Advanced Search for Content Discovery

With our Content Discovery engine, you can easily search and share articles with your audience based on topics of interests.

Each interest provides a broad search for a keyword or term within articles that our engine was able to find in the past 7 days. Once an interest has been set up in Oktopost, you can narrow down the search by specifying inclusion and exclusion rules:

  • Should contain keywords
  • Must contain keywords
  • Must NOT contain keywords

For each field you can specify multiple matching keywords and narrow it down even further with the following advanced queries:

Field Specifier

You can specify whether a keyword should match a specific field within each article. To do so, prepend your keyword with the field name and a colon, like so:

title:B2B	

Available field names are:

  • title this matches the title only
  • body this matches the entire result body text
  • excerpt this matches the text body's first 300 characters

Wildcards

To perform a wildcard search, use the * symbol. For instance, to search for content that contains smartphone OR smartphones, use the following query:

smartphone*

Groupings

Parentheses allow you to create queries with nested logic. For instance, to search for content that must contain either "information" or "technology", include the following in the "Must Contain" field:

(information technology)

Boosting

Boosting allows you to control the importance of a term in a search. To boost a term use the ^ symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term. For instance, If you have a search that includes the keyword AdWords and want to boost this keyword then use the query:

AdWords^2

To boost a phrase, append the boost modifier after the closing quote:

"content marketing"^10

Fuzzy Matches

To match similar spellings, you can make a term fuzzy by adding a tilde and a fuzzy factor. For example:

~color0.3

This will match both color as well as colour.

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