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Topsy: Powered by Tweets Dating Back to May 2008

August 25, 2010

Based in San Francisco, The Topsy Search Engine (Beta) is described to be “A Search Engine Powered by Tweets”. The Topsy team further explains Topsy as a new kind of search engine, with a new way of looking at the Internet. Yesterday, Topsy officially announced the search engine is now the largest searchable index of content posted on Twitter. This means with over 5 billion indexed tweets dating back to May 2008, the index is larger than Google’s Twitter Search and Twitter Search. Below Danny Sullivan of, provides a helpful chart comparing the three:

Topsy offers a comprehensive search engine which is ideal for monitoring your brand’s Twitter presence. Are you looking for more historical information about your brand for online reputation management? I haven’t been using the search engine for very long, but so far I am impressed with the results. Topsy also offers advanced search and search operators features which are really helpful to laser target the types of tweets you are looking for.

Have you used Topsy yet? What has been your experience with the search engine?