5 Twitter search tricks

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twitter-searchIf you use Twitter search, you know it can be challenging to find exactly what you’re looking for. The good news is that there are actions you can take to filter, enhance and improve the results you get. Here are five of our favorite Twitter search tricks:

1. Remove all re-tweets from search results. If you’re searching popular phrases, memes, etc., you may want not want to see the thousands of re-tweets that follow the original posts. In this case, simply add “-RT” (minus the quotes) after your keyword.

2. Find tweets that only contain links. If you want links to outside sources rather than tweets only, add “filter:links” (minus quotes) to your search query.

3. Searching for tweets between certain dates. For example, typing “since:2013-05-20” (minus quotes) after your search will show tweets sent since that date. Similarly, typing “until :2013-05-20” will show tweets sent up to that date.

4. Search for tweets from certain users – type the search query followed by “from:username” (minus quotes). So, if you want to see all the tweets that have come from Jerry Seinfeld that contain the word “Seinfeld,” type “seinfeld from:@JerrySeinfeld”

5. Save your searches. Twitter allows you to save up to 25 searches. After a search, click the gear box next to “Results for…” Click “Save Search.”
To find your saved searches, in the search bar, simply click once and a drop-down of saved searches appears.

Enjoy future searching!

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