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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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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

Topsy - Instant social insight With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Quick Search Drag down from the middle of the Home screen and type what you're looking for. Siri Suggestions Drag right from the Home screen to show Search and get Siri Suggestions. Get Siri Suggestions Siri Suggestions include apps and contacts that you might be interested in. You can use Siri Suggestions with iPhone 5 and later, iPad Pro, iPad (4th generation) and later, iPad mini (2nd generation) and later, and iPod touch (6th generation). Change search settings Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search. From here, you can turn Siri Suggestions on or off and choose which apps to include in your searches. If you don’t want Siri or Spotlight to suggest nearby locations, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Last Modified:

What You Need to Know About Using Hashtags on Twitter If you're new to Twitter, or even if you've been using it for years, you may wonder what all those words preceded by the # sign are. They're hashtags. And you should consider using them if you want to potentially get more out of your experience. Problem is, many people don't use hashtags correctly. What are Hashtags? When you search for or click on a hashtag you'll see all other tweets that use the same hashtag. For example, if you search for #Apple, you're less likely to see tweets that include references to the fruit and more likely to see information about the technology company. Keep in mind, however, that Twitter is a real-time platform and its search function only goes back one week. Why Use Hashtags Twitter is an open social network, and anyone can see your public tweets provided you haven't set up your account to be completely private. For instance, by conducting a Twitter search for #NFL, you'll see only the tweets with that hashtag for the National Football League.

3 Ways To Crowdsource Killer Content Using Twitter’s Advanced Search Bloggers and other content creators, rejoice: Twitter has the ultimate solution to banish writer’s block. If you’re ever stuck for an idea for your next blog post or article, we’ve got three ways you can use Twitter’s advanced search to come up with killer content that is timely, relevant and specific to your niche. All of the below tips use the advanced twitter search to help you come up with content ideas. Search for questions One of the best ways to find content using Twitter is to see what people want to know about. To search for questions on Twitter, simply type in your niche or keyword(s) in the search box and include “?” Search using prompts Expanding upon searching for questions, you can also search for specific types of questions on Twitter. To add a question type to your advanced Twitter search, just include that phrase in quotation marks in addition to your niche keyword(s) and the question mark into your search field. Search for influencers

Improve Your Brand Monitoring Results With Twitter Search Operators – Better at Marketing Twitter gives us the tools to make our searches specific (and useful). Monitoring Twitter for mentions of our brand is just one way to keep tabs on what people are saying on Twitter. People talk about or to us indirectly, too, in other ways than using @OurBrandName. How do we find these other mentions of our brand? Generic too-broad searches won’t work; we can’t (and won’t) spend the time to sift through it all each day. For example, you might want to set up a search that takes into account: Key People. Setting Up Your Twitter Monitor Twitter provides a listing of their search operators. Using TodayLaunch, we can set up monitors based on a topic or category, and fill it with as whatever number of searches are needed to flesh out the monitor. Give the TodayLaunch monitor a useful name. Next, we decide what we are looking for, i.e. what kind of searches we’re going to use. We’re going to add any tweets from the user “RealCapnCrunch” – anything they say, we’ll have in our monitor. Set It Up:

Grabbing Twitter Search Results into Google Refine And Exporting Conversations into Gephi How can we get a quick snapshot of who’s talking to whom on Twitter in the context of a particular hashtag? Here’s a quick recipe that shows how… First we need to grab some search data. The Twitter API documentation provides us with some clues about how to construct a web address/URL that will grab results back from a particular search on Twitter in a machine readable way (that is, as data): is the base URL, and the format we require is json, which gives us query we want is presented using the q= parameter: we want multiple search terms (for example, library skills), they need encoding in a particular way. Clicking on Next provides us with a dialogue that will allow us to load the data from the URLs into Google Refine: Clicking “Configure Parsing Options” loads the data and provides us with a preview of it: Export the custom layout as CSV data: Like this:

TweeTopi - Powerful Twitter Search & Share for iOS - 1.1.0 - Create and Share Twitter Realtime Search Settings with "TweeTopi". "TweeTopi" is the most powerful iPhone app that tracks keywords you want to know in Twitter realtime search. Twitter search result is filled with chaos and unwanted information. You can combine several advanced queries in Twitter search including "AND", "OR", including/excluding users, languages, including/excluding services, photos and movies. You can save up to 10 customized search settings locally and update as you wish. Features include: 1. Explore highly customized realtime search settings and share them with others