Add "near:" search operator
Twitter now supports the search operator "near:", followed by the name of a place, e.g. near:"Brisbane, Australia". There are other sites now offering this functionality under a "local search" banner (see monitter) and that's a super useful targeting tool for small business.
Please add support for this operator and allow geo search.
I would like to search for words could be done by region. You enter the city and want to reach it informs that the word is traced. Ex: City X and radius of 60 km around it. A tool that already does this is http://monitter.com/ see this example and examine whether this is possible deployment in our surveys.
This is would be crucial for my business, please include this feature, conducting these searches inside Hootsuite would allow me to follow up mush more efficiently to local conversations across multiple accounts & topics
Currently, you can do geocode specific searches. For example: “geocode:49.2846165,-123.0954835,25km”
We do not yet offer functionality for the “near:” operator. However, this is on our road map.
I'm having a hard time imagining what a reasonable answer would be as to why twitter's "near:" and "within:" operators aren't implemented. Has Hootsuite's road-map hit a dead-end?
AdminSarah (Admin, Hootsuite) commented
This article may assist you further: http://help.hootsuite.com/entries/22289108-creating-a-geo-located-search-stream
You can change the geo-code to whichever area you would like to target your search, and additionally change the radius of the search.
Hope that helps!
Sarah | @HootSuite_Help | HootSuite University - http://ow.ly/7FslL
But that geocode search by Hootsuite is based on IP address of host, which is no good if someone is using a work server that is located in another place. The near: function takes the location from the person's bio. A big difference, and necessary.
This is super valuable for big brands when monitoring campaigns
Caroline Melberg commented
Please add this functionality to Hootsuite, it will be super helpful for business use of Hootsuite!
Reynir Jóhannesson commented
Please add your votes for geo-specific searches here: