Twitter Marketing - Search

There are many ways to use search on Twitter. You can find Tweets from yourself, friends, local businesses, and everyone ranging from well-known entertainers to global political leaders.

By searching for topic keywords or hashtags, you can follow ongoing conversations about breaking news or personal interests.

Twitter Search

Searching on Twitter

This is how you search on Twitter −

  • Log in to your Twitter account.

  • Enter your search query into the search box at the top of the page and hit the return key. Your results show a combination of Tweets, photos, accounts, and more.

  • Filter your results by clicking Top, Live, Accounts, Photos, or Videos (located at the top of your search results).

  • Click on More options to see the above filters as well as News.

You can also choose to see results from everyone or people you follow, and from everywhere or near you.

Advanced search is available when you’re logged in to It allows you to tailor search results to specific date ranges, people, and more. This makes it easier to find the specific Tweets.

Twitter Best Practices

Using Advance Search on Twitter

This is how you use advanced search on twitter −

  • Enter your search query into the search bar on

  • At the top of the results page, click on More options.

  • Click on Advanced search.

  • Fill in the appropriate fields to refine your search results.

  • Click Search to see the desired results.

Using advanced search, you can refine the search results by using any combination of the fields below −

  • Words

  • Tweets containing all words in any position (“Twitter” and “search”).

  • Tweets containing exact phrases (“Twitter search”).

  • Tweets containing any of the words (“Twitter” or “search”).

  • Tweets excluding specific words (“Twitter” but not “search”).

  • Tweets with a specific hashtag (#twitter).

  • Tweets in a specific language (written in English).

  • People

  • Tweets from a specific account (Tweeted by “@example”).

  • Tweets sent as replies to a specific account (in reply to “@example”).

  • Tweets that mention a specific account (Tweet includes “@example”).

  • Places

  • Tweets sent from a geographic location, say a specific city, state, country.

  • Use the place dropdown to select the geographic location.

  • Dates

  • Tweets sent before a specific date, after a specific date or within a date range.

  • Use the calendar dropdown to select a “from” date, “to” date or both.

  • Search for Tweets from any date since the first public Tweet.