You don't have to have a Twitter account in order to follow keywords on Twitter, but in some cases it is desirable. Let's have a look at some of the best ways to track Twitter search terms.
Go to Twitter search, enter a desired keyword and follow its mentions. You can also refine your search results by using many criteria like people or places. If you have a Twitter account, you can even save your searches.
2) Twitter Clients
Most major Twitter clients like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite support tracking of multiple keywords. Depending on your personal preference you can choose one of these tools, and follow keywords in a stream.
Monitter is a real-time Twitter search tracking tool. It is beneficial because it is very fast and you can add many columns, each one with a different set of keywords. In this way, you will be able to follow many keywords at once. Twitter recently upgraded their API and Monitter is working on an update to support this.
Archivist is a desktop Twitter keyword tracking tool. After installation, just enter a desired keyword and you will be presented with a list of more than one thousand tweets containing that keyword. Furthermore, you can export that list of tweets and view it as an Excel document.
This is a post by Sandrina, a web analyst and chief editor of Internet Zanatlija, a technology blog from Serbia.