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How to Search Twitter – the Advanced Guide

How to Search Twitter – the Advanced Guide
inShare24 You might be tired to see Twitter-related posts every single day but this shouldn’t prevent you from using the tool. To network using Twitter or not – is up to you. There are still many people who just don’t get the very idea of telling others what they are doing. What’s definitely should be taken into account: Twitter is a great marketing tool that can help you understand your audience and keep track of hot trends in your industry. Add Twitter Followers automatically. Now, to do that effectively, let’s look at how to search Twitter properly: Use Twitter (advanced) search (formerly Summize): Actually, Twitter advanced search feature is really unique and should not be taken lightly. Word-level search: search for exact match: e.g. Use Twitter Search Tools: (as the name suggests) keeps track of all twittered hashtags (#). inShare24 Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas.

With 400 Million Tweets Per Day, Twitter Spending "Inordinate Resources" On Improving Content Discovery Twitter is devoting “an inordinate amount of resources and time” to improve content discovery for its users — a challenge that’s no doubt made more difficult by the service’s growing userbase and increased tweet activity. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a conference audience this week that Twitter is now seeing more than 400 million tweets per day, up from the 340 million figure that the company revealed in March. CNET reported Costolo’s comments from a conference put on by The Economist: Costolo was somewhat more forthcoming about mining the data trove it collects. “The fascinating thing about big numbers is you get macro trends and events, and incredible personal moments where you have to dive all the way to see things,” he said. Twitter has made a number of recent improvements related to discovery. Costolo also said that mobile activity is surpassing the desktop on several fronts, including — at least once — ad revenue. We have an ad platform that is already inherently suited to mobile.

Karen Blakeman's Blog » Blog Archive » Top 10 Business Search Tips – 3rd November 2009 A group of business information researchers gathered at the London Chamber of Commerce in Queen Street, London for the TFPL workshop – facilitated by yours truly – on key web business resources. The participants were from a variety of types of organisations but they all had a mission to find out what business information was available for free or on a pay-as-you-go basis. We covered not only business information sites but also how to make better use of the advanced search features of the likes of Google and Yahoo. At the end of the day, the group was asked to come with a list of Top 10 Tips. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Written by: Karen Blakeman on November 6, 2009. Tags: Business Information, Top 10 Tios

Twitter Upgrades Search With Autocomplete & New Filters Twitter’s search tool has just undergone a slight makeover with a number of new features that should help get users to the information they’re looking for quicker than before. The most noticeable upgrade is the addition of autocompleted search suggestions that appear below the search box as you type. The dropdown will show terms that you might be searching for, as well as Twitter accounts — whether you follow them or not — that may match what’s being typed in the search box. After completing the search, Twitter has added a new filter to the tweet results. Other upgrades include:

Web 2.0 Search Tools - The Best Search Tools of Web 2.0 Searching the social Web can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but it doesn't have to be. Learn how you can harness the amazing networks that make up the social Web and make your Web searches faster, more relevant, and up to the minute accurate. Twitter SearchTwitter, a popular micro-blogging platform that boasts millions of users, is a great way to find content that other people are talking about on the Web. Here are seven search tools you can use for a more accurate and extensive Twitter search. StumbleuponOne of my favorite ways to explore the Web is using Stumbleupon, a unique bookmarking service. Beyond Google Alerts: How to Mine Social MediaSocial media can provide a wealth of competitive intelligence. Use Tags to Search Within a SiteMany Web sites these days are implementing a new way for you to search their sites internally - with tags. What are Flickr Tags? NoovoNoovo is a way to share interesting content with people that you know.

At 1.6 Billion Queries Per Day, Twitter Finally Aims To Make Search Personally Relevant While much of the talk leading up to today was about Twitter’s move into the photo game , the bigger news is actually what they’ve done to their search product. They’ve completely rebuilt it. And while it may not be immediately apparent, the product should be much, much better than before. Twitter details the project in a long post on their Engineering blog today. Notably, they go into the backstory of Twitter Search, which evolved from the Summize purchase in 2008. While that product worked well for a while, the technologies behind it would not allow it to scale to the level that Twitter eventually needed. Twitter detailed some of this last October. But that’s still mainly back-end talk. Notably, Twitter now has a “Most relevant” tab on the search results page. Twitter cites three key types of signals they’re looking for: Static signals, added at indexing time Resonance signals, dynamically updated over time Information about the searcher, provided at search time → Learn more

