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TOP5 best Twitter search tools

As I promised before, I am posting the best Twitter search tools I found. I have lately been analyzing more than 30-40 Twitter tools in my agency and have found out that these give the most satisfactory results.

All 5 serve for different means and there’ll be probably tools which are really alike – it is good to use more than one to compare as many only give a vague reference.


Shows the last posts published by users with a given term. The advantage is that it identifies the potential influence of the comments related to the penetration of the user.



It sends an e-mail with the user’s post who has written about the searched word, and can filter the day or hour alert, including or excluding words, exact phrase, language, author, location, attitude and containing links to associated websites .


Twitt (url)y

It classifies the links posted on Twitter by popularity (according to the times you have posted the link, either the original or shortened), temporal proximity, and comments raised. It also shows the total number of comments were divided on the last day, week or month.



It divides the total number of posts on the searched word into three groups: positive associations, neutral or negative adjectives and smileys as written in the same sentence. You can view posts written to check the context of the publication, since the contexts can be confusing. Only for English publications.



Finds a word in a Twitter post, either by relevance, number of responses, or temporal proximity, showing the total number of posts. It shows the number of posts published in the last hour, day or week, divided according to category (analyzing the context), and grouped in more than 100, 500 or 1000 responses.

If you have used other tools with which you are happy, please comment.

But, how to optimize Twitter’s search bar?

Complex queries:
use of “OR” to find one word or another
adds quotes to search exact phrase
“-” Between two words means finding the first word and not the second
“#” Is the symbol that users add when talking about a particular topic, add it before the word or phrase to search for finding specific thematic

By Author:
add “from:” to find posts from a particular user
adds “to:” to search for publications by a given user
add “@” to search for publications concerned with a particular user

By geographic location:
adds “near” and the name of a city to search near a geographical area
adds “near” and city, and “within” and number “m” beside the number, and word, to find a publication with the word to the number of miles of the city
in advanced you can choose which language to search

By date:
adds “since” then year, month and day, to see publications since that date
adds “until” and then year, month and day, to see publications to date

Links for advanced searches:
search.twitter.com / advanced
search.twitter.com / operators

add “:)” or “: (” next to a word to find positive or negative associations to search for a word
Adding “?” and a word or phrase to find a question
added “filter: links” and a word or phrase to find the word and link together
add “source: Twitter” and a word to find that word published by twitter feed (published simultaneously in facebook and twitter)

By including only 140 characters, many bonds are shortened (eg), so it is not likely find links to specific websites. Possible solutions are to shorten the link you’re looking at the most popular services and introduce it into the form: http://bit.ly, http://post.ly, http://tinyurl.com

To see a list of options, grouped into two super-groups: topics “hot” and individual analysis of the actions of a single user, go to http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-API-Documentation.


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