Twitter Search and Twitter Follower Tools

Sprout Social includes a set of Twitter specific features designed to help you find the conversations and the people that are most important for your social strategy. These features include Twitter Search and Twitter Follower Tools.

Twitter Search

You can access Twitter Search via two paths. First, you can navigate to the feature by clicking on the Listening tab and then selecting Twitter Search from the left navigation bar.


You can also click magnifier_icon.png from the persistent right navigation bar and then select Keyword Search.


Twitter Search allows you to search for Twitter conversations based on specific keywords. Use Twitter Search to expand your monitoring efforts and be more proactive reaching out to people discussing certain topics, industries or competitors.

To begin, enter keyword(s) into the search field.


Tip: Remember to utilize Advanced Search Options to find even more relevant conversations specific to your needs. The following list can also be found in the Brand Keywords section of the Smart Inbox. 


Refine your Twitter Search

Target a specific radius from which to pull in conversations.

Click Save Search to easily bring up that specific search at a later time.

New Twitter Search clears the current search and allows you to begin a new Twitter Search.


Twitter Follower Tools

Twitter Follower Tools are broken up into two sections; Suggestions and Cleanup. These features can be found by navigating to Settings and then scrolling down to the Resources section along the left navigation bar.



This tool gives suggestions on who to follow based on these parameters:

Your Followers - People who currently follow you.

Conversed with - People you've @mentioned or @replied before.

Have mentioned you - People who have @mentioned you previously.


This tool gives suggestions on who to unfollow based on these parameters:

Silent Accounts - Users who've had little to no activity in the last 60 days.

Irregular Usage - Users who have abnormal usage or friend counts.

Do not follow back - Users who do not currently follow you back.

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