Twitter has quietly launched a user profile directory that it hopes will bring it more search engine traffic.
It's Twitter's second SEO play in recent weeks, coming on the heels of a change in its robots.txt file. With that change, Twitter made its content-based search results -- i.e., search results for tweets and hashtags, but not search results for users -- crawlable.
With the new directory, Twitter is finishing that process by making its user profiles more discoverable by Google, Bing and other search engines. When asked why Twitter launched the user directory, a company spokesperson [...]
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