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SEO Tips For Twitter

September 6, 2009

SEO Tips For Twitter

Twitter has been around for many years now but over the past year, the popularity of the site in terms of members and publicity has grown by a vast amount. Twitter is a social networking site and micro-blogging service means that the users can ‘follow’ people they know or admire and also be ‘followed’ by others who take an interest in what you have to say. Your Twitter page can be uniquely designed to suit your individual style and brand identity, which is a great feature when trying to expose your business to the masses.

Twitter Profile SEO Tips

11 TIPS to Increase Twitter Followers Quick

In terms of SEO it can play a factor in getting more traffic to the website. Regular and informative ‘tweets’ about your business can drive traffic to the site as long as you use a compelling headline. Below are just a few pieces of advice when creating a Twitter page for SEO.

Keywords in the Twitter Username

Optimising your Twitter page for SEO purposes means that you need to know the places on the Twitter page where Page Rank can be passed onto your site. Unfortunately the links that you post through your tweets can go to your site but are shortened and Page Rank cannot be exploited. The URL in the ‘More Info’ section though can leak page rank so this should be used to go to your site. Making sure your Twitter page URL is self explanatory about what your business does is another major factor as this is what will appear in the search engines so your company name would probably be the most beneficial.

Use Keywords In Your More Info URL Anyway

In the More Info URL part of the Twitter page can be followed by the search engines, which is a great benefit to the site. This link is truncated at the 18th character so the more of your keyword you can get in the first 18 characters the better.

Tweet Quality Content

Just like any search engine optimisation strategy, quality content is key and this still applies for your Twitter posts. Writing compelling tweets that are only 140 characters long can be quite tricky so offering people some free tips and advice on a particular topic based on your industry is a great way of generating traffic. Twitter can also be used to back up any other marketing campaigns that you may be doing to create more exposure and maximise the impact of the internet marketing campaign.

We believe that by ignoring social media websites such as Twitter is foolish as this can expose your company to a wider audience than your usual marketing campaigns would ever do. To find out more about our social media services along with our other search engine optimisation and internet marketing services, please contact our SEO experts.


Twitter Profile SEO Tips

September 5, 2009

Matt Leonard over at Search Engine Journal recently wrote about Twitter SEO Tips : 4 Simple Tips to Help Your Twitter Profile Rank. If you’ve got a Twitter account and want to make sure your profile appears the way you want in search engines, then this is a good article to review. Here is a brief review of Matt’s suggestions:

  1. Optimize the title tag by using your actual name instead of your Twitter username.
  2. Optimize the meta description  by writing a good “one line bio”.
  3. Build followers, links and PageRank. Followers who have pages with higher PageRank can help boost your profile’s PageRank and good quality tweets should help with conventional SEO.
  4. Link to your Twitter profile using your name as the link anchor text every now and then.

If you have any questions about these Twitter SEO tips, check out the whole article


4 Simple Tips to Help Your Twitter Profile Rank

September 5, 2009

Twitter SEO can help you take one more step towards owning your online reputation. Did you read our lasted post talking about ” The Top 10 Twitter SEO Tips ” .

When people think of Twitter, they don’t usually think of it as a SEO or reputation management tool. Yet, when optimized correctly, a Twitter profile is yet one more URL that anyone can get to rank for their name.

Here are 4 simple Twitter SEO tips to help your profile rank:

1. Optimize your title tag.

Your Twitter title tag will be this formula: <Actual Name> (Username) on Twitter

The key point here is my name. My actual name is written in my Twitter profile as ‘Matt Leonard’, so that’s how it appears in my title tag. I do not call myself ‘MJ Leonard’, ‘MattLeonard’ or ‘Matt_Leonard’. It’s very important to remember that if you’d like to rank for your name, just as with any form of SEO, use the correct anchor text. In this case, it’s your name.

You can fix this by logging into your Twitter account and clicking ‘Settings’. From there, change your ‘Name’. Do not change your ‘Username’.

2. Optimize your meta description.

Let me clarify, first, that meta description is not a true Google ranking factor. It does, however, insure that people get the impression you’d like them to have and help CTR, which is a ranking factor.

What you may not realize, is that your Twitter ‘bio’, is actually your meta description. When I realized this, my ‘bio’ quickly changed from some fun-loving comments about cheeseburgers and chocolate to the more professional description you see above (which in no way infers that I will not give out even more tips in exchange for junk food).

If you’d like to optimize this even more, talk about yourself in the 3rd person in your Twitter ‘bio’. You can get your name bolded in the meta description by doing so. I personally try to only talk about myself in the 1st person.

You can fix this by logging into your Twitter account and clicking ‘Settings’. From there, change your ‘One Line Bio’.

Note: Google will sometimes include your ‘Location’ in the snippet. So, depending on how seriously you take this, putting your location as ‘Planet Earth’ may not be as funny as you once thought.

3. Build ‘followers’, links and PageRank.

Twitter will internally link your ‘followers’ to your profile. Higher PageRank ‘followers’ can give your page a boost as well. As always, you’ll pick up outside links naturally if you tweet high quality content just as you would with conventional SEO.

4. Link to your Twitter profile using your name as anchor text every now and then.

Don’t just link to your blog. Throw in a link every so often pointed to your Twitter profile and share the wealth.

