Hello, We are looking at getting city based search results for 14 major cities.
The current method we use is to plug in a cities Geo Coordinates into the search API and then include a 25KM radius around the city. This works well and allows us to get true results of people inside or around a given city. However, for maybe a 20 minute period once or twice per day, the results are empty. We go from 50-100+ results for a given keyword to 0 - 5 results. Then, 20 minutes later there will again be 50 - 100+ results including several results for the time period whereby the results were blank. So, its not a case of Twitter not having results, it is a case of a 10 - 20 minute window whereby Twitter's results with the GEO filter don't show up - or barely show up for a given time period. This has led us to consider using the Near API. From what I understand, the Near API will give us results near a given city based off of GEO data as well as profile data. I would assume this may be a more stable option - but the option we use now is great except for those rare instances whereby Twitter shows us little to no results for a keyword they clearly have a lot of results for within our GEO coordinates. ELB