How to Sort Twitter Followers by Location

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Twitter's interface at time of publication sorts your followers in chronological order by when they began following you, with the most recent followers first. It does not provide the option to sort followers by other criteria, such as location. Sorting by location can reveal potential new friends in your city or help you meet up with followers on your next trip out of town. You can sort your follower list by location with third-party Twitter tools such as Export.ly, Twitter Sorter and ReFollow.

Export.ly

  • Visit the Export.ly website (exportly.com).

  • Click the "Twitter" tab.

  • Enter your Twitter handle in the box. Click "Continue" and follow the on-screen directions to download a complete list of your Twitter followers in an Excel spreadsheet.

  • Open the downloaded Export.ly spreadsheet in Excel.

  • Click the "Sort & Filter" button. Choose "Custom Sort."

  • Change the "Sort by" field to "Location." Click "OK." Your follower list is now sorted by location.

Twitter Sorter

  • Go to the Twitter Sorter website (twittersorter.com).

  • Enter your Twitter handle in the "Twitter Name" box.

  • Choose "Followers" from the next drop-down box.

  • Choose the number of followers to sort. You can sort a maximum of 5,000 followers at one time. Choose 1,000 if you have fewer than 1,000 followers.

  • Click "Show."

  • Click the "Location" column heading. Your followers will appear sorted by location.

ReFollow

  • Visit the ReFollow website (refollow.com).

  • Click "Secure Login."

  • Log into your Twitter account when prompted and click "Allow." You will see a grid of your followers' profile images.

  • Check the "Search for" box at the top of the screen.

  • Enter a particular location, such as "Seattle," in the "Search for" box.

  • Change the drop-down box to "Location." You will see a list of your followers from that location.

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