- Tweet with users’ words in mind – so that Twitter’s search can find your posts
- Use the appropriate hashtag for things like conferences and events
- Link to your Twitter profile page from your website
- Choose a ‘real name’ carefully as that will be first in your <title> tag, therefore it will be very visible in the search engine’s results pages.
- You may want to put a few relevant keywords in your real name too.
- Put your main website URL in your profile.
- Add keywords to your short bio
- Write twitter posts for Retweets so that you encourage others to spread the word.
- Tweets are now indexed in real-time by Bing and Google.
- Write keyword-rich tweets if possible.
- Select the initial characters of each tweet carefully as this will be shown in the search engine results list too.
- The links you post aren’t counted towards your ranking by Google. However you should ensure that any links to your site, that use a URL shortening service, use 301 redirects in case anyone chooses to link to your pages from their site, using the shortened URL.
Here’s an introduction to SEO and social media, sometimes known as Web 2.0.
But recently the tool looks like becoming useful for web writers. Until early May the only way to find out what people were ‘tweeting’ about was to go to Monitter or Twitter search. Now you can see instantly what the most frequently used words are right now, just by going to your own Twitter home page. Continue reading
So what’s all the fuss about Twitter?
Well Google is in the early stages of a dance with Twitter’s owners. Looks like they may buy Twitter. There are about 60,000 tweets (single messages) sent every hour. Stephen Fry, The Guardian and the UK Government use it to send updates.