If you are looking for an alternative to Twitter tools that have emerged in recent months to help you in searching people, then here is a simple solution to find new and interesting people to follow Twitter using our old friend Google.
When you are looking for people on Twitter, there are four basic factors that you can use in your Google search:
- Their Tweets
To search for a person with his name for example, say Julian, the following will be your search Query
site:twitter.com intitle:”Julian * on twitter
or if you are not sure about the first and second name
site: twitter.com intitle: “* Julian Asange * on twitter
Then you can search for People based on the words found in their Profile/Biography
site: twitter.com intitle: “on twitter” “organic seo * *”
This will give you a long list of people who have used the word “organic seo” in their Twitter bio. Again, we can just change the search term to suit our own needs.
To search for Twitter users according to their place mentioned in their profile
site: twitter.com intitle: “on twitter” “location Portland”
Google returns a list of Twitter users based in Portland.
It is also possible to combine these search queries. For example, if you want to search for Twitter users according to their location and the words used in their profiles, use this Query
site: twitter.com intitle: “on twitter” “organic seo * *” location Portland
This will return a list of all tweets indexed by Google & containing the word SEO.
Please leave your Cool search queries in the Comments section.