I guess it will only work for people who has a build their credibility on twitter, and not for spammers I guess..
Its a good thing for people trying to accomplish traffic to their sites via twitter.
Some of the ranking factors that Google uses to rank twitter accounts is discussed here
According to Amit Singhal, the lead developer of real-time search at Google:
1) "as established users follow another user, the quality of the followed user goes up as well"
2) "it's not just about how many followers you get. It's about how reputable those followers are"
3) hashtags in tweets are a negative quality factor
Aquarezz (22 January, 2010)
So I am pretty much looking at that and realize it makes a lot of sense. Twitter appears to be a lot better than bing for example when it comes to determining validity.
Happy to hear about the hashtags.
Had to unfollow some people for overdoing the
Hey guys *click my link* #obama #realestate #followfriday #whatsup #iamcool #ilovetwitter #rankmeingoogle
Which should be a reminder: If anybody here autofollows, take your time and find the right accounts to follow. If you target autofollowers, you will not reach your reach.
bogart (23 January, 2010)
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