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#HootTip: Filter by Keyword and Klout in #HootSuite

By Sam Milbrath | 1 year ago | Skills | 11 Comments

The dashboard is chock full of features and tools to help you make the most of your social media management. To help get you acquainted with the various functionalities, or just give you a refresher, we have a new #HootTip all about a handy HootSuite feature.

Drill Down With Klout and Keyword Filters

Millions of updates are posted to social networks every day. How can you filter through the conversations to find influencers and the tweets that are relevant to you, your business and your social campaigns?

HootSuite has you covered; track relevant topics and focus on profiles of interest with the ‘Filter by Keyword’ and ‘Filter by Klout’ dashboard features.

1. Filter by Keyword

Filter by keyword to conveniently cut through unrelated search results and focus on a particular user or topic. This is ideal when monitoring specific subjects and even prospecting for new customers.

For example: If you are working for the Vancouver Tourism Board, you will likely set up a search stream monitoring for mentions of “Vancouver”. Focus the search and filter by keyword. This is an effective way to drill down into the pre-existing search stream for a specific term.

How to Filter by Keyword:

  1. In your dashboard, select the stream you wish to magnify. Once there, click the arrow icon on the top right corner to access a drop down menu.

  2. Select the “Filter by” funnel icon.Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 10.48.39 AM

  3. A yellow bar will appear at the top of the column. Select “Keyword” and enter your keyword. The search stream will automatically refresh with your new filter. Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 10.50.35 AM
  4. To remove the filter, click the x button to the right of the yellow bar.

2. Filter by Klout (Pro & Enterprise Feature)

Klout scores are an influence metric that provide a measurement of a user’s social reach. Filtering your home feed or search column with Klout is a quick trick for prioritizing which followers to engage with during busy campaigns.

How to Filter by Klout:

  1. In your dashboard, select the stream you wish to magnify. Once there, click the arrow icon on the top right corner to access a drop down menu.

  2. Select the “Filter by” funnel icon.

  3. A yellow bar will appear at the top of the column. Select “Klout Score” from the drop down menu and slide the toggle bar to filter tweets based on a specific score. The stream will automatically refresh with influencers of your chosen klout score and higher. Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 10.52.58 AM

  4. To remove the filter, click the x button to the right of the yellow bar.

Like many updates, we’ve added these handy features based on your helpful feedback. What’s your next idea? Let us know on our Feedback Channel. Also, keep an eye out for a new #HootTip each week – they’re short, sweet and retweetable so you can share your HootSuite expertise with your friends and followers.

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8 comments
HughKimura
HughKimura

I would also like the ability to save the filters.

John Williams
John Williams

Can multiple keywords/phrases be entered in same place to achieve "OR" function. Or, if I add multiple filters will that accomplish an "OR"?

c55
c55

+100500!

or as "spamfilter"

PaBLoX
PaBLoX

Is it possible to do the opposite? Instead of including tweets with some keyword, kept them away. For example, if im not interested in some topic?

Jerome
Jerome

hi, is it possible to save filters anywhere?

thx for answer.

Hootsuite_Help_Desk
Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

@HughKimura Hey there!


Thanks for reaching out to us and providing your feedback. I would definitely encourage you to vote for this feature here: 


https://feedback.hootsuite.com/forums/40182--hootsuite-com-web-dashboard/suggestions/1044413-allow-klout-filtering-to-stay-instead-of-disappear


Voting for the feature will also notify you as soon as this feature is available. 


If there is anything else we can assist with, please let us know! 


Gary @Hootsuite_Help - http://hootsuite.com/help




Andy Au
Andy Au

Hi PaBloX,

Great feedback! Currently that feature isn't available in the dashboard but you can suggest it on our Feedback Channel. Users can then vote up your idea or suggest their own.