Five Steps to Effective Keyword Research - Search Engine Guide Blog There's no getting around it. Keyword research is a vitally important aspect of your search engine optimization campaign. If your site is targeting the wrong keywords, the search engines and your customers may never find you, resulting in lost dollars and meaningless rankings. The keyword research process can be broken down into the following phases: Phase 0 - Demolishing Misconceptions Phase 1 - Creating the list and checking it twice Phase 2 - Befriending the keyword research tool Phase 3 - Finalizing your list Phase 4 - Plan your Attack Phase 5 - Rinse, Wash Repeat Phase 0 - Demolishing Misconceptions Over the years, we've had the opportunity to work with a wide array of wonderful clients. Or so they thought. One of the most common misconceptions about conducting keyword research for a search engine optimization campaign is the belief that you already know which terms a customer would use to find your site. Phase 1 - Creating the list and checking it twice The trick is to start slowly.

Simpler search We’re constantly working to make Twitter search the simplest way to discover what’s happening in real time. To that end, today we’re introducing search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results to In addition to recent improvements like related query suggestions, spelling corrections and more relevant search results, these updates make it even easier to immediately get closer to the things you care about. Search autocomplete shows you the most likely terms for your query as you enter it — especially useful if you’re trying to follow the hashtag for an event or you’re looking for a certain Twitter account. You can select your query from the drop-down menu even before you finish typing it. After you enter your search, you’ll find the most relevant Tweets, articles, accounts, images and videos for your query.

Phil Bradley's weblog: Twitter Search - 20 alternative search engines Twitter has two different search resources - Basic search which you can get to from the home page, and Advanced search, which you can't. I've written about these on my website, and you might want to take a peek at my Twitter search engine page. In the course of exploring I have found some alternative search engines that you might want to take a look at. AskTwitr looks very simple, with a Google like interface. Search results however are displayed in a rather different fashion. Backtweets is simple in design and concept. is a little odd, and I'm not entirely sure what to make of it. Flaptor is a fairly straightforward engine, listing results, but it does also offer a trending stream for the search term over the last month. Now Icerocket is one of my favourites, so I'm slightly biased. Monitter lets you monitor (groan!) MicroPlaza is another engine that takes results from Twitter, finds associated weblog postings, and matches the weblog posting to individual tweets.

How to use Twitter search to connect with potential customers * Small Business Bliss 9EmailShare Hands down one of my favourite uses for Twitter is to find people that are looking for my services. I’ve landed contracts and established connections that could lead to future gigs. This can work not only for a consultant like me, but really for any small business that is looking to find and interact with potential customers online. All you need is Twitter search… Keyword searches Twitter lets you monitor conversations that contain certain words. As with any search, the more specific you can be the better. Local businesses If your small business serves only your local community, then you will definitely want to be adding a local limitation on what you’re searching for. A local strategy is also a good idea even if your products or services could be used by anyone worldwide.

Social search: useful tool or time waster 7 ‘Secret’ Ways To Use Twitter Search By Thomas Baekdal. Follow him @baekdal. Twitter Search is just amazing because it can give you real-time feedback about pretty much everything. That is, if you know how to look for it. Before we start I need to point out that both TweetDeck and Seesmic (my two favorite Twitter apps – with Seesmic being the #1) allows you to open special search panels, allowing you to “follow” a search term, instead of a person. This is a great way to keep on top of things. The Secrets… 1: Get up to speed with all the latest buzz The primary way that I keep up-to-speed on social networking is to follow a social networking search. Simply search for: “social web” OR “social media” OR “social news” -rt filter:links 2: Find all the people who are not talking about you directly Another thing you might want to do is to find all the people who talks about you (or your product) but isn’t including you directly. Baekdal -to:baekdal -from:baekdal -@baekdal Note: You can also find everyone who links to you via BackTweets

6 Twitter Search Services Compared Ari Herzog is an online media strategist for business and government. He is the author of AriWriter. With developers rushing like wild dogs to build and launch applications to make your Twitter experience more productive, how can you choose which is the best tool to use if you're running queries on your company name and competitor's product line, or references on small-town bakeries or Red Sox pitchers? Thankfully, there is no shortage of search applications. 1. Also known to oldtimers as Summize, Twitter Search is hosted on the official Twitter server—but is routinely considered inadequate by many for its less-than-stellar retrieval rate, at times as low as 50 percent! Results show the sender's avatar, a link to the original tweet, and a link to to reply (assuming you're logged in). Features include the ability to view tweets written in about 20 languages, an RSS feed subscription button for your query, one-click links to view trending topics, and an "advanced search" form.