If you’ve ever tried to social media search using social media platforms you’ll find that quite often the results are not great. But there are tools that can help.
Here are 4 tools that will help you find more detailed and accurate information that will help your business.
1. Searching Facebook using Social Searcher
When you go to Social Searcher you’ll see a search box similar to the following.
You’ll then see a table similar to the following that shows you Facebook, Twitter and Google plus mentions.
2. Using Google Advanced Search to Find Relevant Content
A post we did recently was using Google Advanced Search for Blog Research which contained a range of Google commands that are useful to find content to get ideas for blogging, find guest blog opportunities and much more.
Some of these commands can also be used to search social platforms.
On Facebook it’s quite frustrating looking for a page using Facebook search. A much quicker and more effective way is using Google. Here’s an example:
site:www.facebook.com inurl:<name you are looking for>
Site: This means you are only interested in content on a particular site, for example Facebook.com.
Inurl: If you are looking for a word or collection or words that are part of the web address. For example, if you were looking for the pepsi Facebook page you could type:
This works because Facebook includes the page name as part of the web address. This command can be used with other platforms also.
3. Google Custom Searches Using UVRX.com
Uvrx social search is a collection of Google custom searches put together for Twitter, LinkedIn,Youtube etc. Google allows you to easily build your own search engine by specifying a list of sites you want to search. So this was built using Google technology and the only requirement from Google is that they display their advertisements.
4. A Social Dashboard Using Bottlenose
Bottlenose is a great if you want a snapshot of what’s happening on social media now. It will show you the latest articles based on a search, latest tweets, topics trending and much more.
As well as providing this it also provides you with an inbox showing your tweets, mentions, direct messages, a filter of topics you are interested in and much more. Definitely work checking out!
So they are just some of the tools I have found useful.
I’d be very interested to hear what you have found useful for searching?