So you’re tweeting away on Twitter about your latest blog…posting links to industry related articles…engaging with people, and so forth. You’ve followed some of your favorite folks, tweeted about your favorite place to eat sushi, and others are now following you. Like the dentist in Calgary and the life coach in Scotland.

What about the users in your own backyard? How do you find geographically closer prospects who may be interested in your offer?

Top Ten ‘Local Tweeting’ Tips:

1. Twitter Search. Type in your city’s name to access a list of Twitter users in your region. The advanced search feature finds peeps up to a 15 mile radius.

2. Do a simple Twitter search for people tweeting about your area using the # (hashtag). Simply type– #your city name– or abbreviation in the search box.

3. Twellow – (Twitter + yellow pages) is exactly what it sounds like — a listing of Twitter users. Access your region by clicking on Twellowhood, then your location on the map…or type in your city and state.

4. Follow Twitter trending topics. On the right side of your Twitter page, choose the closest city to yours, then watch for topics of interest to follow.

5. NearbyTweets and GeoFollow offer constant listings of your local Twitter pals and their tweets. GeoFollow lets you bulk follow.

6. Why not Tweetup? A meet-up (offline) of nearby Twitter friends arranged – you guessed it –via Twitter. How to find these elusive group blind dates? Try Meetup (an event site with a special section for Tweetups), Twtvite (a site like Evite but for Twitter) and by searching tweetup geographically, on Twitter Search.

7. Localtweeps – started as a localizing site utilizing the hashtag, this one allows you to register and allows others to follow you or click on your website. You can search by zip code as well.

8. Look for apps- there are tons out there and more fresh apps are created every day to help you to find people in your area. TwitterLocal, Twinkle and more.

9. Twitaholic (formerly Twitterholic) –Not affiliated with Twitter, but the top twitter users in the country are listed here…and so are those hot shot Tweeters in your town. Just type in your Twitter ID under “your Twitaholic ranking.” Once it comes back, click on the name of your city, next to your stats.

10. Search the lists of your local followers and those that you follow in town. This search is bound to yield some like-minded locals.

Do you have other Twitter search tips to share?

Be Sociable, Share!
    The following two tabs change content below.
    Chris Tompkins
    I am the CEO and Founder of Go! Media International and we are an online marketing strategy and execution firm. My marketing and technology skills have been honed in my 10+ years of professional experience gained studying and working internationally in the UK, USA, South Africa and China to name a few. During this time I personally executed numerous online (and offline) marketing initiatives which fueled my hunger, the passion and the drive in the industry.

    25 Responses to “10 Ways to Tweet Locally”

    1. uday pasricha says:

      Thanks Chris, this is wonderful information which is compiled well in one place. Hopefully people will realize that “persons who are in localized geography are the ones who will matter whether to learn, teach, meet, help or seek their help”. Using social media for sending messages to unknown persons into distant space serves if at all ones ego. In what we call and flat, globalized world we really need to increase local community contact. It is surprising that in rural environments every family within 5 kms are familiar about each other. Now the loneliest are those who live amongst a few hundred in the same building. This tool needs to help us create village communities again.

    2. The comments are really good. Thank you. Now to remember to do them right. Marilyn
      Marilyn R. Meier-O’Brien recently posted…Welcome to Art by MarilynMy Profile

    3. Chris,
      great article thanks for the advice on how to find local people I will try it out

    4. Chadney says:

      Really, thank you for this. Such a big help. I always do number 4 though. I wonder why I didn’t thought about number 2, probably the easiest way.
      Chadney recently posted…2 Player Mario GamesMy Profile

    5. honey67 says:

      I admire people like you who are very dedicated with their work. Posting guides and tips for beginners like me is a very grateful act. I just begin to have an account on twitter to follow this guides of yours. I ave my blog which is just a baby on the net, it is still 2 months old. And I just hunger for any information regarding blogging.
      honey67 recently posted…- DATING ADVICE FOR MENMy Profile

    6. marvic anne says:

      This is great something very useful. I had a hard time looking for a local follower and reading your post help me a lot.

