September 20, 2012

5 special operators for better results in searches of Twitter

By admin

To perform a search on Twitter most people use the simple form of search, few people use the advanced search. The difference is that the advanced search gives us much more relevant information than the simple search.

twitter search operator

To search much deeper and find better information seeking any term, we will comment on five operators that can be used both in the form of a simple search, as in the advanced search form.

Emoticons of happy face “:)” or sad “:(“
This emoticon gives us results with positive or negative feelings, such as people talking about a product, service or anything else.

For example if we look at Android and add “:)” (without quotes), gives us the results that speak well of Android.

On the contrary if we add “:(” (without quotes), we deliver opposite results to the above.

Operators “to:” and “from:”
Special operators used to achieve results that are happening around a specific account.

For example if you search for “iOS from: Room” we give the results of iOS that sent the account @Room.

If we want to know who is speaking to Room on Facebook then use “Facebook to: Room”.

Minus sign “-“
When we search for a generic term, the results are many and many of them are irrelevant.

To filter content can use the minus sign “-“. For example if we look at Social Media and do not want to see results from Facebook, look for the following: “Social Media-Facebook”. You can also exclude phrases.

Question mark “?”
The question mark shows results with questions about the term we seek. If we search for “twitter tips?” Show tweets with questions about twitter tips.

Use “filter”
In the searches on Twitter we can filter tweets using the operator “Filter:”. For example we want to search the links that were being shared on Twitter Photo we use the term “Photo filter:Links”.

It is also necessary to inform you that as in all search engines, these operators are not perfect and sometimes give some results that are not relevant, but if you try, you will deliver better results than if you do a simple search.