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How to find most SEARCHED tags (not most used)

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by punkinhead, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I asked this a while back when I first got on TW, and was told that the info is available everywhere. Either I'm blind, or everyone responding misunderstood the question.

    Quick Example:

    Lots of people might use a tag like #checkoutmytweet ... but clearly, NO ONE is SEARCHING for #checkoutmytweet ... which makes it the worst possible thing to use, one that has lots of competition, and no value in terms of matching searches.

    What I want is the exact opposite, tags that LOTS of people are searching for (and preferably very FEW people are using). Well, I've been looking, and I'm just not seeing this info anywhere. If it's so easy to find, where is it? Is it able to be scraped from TW somehow? EVERYTHING I've been able to find seems to be referring only to frequency of USE, not search queries.

    thx
     
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    TheAvatar Newbie

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    Interesting question, never thought about it that way, I've always searched for most used on the popular hashtag statistic websites.

    I'd be interested to hear if there's any that provide search query statistics.
     
  3. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    That's what everybody does... just like everybody buys a stock when it's hot and dumps it when it tanks. Similarly, it's not what you SHOULD be doing. It's pretty easy to see this by just looking at what some of the top tags are.

    For instance, #6 ranked hashtag (on Instagram) shows as #followme. How many people do you think are really SEARCHING for #followme. I'd bet it's close to zero. Not even the f4f folks would search that. It doesn't indicate anything about following back. No one anywhere has any reason to search for it, yet TONS of people are using it. So... it's really a double whammy of crap. So saturated that no one would see it if they were searching for it... AND no one is searching for it. LOTS of top tags on TW are similarly worthless in one way or another.

    Blows my mind how everyone talks about this the other way around. It really is just like the stock market mentality.