Are Twitter short-url useful for site ranking?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Oukast, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

    Jan 11, 2012
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    Under the palm tree
    Few days back I was working on my Twitter retweet "campaigns", and accidentally switched on one that received like 5 retweet because of that. Now I happened to see that one of the tweets ranks higher on Google for one keyword than my actual site ;)

    While I know that's very temporary, as it's a tweet, I was thinking that do the short URL in Twitter messages help my site at all as backlinks? I know that some sites list retweets by popularity, and then they resolve the actual URL and show that (this is one of the reasons I'm going for retweets), but do the actual retweets help?