Overwhelmed with testing and homework, it’s easy for students to have a hard time coming up with new ideas, thinking creatively about tasks, and staying motivated all the time. While apps, blogging and online homework can help keep them engaged, there’s one type of content that can kick boredom and inspire students at the same time: Ted Talks. These motivational and educational speeches from the world’s most brilliant minds are a new staple in the learning sphere.
These words by Steve Jobs reflect top marketing leaders in the best way possible. Rationality, luck, perseverance, and patience are all essential qualities to survive in this brave new world of competition, but they are worthless without a big idea. The ability to find fresh solutions to business problems is what separates first-rate managers from mediocre entrepreneurs. Often, all you need is to take a seat and let your mind wander.
We, marketers, cry out for the same pain:Conversion rate optimization. After all, if our marketing endeavors don't turn site visitors into customers, why the heck do we spend all the material and human resources for landing pages with super-duper design and copywriting? But the question remains:How much conversion is enough? Numbers have it, 2-5% is up to scratch. Especially if you were able to jump from 2% to 5%. But what about 11% conversion and higher?
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".