• http://www.ezwebsitemonitoring.com/ ezaaron

    Nice post Danny.. I’ll take some credit here as I posted this over at the EZ Website Monitoring blog about 15 minutes before it actually went live. At that time, it was still 404. I’m sure you didn’t hear about it from me though, but I figured I could gloat anyway :)

    This is a big deal for Bing and a big blow to Google. It would not surprise me if the deal was non-exclusive though. I sure hope Google gets in on this action, or else they could stand to lose a decent amount of market share to Bing, which is not my favorite search engine (Yet..)

  • http://upsmack.com NateSchubert

    How big of a deal is it really for Bing if people are able to do this on Twitter? I know that there’s likely a difference between Facebook users who spend much more of their time there than elsewhere online and Twitter users who check in or use external apps to access their communicae but still. I can do this exact same thing on Twitter. Is this going to cause any duplicate content issues?

    I will say I’m very impressed with the real-time aspect. My tweet about Royce Gracie being the king of the octagon (UFC) was there within 5 minutes. Impressive! But useful? I don’t know.

  • http://www.antezeta.com/blog/ Sean Carlos

    I’m curious to know the details about the business side of the deal.

    Is twitter being compensated for the indexing and retrieval attention Bing (and Google?) is giving them?

    If so, that would seem to set a precedent (the AP content hosting deal aside). Why shouldn’t other content rich sites not receive payment from search engines? As you have written many times, newspapers worldwide seem to think they should be paid (The Italian Newspaper association is pressing its case by arguing that Google has a monopoly position – leading to a search of Google’s Italian office, oh dear).

    Sure, there are some differences. It would be hard for Google/Bing to argue fair use exception of a tweet when 140 characters are already snippet size – not much sampling to do here. Yet, unlike the newspapers (attribution problems aside), twitter’s content is created by the service users – who retain moral, if not legal, copyright to the original work they created. Now I wouldn’t argue that twitter doesn’t deserve to be compensated for the expense of creating and running the twitter platform. But if indeed twitter is being compensated, every site owner with an xml firehose should be compensated, perhaps in basis of click-through.

  • http://www.johnvasko.com johnvasko

    How will Bing indexing tweets affect SEO best practices? Is there another post related to that? Will marketers attempt to optimize tweets and will they be archived indefinitely?