Search query parameter not working as expected


#1

I’m trying to search for tweets with the keyword twitter since 1Nov2013

But the api is returning much older results as well as some of the the more recent ones:
https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?count=100&q=test%20since%3A2013-11-01

And the websearch returns more or less what I’m expecting:
https://twitter.com/search?q=test%20since%3A2013-11-01&src=typd

Am I going about this the wrong way?


#2

By much older are you seeing tweets that occurred before November 1 with that query? When I run it, it seems to function as expected. Which field are you using to determine the creation date of the tweet?

The search on twitter.com is a little different than what’s in the API,