• http://srusinko srusinko

    In reference to the 68 million monthly searches on “pizza” using the Google Keyword Tool, I like how you specifically called out “involving that word” because most users and many SEOs still do not realize the volume is based on a broad match basis.

    “Anyone know” is definitely similar to question-related searches in Google. I blogged about how question searches are on the rise: http://www.verndale.com/Our-Thinking/Optimizing-for-Questions-in-SEO.aspx

  • http://www.blogonlinemarketing.com tahirekhan

    a very interesting approach but nothing knew to those in ppc. Tke a look at what Howie Jackobson writes about in ppc for dummies, it’s all about gong for longtail keywords and understanding searcher intent, then delivered an optimised landing page based on what the searcher is after.

    I’ve blogged endlessly before about how the future of seo is moving away from rank obsession and delivering conversion optimization of traffic here;

  • http://jeffbullas.com jeffbullas

    I just tried the “Anyone know” twitter search and it really could have some real opportunities for Business. The use of Twitter and other social media platforms is certainly going to change SEO and optimization over time.

  • http://www.demandspot.com elad

    For searches like the Huntington Beach example, DemandSpot.com does most of the work for you – using semantic analysis to find just the potential buyers out of all the tweets.
    Here’s the Huntington Beach search – http://bit.ly/aJyMXr
    (Disclosure: I’m founder of DemandSpot)

  • http://www.mindshareworld.com Ciarán Norris

    Interesting post Danny. But why do the searching yourself? The site AskOnTwitter specifically surfaces people asking for assistance, enabling you to quickly find the people you should be talking to.

    (I don’t work for these guys but found them whilst researching a presentation on Twitter tools last year).

  • http://www.numantis.com numantis

    What more can you say but Twitter rocks! I was really skeptical at first but once you really get into it and see what it offers it’s simply amazing. ;)

  • http://sodash.com winterstein

    Good article – I’ll be recommending this to people. We’ve been setting up Twitter lead-generators, and “anyone know” is the best phrase I’ve found. Thanks. It beats “recommend X” and “what/which X”.

    There is _another_ solution to the noise problem: smart filtering. Using pattern-learning software, you can automatically pick out the useful tweets. It’s one of the key benefits that Sodash offers. Sodash (http://sodash.com) is my company’s Twitter client – sorry for the self-promotion, but it is relevant.

  • http://twitter.com/LauraARinger Laura Ringer

    I got really excited about AskOnTwitter when I read this, but the site does not seem to exist anymore. :(