So the big news over the past two days is the release of Googles real time results. This is where the latest tweets for hot topics gets blended into results. An example would be if you search for “tiger woods”, example below:
Now it’s not known how Google decides what tweets it picks up. It definitely doesn’t pick up tweets from everybodies accounts but I have found a very simple way of identifying what twitter accounts it will pull tweets from. All you have to do is perform a google search on somebodies twitter username as shown below with the example of @lyndoman:
If their latest tweets are listed above the serps as shown above it means their tweets will appear in the real time results. So if you want to appear on the front page in google for real time results, make sure people with these types of accounts are tweeting about or retweeting your content.
Update: This seems to have now changed and now all twitter accounts can be part of Google’s real time results, so it seems that this was probably due to them rolling it out entrprise wide.
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