If you want to perform changes or edits to your projects, you have two possibilities of accessing the settings area: from the Project Settings area (on the left bar) or from the Edit Project area (the button right under the name of your project). 

What project settings can you edit?

 Within the Project Settings area, you can make changes to the following items: 

  • Keywords to track

  • Sources

  • Languages & Countries

  • Social Accounts

  • Sites

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Project Name

  • Delete Project

Keywords to track

Within this section you can add more keywords to track or you can add extra settings to your already monitored keywords.

You can edit a tracked keyword or delete an existing one. To do so, click on the edit or the "X" icon that you can find in line with the keyword.

Remember that you can track:

  • your brand name and most used variations of it

  • hashtags

  • your social accounts handles ( this will track both the mentions on the social account pages as well as the mentions from other people that tag you using that social account)

  • topics for industry analysis

As mentioned above, for each tracked keyword, you can choose from one of these monitoring settings:

  • exact match (we will track the keyword(s) exactly the way you've added it)

  • broad match (we will track your keyword(s), including synonyms, misspellings, and many other related variations, including mentions that don’t contain the exact keyword terms; this feature works great for topics tracking)

  • case sensitive (we will track the keyword just the way you add it, keeping count of capital and lowercase letters)

You can fine- tune even more the analysis by using these two options:

  • Mentions must contain any of these words

Add word(s) that you want all your mentions, or only a set of it to contain. For instance you can add a word and associated with a monitored keyword. This way, only the mentions containing both your monitored keyword and the keyword added within this section will be reported.

For example, I am monitoring the keyword "cognitiveSEO". If I add within the must contain section the keyword "digital marketing", only the mentions containing both "cognitiveSEO" + "digital marketing" will be reported. If there is a mention containing the keyword "cognitiveSEO" only, and not "digital marketing" as well, it won't be reported.

You can add a keyword here:

- as an exact match or case sensitive

- related to a specific keyword or to all of the monitored one

- found anywhere in the context of the mention or within it's proximity.

  • Exclude mentions that contain any of these words

Here you can add word(s) that you don't want your mentions to contain. Once you add a keyword here, the mentions containing that keyword won't be reported, even if your main monitored keyword(s) is present within the mention.

For instance, you are monitoring the brand "cognitiveSEO" but you add within the exclude section the keyword "digital marketing". Even if there are mentions containing the keyword "cognitiveSEO", if they contain "digital marketing" as well, they won't be reported.

You can add a keyword here:

- as an exact match or case sensitive

- related to a specific keyword or to all of the monitored one

- found anywhere in the context of the mention or within it's proximity.

Sources to Track

By default, all sources are ON; yet, you can switch OFF any of the sources you don't want to receive mentions from.

Language & Countries

Here you can select the countries and languages you want to track.

By default, all languages and countries are tracked. BrandMentions supports over 120 countries and languages. Depending on your subscription, you can create multi-lingual projects, meaning that you can track different countries and languages within the same project.

For a better monitoring process, you can also exclude mentions coming from specific countries and languages.

Social Accounts

Within this section, you can exclude mentions coming from specific social accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Reddit. You can add the exact social handle, or you can choose to exclude all social accounts containing a specific word.

Moreover, if you don't want to receive mentions data on retweets, you can exclude here all retweets coming from any Twitter accounts.

Sites

Within this section you can add your brand web page(s). This way, it will be easier for you do identify your linked and unlinked mentions.

You can also exclude all mentions coming from a specific page or containing a specific word, tld, etc.

Real Time Monitoring

If your subscription allows, you can activate real-time monitoring. This way you'll receive mention alerts and data will be displayed within your account faster. Otherwise, the data will be updated once a day.

Project Name

For a better project management, add a unique project name.
This way, you'll find and manage your projects easier.

Delete Project

From the Project Settings area you can also delete your projects.

Once you click on Delete this project, a pop up similar with the one below will appear.

If you are sure that you want to delete the project, confirm the action.

Be aware that this is a process that cannot be reverted.

Re-run the project according to the new settings

Once you've made a change to your project settings, a message like the one displayed in the screenshot below will appear, informing you that you need to re-run your project, to be consistent to your newly edited settings.

We recommend you to perform all the settings that you need, and afterwards click to re-run your project. 

Once you click to re-run your project according to the new changes you've made, you will be asked weather you want to:

  • Reanalyze existing mentions

  • Apply changes only to future mentions

Collecting the New Mentions Data

Once you perform a change to your project settings and click on save and re-run, it might take a couple of minutes for the project to be done accordingly to your new settings. If you want to make some other project settings changes meanwhile, you'd need for the project to finish running, and afterwards you can perform new changes. 

A warning message similar to the one below will appear once you try performing changes while the project is still running. That's why, as stated above, we recommend you to perform all the project settings changes that you need and click to re-run your project when you're sure you made all the changes. 

Depending on the project settings you've performed, new mentions will be added to your project or some of the mentions that were initially collected might be removed from your account. 

If for instance, you've initially created a project that collected mentions world wide and afterwards, from project settings you've changed the country to France, when you re-run your project,  you'll most likely have less mentions within your project.

On the other hand, if for instance you've added new keywords to monitor, most likely you'll have more mentions after the re-run is done.  

While your new mentions are being collected or some of the old mentions are being removed, you can still manage your mentions and perform other tasks within your account. A message similar to the one below will appear on the top of your screen. 

Once the analysis is finished, you'll get a message similar to the one below and you can refresh your data. 

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