• Stupidscript

    Are the 750M searches noted by Doug Cook (executed on the Twitter property, I assume) the only queries that TweetUp and Promoted Tweets ads will be applied to, or are there other properties that will see those ads, too?

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Twitter says the promoted tweet will go “everywhere that regular tweets go.” So no, it’s not limited to just Twitter. However, partners can decide that they don’t want them.

  • http://quillcards.com David

    This article [ http://themetricsystem.rjmetrics.com/2010/01/26/new-data-on-twitters-users-and-engagement/ ]

    says that at the end of 2009 there were 75 million Twitter accounts of which 40% had never tweeted a single tweet and of which 80% had tweeted fewer than 10 times.

    OK – cut the 75 million in half and credit the rest (38 million) with being active enough to search for something on Twitter.

    19 billion searches
    38 million users active enough to search on Twitter

    That is an average of 500 searches month per Twitter account….

    Which leads to the conclusion that the vast, vast bulk of the searches are really Google searches that drag in the Twitter results.

  • http://www.searchtools.com searchtools-avi

    Google has some limits on most API queries, no more than 64 results for any search.
    [ http://groups.google.com/group/google-ajax-search-api ]

    So that may be reducing the standing automatic queries. Some partners clearly go beyond that, but I don’t know how they get there.