Welcome to your go-to guide on the Authors Tab in Explore. The article below walks you through the Authors tab, which will showcase, in ranked order based on follower count, the top Twitter authors from your Explore search results.

This tab highlights key information about these Twitter users and allows users to add some or all of the returned handles to an existing Author List. This is a great opportunity to identify who the most important influencers are tweeting about a particular topic of interest.

Users will be able to integrate the Authors tab into their workflow, by easily identifying and adding relevant Twitter influencers into an existing Author List.

Important: At this time, the Authors tab only pulls in Twitter Influencers.


Discovering Authors

This tab highlights critical information about who these Twitter Authors are, and allows users to add some (or all) of the returned handles to an existing Author List. Quickly uncover what the most important Twitter Authors around a topic are saying.

  • Open a saved search, or run an ad-hoc search

  • select Authors

💡Pro Tip: Use the filter set to further drill down to narrow in on your results. Example: Looking for Twitter Authors in Norway talking about Solar Power in the last month:


Adding Authors to a List

Add Authors to a list by either selecting all results or individually selecting authors based on your requirements. Again, using the filter set to narrow your search focus will give you the most curated Author Lists.

  • Within Explore, select the Author view below the filter options

  • Select the authors to be added to your list

  • Select the + Add to List icon in the upper right

  • Create a new author list (1) or select an existing list to save to (2)

  • Select ok to save your selection

To add a single author to a list:

  • Select the three dots on the author's profile card

  • Select + Add to list

  • Select the list to save to, or create a new list

  • Select ok to save your selection

View this help article or a step-by-step guide on creating an Author List.


Author Details & CSV Exports

Each Author profile card will include:

  • Total Follower Count

  • Number of people they are following

  • Total number of Tweets

  • Authority Score: Equation that factors follower count compared to number of people following them. Score can be impacted by another point based on total number of tweets, and frequency of keywords in search results.

Recent Tweet: Highlighting the most recent tweet related to the keywords in the search results

CSV Exports

Export key insights around your Author Lists and gain a better understanding around the individual. Data includes, but are not limited to, Author Reach, Country, Twitter Authority, AVE, Sentiment and Bio. All downloads will be emailed to the user logged in.


Learn more about the widgets within the Overview tab here.

Learn more about the widgets within the Analytics tab here.

Learn more about the widgets within the Twitter Insights tab here.

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