Can't find what you're looking for? U2 can empathise, but we can help. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting up a search
Twilert help page – will return all tweets containing “Twilert”, “help” and “page” in any order
“Twilert help page” – will include tweets containing the exact phrase in the same order: “Twilert help page”
Kizzu OR Kizzuapps – will return tweets including either “Kizzu” or “Kizzuapps”
The Twilert 'filter by location' tool allows you to type in a City, Country, Street name, venue or place name and search for tweets sent only within that specific area. You can also manually circle the area you want to cover using your cursor, for searches that are less specific. For more information on geolocation targeting, please read our full post on the subject: http://blog.twilert.com/2014/07/twitter-geolocation-targeting-sales-marketing
Are there results showing in the 'history' panel of your Twilert? If there are and you still haven't received any alerts then check your spam folder and add the email address email@example.com to your safe sender list as Twilerts can sometimes get caught up in your spam folder.
If there are no results in the 'history' section of your Twilert and you haven't received any alerts, this could be caused by one of the below reasons:
- There aren't any tweets that match your search parameters
If the 'history' section of your Twilert account is empty this means that there haven't been any tweets which match your search criteria yet. As soon as there are tweets that match your search criteria, these will be sent in an email alert.
- Your search terms are too specific
A common error is to setup a single Twilert that looks for all of the search terms you are interested in, for example:
'football' 'worldcup' 'brazil' 'thisisengland' 'game'
This search alert is looking for tweets that contain ALL of the search terms: ‘football’, ‘worldcup’, ‘brazil’, ‘thisisengland’ and ‘game’ in any order or combination. It is unlikely that a user would tweet containing all five of those keywords in a single tweet, so it is best to break the search down into individual twilerts or use the ‘OR’ operator instead, for example:
‘football worldcup’ OR ‘thisisengland’
If you still haven't recevied any alerts after checking the points above, please send your search and twitter handle to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to look into this for you.
How old is the tweet that you can see on Twitter? Unfortunately, Twitter’s API only returns results that have been sent within the last 7 days. If the results that you can see in Twitter were sent more than 7 days ago, these will not show up in the Twilert, however Twilert will capture any new tweets going forward.
If the results are less 7 days old, the likelihood is that there is a slight error in the way your Twilert is written. If this is the case, please send us a message containing your account details and the specific twilert and we will be able to look into it for you.
If your keyword or brand name is commonly used you may find that you are seeing vague results which are too vast to search through. To refine your results employ the use of exclusion and filter search operators, some of which are explained below.
Adding the minus sign to exclude a result
By adding the minus sign before a keyword or user you can exclude tweets containing that name or word, from your search results. e.g. Twilert -twitter will return results containing the word ‘Twilert’ but not the word ‘Twitter’
You can also filter your results to only include retweets or links by adding the words filter:links or filter:retweets to your search.
e.g. Pizza Express filter:links will only return the results containing the keywords ‘Pizza Express’ and an external link
You can edit the frequency of your alerts by logging into your Twilert account at twilert.com, selecting the tweet you want to edit from the left hand panel and changing the frequency to ‘daily’, ‘hourly’ or ‘weekly’. Pro and Agency account users can also choose from ‘near real time’ or ‘custom time’ alerts.
To delete an alert, log in to your Twilert account at twilert.com, select the twilert you wish to edit in 'My Twilerts' and click ‘delete. Please note that when you delete a Twilert the search history (for Pro and Agency account users) will also be deleted. You can also Pause a Twilert by clicking on the ‘Pause’ button. Inactive twilerts can be reactivated at any time by selecting 'resume'.
Using Twilert Search History
Your Twilert email alerts will show a maximum of 50 Twilerts, but if there are more these can be viewed in the search history of your Twilert account. The total amount of tweets that the Twitter API can return at any time is 1,000-1,500. The number varies depending on how many spam tweets Twitter manages to remove when it returns the results.
Payment and billing
Codegent are the creators of Twilert and therefore invoices are sent from Codegent Apps at the registered address of 32-37 Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4AW. If you have any queries about your billing arrangements please contact us with the details and a member of the team will be happy to get back to you.
If you would like to cancel or unsubscribe your Twilerts you can do this by entering your account at twilert.com and selecting ‘Account’ from the top bar. Underneath your account options you will see the option 'deactivate your account by clicking here'. The ‘Close Account’ option will delete your account including all Twilerts and search history. Please note, that this is irreversible. If you would just like to pause your Twilerts, you can do this from within the Twilert dashboard. Paused Twilerts can be reactivated at any time.