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Happy holidays, readers!

This article is part of an ongoing series, inspired by Gary Vaynerchuk, to show Halifax businesses the variety of leads they’re missing out on by not using Twitter search.

The Twitterverse is alive with sounds of the Holidays… and you know what that means! It’s time to check up on all of the people tweeting their hearts out, trying to find the perfect gift or the right dessert to compliment their turkey dinner! With everybody shopping more frequently over the holidays, now is definitely a good time to draw in some new business.

Search term: Where can I

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A few people made recommendations to Laura, but no retailers. There are a few I can think of in Halifax that would probably sell such things but they didn’t answer her!

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Sounds like a pretty unique item; if anyone in the Halifax area sells things like this, they should definitely be telling people. That could turn into a Holiday tradition for a lot of families (meaning repeat customers!!).

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Jessica is obviously on the hunt for a very specific Christmas present. Nice leather gloves could be a high end item. Retailers that sell these should definitely be reaching out to Jessica!

Search term: Christmas ?

When using Advanced Search at the bottom of your search you can add whether you want your search to have positive or negative tone or if you want to the search to contain questions. By simply typing in the the word Christmas and then picking the ? at the bottom of the form, Twitter is only going to show me tweets from people asking about Christmas related topics.

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Linda could buy a Blue Jays coat on somewhere like Amazon.ca but instead she’s hoping to support somewhere locally. I hope she found what she was looking for!

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Lori is getting in the Holiday spirit and needs a little help finishing her baking. Grocers should definitely be advertising their specialty holiday items.

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Hear that Metro Transit? Lorelei thinks music on the bus would be a great way to spread some cheer!

In just a few minutes spent using the Twitter search tool, I’ve found all sorts of things people are searching for on Twitter. Finding these things will make their holidays brighter so let’s hope these businesses found them and helped out.

So readers, tell us, is there anything that you’re hoping to find that would bring some Christmas cheer to your Holidays? Maybe you should ask your Twitter followers if they know where you could find it!

Amanda Gore is an In-Twirp at Twirp Communications. Amanda is a recent grad and she’s ready to take on the world… the world of social media that is. It was Amanda’s passion for communicating that sent her straight into the depths of social media, long before she knew she wanted to have a career in it. Living in an evolving digital age, Amanda has grown to appreciate social media and all that it can do. Recognizing its growing importance in social interaction, Amanda believes in more than just flooding friends’ and followers’ newsfeeds. She believes passionately in creating a consistent online persona and providing valuable and interesting content. No Facebook game requests here!

This post originally appeared on the Twirp Communications Blog, December 10, 2013. Republished with permission, courtesy of Twirp Communications.