For those of you with self-hosted blogs, you will find that indexing and SEO, sitemaps, etc… is something important for new sites. I use Twitter, and via a WordPress plug-in, every new post gets kicked to my twitter. Now, if this works, it seems that indexing problems will be solved, with new posts showing up in Google’s Index rather quickly.
That means that Twitter has just become real important in website/blog promotion.
A prospective deal between Google and Twitter that would see posts from the social networking giant published in a search results feed would change the way SMEs approach search engine optimisation and marketing, an industry expert says.
According to a report posted on All Things Digital, the tech-industry focused blog of the Wall Street Journal, the two companies are in talks to create a feed that would show posts from the social networking giant.
Software giant Microsoft is also reportedly involved in discussions about a deal, “in which the companies would license a full feed from the micro-blogging service that could then be integrated into the results of their competing search engines”.
SEO expert Chris Thomas says a deal would change the way SMEs approach search engine optimisation, as Google would then have access to a huge number of new pages that would be used for search results.
Thomas says any deal between the two companies would make sense, as Google has been responding to Twitter’s popular “real-time” search capabilities by updating its search filters to be faster and more relevant.