Finding out the number of tweets of a hashtag is a very easy process
If you want to know how to see how many tweets a hashtag has you need to use an external tool. Twitter does not serve the number of tweets a hashtag contains unless it gets to the trending topics and still that number is not 100% correct. So, if you need to find number of tweets for a hashtag go and visit Tweet Binder. It is a Twitter analytics tool that analyze any hashtag or term creating visual reports.
It is very easy to analyze any hashtag on Tweet Binder. In this post we will teach you how to do it and how analyzing Twitter information can help you in your daily work. So come with us and enter this fascinating world!
Step 1: Inserting the hashtag in the search box
This step may look naif but it is very important. Go to the home page of Tweet Binder where you will find the search box. Once there write what you want to analyze in the search box. It can be a hashtag, a term, an account or anything within a tweet.
Know that you can use the advanced search commands from Twitter to filter the tweets. So for example, if you want tweets of some particular days, let’s say you want tweets from the 10th of August of 2017 until the 14th of that month. The hashtag would be #MyHashtag. You will have to write in the search box this:
#MyHashtag since:2017-08-10 until:2017-08-15
Using the advanced commands can save us a lot of time. Once we write the query (hashtag, etc.) we will hit “create your report”.
Step 2: Checking the number of tweets of our hashtag
Once we click on “create your report” we will go to the Twitter infographic report. This will show the “numbers” of our hashtag in a very simple way. This is very easy to understand. You will see something like this:
The big number on the top of the report (1,613 in this case) show the total number of tweets. However, this number contains both types of tweets:
- Original tweets: tweets written by accounts and containing text, pictures or links.
- Retweets: this are just a repetition of a tweet. It doesn’t contain any original content.
So the number of tweets contains both original and retuits. If you just wanted to check how many tweets this hashtag has, you got it. You already reached your goal. However, we always recommend to separate original tweest from retweets. Why? because you need to know how many tweets were actually created. You need to know if your hashtag made people create content of just retweeted. In step number 3 we will explain how to find it out.
Step 3: Separating original tweets and retweets
It is very easy as well to separate the number of original tweets and retweets. To make it easy, just go to the advanced report (top right corner) and you will see something like this:
In this new example we show a hashtag containing 7,336 tweets. In the chart below we see the number of retweets, 4,491 in this case. We just do the math and we will have both numbers:
- Retweets: 4,491.
- Original tweets: 7,336 – 4,491 = 2,845