Twitter search can be a boon or a curse depending on how you use it. If you use it the right way, it can help you find thousand of relevant Twitter accounts and connect with the right people on Twitter. If you use it wrongly, you might end up wasting too much time and end up finding irrelevant accounts.
You can use Twitter search to look for new accounts or find old or trending tweets. Other than accounts or tweets, the Twitter search is also used to follow hashtags or check out tweets in a particular hashtag.
Let’s look at some of the common Twitter search mistakes that you should avoid while searching on Twitter:
Not using the Twitter search filters:
Once you type your keyword in the search box, Twitter takes you to the results page where you can use the search filters. The two common filters provided by Twitter are people and location. If you want to limit searches to the people you follow, you can select “people you follow.” To filter search results near you, you can select “near you” from the Twitter filter.
Not using Advanced Twitter Search to look for Tweets:
Twitter’s advanced search is exactly what you need when you’re looking for specific tweets. It lets you filter tweets by:
- Exact or partial words in a tweet
- Filter tweets by language
- By accounts whose tweets you are interested in
- Show tweets with/without links
- Show tweets with/without replies
- Search tweets by hashtags
- Only look for tweets with high engagement
- Tweets within a particular date range
These filters are quite good to find popular tweets from famous accounts or hashtags. Especially, if you often look for tweets doing well from your competitor, you can use Twitter’s Advanced search. It’s a big time-saver and quite simple to use.
Not using Circleboom Smart Search to Look for Twitter Accounts:
Circleboom’s Smart Search is the fastest way to look for Twitter accounts. It simply lists all the Twitter accounts using a hashtag or keyword with respect to your filters. With the Smart Search, you can filter accounts by:
- Their number of followers and followings
- Number of tweets shared
- Filter Twitter accounts by location
- Filter Twitter accounts by language
- Twitter join date
- Accounts with/without profile image
- Accounts verified/not verified
- Inactives/fake/spam Accounts
For any given keywords or hashtags, Circleboom will list all the Twitter accounts using that keyword in their name, bio, or tweets.
Not using Circleboom’s Blacklist to Avoid Similar Search Results:
When you blacklist a Twitter account in Circleboom, that account is not shown in your search results anymore. When is this useful? If you’re frequently dealing with Twitter searches and you’re tired of some unnecessary results, you can blacklist them and they will not appear in your search result. This can be very helpful to Twitter users who frequently perform searches and do not want to keep looking at the same accounts.
Hence, if you’re searching for tweets on Twitter, Twitter’s Advanced Search is the best tool out there and you need not search further. Just fill all the filters and you will have your sorted results. And, when looking for Twitter accounts, Circleboom is the perfect app to rely on it can help you quickly find your Twitter accounts and add them to your Twitter lists.
Originally published at https://blog.circleboom.com on December 18, 2019.