How to Create an RSS Feed From a Custom Twitter Search

Using a free online service, this quick guide will show you how to create an RSS feed based on a customized Twitter search.

There are a few ways of doing this, but the method I’ve found to be most reliable and flexible is Queeryfeed. Head over to their site (opens in a new tab/window) to get started.

Using the Classical Twitter Search feature, enter the search term(s) that you want to create an RSS feed for. The great thing about Queeryfeed is that it allows for more advanced searches. In the example below, I’ve created an RSS feed from a specific Twitter user/account, @SecretFlying – and narrowed that search down to only include Tweets that include the words Vancouver or Victoria.

When you’ve entered the term or terms you want to search for, click the Search button. Copy the resulting URL to your clipboard, and then paste it into your RSS client.

As illustrated below, now I have a new feed populated with Tweets from @SecretFlying that contain the keywords “Vancouver” or “Victoria”.

You can even customize the title of each item in the feed, just select an option from the How to compose a title pull-down menu.

Here are some examples of the search options you can with Queeryfeed:

Example Finds tweets…
twitter search     containing both “twitter” and “search”.
“happy hour”     containing the exact phrase “happy hour”
love OR hate     containing either “love” or “hate” (or both)
beer -root     containing “beer” but not “root”
#haiku     containing the hashtag “haiku”
from:twitterapi               sent from the user @twitterapi
to:twitterapi     sent to the user @twitterapi
@twitterapi     mentioning @twitterapi