Twitter Search API

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#1

Using this API https://dev.twitter.com/rest/public/search, Why Im getting different result when using it in different server? Is there any factor on the server?


#2

Generally the search API is only a very small subsets of all Tweets, so it’s not unexpected that results vary a lot.


#3

I have app that getting records everyday, I use the search API to get how many user tweet a certain keyword. I run both app in different server (same time) but getting different result. Why Im getting different result?


#4

Hi @EricGaliza, the docs read:

Before getting involved, it’s important to know that the Search API is focused on relevance and not completeness. This means that some Tweets and users may be missing from search results. If you want to match for completeness you should consider using a Streaming API instead.

For your purpose I would strongly recommend POST statuses/filter. The streaming API will only return up to 1% of all Twitter volume, but that is generally enough. Polling the search API is not going to give you accurate results.