How To Create and Search Your Own Twitter Followers List

Yesterday I wrote a post about how to create and search a list of Twitter updates in both WordPress and Google.

Today, I am going to tackle a similar problem: Searching Twitter Followers and Following lists.

Until Twitter makes searching Twitter account followers and following lists part of Twitter search, finding someone who follows you or who is following you isn’t very easy to do.

Creating a searchable list isn’t too dificult it just requires some time.

Go to your Twitter account and click on your followers link and select list view.

This will produce a list of 20 followers per page.

Twitter Followers List

Twitter Followers List

Copy the list of followers from each page.

Depending on how many followers you have will determine how many pages you will have to scroll through and scrape to create your own searchable list.

I have 873 followers at the moment so I had to visit 43 pages to create my list.

Paste the list of followers into a Word document or Excel if you extracted tables and save.

You can now sort either the Word or Excel documents alphabetically to create your first archived list of Followers in a searchable hierarchy.

To archive your Twitter followers list in the cloud, import it into a Google indexed WordPress blog and wallah! – you will have a instant browser searchable WordPress file with a list of all your followers.

After the Googlebot visits your site, your list of followers will also be archived in Google’s search engine results pages.

I have posted my current list of Twitter followers over on TimothyCohn.com

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4 Responses to “How To Create and Search Your Own Twitter Followers List”

  1. How To Search Twitter and Archive Lists of Followers « The Blog of Author Tim Cohn Says:

    [...] Today I outlined my method for creating  a searchable archive of Twitter Followers. [...]

  2. Fernando Cassia (@fcassia) Says:

    This is *so stupid* that it is almost embarassing to have it show up on a Google search for “get a list of twitter followers”.

    Who doesn´t know about cut and paste? sheesh.

    I was thinking of something AUTOMATED to download a list of followers as plaintext.

    FC

  3. Michael Rainey (@mdrainey) Says:

    How do you “select list view” ? I’m not seeing that option.

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