Hashtracking was designed to be used primarily for hashtags you wish to track and collect data on in the future. However, we know that there are times when you might wish to collect full, detailed data and analytics on hashtag use after-the-fact.
Hashtracking’s Historic Twitter Data collection system allows you to collect data from the past. There is an additional fee for Historic Data as we much purchase this data from a third party provider.
Recent historic data can be purchased immediately. You can search back up to 30 days, and retrieve all hashtagged tweets, as if you’d been following the tag in real-time.
The Historic Data Collection system lets you use account credits (1 credit = 1000 tweets) to collect tweets from the past. All Hashtracking subscribers have a number of “free” Historic Data Collection credits automatically associated with their account. Additional credits can be purchased at any time and will be stored for use when you need them.
You can access recent Historical Data when you first set up a Tracker, or add it later, by clicking on the "Details" tab and selecting "Add Recent Twitter History"
When you use the Historic Data Collection feature you will be shown the total number of tweets that have occurred in the last 30 days. You can control the number of tweets you wish to collect by choosing how far back in time you wish to go.
Hashtags tracked via Historic Data Collection will appear on your my Hashtags page alongside your other hashtags, as if you had tracked in real-time. You will be able to access all the usual reporting, sharing and Hashtracks options.
To get a basic snapshot of recent activity for a hashtag (past 1-7 days), use our Hashtag Explorer service, available on our website.