Our Twitter search feature works the same way as the Twitter website search.
Mentions of your company, product or competitors
We use this query to get all the tweets mentioning Mailbrew in our inbox. This way we can promptly respond to users and chip in when there are some issues:
mailbrew OR mailbrew.com -filter:retweets -from:mailbrew
This query does
- include all tweets with "mailbrew" or "mailbrew.com" in them
- exclude (notice the minus "-" in front of filter) retweets from the results
- exclude tweets that are tweets from the @mailbrew account (we don't what to get back our own tweets)
Tweets from various accounts in one feed
from:verge OR from:techcrunch OR from:macrumors
Just links from a specific account
The query below will return all the tweets from @viticci that have a link in them:
Tweets quoting one of your tweets
Twitter does not show tweets quoting one of your tweets in the activity tab, so it's easy to lose track of them. With this query you will get all the tweets quoting one of the tweets from the frankdilo account (just replace
frankdilo with your twitter username — in both places).
Explanation of queries and operators
If you just want all the tweets mentioning a specific keyword you can just use that keyword as your query:
If you want to do an exact match (only get tweets that contain exactly what you typed to the letter) wrap your query in quotes:
mailbrew OR mailbrew.com
This one allows you to combine queries and get tweets that match either the first or the second condition. It is pretty useful to track brand mentions.
This will give you all the tweets that have either "mailbrew" or "mailbrew.com" in them.
mailbrew AND newsletters
Allows you to combine queries that match both of the provided conditions.
This will give me the tweets containing (in the same tweet) both the search terms mailbrew and newsletters.
Parentheses () to group operators
mailbrew ("service" OR "app")
This query will give you all tweets that include either "mailbrew service" or "mailbrew app".
Filtering by User
This will return tweets sent from the @mailbrew Twitter account.
This will return all the tweets sent to the @mailbrew Twitter account. Great to track feature requests and complains to competing products.
Filter by Language
You can filter tweets by language by including the following filter in your query:
en with the two-letter language code of your target language: en for English, es for Spanish, pt for Portuguese, it for Italian, de for German, fr for French, and so on.
Filter by Content
Include only retweets in the search results:
Exclude retweets from search results:
Include only replies in the results:
Exclude replies from search results:
Links, Images and Videos
You can include tweets with only image/images/videos with the queries below:
filter:links filter:images filter:videos
Search inside urls
url: operator you can search for content inside urls.
The query below will match all urls that have
macstories.net in them: