• http://blog.clayburngriffin.com/ Clayburn Griffin

    They need to implement canonical tags or something. I don’t like having the Spanish version of my profile indexed above the English one.

  • http://twitter.com/Greekgeek Greekgeek

    Aha! Okay, I’m not crazy. Last Friday, I noticed a Tweet in Google SERPs last week and thought, “That’s funny, wasn’t Twitter supposed to be blocking Google these days?”

    It was a Tweet with #spottheshuttle in it, which was trending. So perhaps Google is indexing trending hashtags to help it with the fresh content side of things.

  • http://www.winsonyeung.com/ Winson Yeung

    awesome! they should have open up to the index earlier

  • Matt McGee

    That could be, but Google has always been able to index individual tweets. What this change is about is that Twitter is now letting it index search result pages, too.

  • RizzoMB

    Search Engines have no choice, Twitter is the best source for live news in the world period.

  • http://twitter.com/Greekgeek Greekgeek

    Apparently I failed my pre-breakfast reading comprehension test; thanks for the clarification.

  • http://www.daddysbroke.com/ Craig

    It’s about time! My SERP for my twitter jumped to #2 on google for my name.

  • Miguel Silva Rodrigues

    Regarding Google’s guidelines, the key factor is value. Hence the question is: do these pages add value? Most likely they do carry content that isn’t indexed; but it will also be outdated very quickly. It’s probably a win for search engines and Internet users, but not as big as the previous agreement between Twitter and Google could have been.

  • http://www.eyewebmaster.com Rosendo A. Cuyasen

    This is really a good innovation for Twitter. As we all know if we search a brand in the search engines only Google, facebook and linkedin are giving search relevant results.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellis.lp.1 Ellis LP

    It one of the best things twitter can do. The Events Business industry needed a real time feed that was the opinions of the public/nation, because those are the ones that are sharing their experience and opening its robot.text file to search pages makes them easier to find. I think Google would be plain stubborn if they were to stop it.

  • http://twitter.com/sharithurow sharithurow

    I have to agree with Google on this one. Search results in search results? Extremely annoying. Our search usability tests keep confirming this year after year. Your context is not likely your target users’ context.

    My 2 cents.

  • http://www.jesshill.me/ Jess Hill

    Just one technical clarification, there is no “Allow” field in robots.txt, as stated here: http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html (scroll to the very bottom). Even though Twitter has included that in their robots.txt file, the real command is the Disallow on users and grid.

  • Eric Wu