โœ๏ธCreate a new topic

To create a new Topic, click on the button "+ New topic" at the top right when you are on the TOPICS page :

You can't find the button "+ New topic" ?

If you can't see the button "+ New topic", it's because you have a "reader" access and you don't have the rights for topics creation.

1. Name your Topic

You need to give a name to your Topic in the Topic Name section.

This name has no impact on the data that will be retrieved: it is just the name displayed in the platform for you and your colleagues.

2. Define your Topic rules

Then, you have to define the rules of your Topic, which will condition the data that will be retrieved. You will find the steps to create a Topic on each network on the tabs below.

To create a Topic on Twitter, you can access the Twitter operators list.

When you are satisfied of your rules, you can click on the "Preview last 30 days of data" button. Then, you will be able to preview the tweets volume related to the rules of the previous step, over the last 30 days.

At this step, any data will be recovered and your Topic hasn't been created yet.

This preview allows you to check that the volume is consistent with the subject to be monitored.

If it's not consistent, you still can adjust your rules, to restrict the monitoring (for example by adding a language filter), or conversely increase the monitoring perimeter (by removing some operators, adding other keywords, spelling variants, etc).

The preview is free

The preview doesn't start any consumption of your tweet quota, so feel free to use it to control your rules.

The preview also allows you to decide if you want to retrieve past data, and if so, over what time period (from the last 24 hours to the last 30 days). Just check the corresponding box.

By default, the platform won't retrieve past data, and will start the collect in real time from the moment you validate the Topic.

Do not forget to select a past data recovery period.

Indeed, once the topic has been created, you won't be able to collect past data on your own.

If you forget, you can still contact your account manager who will be able to retrieve past data, even if the Topic has been created.

Operators that are not available for past data

Some of the operators are not available to the past data recovery.

The platform will show you a message specifying the problem (see below).

You can either directly validate your Topic without previewing or retrieving the past data. Or you can remove the operators that cause problems (and add them by editing the Topic afterwards).

In every cases, do not hesitate to contact your account manager who will be able to help you.

Despite the lack of preview, the Topic will work once it is created, and it will be able to retrieve data in real time.

Check one last time all the elements of your Twitter Topic:

  • Topic name: don't forget to fill in this field!

  • Associated rules: Have you thought about all the keywords, accounts, hashtags, etc. you want to monitor?

  • Past data: is the volume of tweets consistent with what you are looking for? Did you check the box for the time period you want to retrieve back data?

Once the last checks are done, you can validate the creation of the Topic by clicking on the "Create topic" button. The Visibrain platform will then start retrieving the data in real time.

If you didn't choose to retrieve past data, you will have to wait for the first tweets to be caught in real-time to see the results.

If you chose to retrieve past data, you will see a counter display while Visibrain retrieves all the past data. Depending on the size of your topic, this can take from a few seconds to ten minutes.

From now on, you can explore all your Topic data.

If you need, you can edit your Topic any time by clicking on the button "Edit" :

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