The Most ReTweetable Words Finder Tool

I’ve done a bunch of research about The Most ReTweetable Words and people seem to like it, but the overall top 20 is a bit too generic for many niches. So I made a tool that will allow you to find the most ReTweetable words about your specific topic.

This tool will show you the 20 most ReTweetable words about any given topic. Simply enter a keyword (like “marketing”) and click analyze. The tool will return a list of words that were found to be related to that word and highly ReTweetable. It will also display the number of Tweets and ReTweets analyzed to generate the list.

Each word is recalculated after 24 hours, and the tool analyzes up to 1500 Tweets and 1500 ReTweets per word. Therefore the most ReTweetable words displayed represent the most contagious topics recently.

The tool works by comparing words found in ReTweets against how commonly they appeared in non-ReTweet Tweets, and identifies those words that appear in ReTweets more than they do in non-ReTweets.

It does take a few moments to analyze a new word for the first time, so please be patient. And this tool is very beta, so expect some (read: plenty) bugs. There are some known issues with multiple word searches.

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Angel Teddy August 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm

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PRBristolblog August 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Great idea, but a few random words coming back (appreciate this is in beta). Most worryingly nothing came back for 'public relations' (my field) but I guess that it doesn't recognise spaces yet? :)

Think that there is a lot of useful data but no context for words or timing guidance that I think is important. i.e. we should also take into account – humour or emotional context etc that motivates a Re-Tweet.

Word of caution for my fellow Brits, I don't think that it recognises English UK spelling :)

Thanks for sharing!

Diana Freedman August 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Good idea, but I can't get the tool to show results for any term except for “marketing”. Also tried “social media”, “advertising”, “inception”, and “movies” before giving up.

stlevine August 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

All the key words I entered (health, physician, patient, Medicare, association) for my organization came back empty. What can be done to find the words associated with them?

Steve Levine
VP, Communication
Texas Medical Association

tonyfleming August 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Yep, everything's coming back empty. Please let us all know when it's out of beta. Sounds like a fascinating tool that I would really like to use.

Webshots August 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Dan, this is truly an amazing tool! I did get a big code dump before the results, but as you said, there are still bugs to be worked out. I love your blog and all the great information you provide!

Lindsay August 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Not working….good idea, though

Nico Ibieta August 4, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Would be nice to words rate equally in spanish and other languages. Nice tool!

Dan Zarrella August 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

The comment was inflamatory, and involved name calling. I don’t have to host that sort of thing on my site, I’m sure you have a site of your own.

mostmodernist August 5, 2010 at 2:59 am

What's the matter, Dan, can't some criticism? Everybody should know the author deleted a non-inflammatory comment which disagreed with his methodology. That is not what a scientist would do.

Dan Zarrella August 5, 2010 at 3:05 am

The comment was inflamatory, and involved name calling. I don't have to host that sort of thing on my site. If you need to express an opinion, I'm sure you have a site of your own?

moonrose August 5, 2010 at 5:33 am

I just put a whole bunch of different words and it worked for me. Of course, I had to wait a bit to get the responses. Dan, I think since this is your site, you have the complete right to remove any comment you choose and I support you in your action.

Conversition August 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Removing stopwords must be next on your list. :)

GWS Media August 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

Works for me too so far – fantastic idea!

Becky Wilcox172 August 16, 2010 at 2:42 am

This works and is very revealing. I put in chicago and it is depressing what comes back: violence, kids, bad, sad, gangs

Don Rua August 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I got results from the tool, but not very helpful ones yet. I like the idea. For the term ‘investing’ I got “wal” “mart” (separately), and many stop words or generic terms, such as “part” or “net”.

JinAtSmilely August 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm

The tool is an interesting one, but the words that it pulls up seem a little generic to me. Any way to make it more relevant?

Garious September 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Dan – I really like this tool! Is it possible for us to discuss the possibility of integrating it into a new social media tool I’m building?

YPAInc September 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm

It wouldn’t be appropriate to use #dontyoujusthateitwhen to do re-tweetable content for #business topics.

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