How to Save Twitter Searches

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If you frequently search Twitter for the same word or phrase, such as your company name or your favorite television show, you can save time by saving your search. This particularly applies if you have a complex search query to disambiguate relevant tweets from irrelevant ones, such as tweets about BlackBerry phones versus blackberry the fruit. Some third-party tools even run your search on your behalf throughout the day, saving all search results to a downloadable spreadsheet.

Save a Twitter Search Query

  • Log into your Twitter.com account.

  • Type your search query in the search box at the top of the screen.

  • Click the "Save This Search" button. To access this search in the future, click "Searches" at the top of your timeline and choose your saved search. Real-time search results appear automatically.

Save Twitter Search Results

  • Sign up for an account on Rowfeeder.com. Click "Track a New Term" and enter the search term you want to track. Click "Advanced" to drill down the search query, such as excluding tweets containing certain words. Click "Track Term" to start tracking. Download an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file containing all tweets with your keyword over a specified time period. In addition to the actual message of the tweet, the spreadsheet also contains that user's Twitter handle, following/follower count, location and more.

  • Install the InboxQ browser plug-in for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers to receive real-time notifications when someone sends a tweet containing a keyword you specify. InboxQ differs from other tracking services because it only pulls out questions, giving you the chance to establish your authority by answering questions in your area of expertise. Connect InboxQ to your Twitter account when prompted. Click the "Campaigns" tab to set up search queries. See and respond to new tweets in the "Questions" tab.

  • Click "Sign in With Twitter" on Twapperkeeper.com. Click the button corresponding to the type of search you want to save, such as a hashtag search, an @username search or a keyword search. Enter your search term and a brief description in the boxes, and click "Create." Click the link shown to access an archive of that search that starts from now. Save this URL in a safe place and return in the future to see a listing of tweets containing your search term.

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