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Tweetattacks for local marketing

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Arraial, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Is there any way to find twitter users based on their location, the location they provided on their twitter account? Can this be done?
     
  2. vini

    vini Power Member

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    Yes this can be done.

    Let's say you want to look for people tweeting Rebecca Black (currently a Trending Topic) in New York.

    You search like this:

    Near:NY Rebecca Black

    The operator after "near:" must have no spaces (like Near:NY)

    You can use this for basically any state or city in the U.S.A.

    Not sure how it works for other countries though...
     
  3. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Ok ,but i'm not looking for tweets from users from NY on a certain topic, i want to find twitter users from NY, what then?

    Is there a way to search for twitter users from a certain location?
    For example i want to promote a local business to local people, how could i find them?
     
  4. zai21

    zai21 Regular Member

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    Yup, below is how you do it.

    near:new york within:50mi

    You can change the near and within.
     
  5. vini

    vini Power Member

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    If you search Near:NY only you'd get people from New York who are tweeting right now...

    If you search Near:New York, it will not show New York tweets, instead it will find some city named "New", and show you tweets from people who are saying anything containing "york".
     
  6. powerteam

    powerteam Regular Member

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    Tucson, AZ
    Since I am based in Tucson and promote several local companies and events, I use:

    Code:
     near:tucson within:50mi 
    in tweetattacks to auto follow local people.
     
  7. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    why don't you just find 3-6 local sport teams, newspapers etc and follow them ?

    e.g. newcastle united (english football team)
    or newcasltenews

    there is a flaw though you will not get 100% local poeple

    but just throwing this out there