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Google and Twitter

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by craigslistguy, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    Maybe this is old but i am new so forgive me.

    I google "live" so i can get hotmails website and go from google.

    Well nothing normally comes up at the top (besides search results obviously), and i just googled it now and nothing,

    BUT

    this morning when i googled "live" it had scrolling "tweets" at the top of the page and then the search results.


    Is this new? and If not Has anyone else seen this on things they google that just had random scrolling tweets appear?
     
  2. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    double post sorry
     
  3. bigfred

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    yeah its pretty new. I saw a post talking about google pulling in tweets.

    im actually not sure how much use there are for anyone. as a customer, to me they just looked confusing
     
  4. craigslistguy

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    it will be interesting to see how big of a role it will play in SEO
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Google places too much importance on twitter it may end up ****ing up things for us.
     
  6. bigfred

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    I personally dont think that will happen mate. I think pulling tweets into google serps is god damn aweful. I cant make heads or tail of it. It doesnt not add anything to the user. I think its just a fad at this time
     
  7. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    no.

    All its going to mean now is that twitter is the only "blog" that will have any authority whatsoever to be able to have people rank on the first page

    i could see G doing something gay like that

    and i smell big G about to acquire twitter.
     
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  8. slicer

    slicer BANNED BANNED

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    or maybe FB :)
     
  9. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    I just read (a link i cant provide due to BHW Terms) that this was announced some time ago by google and twitter, implementing tweets in the search results.

    It looks like they are starting to actually have them show up now.

    Slicer, Twitter has already turned down a FB offer.
     
  10. Yukinari84

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    Google has been implementing results from micro-blogging sites like Twitter for quite a few months now. It's just another addition to their universal search. Most of the time, you don't see them showing unless you click the "More" tab and then "Updates" on the left hand side of your screen when using Google.

    The reason you won't see them a lot is because Google knows sites like Twitter are all about recent topics/discussions and displays it's results based off of this. For example, you could search "dog training", but you won't see the results from Twitter and similar sites unless you go to the "updates" area like I described above.

    They mostly show the results automatically for searches that are hot at that moment. A good place to find those is Google Trends.

    Recently they have been testing not showing the actual results streaming on page 1, but instead just a text link that says something like "28 recent updates from Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and more for jack in the box free tacos" (actual example of a search from about an hour ago).

    This could mean they are possibly going to phase out the streaming aspect and just move to this new text link style of doing things which honestly would suck.

    Think about it this way:

    You go to Google Trends and identify a few hot searches that can be monetized and that are showing Twitter results in Google when searched.

    Fire up your favorite Twitter automation software and start blasting away Tweets about those topics. It really is that easy but honestly only worth it if you can automate it.

    To get the most out of something like this, you do need good software and a handful of throwaway accounts and proxies.

    As far as SEO value, there's not too much there. However, with a little creativity, it can be exploited to make a lot of money really fast. Targeting trends like this won't make you a millionaire, but it can make some nice injections of quick cash virtually hands-off.