One of the best ways to find local Twitter users is simply to search for them on Twitter Search. The advanced page of Twitter’s search engine has an option to search “Near this place.” You can simply enter your town and get a real-time stream of all the people tweeting from your location or near it. The results are based on the location field of people’s Twitter bios, which due to geo-location for people tweeting from their phones can be very accurate.
This is an incredibly useful tool for a dental practice trying to reach potential patients. The search facility is so smart that you can enter a keyword, for example “dentist” and then input your desired location into “Near this place” and within seconds, you are presented with a number of Tweets relating to your chosen keyword (“dentist”) within a specified number of miles from your practice!
Even smarter than this, you can actually specify whether the Tweets you are looking for are to be positive, negative, or even asking a question. If you add “negative” to your search parameter, you might just end up finding someone close to you, in dental pain!
I really am just scratching the surface as to the possibilities of this search facility for dental practices but, please contact us on 01202 677277 if you have any questions – we’ll be happy to help.