I came across a neat tip on searching for specific folks to follow on Twitter. Now there are applications such as Nearby Tweets and GeoTweet but this seemed much more effective to me. It basically leverages the Google search engine to search Twitter profiles. This tip leverages the google site search.
Here’s how it works:
1. Example: Say I want to search for marketers in the NYC area. This is what I would copy into Google.com
site:twitter.com intitle:”on twitter” “bio* * marketing” “location NYC”
This returned 8 pages of targeted results.
2. Example: If I would like to find recruiters in the Austin area I could use this search
site:twitter.com intitle:”on twitter” “bio* * recruiter” “location austin”
This returned 11 results.
From these examples, you can just play with the words behind bio and location to get different results. For example you could search for “PR” within “dallas”.
Hopefully you found this helpful enough to share with others.
- Back to makin’ bacon