Twitter’s “Suggestions For You” Helps You Find New People To Follow

Twitter is launching a new tool called “Suggestions for You” in the hopes of making it easier for users to find the right accounts to follow. The tool is rolling out today; I don’t have it on my main @mattmcgee account, but it does appear on the home page of my @atu2 account. (atu2.com is my long-running hobby site about U2.)

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When logged in, a mini-version of “Suggestions for You” shows in the upper right of the Twitter home page. Clicking the “view all” link leads to a new tab/page in the Find People area, which (for unknown reasons) recommends different users than on Twitter.com.

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Twitter says the suggestions “are based on several factors, including people you follow and the people they follow.” If you don’t like a suggestion, click the “Hide” link and Twitter will “try not to suggest that user again.”

Suggestions for You will also appear when viewing another Twitter user’s profile.

This is the latest step in Twitter’s ongoing attempts to help people find new accounts to follow. The home page redesign earlier this year focused on introducing users to one another. Earlier this month, Twitter began showing usernames/accounts in response to name-based searches on Twitter.com. And as far back as March 2009 Twitter began showing a suggested users list to new members.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Top News | Twitter

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About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

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