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Monday, September 24, 2012

10 Tips and Tricks for Powerful Twitter Search



1. Understanding Twitter Search Results








Twitter search results are divided into sections. On the left, you can toggle between these categories: Tweets, People, Videos and Images. These results are determined by Twitter's search algorithms, as are the "top" tweet results. In Twitter's words, "We've built an algorithm that finds the tweets that have caught the attention of other users. Top Tweets will refresh automatically and are surfaced for popularly retweeted subjects based on this algorithm. We do not hand-select Top Tweets." For this reason, if you're looking for an at-a-glance look at a topic, Top Tweets is the way to go. If you're carrying out a more stringent search, be sure to click "All."


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With over 2,000 new tweets posted every second, there's a heck of a lot of information to wade through on Twitter, especially if you're looking for something specific.


If you want to get valuable Twitter search results, you need to learn the best strategy for finding that content in the first place. We have pulled together 10 useful tips and tricks for searching the microblogging platform, including how to find tweets by location and how to save searches for future reference.


SEE ALSO: 10 Facebook Tips for Power Users


Take a look though our handy hints in the slideshow above. Let us know in the comments below about any Twitter search tips you'd like to share.


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