Tweetdeck: Unfolding the secrets to an awesome monitoring method

Twitter is fast. Really fast. If you let days pass without noticing what’s happening with your profile, that’s bad. Really bad. Here’s a few pointers for how to use TweetDeck for social media monitoring like a pro!

Twitter is fast. Really fast. If you let days pass without noticing what's happening with your profile, that's bad. Really bad. Here's a few pointers for how to use TweetDeck for social media monitoring like a pro!

Now, usually you would insert a phrase, a hashtag or even just one keyword in there. But what if I told you that you could actually create advanced search queries in there?

Let’s see what Twitter’s Advanced Search looks like by going to¬†twitter.com/search-advanced

Twitter's advanced search
Twitter’s advanced search

If you’ll notice, there are some interesting options in here, like “From these accounts” for example.

I will use that one for now, to see who posted a link to my blog posts, but excluding myself from the search. That way I will only see others, and not my own tweets where I shamelessly post toot my own horn.

 

Now, entering my domain into the keywords field and my username into the from field, and clicking search will result in this new URL:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=stibelman.com%20from%3Ashaystibelman&src=typd

Translated into human language, that’s:

"stibelman.com" from:ShayStibelman

 

Just adding a minus (-) to the from parameter to exclude it:

"stibelman.com" -from:ShayStibelman

And let’s paste this into our search column.

TweetDeck advanced search queries
Using our advanced search query, we’ve got ourselves a very useful column there!

OK, I’m convinced! Is that all?

Nope!

You can also schedule posts with the TweetDeck (take that, LinkedIn).

Scheduling a Tweet with TweetDeck
Scheduling a Tweet with TweetDeck

Add a Scheduled tweets column and you’re all set to start programming your tweets schedule right from the TweetDeck!


Hope this quick tutorial for some of the basic elements of TweetDeck has been able to open your mind a little towards using this tool, and start noticing when your audience contacts you in real time, without letting weeks pass.

Got any awesome tricks or ideas on how to use TweetDeck like a pro for your social media monitoring? Let us know in the comments, or just contact me for help!

Twitter is fast. Really fast. If you let days pass without noticing what's happening with your profile, that's bad. Really bad. Here's a few pointers for how to use TweetDeck for social media monitoring like a pro!

Author: Shay Stibelman

Digital marketing consultant in Milan, Italy. Born in Israel, raised in Germany by Russian parents.

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