- On October 25, 2009
Do you tweet yet? If not get an account and begin – real time search is going to be essential in search engine optimisation.
Twitter has signed deals with Google and Microsoft to put messages into search indexes.
This means messages could appear in Bing and Google as search results almost as soon as they are posted on twitter.
Bing has a dedicated Twitter results page, whilst its not clear how Google will show the results.
Marissa Meyer, Google’s vice president of search products wrote on the official Google blog:
Ms Mayer said the inclusion of real-time results could aid some searches.
“…the next time you search for something that can be aided by a real-time observation, say, snow conditions at your favourite ski resort, you’ll find tweets from other users who are there and sharing the latest and greatest information,”
The move will see the Google and Bing join companies such as OneRiot, Crowdeye and Collecta that already provide these feeds. In addition, to Facebook’s FriendFeed which offers real-time updates within groups of friends and colleagues.