Fetch tweets older than 6 months for specific keywords


Hello people,

I am a graduate research student in data mining field. I use the TwitterSearch API to fetch tweets with specific keywords. TwitterSearch API does a fine job of fetching these tweets.
For a new project I have encountered a need to fetch tweets with specific keywords that are older than a year. I tried doing this by specifying an older date in TwitterSearchOrder but that works for a date only a week before the current date.
So my question is, can tweets older than a year be fetched using TwitterSearch API? If yes then please guide me as to how to do it. I no then is there any other way using which I can accomplish this task?

Thank you


It is not possible using the REST API. You might want to have a look at Gnip, which offers paid plans to obtain historical Twitter Data.