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Discussion in 'Twitter' started by txholdem, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    how do people search? with or without the pound sign?
    how does twitter display the results differently?
    is it true that favorite count carries a lot more weight than retweet count?
     
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  2. living2xl

    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, favourite count carries much more than retweet count.
    Hashtags play an important role for getting results on the search option.
    They act like keywords.
     
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  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    It depends. If you search with the # sign, you'll get the results for the hashtag obviously. If you search without the # sign, you'll get tweets which contain your keyword. But if you try it, you'll see.
     
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  4. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i tried, but i just couldnt come to a conclusion.
    when i search WITH #, i get separated keywords too. e.g., if i search for #somethingelse, it shows tweets containing "something else".

    is there any stats that says what percentage of people search with # and without?
     
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    Most situations that I've encountered with Twitter favor the hashtag. I do my marketing to target those who use the hashtag. It's just easier to track for Twitter.
     
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    They are both going to target what your looking for, not sure if it would make much of a difference or not, just targeting one or the other..
     
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    Well, if i search with the # sign, i get only tweets with that particular hashtag. If i search without the # sign, i get tweets, which contain the keyword without the # sign, if there's a tagged account in the tweet, which contains the keyword, those tweets show up too. That's why i said, that it depends on if you wanna search for a hashtag or a keyword (including tagged accounts). The results are well-separated for me both under the Top and the Live results, i'm not sure, why it is different for you.
     
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