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Twitter SEO Benefits & Application

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March 23  |  Link Building, Twitter Marketing  |   Ryan Clark

Everyone knows that your Twitter profile URL is nofollow and doesn’t pass on any of the link loving, but there are still ways to attract some nice links with your Twitter account. Some of the links obtained won’t be all that powerful right now, but the way Twitter and its apps have been growing, it’s worth it in the long run…kind of like RRSP’s or a Chia Pet. Also on the topic of Twitter and SEO, someone either on Sphinn, SEOmoz or some forum mentioned that Twitter Search results were ranking well in Google lately. This lead me to some other interesting finds and ideas on ranking for a large number of longtails.

There are a few Twitter user directories out there in the wild and they do have an added benefit towards your link building efforts. With the added benefit of snagging a dofollow link, you also get to grow your followers. Another perk about getting links built to your Twitter profile is that you can rank it higher in the serps. I’ve got an Ecommerce shop that I run in my free time and I’ve managed to rank my Twitter profile for one of the top keywords within the niche, and it drives sales.

Twibs.com is a new business directory for Twitter users and accounts, and I imagine this will grow like crazy. The site has been around since January and has been growing decently since then, nearing the 100,000 mark on Alexa. Within your Twib Business Listing, you get a dofollow link to both your Twitter profile, and your homepage or blog. You can push your Twibs page into the Google index yourself, or waiting should end in the same result. There are nearly 10,000 pages indexed from Twibs, so the spiders are doing their thing.

Tweeple.com used to be home to what now is Tweeplepages.com, and they’ve made a few changes since I’ve last looked. The main domain, Tweeple.com, is undergoing either a site redesign or a code overhaul because I’m noticing some functionality changes on the new site. On your Tweeple Page, you do get dofollow links back to your homepage or blog, but now the links are being masked. Still a great place to make new Twitter friends.

Tweetfind.com is a Twitter directory and search engine to find like minded people. The site also has a few extra features like Twitter news, statistics and interesting user profiles listed daily. You can add yourself for free, and if approved, you’ll be rewarded with a profile page that includes dofollow links to your Twitter Profile and homepage/blog. It’s too early to tell if this site will continue to grow, but chances are good and the traffic has been slowly moving up since its launch in January.

JustTweetIt.com brings an interesting approach to the Twitter directory scene but it’s worth the 2 minutes it takes to submit. It’s free to submit and each category has a list of tweeters within that niche along with a link to their profile, and to their homepage. The link to your Twitter profile is dofollow while the link to your homepage is not. No worries though, you’ll find that once you add yourself here, your followers will grow.

WeFollow.com is the newest Twitter directory by Digg’s Kevin Rose, but it’s mainly a list of the biggest players on the social media site. You can add your Twitter profile for free which doesn’t add any link benefits, but it might help your followers list rise. A lot of people bitched about that the site doesn’t promote find new users, but following people within your niche who can attract that many subscribers can’t be all that bad.

I’m sure this is just a start to the number of Twitter directory like sites will start popping up, so keep an eye out and feel free to list any I missed in the comments. Now let’s take a look at what’s going on with Twitter Search queriry results, and how you could possibly rank easily for some longtail keywords. Now I know this is going to be exploited by some annoying spammers, but if you’re competing in a certain niche, why not try and take a bigger piece of the traffic pie with your account? Obviously the more heavily searched for terms will be harder to work with, but I encourage you to run some of your own tests.

So word on the street Twitter search page results are showing up within the search results, and they’re even ranking for keywords. I took a quick peek to see if it were true and found some pretty interesting results. I’ll make it brief because I’m most likely making some of you either sleepy, or nauseous from all the blue color in this post.

I picked one random indexed search query that contained a keyword that would be easy to rank for, then another that would pose to be a little bit more difficult. So first up on the list is the search query “wickedwire“. This is where it currently ranks;

The second keyword was a lot more competitive yet the search result for it ranked way higher than I would have expected. You all know the world famous beer, or the world famous book of world records….”Guinness“. Let’s take a look at where the search query ranks for this;

Well the evidence is there, but the question that comes to my mind is…how long will Google allow this. I’m partial to this search listing showing up because it does give the user a link to a very recently updated look into Guinness. But then again, the way it shows up within Google’s results doesn’t seem all that SEO friendly. Do let me know what you folks think about this.

Related Blog Posts:

Twitter SEO – How to Optimize Your Website For Twitter Search – Winning The Web

Is Twitter The Next SEO Haven? – The Blog Herald

Twitter, SEO and Online Marketing: You’re Missing The Point – SEO Group

Twitter Tweaks Its Title Tags For Google Juice – Techcrunch

Twitter: Incredibly Valuable Or Utterly Useless As A Link Building Tool? - Eric Ward

Twitter Links Are a Source of External Links…Sometimes - YOUmoz

Twitter Dupe Content and Link Building Strategy – YOUmoz

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About Ryan Clark

I'm the CEO of Linkbuildr Marketing and the brains behind our branding and blog content. I specialize in effective marketing strategies for hotels, luxury brands and real estate. If your brand is in need of a boost then don't hesitate to contact me for a free proposal. Follow me on Google+: +Ryan Clark Twitter: @Linkbuildr on Twitter. You can also come ask me a question on our Facebook Page.  

41 Responses to Twitter SEO Benefits & Application

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  2. good post , I was not aware that twitter directories can give your website a do-follow link
    Will try them for sure

  3. web design says:

    WOW! It is really a good news for all of us that Twitter directories will have a do-follow link, a great thanks to Twitter.

