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#1 smc_online

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:18 PM

In case you are a twit like me tongue.gif, a webmaster forum member (pageoneresults) provides tips for using Twitter for SEO.

#2 wonder371

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:59 PM

QUOTE(smc_online @ Jul 14 2009, 01:18 PM) View Post
In case you are a twit like me tongue.gif, a webmaster forum member (pageoneresults) provides tips for using Twitter for SEO.



are links from twitter post/updates do-follow?

#3 Randy

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:51 PM

No. They are nofollow currently and I would imagine will continue to be.

The crazy part? It took you longer to ask and longer for me to type the above sentence than it did for me to pull up some stranger's twitter page and check. lol.gif

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:18 AM

They are nofollow, but they still seem to help Google find and index sites just from my experience with my new site.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:09 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ Sep 28 2009, 08:18 AM) View Post
They are nofollow, but they still seem to help Google find and index sites just from my experience with my new site.



Can we have more explanation about this?
I have a strong Twitter account, with more than 18k followers .. I don't use it too much (perhaps two to three tweets a week) .. It brings direct traffic, but I never thought that there are SEO benefits ..

#6 Jill

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:22 AM

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Can we have more explanation about this?


I haven't looked into it all that closely. All I know is I had a new site, mentioned it a couple of times in Twitter (with shortened links no less) and it had no other links, but got quickly indexed in Google. It even ranked fairly quickly for some targeted phrases.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(Jill @ Oct 25 2009, 08:22 AM) View Post
I haven't looked into it all that closely. All I know is I had a new site, mentioned it a couple of times in Twitter (with shortened links no less) and it had no other links, but got quickly indexed in Google. It even ranked fairly quickly for some targeted phrases.




Isn't it a proof that Google follows nofollow links ? Or at least consider them ?

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:51 PM

They way I've heard Google employees describe it is that nofollow doesn't necessarily mean they won't follow to the new url location. Just that they say the nofollow will halt any link value from passing.

I think that question is probably still open to debate.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

My twitter streams get scraped from time to time and end up on sites that don't tag links with "nofollow."

So there are SEO benefits to Twitter links, albeit indirect.

I'd also highly recommend coming up with your own URL shortener hosted on your own server, rather than using bitly or owly. Not so much for branding purposes (although that's one reason), but more to retain as much link equity as possible through the redirect. Also, it prevents all your shortened links from going bye bye in the event your URL shortener of choice closes up shop.




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