DES MOINES, Iowa -- Traffic thinning to a trickle…crickets rising to a chorus…the night had settled into a soothing hum…a drowsy blur…when suddenly…“There’s a house coming down the street!” says a woman standing on the sidewalk. It changes everything about the night…“I whipped around and parked in a parking lot and walked up here,” says another, holding up her iPhone camera. Unless you were asleep, you couldn’t miss it.
CLIVE, Iowa -- The new Discount Tire is open in Clive. “It’s still got that new tire smell!” laughs manager, Carl Bennett. It was a tired, old corner with a fading BP gas station -- a pain to redevelop. “We had to remove the old gas tanks of course,” says Bennett. Up the street, the Jimmy John’s did the same thing -- turned a lot that was an eyesore into an eye-catcher. Clive wanted all new buildings on this corridor to have this look: brick and two stories -- or maybe a two-story appearance.
There’s something about lakes, right? We love them. But there’s something that now comes WITH an urban lake–something that’s not so easy to love. “They’re really a nuisance!” says Denny Arthur of Urbandale glaring at his pock-marked lawn. “A Canada goose can produce three pounds of droppings per goose, per day,” points out Mike Paine. “In another month or two, it’ll be almost impossible to walk around,” Arthur adds.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".