Welcome to your go-to guide on monitoring Pinterest, Twitch and TikTok within your Explore searches. These additional data types are available for users of Explore and can be added to your searches via the Explore source filter.

This article will take you through:

Pinterest

Twitch

TikTok

Historical Data

Boolean Table

Pinterest

Pinterest is an image sharing and social media service designed to enable saving and discovery of information on the internet using images and, on a smaller scale, animated GIFs and videos, in the form of pinboards.

Our monitoring of Pinterest is a sample set of all content posted or pinned by 1.5million Pinterest users (out of the 475m monthly active Pinterest users). Your monitoring keywords will be matched with text accompanying images such as the title and caption of the content and does not include any text within images or image recognition.

We also receive pins that don’t contain any text and are from users who've published content without commenting. These pins can only be found if searching for user attributes (handle, author, pin url) and won’t have linguistic enrichments (Sentiment, Entities, etc).

Specifics:

  • The content excludes any private posts or pins on private boards

  • 2 million posts or pins are collected each day

Example

Each Pinterest post in our app will represent a pin or repin (a user saved what another user already pinned). When a user opens the link to Pinterest, they will see the original pin and user. The user who saved the pin is the user we show in the app.

Within your content stream:

Within Pinterest:

Adding more profiles to be monitored

Requesting additional profiles to be monitored is included within the Extended Social Listening package. Please share these requests with your Account Manager.


Twitch

Twitch is a video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions. In addition, it offers music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams.

Our monitoring of Twitch is content from a sample of active Twitch users, with clips/posts becoming searchable once the live stream is over and the clip is saved to a Twitch users page. Your monitoring keywords will be matched with the title and description of the saved stream.

Specifics:

  • The comments and live chat accompanying a stream is not searchable

  • Twitch videos do not always come with a written description (text or title). In these cases, we compute the title based on user name and publish time.

  • 200k streams are captured each day

  • Not all Twitch videos are publicly available and some require you to log in to Twitch to see them. These are still added to your search results based on the video description and title.

Adding more profiles to be monitored

Requesting additional profiles to be monitored is included within the Extended Social Listening package. Please share these requests with your Account Manager.


TikTok

TikTok is a social media platform used to make a variety of short-form videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, that have a duration from fifteen seconds to three minutes.

We collect a small sampling of TikTok content and have it available for searching for all Explore users.

Channel Specifics to be aware of:

  • Video thumbnails are not displayed

  • 15k videos are captured each day


Historical Data

Currently available content and monitored profiles in Explore go back to June 2021. If a new profile is added for Pinterest, we backfill the last 25 posts and for Twitch it is the last 100 posts.


Boolean Table

These boolean operators can help you to target your social media searches and can be used in conjugation with other boolean terms such as AND, OR & NOT. Learn more about other boolean terms within our Learn the Complete Boolean Library article here.

Boolean

Description

Pinterest

Twitch

TikTok

handle:[username]

Find every video from a specific user using username

handle:sandykkendrick

handle:eightate8

handle:annnexmp

author:[author name]

Find every video from a specific user using their full author name

author:"Sandy Kendrick"

author:"EightAte8"

author:"Hi, Hello it's Anne 🧁"

metrics.source.reach>[followers]

Find posts from users with a high number of followers

metrics.source.reach>1000

metrics.source.reach>1000

metrics.source.reach>1000

metrics.views.total>[views]

Find posts with a certain number of views

n/a

metrics.views.total>1000

metrics.views.total>1000

metrics.reactions.total>[reactions]

Find videos with a certain number of reactions

n/a

n/a

metrics.reactions.total>1000

metrics.shares.total>[shares]

Find videos with a certain number of shares

n/a

n/a

metrics.shares.total>1000

metrics.threads.total>[comments]

Find videos with a certain number of comments

n/a

n/a

metrics.threads.total>1000

url:[“post-URL”]

Find all pin or videos from a specific user by user url

url:”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/294422894400101956/

url:”https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1068253299”

url:”https://www.tiktok.com/@annnexmp/video/6978186342731713798”

language:[code]

Find all pins with description in a specific language

language:DE

language:DE

language:DE

externalId:[pin_id OR video_id]

Find a specific video or pin by ID

externalId:”294422894400101956

externalId:”294422894400101956

externalId:”6978186342731713798”

metaData.source.url:[”user profile URL”]

Find all videos from a specific user by user url

metaData.source.url:”https://www.pinterest.com/charotchichi/

metaData.source.url:”https://www.twitch.tv/ttwpzy”

metaData.source.url:”https://www.tiktok.com/@annnexmp”


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