Twitter Tips: Performing an advanced word search

A simple word search is to look for tweets that match a single word. Advanced word searches include matching a phrase, matching multiple words in any order, matching one word or another, and matching tweets that exclude a word.Searching for tweets that include a phrase If you want to search for a particular phrase, follow these steps to run the search using the Advanced Search form:

 1.  In any search page, click the Advanced Search link.  The Advanced Search form appears.

2.  In the This Exact Phrase text box, type the phrase you want to match.

 3.  Click Search.  Twitter displays a list of tweets that contain the phrase.

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However, this is one of those cases where no matter whether you’re using the new interface or the old, it’s easier and faster to not use the Advanced Search page. To search for tweets that match a phrase using the Search text box, enclose that phrase in quotation marks, as shown in figure 6.11.

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