Google Shows Your Latest Tweet As Search Snippet … In 10 Seconds

As Tim Cohn noticed, Google has changed how it shows Twitter profiles in search results.


With the new display, Google is showing the user’s latest tweet as the snippet. As you can see from my example above, it’s even keeping links from the tweet active in the snippet. And if you’re curious to know how quickly your latest tweet might make its way into the search results, how does 10 seconds sound? See below….


Postscript: Google appears to only show your latest tweet as the search snippet if you’ve tweeted recently. It’s now been several hours since my last tweet and the search snippet for my Twitter profile has returned back to “normal.”

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search


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  • Caroline Bell

    Nice! Even more Twitter love for SEO. Off to retweet and see how fast it caches ;)

  • Michael Dorausch

    I started seeing this and thought it was odd. Is that showing up in everyone’s search results or only those logged in to Google services?

  • Winooski

    I can just hear the jokes now. “The latest Tweet? Pffft. That is SOOOOO ten seconds ago.”

  • Kristine Schachinger

    I am not logged in, so logged out AND It replaced my live Tweet Stream which was there yesterday. Also it does not show if you search for “user Twitter” only the user name.

    But also what it does is index far more tweets than it did,, Showing 1.3k now if you keep expanding.

  • JD Rucker

    Nice find. We did the test and got it immediately – 2 seconds. Also of note, it’s not posting @replies.

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