Webhose.io Tip: Search for top performing (viral) posts

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Ran Geva

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Our crawlers download millions of posts a day from millions of sources. Sometimes you may want to only sift through news or blog posts that had some kind of social impact. To provide you with this capability, we are introducing a new score we call the “Performance Score”.

The performance score, takes into account the social shares of a post relative to an ever changing benchmark. The score ranges between 0-10, where 0 means that the post didn’t do well at all, i.e rarely or was never shared, to 10 which means that the post was on fire, shared thousands of times over on either Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

Here is an example of a search for viral posts about Obama:

https://webhose.io/search?token=<YOUR TOKEN>&format=json&q=obama%20performance_score%3A%3E8

For more information check out the documentation, or the search query tips section.

Let me know on the comments if you have any questions.