    7. Joy says:

      very useful tips thanks for sharing this to us i found it very useful one.
      Joy recently posted…angry birdsMy Profile

    8. tsunade says:

      wow! thanks for your info because I know now how can I tweet in the local area… | :P
      tsunade recently posted…Watch Movies Online For Free Without DownloadingMy Profile

    9. Cacai says:

      great post thank you so much for sharing this application i am surely use this to my future works.
      Cacai recently posted…free dating websitesMy Profile

    10. Cheska says:

      Wow! Thanks for this great post. Haven’t known this before. This article is very useful and informative. Nice job.
      Cheska recently posted…8 BALL POOL GAMES TIPSMy Profile

    11. Bea Patricia says:

      Hopefully people will realize that persons who are in localized geography are the ones who will matter whether to learn, teach, meet, help or seek their help. Using social media for sending messages to unknown persons into distant space serves if at all ones ego. In what we call and flat, globalized world we really need to increase local community contact..
      Bea Patricia recently posted…angry birds onlineMy Profile

    12. stephanepan says:

      This is really your forte’ you really know all this thing. I know by constant practice and reading post like this I can be a great blogger like you(someday soon!) I am very much grateful with the guides you gave. Keep on posting sir!
      stephanepan recently posted…single dating sitesMy Profile

    13. michael says:

      very useful tips thanks for sharing this to us i found it very useful one.
      michael recently posted…New Mario GameMy Profile

    14. Marjo says:

      Hopefully people will realize that persons who are in localized geography are the ones who will matter whether to learn, teach, meet, help or seek their help.
      Marjo recently posted…angry birds tutorialMy Profile

    15. colbie5 says:

      It is surprising that in rural environments every family within 5 kms are familiar about each other. Now the loneliest are those who live amongst a few hundred in the same building. This tool needs to help us create village communities again.
      colbie5 recently posted…everyday paleo diet recipesMy Profile

    16. danila456 says:

      great post thanks for this inspirational post….
      danila456 recently posted…online dating websitesMy Profile

    17. Molina Begum says:

      Hello. I wanted to give you a note to verbalize my thankfulness. I have been watching your blog posts for a month and have got a ton of excellent tips and appreciated the way you have built your web site. I’m going to make my blog however I feel it is too general and I need to concentrate more on particular issues.

    18. Ellena says:

      In what we call and flat, globalized world we really need to increase local community contact. It is surprising that in rural environments every family within 5 kms are familiar about each other.
      Ellena recently posted…Kissing Games for Girls and BoysMy Profile

    19. mynard says:

      It is surprising that in rural environments every family within 5 kms are familiar about each other. Now the loneliest are those who live amongst a few hundred in the same building. This tool needs to help us create village communities again.
      mynard recently posted…toys for angry birdsMy Profile

    20. TIna says:

      t. It is surprising that in rural environments every family within 5 kms are familiar about each other. Now the loneliest are those who live amongst a few hundred in the same building. This tool needs to help us create village communities again.
      TIna recently posted…Vaginal Yeast InfectionMy Profile

    21. hunterX0506 says:

      I admire people like you who are very dedicated with their work. Posting guides and tips for beginners like me is a very grateful act. I just begin to have an account on twitter to follow this guides of yours. | :P
      hunterX0506 recently posted…3d car racing gamesMy Profile

    22. Gines says:

      I just begin to have an account on twitter to follow this guides of yours. I have my blog which is just a baby on the net, it is still 2 months old. And I just hunger for any information regarding blogging.
      Gines recently posted…Crate TrainingMy Profile

    23. Karing01 says:

      Wonderful information which is compiled well in one place. Hopefully people will realize that persons who are in localized geography are the ones who will matter whether to learn, teach, meet, help or seek their help. Using social media for sending messages to unknown persons into distant space serves if at all ones ego.
      Karing01 recently posted…windows angry birdsMy Profile

    24. emma says:

      i was amaze after i read this tips teaching how to use tweeter. this guide makes people easy to use tweeter. thank you very much for your effort and thoughts that you share with us., looking forward for you other tips. ;d
      emma recently posted…online gamesMy Profile

    25. Bambie says:

      Oh! crack me up, after i read this blog, i learn very well, Thanks for the knowledge you’ve leave here..
      Bambie recently posted…mario games for 2 playerMy Profile

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.