How Do I Add A Twitter Search Stream?

 

1. Select Services and then, where Twitter is listed, click Add.

 

 

 

2. Select Setup where the Twitter Search service is listed.

 

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3. Add a description in the text box for your reference.

 

4. Now you’ll have to define the main term/s you want to search for. For the main ‘All of these words’ field, you will need to add the main keyword/s you’re looking for. Please note: all of the terms will need to be included in the tweet in order to be brought through. So, for example, if you’re searching for results based on a particular company, in this case we’ll use McDonald’s, than this is the word that should be added. If you also wanted results for other restaurants, these should be set up as separate searches as if you added ‘McDonald’s, Burger King’ than the tweet would need to include both mentions of McDonald's and Burger King in order to be picked up.

 

5. In the Any of these words (Optional): field, you can include additional words which need to be included in the Tweet. This is called an inclusion field. So, for example, if the main word you’re searching for is ‘Starbucks’ but you also want to ensure that the Tweet mentions ‘coffee’ you should include ‘coffee’ in this field.

 

6. In the None of these words (Optional): field you can include words that should not be included in the Tweet. So, for example, if the main word you’re searching for is ‘Starbucks’ but you don’t want to receive results that also include the word ‘tea’ you should add ‘tea’ into this field.

 

7. You can also choose to receive results from just a specific Twitter user or users. You’ll need to add in the Twitter handle of the relevant account. So, if I wanted to just receive results from Sendible’s Twitter account, this would be added as ‘Sendible’ without the @ symbol.

 

8. You can also choose to exclude results from certain users. Please add the handles for the relevant account/s as above.

 

9. Next you can select whether you only want to receive entries in a particular language. Please Note: This will depend on whether this information has been added to Twitter profiles which have used the term you’re searching for in their tweets.

 

10. You can also select whether you only want to receive results from a particular Country. As above, this will be affected by whether or not someone has added this information correctly on their Twitter profile.


11. If you do want to receive results from just a particular location, you can narrow this down to a particular area or city in that Country using the location option by typing in the name of the location and then selecting Locate Place.

 

 

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12. If needed, you can use the Latitude and Longitude options to pinpoint a specific area that the search should radiate from. Please Note: these fields cannot be left blank however, if you don’t select a specific Country or Location, they will not be taken into account.

 

13. You can also select the radius around the location you’ve selected if relevant. If you’ve selected a very small radius around a specific location, you may find that few results are returned so we would advise widening the radius if this is the case.


14. Once you’re happy with the settings you’ve included, click Save Settings. A Stream displaying results for this search will then be available in the Priority Inbox. If you only want to perform a quick search on Twitter, you can also use the quick search option to search for results on Twitter as explained on this page however, this will not include language or location options.

 

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