Different search result for api 1.1 and normal Tweet Search?


#1

When I do a normal twitter search, it prints right:

https://twitter.com/search?q=from%3ABeerBellyAlbany%20filter%3Aimages&count=10&since=2013-07-01&until=2014-12-01&result_type=recent&with_twitter_user_id=true&include_entities=true

But when I test the api 1.1 itself, it gives only 1 result:

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=from%3ABeerBellyAlbany%20filter%3Aimages

Why are they different? I need the same results of exactly when doing a twitter search…


#2

I’m afraid the API doesn’t support parity with search on twitter.com. In particular the search API searches only the most recent week or so of tweets.


#3

But that doesn’t make sense because they have “since” and “until” in the api url
Why did they then put those?


#4

I’m afraid this is just the way the API is structured. As @isaach says, the web search function is not directly equivalent to the results you will get from the API.