  4. DS Hacker says:

    Thanks, I never knew these existed. I'm going to submit to them all and see where it gets me!

  5. cliquekaila says:

    I'm always looking for one good blog post that has all the resources in one post. Thanks, this is a great reference guide when I'm working with clients. :)

  6. web design says:

    Yes i know that Twitter profile URL is no follow but i was not aware that it has do-follow directories, definately i will use it.

  7. Gerald Weber says:

    Nice sources for back links not to mention some great Twitter finds. I'll pass this one around for sure. Thanks.

  8. almir says:

    wow very interesting me too have never heard of these websites i will certainly check them out and see what their all about

  9. I am now setup! Thank you for the links, this is the best SEO blog I have found and trust me i have read hundreds of them in the past few weeks. I will be back.

  10. Great! This is exactly what I was looking for! Would be great to have some feedback from people who tried it. I am curious about the traffic this could bring to my site.

    Thanks for that nice post

  11. Morgan says:

    Blogging is more effective by taking advantage of using social networks to promote our business. I sometimes get clients from there too.

  12. Johnny says:

    Twitter seems such a 90's thing that has taken off the last year, and what is it…? 2009 now? I question whether Twitter will be even talked about in a few years. Up to now I have had no interest in using Twitter, but the sites you listed above are intriguing.

  13. linkbuildr says:

    It's great for getting clients I'm finding. I'm also getting a good amount of traffic and the odd backlink.

  14. Susan says:

    Twitter is not something I have paid too much attention to yet for marketing purposes. I've been thinking it's husta fad and waiting for it to die a quick death, but it hasn't. I may need to dip my feet into the pool of Twitter.

  15. SEO packages says:

    I would like to have feedback on this: Am I the only one who thinks that all the twitter marketing going on is actually killing Twitter? I mean, once it was known that you can make money with twitter, it kind of killed the idea and is becoming less and less what the original idea was! My opinion!

  16. linkbuildr says:

    Kinda like how people use spammy anchor text's when blog commenting?

  17. No anchor says:

    It's not worst than the ones I saw above my comment! Simply delete my comment if it's not to your liking!

  18. deepak says:

    It is not only about updating your profile but catching up fast with followers so that you do not loose them out…
    Know the big brands leveraging twitter for their business
    http://www.redalkemi.com/blog/twitter-big-brands/

  19. Hello, Great blog for new bies who really wants to learn some thing about twitter, Basically twitter is business oriented social networking websites. beside facebook is also good

  20. It doesn't work on me. I got no useful traffic from it. so i removed the tool.

  21. Your Twitter post is good and brings up some valid points, glad I found your post! I believe that social media is going to be the future home for any and all advertising and marketing. With Google's real-time search and other search engines catching on quickly you will see many SEO Companies becoming Twitter SEO Companies very soon! I wrote a post that you may be interested to read about Twitter SEO

    I am an avid Twitter user and focus on building the value that I add to the rest of my social network, I help to promote any and everyone that asks me for help (as long as they are not loco in la cabessa!). I believe that optimizing your profiles is very important, just as optimizing your website is, but the most important part of any SEO efforts is having quality content. The same goes for Twitter, you need quality content and updates for people to read and link to. If you tweet about the right subjects you will notice more and more incoming links to your twitter profile when your tweets start being republished on other people's blogs (provides some temporary page rank). Also you can do your own personal “Social Media Press Release” and some good old fashioned article directory link building with your Twitter profile.

    Social media is the first step to an “open-source” media and news. My twitter username is @gohewitt for anyone looking to follow. I am excited to see what comes of all of this and feel that we still don't have a clue what being “Connected” really means just yet!

  22. Twiter is good only if you have a lot of followers.

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  28. Zarko says:

    This is a great resource, personally I haven't used any of the Twitter directories up until now, but since Twitter is a great way to build your presence and drive traffic now is the best time for me to explore these options.

    Thanks

  29. I have really messed up with my twitter account I am blindly following 2000 people and haven't engage myself with any of them I am going to implement your ideas I hope that it will help me out to sort out the mess

  30. If you’re trying to coordinate the right steps. I think it’s best to keep the same agency with both SEM and SEO. As others have rightly pointed out two things go hand in hand, and when society itself has two different campaigns should take advantage of faster results.

  31. if you follow people on twitter wisely and according to your theme then you will get good amount of traffic for sure

  32. Seo says:

    Follow twitter user who has the same interest as yours.  That will surely give traffic to your site.

    But, hmm, haven’t visited my twitter account lately.  Better do some touch up.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I would say Twitter will not help you with search engine optimization, but it is a great way to market their products and talk to potential customers. There not to carry out SEO on Twitter directly. I use Twitter as a means of distributing something useful to his followers with a link.

  35. Since Twitter is so popular, it’s easy to get other people to be oriented with your company, feed them the latest updates, and promote your business.

  36. Thanks for sharing about twitter. I was not aware of this. You made me understand the benefit of twitter.

  37. Keith Davis says:

    Great stuff
    Just signed up with twibs.
    Every little helps when it comes to SEO.

  38. Indeed, twitter can prove to be very helpful in driving massive amount of traffic to your site.

  39. Twitter now a days is really a great social networking website that give a natural backlinks for your seo things.Benefits of twitter is really high and posting it in here is more cool.

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