For those of you that are on Twitter, you have probably used the ‘search’ feature to find conversations and content of interest. Twitter has recently upgraded the search results to now include ‘people’ associated with your search phrase.
This is useful in that it helps you identify people that may be of interest to follow but it is also an important reminder to use your keywords in both your bio and your tweets so that YOU are found when others are searching on those words.
Below please find a series of screen shots, taken from my Twitter account, to give you an idea of how to use both the Basic and Advanced versions of Twitter Search.
Here are the results from a basic Twitter search on the keyword ‘e-newsletter’
Note the option to save the search, the link for ‘advanced search’ and the addition of ‘People’ associated with the keyword.
Next is an example of an ‘Advanced Search’ on the keyword ‘e-newsletter’. Note the options available to modify and narrow the search results.
The highlighted fields are the ones I used for this example but you can use as many or as few as necessary.
Below is an example of the Search Results for the parameters set above.
Note that the results are fewer but much more precise.
Remember, these Twitter searches are of the entire Twitterverse, not just your community! This is a powerful tool to dig through the chatter and identify the people and content that can help YOU!
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