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Free tool or website for finding popular Twitter accounts in a niche?

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  1. Troshi

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    I want to find like 20 large twitter accounts to re-tweet once per day. Is there a way to find similar accounts based on another account? I have mass planner but there doesn't seem to be a feature like that.
     
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    This must exist.... right?
     
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    Scrape your own list of twitter profiles or do some manual research :D
     
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    Yeah, yea, yeaaa, I knoww..... was hoping for something easier :)
     
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    Audiense has a free 30 day trial
     
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    anythink else?
     
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    I haven't found anything else... yet
     
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    Free DIY solutions

    Method A:
    1a) Scrape usernames by your niche related hashtag(s) with whatever Twitter tool you use.
    2) Use iMacros to extract the follower count of the accounts with this macro i made:
    HTML:
    VERSION BUILD=8961227 RECORDER=FX
    TAB T=1
    TAB CLOSEALLOTHERS
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    SET !DATASOURCE c:\usernames.csv
    SET !LOOP 1
    SET !DATASOURCE_LINE {{!LOOP}}
    SET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NO
    ADD !EXTRACT {{!COL1}}
    URL GOTO=https://mobile.twitter.com/{{!COL1}}/followers
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=TD ATTR=TXT:*FOLLOWER EXTRACT=TXT
    SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=c:\followers.csv
    Play the macro in loop. Loop count = the number of lines your .csv has.
    (To make the macro work, you either needed to save the usernames as usernames.csv into the root of your c: drive or alter the datasource path in the code.)
    3) Order the result (followers.csv) by follower count with Excel:
    Open your followers.csv in Excel, highlight the 2nd column (which contains the follower counts) and in the upper right corner simply hit 'Sort & Filter', then 'Sort Largest to Smallest'.

    Method B:
    1b) Choose one or more accounts ("feeder" accs) in your niche which @mention other accounts (within the same niche).
    2) Scrape or simply copy (scroll down on the timeline as far as you wish and hit CTRL+C) the tweets of these feeder accs, which ideally contain plenty of @mentions.
    3) From the tweets or the copied block of text extract the usernames with Notepad++:
    HTML:
    Paste the tweets/copied block of text into an empty Notepad++ file.
    Hit CTRL+H, that brings up the 'Replace' popup window.
    Find what: (space character)
    Replace with:\r\n
    Switch 'Search mode' to either 'Extended' or 'Regular expression'.
    Hit 'Replace All'
    This will break every line by every space character into a new line, so you'll have one word per line.
    Then navigate to the 'Mark' tab on the popup window.
    Find what:@
    Make sure that the "Bookmark line" box is checked.
    Hit 'Mark All'
    This will bookmark every line which contains the @ character.
    Close the popup window.
    Then from the Menu navigate to Search/Bookmark/Remove Unmarked Lines.
    So we are left with those lines only, which contain the @ character (the usernames).
    Hit CTRL+H again.
    Find what:@
    Replace with:(nothing)
    Hit 'Replace All'
    We will have the usernames without the @ symbol, one per line.
    Let's save this into usernames.csv into the root of your c: drive.
    4) Use iMacros to extract the follower count of the accounts with this macro i made:
    HTML:
    VERSION BUILD=8961227 RECORDER=FX
    TAB T=1
    TAB CLOSEALLOTHERS
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    SET !DATASOURCE c:\usernames.csv
    SET !LOOP 1
    SET !DATASOURCE_LINE {{!LOOP}}
    SET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NO
    ADD !EXTRACT {{!COL1}}
    URL GOTO=https://mobile.twitter.com/{{!COL1}}/followers
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=TD ATTR=TXT:*FOLLOWER EXTRACT=TXT
    SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=c:\followers.csv
    Play the macro in loop. Loop count = the number of lines your .csv has.
    (To make the macro work, you either needed to save the usernames as usernames.csv into the root of your c: drive or alter the datasource path in the code.)
    5) Order the result (followers.csv) by follower count with Excel:
    Open your followers.csv in Excel, highlight the 2nd column (which contains the follower counts) and in the upper right corner simply hit 'Sort & Filter', then 'Sort Largest to Smallest'.

    Whichever method you choose, you'll have a list of usernames ordered by follower count, what you can check, if they meet your requirements or if you need to repeat the process with different "feeder" accs.

    Protip: if you login to any account of yours manually, you'll always get suggested users who to follow within the same niche: https://twitter.com/who_to_follow/suggestions. Some of those will be bigger/authority accs, so you can use them for your purpose right off the bat or you can use them as feeder accs to get even more accs like them.
     
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