Google’s Year in Search continues as the company looks back on the most searched fads of 2017. Often times, search trends can be an indication of what’s going to be popular in the future. Other times, trending searches can pick up steam and fizzle out just as quickly. This is a look back on search trends that hit their peak in 2017 before the craze began to die down. Will any of these have staying power in 2018? Read on to be the judge.
Customers aren’t as loyal as they used to be but that doesn’t mean you can’t build customer loyalty, it just means you have to work a little bit harder at it. Sujan Patel, the co-founder of Web Profits, joins us this week to talk about something he is very passionate about. No, we’re not talking about his passion for Batman (although he and Erin and geeked out before our recording) – we’re talking about what he calls Customer Delight.
Finding that perfect digital marketing agency or consultant can be a difficult task for a business. Many great businesses have been burned in the past by a bad agency while the good agencies and consultants struggle to get work. John Doherty saw this issue and decided to do something about it. So, in 2013 he launched Credo. Credo looks to match businesses with reputable and vetted consultants and agencies.
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".