NO denying to the fact that every one wants to hit the grader elite so they start posting links (spam) so do reciprocating links from twitter to digg.. digg to stumbleupon.. stumbleupon to delicious.. and delicious to twitter its a never ending process. Now with so much information noise how to get the best of twitter search. Hey it isn’t as tough as it seems.
Before you Start of anything wait I have a question for you! Are you visible on Twitter search? ah Yea Twitter has been marking some people so. ” Do you repeat a tweet or link within at least approximate 4-5 Hours? ” Then you have a potential risk of being marked as a spam account on twitter search. You can check it If Don’t Show Up In Twitter Search?. Here is How to fix it! Link
Twitter Search Plugin
Do the Basic things Right. Do you know Twitter provides a Search Plugin so that you can search easily inside your browser? Go to Twitter search page and scroll down to the footer and you will notice ” Install Search Plugin ” Install it and you will know the rest how to play around with it.
Smarter use of Google Search to track who favourites your tweets.
Using Google Search to list down of all your tweets that have been marked as favourites by other twitter users. Link
Some other Known tricks but newbies may not have used these search tricks. So here it is.
to search tweets from a particular user. Go to search.twitter.com and type the query from:twitterusername . Screenshot: from:mayhemstudios
Search Twitter for links from a Particular twitterer.
Twitter for links from a particular twitter. Like for Example “ :zaibatsu filter:links ” this will show you all the useful links @zaibatsu tweeted recently. If you want to search for Twitter links being tweeted on the public timeline type ” twitter backgrounds filter:links “
Search for particular #hashtag from a twitter user.
Search for particular #hashtag from a twitter user. Like for example to search for all the Quotes I tweeted recently on twitter then you need to type “#quote from:cheth” please note you can change cheth to any other twitter username.
Search for tweets with a positive attitude with a smile For example you can see ” I love you “
Search for conversation between two twitter users.
This is the most useful one. For example if someone is chatting about some topic and you are getting confused then simply search this query and you can retrieve all the tweets between those two tweeple. Example ” from:username1 to:username2 “
Search for events in or near a particular place. You can track for events like “tweetup” in your area by simply searching for “event” near:”place”
Search Twitter users using twitter search in specified distance
Search for other Twitter users within your locality or specified distance from any place. near:place within:15km Click on the link to search twitter users at a radius of 15Km in Mumbai.
Search for tweets from a specific time period Like for example to search all the people who are single Try the query “single since:2009-08-01” the x of the search should be ” searchterm since:year-month-date “
Search for tweets up to a specific time period
This can be handy if you are a contest holder and you want to see those who tweeted within the contest deadline. Please note this is similar to the previous trick. type “searchterm until:year-month-day“
Check out who retweets whom on twitter.
To track the tweeple who retweet a particular user then simply hit the search query as “RT @username ” The following example shows all the search results who retweet @buzzedition
Use Yahoo Pipes to fetch your Feeds from Twitter favorites
Grabs any arbitrary Twitter users’ favorites – Link
Advanced Twitter Search
Use this search form to craft your queries using a variety of twitter search operators as discussed above. Go to Advanced Twitter Search
You can type these search operators directly into the search box. Alternatively, you can use the advanced search form above to automatically construct your search query. Go to Check out the operators allowed in Twitter Search