Some big news from the top stating, once and for all, that yes, social media will be affecting your rankings.
I just watched this video presentation about Social Whale for your mobile phone. This app was started in 2009 by a few people in Greece, and has been in alpha testing stages to this day it seems. Twitter has created so many unique ways of communicating that the people at Social Whale decided to put something together. Watch this video to see what I mean.
Our idea is simple at its base. We create a clone of twitter’s API and then extend it, so that it has more features. This way twitter can continue being as simple as it is now, but advanced users can use our implementation in order to have the features we offer. Developers can easily update their applications to work with our extended API using the same requests in our domain (instead of twitter’s) and get the same data, enriched with the extra information that we provide. This way we actually have created an extension of twitter itself.
I just read on the AIM Clear Blog about Twitter showing up in Google search results and although I socially did my sharing of his article, I’ll let you folks know in case you missed it. You can see by the picture I just took what to expect and I’d start thinking how you can use this to your marketing advantage. They’re showing up at the top now and if that becomes mainstream, I’d want to have a game plan in mind.