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Here is a simple and free Twitter Search widget for your site or blog. Many of the widgets only show what you are tweeting. This one allows you to set search terms.
You can search by username by placing the @username
Pull tweets to your widget from # tags
Do an exact phrase match just put your phrase in “’s “Super Cool”
I can also pull Tweets such as “Blog” near:”Las Vegas” – If a person near Las Vegas sends out a tweet and it contains the word Blog – Bam it is in my widget.
I’ll show you in a minute where you can find more neat ways to pull specific tweets.
This Twitter Widget can be sized to match your side bar, you can also match the colors with your blog!
Here is one I made – I am using the Internet Marketers Guild as an example.
My search parameters are – "Internet Marketers Guild" OR @TIMGuild OR "Spam Free Forum"
I told you it was cool.
Simply go log into Twitter,
At the bottom of the page you will see “Goodies”
Or click this Twitter Goodies link.
Pick Widgets – choose from Website, Myspace, or Facebook depending on where you would like to place your widget.
In the setting to build your Website Widget just fill in the blanks –
Search Query - try some advanced queries (See Advanced for Better Search Queries)
Loop old results?
Change your widget colors in the Appearance Tab – Click in the #number box, put in your own numbers or pick colors from the color bar.
HINT- You can go back to the SETTINGS tab & click Test Your Settings and the widget will show your new color choices. If they aren’t what you want try again.
The Dimensions tab will allow you to size your widget to fit your sidebar.
Now grab your code –
If you use a Wordpress blog you can add a TEXT widget to your blog sidebar & insert your new Twitter code.
With a B2evo blog you can add your new Twitter widget in a Free HTML sidebar widget.
If you find the size you picked is not working – no need to go back and remake your Twitter Widget you can adjust Height and Width right in the code with no problems.
Go on, you know you want one of these on your blog!
See who on Twitter is talking about your favorite search terms!
PS. Before you ask, I placed the widget in my post rather than on a sidebar so people could find it with the “How To” rather than me trying to point it out on a sidebar.
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