Entrepreneurs and job seekers looking for leads, networking, and opportunities have a new Twitter search tool more powerful than Twitter’s internal search engine or the recently reviewed Twitterjobsearch.com: Twazzup.com. Twazzup is the best tool I have found so far to search keywords for conversations you wish to engage within or simply listen.
In Louis Gray’s well written post “Twazzup Takes on Twitter Search to Make Sense of Real Time Web” Gray describes Twazzup.com as:
“. . . looking to extend the Twitter Search platform, by not only providing real-time updates to the search results, but also highlighting popular users, links and tweets relevant to searched keywords.”
1. Real Time Updates
This is a scrolling real time lineup of the tweets related to your keyword search. The movement on the scroll depends on the amount of people talking about your keyword. If your topic is hot, you can choose to slow the flow of information down with a simple click of the button.
2. Popular Tweets
The most popular tweets for the keyword search you performed. This also changes, in real time, with the amount of conversation surrounding your keyword. This feature provides marketing exposure, networking opportunities, but most important it can help to start a viral avalanche of word of mouth traffic
3. Trend Makers
Twazzup lists the people whose tweets began the trend your keyword(s) is creating. The most popular Trend Makers is also in real time and can change depending upon what is being tweeted. This is a great way to gain exposure for your company, products, services, or for your online presence.
4. Related Photos
Photos related to your keyword search show up in this real time stream. This feature can help bring people back to your blog, website, or social media profile. It is also a great way to provide a visual of your company logo, product, or service.
5. Most Popular Links
Most Popular links for the keyword search you perform is the most important feature for viral marketing opportunities. If your tweeted link makes this list, it is sure to be RT aka retweeted and moved forward to hundreds or even thousands of Twitter users.
6. Ten Keywords Associated with Your Search
This is a list of 10 keywords that fit with your keyword. Our example search was on “Social Media” and the keywords in the above graphic show the words that combine with Social Media. Clicking on any of these keywords brings an addition real time stream of twitter convesations about this new combination. This is a great method of finding even more information or places to network while you are still running your main keyword search