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How to detect which accounts a Twitter account likes?

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Detect Twitter accounts’ likes

More and more people want to analyze the activity of a Twitter account beyond what they tweet or retweet. The likes that a Twitter account, in a public way, carries out, can give us a lot of valuable information. For example, what accounts and tweets does our competition “like”? Or what accounts do the political parties in Spain like, for example? This information can give us many clues about what is happening on Twitter and is used to detect trends and see what is happening. Tweet Binder is more than a hashtag counter, we have developed a system that allows us to detect all the public Twitter likes. In the following example we can see the likes that Elon Musk performs:

Elon Musk Twitter
These are the recent likes of Elon Musk (NOV 2022). They can be filtered by date, by account, etc.

In addition to seeing recent likes, statistics can be obtained on which accounts are receiving the most likes by an account or group of accounts. For example, we can see which accounts receive the most likes from Spanish soccer teams:

Likes de los equipos espaƱoles
In the “likes” column you can see the total number of likes received by that account from the TAG “teams”. In this case, Mallorca CF is the one that receives the most likes, by the way, it likes itself.

This new software is accessible only to Tweet Binder customers at the moment, you can request access here:

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Monitoring likes

Among the multiple options and data from Twitter we have this one that until now we had not commented on. In fact, there is much more than the general Twitter analytics that we can analyze. Therefore, we are going to see how to detect which accounts someone likes. This is something that is normally done manually. But, of course, it is not operational. At least if we want to detect this data for multiple accounts. Because, indeed, it is possible.

Thanks to Tweet Binder and one of its latest developments, it is possible to detect when an account likes someone’s tweet. This development includes more metrics, such as replies or mentions, but let’s focus on likes for now.

3 steps to see which accounts someone likes

As we have mentioned, this is something that Tweet Binder automatically registers. But how does this service work? Let’s go by parts:

  1. We register the accounts whose data we want to know
  2. Then, we can decide if that account is “Master” or not. Also if we want to include a tag or label that identifies it.
  3. Finally, we go to our Feed and select in “Action”: “Like”

For example, this is the data for our “celeb” tag. Here we can see the accounts that have liked other top accounts. In fact, we see the tweet and its full data:

tweet binder likes
We can see which accounts have liked others with Tweet Binder

We must bear in mind that this system begins to collect data from the moment we register the account. Because of this, we can’t detect which account liked another’s tweet in the past.

What information can we obtain with the Tweet Binder accounts panel

In addition to being able to detect which accounts another Twitter user likes, this Tweet Binder panel offers more interesting data. In fact, it is a system in constant development. Right now, it’s an on-demand product. With the Tweet Binder account panel we can know:

  • When one account likes another on Twitter
  • The moment when one account starts following another
  • The moment an account unfollows another user
  • When one of the registered accounts mentions another Twitter user

All the information can also be sorted and filtered according to different criteria. For example, we can choose to see results from profiles that have a minimum number of Twitter followers. We can even select from which date we want to see the results in our panel. It’s like using the Twitter advanced search, but better.

Notice that all the information that has been mentioned in this post is also accesible through the Tweet Binder’s API.

Conclusion

Detecting a Twitter like is a very interesting metric. In fact, it is important that this data, which sometimes remains in the shadows, is accessible to us. A like can mean many things, don’t let it escape you having the ability to control it. Are you interested? Contact us.