The Ultimate Guide To Finding People Via Social Media

Social media is the ultimate place to make connections. Here you can find people who can:

…or who are just interesting people to get to know, and much, much more!

1. Finding People By Interest, Topic or Bio

Let’s say—just for the sake of example—that you’re trying to find the top influencers on the topic of “parenting.” All the links below will take you to results on “parenting” (where possible) so you can see how to do a keyword search.

Some of these great free resource also offer search by location, such as FollowerWonkLocaFollow and others.

  1. FollowerWonk
  2. Twiangulate
  3. Topsy Expert Search
  4. Listorious List Search
  5. TweetLevel topic search
  6. Search Twitter Twitter bios via Google
  7. Klout topic search
  8. Twellow Directory Search
  9. Super Dashboard at peoplebrowsr.com #FollowFriday most recommended
  10. TagWalk.com (shows related resources)
  11. LocaFollow
  12. PeekYou
  13. Hashtweeps top users by hashtag
  14. HooSaid user search
  15. TweepFind
  16. HashTags.org
  17. WeFollow Directory Search
  18. Research.ly (allows limited free searches)
  19. Social Mention
  20. TweetFind
  21. Twibs
  22. Icerocket
  23. http://listatlas.com/
Yet another strategy is search for people tweeting about a topic, and then trying to figure out how influential they are. If you use the Klout plugin (Firefox • Chrome) you can see the Klout ranking of each user right inside their tweet.

2. Finding People by Name

While some of the tools above will help you with this, you can also search Twitter usernames via Google or simply use Twitter people search.

3. More Strategies

Also check out some of the tools in this “Twitter Influentials” post and some of the advice at “Identifying True Twitter Friends.”

There are also many excellent paid tools, of course, such as traackr.comsocmetrics.com and grouphigh.com.

4. What Should You Do When You Find Them?

If you’re looking to connect with influential people, see the section titled “How to find the most influential people willing to help you” at “The ULTIMATE guide to finding and engaging influential Twitter users.”

It’s a good idea to see how much these folks converse with others. Try a Twitter search such as this one to see their conversations.

Happy searching!

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