How to Remove Content from Explore & Monitor Results

Hide or delete irrelevant articles, social posts and clips from your search results.

Whitney W. avatar
Written by Whitney W.
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to our guide to removing content from your results in Explore and Monitor. From time to time you may want to remove content pulling into your searches because it is irrelevant and/or skewing reporting. To remove articles, social posts or clips from your search results you have the options below:

Using the 'Hide' Function

Within Explore and Monitor, the Hide icon removes the article(s) selected from your results across the whole platform.

To use ‘Hide’:

  1. Load the content stream in Explore or Monitor

  2. Select the article(s) you would like to remove, via the tick box.

  3. Select the Hide icon.

This can be reversed to 'unhide' if you would like to include the article again later.

To use 'Unhide':

  1. From the content stream header select Hidden Articles

  2. Select the article you would like to unhide, via the tick box.

  3. Select Show

  4. Go back to the content stream to view Visible Articles.

Note: this will exclude the content from all other search folders, exported spreadsheets, dashboards and reports.

Updating Keywords/Content

If you would like to remove or make sure you do not see specific content, you can adjust your search query in Explore to make sure certain keywords are not included in your results by adding to the not clause.

If you built your search query in Explore using a Keyword Search, you can add words to the “None of these” box. If an article or post includes a word added in this box, the article or post will now be removed.

If you built your search query in Explore using an Advanced Search, also known as Boolean, you can add to the NOT clause in your Boolean. To learn more about Boolean and how to create a not clause, check out our guide, Getting Started with Boolean.

Update Filter Options

Are you seeing social posts when you only want to see news media in your content stream? Or maybe you only want to see content in a particular language? You need to update your filter options.

To update filters:

  1. Navigate to an Explore search

  2. Click into the desired filter within the filter bar

  3. Select or unselect the tick boxes within the desired filters

  4. Select Search to update the results.

Check out How to Use Filters in Explore to learn more about applying the available filter options.

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