Posts tagged with Real Time Search

Eyes don't lie: consumers cold to real-time results so far

If you listen to the tech set, you might think that real-time is one of the most important areas search engines should be focusing on. The search engines themselves do too.

Google, Bing
and Yahoo have all done deals with Twitter to acquire real-time data. But what do consumers think? According to digital marketing agency OneUpWeb, real-time is real disappointing.

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Your tweets: worth $25m?

When Twitter signed deals with Google and Microsoft giving the two technology giants full access to its stream of tweets, it was clearly a big deal for Twitter and created a lot of discussion about the future of search.

Some reported that the deals would earn Twitter modest amounts: a few million bucks each. But nobody knew for sure since Twitter is a private company.

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Search experts weigh in on Google and Bing's real-time deals with Twitter

Twitter's deals with Microsoft (Bing) and Google have the blogosphere and Twittersphere abuzz. 'Real-time search' has been a hot topic in 2009 and there has been much speculation on Twitter's strategy vis-à-vis the real-time search opportunity. It appears that we now know what that strategy is: sell firehose access to the Twitter stream to the search engines and let them do what they do best.

The Bing and Google deals could be significant. Depending on what Bing and Google decide to do with their Twitter firehose, internet users could potentially see SERPs that are heavily influenced by Twitter activity, which would mean that SEOs will have to deal with Twitter as a 'ranking factor'. Of course, nobody knows all of the details yet, which is why I thought it would be worthwhile to see what experts and observers are saying about the deals.

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Xing brings real-time Twitter search to its social network

Real-time search is all the buzz but increasingly and the focus is on Twitter in this area. But increasingly, some of the most useful Twitter real-time search products aren't on Twitter.

XING, a social network for professionals that counts more than 7m members, is a good example of that. Last week, it rolled out a real-time Twitter search app for its members called Twitter Buzz.

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