(Editors note: With the sad demise to Topsy on the 15th of December, we thought it a pretty good time to update our list of alternative tools for searching Twitter. The original was written back in April 2010 by Tad Chef, and sadly, it’s not just Topsy from our original list of 30 alternatives that has since disappeared or stopped being updated).
Back in 2010, Twitter added a mechanic to it’s then creaky search mechanism that added the most popular tweets as well as the latest, but it’s fair to say it didn’t impress. So, we collated 30 of our favourite Twitter search tools as a handy reference.
Now, Twitter has vastly improved it’s internal search tool in the proceeding five years, and also offers some basic analysis tools such as Twitter Analytics (https://analytics.twitter.com). However, most digital marketers still make great use of third-party tools to make the most of searching Twitter.