During the 2016 election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had a nice thing to say about her opponent, Republican Donald Trump: That he had wonderful children. While Trump himself has proven to be a divisive, toxic personality in the political world, a lot of people still hold positive views in regards to his kids. Even as investigations have implicated family members like Donald Jr., the Trump kids have, by and large, avoided the scorn that the majority of Americans feel for their father.
For two straight years, a few keywords have been in your face nonstop: Democrats, Republicans, and Donald Trump. Given the gravity of the 2016 election and the resulting fallout, it’s hard to get away from politics. You may read about it at home, talk about it at work and with friends, and wonder just what in the hell’s going to happen in 2018, since we’re already only a year away from another round of elections. Time flies when you’re having fun.
For the umpteenth year in a row, most Americans haven’t gotten a raise. Well, an effective raise may be a better way to phrase it. It’s no secret that wage growth has been sluggish and stagnant — just ask anyone in the middle-class. It’s a complicated issue without an easy or effective answer.
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".