Find Time, Tips, piTs, and Tweeps with 3 Twitter Tools

twitterFinding time by targeting your Twitter efforts toward your niche is a great strategy if you are using Twitter for your business.  How can you do that?  Here are 3 Twitter Tools that can help!

Twitter Search is the search function in Twitter.  It will search through the stream of Tweets for whatever search terms you enter.  Be sure to use quotation marks to delineate terms that you want to do an exact search for.  A nice feature of this tool is that you can save your search for future reference.  Just click on whichever saved search you want to re-check, and Twitter will run it again, presenting you with the most up-to-date results.

TweepSearch is an application that was created by Damon Cortesi.  (By the way, his blog looks like an interesting source for Twitter news!)  Anyway, TweepSearch offers a different search functionality in that it will search through profile information.  Here’s where you can find other tweeps who share your profession, for example.  You can also search for a particular url – which could be helpful if you are looking for people on Twitter who are associated with a particular company.  Try this – I think you’ll find it helpful.

The third tool I want to mention today is TipTopSearch.  This is a tool that searches through Twitter for whatever terms you enter, with the added bonus that it attempts to interpret what it finds.  Here’s how it’s explained in their FAQ’s:

For any given search term you enter, TipTopSearch’s unique software searches messages on Twitter (known as ‘tweets’) and reads what is being said about the query. It pulls out the most interesting, useful and unique messages that match the search term, and separates them from the less useful ones.

  • This directs you to tons of fascinating information about topics that interest you, and also saves you the hassle of having to browse through pages of spam and other junk to find the stuff you need.
  • The search result messages are displayed with an image of the writer into columns of “Tips”, “piTs”, and “Remaining messages”. Click Search Results Help for a detailed explanation of the main features on the search results page.

Do you use any Search Tools when working with Twitter?  What has been helpful to you? I’d love to hear about what you’ve discovered!

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  1. I have only tried the twitter search, will try the other two later.

  2. Shyam Kapur says

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  3. Thanks for visiting, Shyam – I’ll look forward to exploring the tools you’ve created!

  4. Shyam Kapur says

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