Have you ever experimented with different ways to rank your Twitter profile? If so, what did you do and why? On a lighter note, are you as impressed with Yahoo Site Explorer as I am for picking out 3 great Tweeps in the above screenshot? Please share your Twitter SEO experiences in the ‘Comments’ below.

Matt Leonard currently directs SEO Tips , SEM and Revenue Management for Cruise Critic, the world’s largest cruise site and part of the Trip Advisor Media Group.


11 TIPS to Increase Twitter Followers Quick

August 31, 2009

SEO Tips for Twitter

If you want to beat Ashton and Britney Spear, If you want to take lead on Oprah and Pete Cashmore in term of Twitter Follower Count, Then this post isn’t for you.

But If you want to increase your followers on twitter Slowly and stay targeted, With very less Noise, Read Now :

Tips for More Twitter Followers:

  1. Build a Complete and Descriptive Twitter profile.
  2. Post a Link of you Profile on your Blog sidebar.
  3. Ask you Visitors to Follow you.
  4. Use Link in the other blog url Field while commenting there.
  5. Never Twitter before breakfast or 6am.
  6. Be Regular on twitter and start Using #hashtags (I dont mean to suggest you to start Spamming Hashtags)
  7. Connect Twitter with facebook and facebook with twitter (if you have facebook page for you or your company)
  8. Use Twitter url in E-mail signatures.
  9. Retweet often
  10. Be a regular visitor of this blog and Subscribe via RSS and Twitter.
  11. Have Fun. and Tweet this post.

You should read related our blog about Twitter SEO Tips at here .


The Top 10 Twitter SEO Tips

August 28, 2009

The Top 10 Twitter SEO Tips

1. Choose a good handle

Be sure to pick an optimal handle thats relevant to your brand or campaign and easy to remember. Your handle (also known as your Username) then becomes part of your customized Twitter URL such as or Doing this creates a static address for future search indexing, which also helps usability for other cross-channel promotions. So choose wisely! The fun challenge: doing all this while keeping your name short and succinct so its easily tweetable.

2. Select an account name wisely

Optimize the Twitter account name to best reflect your brand. Your name is what appears next to your profile, which can be different than your handle/URL. You obviously want an account name that promotes yourself, your company or your brand. You should also consider which variation of you brand name has the most search frequency every month.

3. Make your bio count

Optimize your Twitter pages Bio line so it includes the most important, mission-critical phrases for your brand. Take advantage of all 160 characters! (Yep, thats right: They give you 20 more characters than a normal tweet.) Your bio is consistently indexed so its contents are what provide your Twitter page with its core relevance.

4. Spread the word

Now think about ways to build the link reputation of this newfound social web address. For example, you can integrate your Twitter URL into your website by placing a call to action on the site for your customers to follow you on Twitter. You could also integrate your Twitter URL within your sites Global Footer, which appears at the bottom of every page of your site. Both of these options offer usability to your site visitors and help drive your Twitter URL up in the search engines.

5. Remember your URL

In the account settings, be sure to add your websites URL or perhaps use it to promote your presence on another social platform, for example, This is a great way to drive traffic back to your destination of choice; although, truth be told, the link does not provide any offsite reputation a.k.a. SEO link juice due to a Nofollow attribute that Twitter has in place. (Sorry Twitter spammers!)

6. Select the initial characters of each tweet carefully

The lead-in of each tweet appears to be important for SEO as it will determine what appears in the tweets title tag when it shows up as a search result on Google. Approximately 42 characters are factored into each tweets title tag, including the account name, as well as the initial characters of each tweet. Keep in mind that your full tweet and all its characters are still being indexed by major engines, though.

7. Write keyword-rich tweets if possible

Wherever possible, start your tweet with a primary keyword phrase to theme each message. Take advantage of any active lingo or buzz words as this will enable you to capitalize on timely searches on those terms. Of course, this doesnt mean you should fill your tweets with buzz words at the expense of providing value to your followers! Rather, think carefully about which word choices will best convey your message and also allow you to leverage the real-time and long-term index relevance across the engines that continuously spider and index tweets.

8. Mind your retweetability

Make sure your tweets character limits allow for optimal retweetability. If you want a message to proliferate on Twitter, its ideal to keep it under 120 characters so your followers can easily add RT @YourHandle in front of the tweet. However, the exact number is different from everyone as it depends on the number of characters needed for someone to include the phrase RT @yourname in their re-tweet.

9. Provide some link love

Insert back links to redirect users back to your content. Twitter has proven to be a significant traffic driver for bloggers and others using the space to share links. If you do share links, use one of the many URL shorteners available (TinyURL and ( are two common shorteners). We recommend using the URL shortener, as it tracks click-throughs for the specific links you share on the platform. even has the power to track links in aggregate. For example, if multiple URLs were created and shared by separate users, all leading back to the same URL, the service can track and report click-throughs for all of them in aggregate. also tracks clicks over time, so you can see when people are clicking your links most.

10. As always, give em what they want

When providing links or any other URLs, make sure the redirection leads to pages which provide a richer content experience. Twitter users are hungry for information and accustomed to getting it right now. Send users directly to the details instead of having them fish around for it.

Mike Dobbs is the group director of SEO at 360i, a digital marketing agency that drives results for premier brands through insights, ideas, and technologies. The agency recently released the Social Marketing Playbook, a guide for brands utilizing social media to connect with their customers. You can follow 360i on Twitter.