GET search/tweets api currently does not return any tweets with the parameter result_type=popular


#1

GET search/tweets api currently does not return any tweets with the parameter result_type=popular.
This issue has been reported before:

https://twittercommunity.com/t/why-popular-tweets-arent-showing-on-search-api-results/9808?source_topic_id=46766

Help is really appreciated.
Thanks!


#2

I just tested and searching for “twitter” with result_type=popular returns results. I may just be the specific keywords you are searching with don’t have popular results.


#3

Thank you for the quick and helpful response.

I am first searching for the top trends in my country(India) using the GET trends/place api using the following query:
https://api.twitter.com/1.1/trends/place.json?id=23424848

Then I use the query parameter received and use the GET search/tweets api to get the tweets for the trending topics.

I found that there is a response in most cases and in some cases there is not.

Since I am querying for the trending topics, I have been assuming there will be popular tweets for that topic.

Also, the number of tweets that are returned are always at a maximum of 15, even though I am passing the count parameter. The returned result also always gives a max_id = 0 while searching for popular tweets.

Thanks a lot for the help!