How to Find New Twitter Followers using Twitter Search

Posted on August 26, 2010

Today, I’ve put together this short tutorial on how to effectively use Twitters very own search to find potential new followers for your Twitter account.

Twitters Search Engine is a very powerful tool, it allows you to search for keywords and tweet with real time results. Using Twitter search can be a great way to find Twitter followers in your same topic or niche. All results are displayed in real-time, the search results update after a min or two automatically.

Step 1: Go to Twitter Search

Twitter search, can be found at search.twitter.com. Once you arrive, you’ll be presented with this screen. You can type in any search query you like into the search box, just like Google. Just click the search button below, once your ready to search.

You’ll notice immediately the trending topics, each of these links can be clicked on to delve deeper into the real time results for that trending topic. For example, we could explore the trending topic of ‘Hasselhoff’ by clicking the blue link Hasselhoff.

The Trending topics are a great way to delve into a engaged conversation around a particular topic, news story, event or celebrity  gossip.

Step 2: The Search Results

I’ve put together a short video to explain the search results page to you and how you best use its features.

Step 3: The Advanced Search

I’ve put together a short video to explain the Advanced search functionality to you and how you best use its features.

Key Features to Note

Here are some key features to note when using Twitter Advanced Search.

If you hover over any Twitter account or username during the search results, you’ll see the following pop up. This gives you a brief overview to the details of that Twitter account, you’ll notice the Follow button. Click this if you want to start following that username at anytime from the search results.

Monitoring Keywords & Phrases

This is found in the top right of the search results. You have two options here. 1. Subscribe to the Search query by RSS Feed. Very useful for monitoring a keyword or query. 2. Tweet these results. Found something very interesting, then you have the option to Tweet the search results.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I’d love to hear your comments below if you found this useful. All comments are greatly received. Remember folks, I’m writing these tutorials for your benefit. If there is any tutorials you want doing just let me know in the comments. Thanks!

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