Search for one theme at a time. 

It is best to keep your topics limited to specific areas of interest.  Searching for healthcare articles, wedding ideas, and tech trends in one search will not yield quality results for either. 

No need to type "news" 

UpContent automatically searches for news articles, and limits blog results to the past 30 days, so in most cases there is no need to include it in your search as it will likely only limit your results.  However, if you wish to focus your results further, feel free to add this to your search.  

Keep search terms short.

Instead of searching for "Social media marketing ideas for small web design businesses", break that up into search terms to include as much content as possible. 

ALL: Social Media / Marketing  One of: Ideas / Small Business / Web Design NOT: Twitter (if you don't advertise on Twitter) Instead of "Social Media Marketing for Small Business's on Facebook" 

Consider how the content you're searching for usually appears.

Perhaps you're looking for fashion news, but fashion blogs rarely put the phrase "fashion news" in their titles. Adjust the search accordingly.  

Search in terms, not themes.

UpContent searches for online content by looking for articles that include the words or phrases you put into your query.  

Therefore, it helps to be specific.  For example, if you want to focus your results around politics, you should enter terms around the policy area or individual you're interested in such as "renewable energy", or "healthcare".  Just "politics" will likely not return the results you're looking for.  

Don't treat UpContent like Google or Bing. 

UpContent is a search engine tailored to search thousands of news sources and blogs to find focussed content from a sea of media. 

If you're looking for "plumbers in Pittsburgh" , "chicken noodle soup recipes" , or the history of "the Gadsden Purchase" , keep with the general information search engines.  

If using the "ANY" field exclusively, be specific. 

It may be the case that you don't want to exclude certain content by putting anything into the "ALL" field, that's fine! 

Make sure to include more specific terms related to your area of interest in order to get more relevant results. Because only one of your "ANY" terms has to appear in the content to be included in your results, non-specific terms like "health" or "business" without proceeding terms will yield non-specific results.  

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