Twitter is undoubtedly one of the most popular social networking and micro blogging tool today. Ever since its launch in 2006, it has grown rapidly. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. So if you have been a Twitter user for long time, you might already know searching for any tweets or mention from the timeline is not possible. For this you will need dedicated search tools.
So if you want to do an advanced search on Twitter, here are some best tools to get started.
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1. Twitter Search:
Twitter has a default search tool which is pretty good to search for old tweets. It also has an advanced search where you can select people, places, etc. to search tweets. You can also use operators for search.
SnapBird is a powerful search engine for Twitter users. You can search in someone’s timeline, favorites, your friends, tweets mentioning you, your direct messages and more. Snap Bird is really an innovative search application that helps you find older Tweets.
BackTweets is a twitter time machine which enables you to search through a tweet history for tweets that link back to your site. BackTweets lets you search through a tweet archive for URLs sent via twitter. URLs are found regardless of the form they were tweeted in and include: full URL links, shortened URLs and URLs without the WWW prefix. BackTweets is a great tool for tracking your social media pulse- see how many people are talking about you, who is talking about you, and what they are saying.
PostPost is your personal Twitter search engine. Underneath your topline is a powerful search engine that recalls the Tweets, links, photos, videos that you and the people you follow have shared with each other. You can sign in with your Twitter credentials and it will gather your timeline.
Twinitor is a Twitter search and monitoring service. You can search any kind of information real time (any keywords and phrases, twitter #tags and @users). The tool allows you to monitor a set of different keywords at same time. You can also log in using your Twitter account and use Twinitor to Reply, mark tweets as Favourites, Retweet and use all other Twitter functions.