21 Jan '12, 2pm

Google Starts Ranking Twitter Search Results Pages:

Google Starts Ranking Twitter Search Results Pages by Patrick Altoft on March 23, 2009 / 50 responses Tweet Over the last couple of weeks it appears that more and more Twitter search results pages have started ranking on Google for “news” type queries. This is interesting because Twitter has made no efforts to ensure the search pages are SEO friendly and even goes as far as blocking Google from spidering the pages using robots.txt . User-Agent: * Disallow: /search Disallow: /*? Google has obviously decided, algorithmically or manually, that even thought they don’t know what content is on these Twitter pages they are probably high quality enough to warrant high rankings. The screenshot below is from the “gaza” search result. You can see that Google isn’t spidering the page and therefore can’t generate much of a description or use the pages correct title. The actual pages ar...

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