Premium search with location not efficient as the Standard API


#1

Hi,

I have been interested in extracting the tweets for a given country. The standard api with the “geocode” gave me the right results, but the drawback was the 7-day limitation (i could actually even get the data for the past 10 days).

I purchased a subscription to premium api, and was disappointed to find out that it did not give proper results. Neither place:“country” / place_country:XX / profile_country:XX, nor “point_radius:[lon lat rad]” worked out. I get a lot of tweets that are from other countries.

I wish I could use the standard search operators but with a premium access to historical data. Is there any alternative way I could get the historical data? Does the historical PowerTrack through the enterprise api (if i do a one-time historical data pull request as suggested here) use the same operators as the premium api?


#2

What geocode are you using with the 7day?


#3

I’m using “34.520,69.180,50km” which is for Kabul, Afghanistan. I get good results.
But if I use “point_radius:[69.180 34.520 40km]” with the premium API, around 70-80% of the tweets I get are from all around the world (and same results for place, place_country, or profile_country).