SEO is everywhere now; to get good, targeted traffic, you must have implemented at least some SEO. Twitter tweets are now getting spidered, and they show up in Google’s search results. Google has reached an agreement with Twitter to show tweets in their search results. The individual tweets can now be viewed as a unique listing in Google search engine which can affect your Alexa rankings by sending visitors to your website.
Previously, I’ve told you how to implement SEO onto your Twitter profile In this post, I’m going to give you a couple of reasons why you should implement SEO into your tweets.
Firstly, as I said in the opening paragraph, your Tweets are now appearing in search results, as you can see in the picture to your left.
So; when somebody searches, as in the example, Twitter SEO Tips, your tweet could appear.
For this reason, it is important to remember to optimise your tweet.
To be honest, the only thing you can really do is to include keywords in your tweets. To make the most of your keywords, however, include the most important ones at the beginning of your tweet. I don’t know if this will help, but common sense says to me that as with Header Tags, and all other SEO practices, your keyword’s weight will be heavier towards the beginning.
The second reason that you should optimise your tweets is because of Twitter’s own search engine. This particular search engine gets 60 million queries a day!!
So, when somebody is on Twitter, looking for some information on a particular subject, they type in their query. They then see the search results, and pick the one that looks most useful. They then read the information that your tweet is offering, and if it was of value, you’ve probably just welcomed a new follower!
Gaining new followers is not the only reason for optimising your tweets; you could include a link in your tweet, and if you optimise said tweet properly, it could appear in front of millions of eyes on both Twitter and Google. Which, in turn, obviously means more exposure and, most likely, more traffic.
What’s more, in the future, I expect the searches to get deeper and deeper into your tweets as Twitter evolves. So make sure you optimise those Tweets!!
So there you have it; that’s why I think you need to start optimising your Tweets.
What do you think? Do you think it’s worthwhile optimising your tweets, or do you think it won’t make much difference? Leave a comment and tell me, I’d love to hear your views.