The Search team is working on indexing latency and throughput, along with a many other things. There have been big improvements recently and more are on the way.
In the mean time, if you need closer to real-time results, consider the track parameter on the Streaming API. -John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Sep 4, 6:58 am, pxpilot <pxpi...@gmail.com> wrote: > Search API will rock if it would only be reliable > > what we see looks to be some sort of a funky cache, a query (atom) > can be missing some latest tweets and then after a while they show up, > if you tweak the query you can see 'em. > > you ever seen this problem? > also what did you do special with user agent? > > On Sep 2, 12:12 pm, Amitab <hiamita...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I have exchanged emails with Twitter on this and I believe they are > > working on it. > > > We use search extensively atwww.Twaller.com. The errors in search > > that we are seing is as follows: > > > (1) HTTP status code: 403 > > Message:The request is understood, but it has been refused. An > > accompanying error message will explain why. > > > (2)HTTP status code: 503 > > Message:Service Unavailable: The Twitter servers are up, but > > overloaded with requests. Try again later. The search and trend > > methods use this to indicate when you are being rate limited. > > > (3) HTTP status code: -1 > > Message:Read timed out > > > These errors are becoming more and more frequent lately. > > > /Amitab > > > On Sep 1, 5:41 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Twitter team, can you please do something about the performance and > > > rate limiting of the Search API. > > > > It is becoming completely unworkable. I have jumped through all the > > > hoops, with unique User Agents, sleeping my scripts in-between API > > > calls, and yet the rate limiting is just becoming more severe, and the > > > performance is just becoming slower and slower. > > > > Please help. A lot of us are using Search to provide services, and I > > > am sure it is not only my service that is hurting very much under the > > > present circumstances. > > > > Dewald