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When you’re dealing with social data, especially for something as high volume as Twitter data, it’s particularly important that you find only the posts you’re looking for. Part of that is making sure you’ve got the right search queries. In many cases, you’ll need to add exclusions to your search queries to get the rightMore

Are you looking for a new Twitter search and analytics solution? Look no further! Union Metrics can help. Our free TweetReach snapshot reports are great for quick searches of recent tweets about anything. You can even search for URLs to see what tweets they were in. Try a hashtag, phrase, username or some combination of thoseMore

TweetReach Tip: Less is more with snapshot reports

Keep it simple with TweetReach snapshot reports! Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re running a snapshot report: 1. Snapshots will analyze tweets up to one week old. Snapshots pull tweets from up to 7 days ago, so be sure you run them as soon as you can after your event.More

TweetReach Tip: Excluding tweets from your search

You can exclude certain tweets from your results by using the minus (“-”) operator in your TweetReach search. You can exclude tweets that include certain keywords or tweets that mention a certain account. For example:  Sandwiches -ham  or #swag -justinbieber The second example is a good one to use if you find a spammer orMore

TweetReach Tip: Searching for a specific tweet

Say you want to search for a specific tweet in a snapshot report, like this one from our Twitter timeline: Be sure to search for the text of the tweet, rather than the tweet’s unique URL. Try searching for the first part of the tweet text. Keep it short – under 60 characters – andMore

TweetReach Tip: Searching for URLs

If you want to follow a piece of news through Twitter, try searching for the article’s URL instead of its title or a set of keywords. In TweetReach snapshot reports, we can search for a root URL, so even if a link is shrunk into a t.co, bit.ly or other shortener, we’ll pick it up. Some moreMore

TweetReach Tip: Searching for more than one term in a snapshot report

If you want to run a TweetReach snapshot report for more than one term, be sure to remember the magic of the “OR” operator. You can search for any two or three queries by combining them together with OR. Example: term1 OR term2 – search for tweets containing either term1 or term2 (e.g. analytics OR metrics)More

TweetReach Tip: Searching for tweets from a specific account

If you set up a TweetReach snapshot report or Tracker to search for @username, that will only return mentions and retweets of that Twitter account. So, that might be what you’re looking for. But if you’d like to see tweets to and from that account, add in the from:username query, like this: @username OR from:username ThisMore

How to use advanced Twitter search queries: Part 2

Since our first post on How to use advanced Twitter search queries is one of our most popular posts, we thought we’d break down some more advanced queries we didn’t cover in that writeup. Here are a few more of our favorite advanced Twitter search queries. And let us know if you have a questionMore

TweetReach Tip: Improve your snapshot report search query

Our customers often ask the question, “What exactly can I search for on TweetReach?” We want to make sure you get the most out of your snapshot reports, so here’s everything you need to know about queries. For all snapshot report searches, keep in mind that shorter queries work better: under 70 characters, or 6-8More