Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Search’

Google’s Twitter Search Results

June 27, 2010

The pros and cons have long been debated in SEO circles as to whether or not domains are impacted by hyphens or spaces in between keywords in the domain’s address.

The same debate held true for social networking sites and its users addresses.

I initially thought Google’s algorithm would be able to parse Twitter user name addresses in the search results but to date, I have been proven wrong.

A Google search for my name in Google Updates produces a list of people who posted links with my name spelled and spaced correctly – Tim Cohn.

However, the same search doesn’t produce my own Twitter account:

Google Twitter Search

Google Twitter Search

To get a list of my most recent Tweets in Google search, I have to search for my Twitter account name – TimCohn.

Google TwitterSearch

Google TwitterSearch

Surely Google can figure out which Twitter accounts are real users names and which Twitter accounts aren’t.


Google Ad In Twitter Search Vs. Google Search

February 7, 2010

Google’s airing of their first commercial during a Super Bowl is producing hundreds of Tweets every ten to fifteen minutes yet Google’s search results recycle the same tweets over and over again if at all.

Google Ad Twitter Search

Google Ad Twitter Search


Google Search TV Ad Tweets

Google Search TV Ad Tweets

Twitter Nifty Queries: Nada

February 3, 2010

I thought I would check out some of the search results for Twitter’s Nifty Queries list displayed under their Trending Topics lists

Twitter Search

Twitter Search

Upon clicking “happy hour” Near SF which is effectively where Twitter is located, I was surprised to see no search results.

Nifty Queries

Nifty Queries

You’d think to qualify as a nifty query in Twitter search results – there would actually need to be some Twitter results available.

Retweetings: Creating a Tweet Archive

August 3, 2009

The fifth 1/10 installment of my first 1,080 Tweets.

In case you just joined us – I am creating a searchable archive of my Twitter Updates now officially called Tweets in both my WordPress blog and eventually Google search engine results pages.

Here you go WordPress and Googlebot installment #5:
New York Times Reader 2.0 Launches on Adobe AIR: PM May 11th

K.K.R. to Open Mideast Office in Dubai: PM May 11th

Citizens Briefing Book and Office of Public Engagement @WhiteHouse:…2:51 PM May 11th

Newspaper Industry woes self inflicted? PM May 11th

Tweet w/ your email address included at your peril: PM May 11th

Google Marketing Research Study: The Brand Value of Search:…6:26 PM May 10th

How to Use Ecommerce Tracking in Google Analytics: PM May 10th

1.2.2 of the Google App Engine SDK for Python released. PM May 10th

First-class mail will now cost 44 cents for the first ounce.…2:48 PM May 10th

2D Barcode Generator and Mobile eCommerce: PM May 9th

DVR Creating Long Tail in Television Viewing Audience: PM May 8th

Establishing a Google Profile: PM May 7th

Twitter Maintenance: PM May 7th

Identifying web traffic quality in Google Analytics: PM May 7th

FTP vs. Custom domain issues @ Blogger: PM May 7th

Create Videos for YouTube with Android Phones: PM May 7th

Check out my new Google profile…11:46 AM May 7th

Pivoting and Secondary Dimensions; Advanced Table Analysis coming to Google Analytics:…11:17 AM May 7th

Google Analytics data in Google Ad Planner: AM May 7th

Web search now in Gmail via Labs: AM May 7th

Google Profile preference in Gmail: AM May 7th

Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping Visualization in Google Earth & Display in Google Maps:…10:57 AM May 7th

Google Apps, Sites mid market enterprise solutions: AM May 7th

YouTube account now a Google account: AM May 7th

Google Product Search for Mobile: AM May 7th

Historical perspective of the Flu in Google News: AM May 7th

Google TV Ad data & measurement: AM May 7th

RT @jsnell The D speakers: Ballmer, Bartz, @ev, @biz, many more: (via @waltmossberg) (I’ll be there covering it!)10:42 AM May 7th

Share Your Google Story with Google: AM May 7th

Manage Rich Media Ads in DoubleClick Studio:…10:25 AM May 7th

Google Profile explained: AM May 7th

Google Apps Connector BlackBerry Enterprise Server: AM May 7th

@waynemansfield can’t retweet maxed out quotes…9:56 AM May 7th

3 rules of Google Age * Focus on the user, & all else will follow * Do 1 thing really, really well * Fast is better than slow [@SilkCharm]9:56 AM May 7th Research and Purchase Online, Pickup Offline – PM May 6th

RT @MelanieKissell “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” ~Ted Turner quotes3:16 PM May 6th

Tweetmeme: Twittersphere Buzzmeter PM May 5th

RT @chrisbrogan @charlottehrb: Paid to ‘Tweet’. How a small advertising firm is staying ahead of the curve! PM May 5th

RT @rockingjude AIG’s business was 2 provide insurance 2 bond investors w/o setting aside sufficient reserves or capital 2 fulfill contracts1:38 PM May 5th

What % of small businesses in the U.S. buy search advertising, what % have a website?…10:00 AM May 5th

Warren Buffet on the Future of Newspapers: PM May 4th

What percentage of small businesses in the United States buy search advertising?6:59 PM May 3rd

What percentage of small businesses in the United States have a website?6:58 PM May 3rd

RT @christophgold Free Yahoo and Google search ads for Australian small businesses PM May 3rd

RT @ChrisSpagnuolo “We Buy Followers” on TweepMe: PM May 2nd

RT @WSJ BREAKING NEWS: Jack Kemp, a former NFL quarterback and congressman, has died, a spokesperson said.7:30 PM May 2nd

Great research resource- The Central Intelligence Agency, CIA World Factbook: PM May 2nd

@larrybrilliant Thanks for your excellent article “The Age of Pandemics” in today’s Wall Street Journal7:10 PM May 2nd

@rustybrick CNN…congratulations! PM May 2nd

Tried the Twitter Traffic Generating Machine? Claiming thousands of targeted followers. PM May 1st

Can’t remember your First Tweet? PM May 1st

@raincoaster yeah seems like a conflict of interest.8:59 PM May 1st

RT @raincoaster How iphone readers read books on their phones: 30% in bed, 13% commuting, 5% in a bar, 2% in a toilet.8:48 PM May 1st

RT @raincoaster Listening to some stats on digital publishing. $58million in ebook sales in one year? Doubling every three months.8:48 PM May 1st

Google’s Largest Agency Client and Customer? PM Apr 30th

RT @jayrosen_nyu Sarah Palin joins Twitter. First post introduces herself. Second post tries to correct the AP. PM Apr 29th

Need quote from .asp developers for cleaning up and fixing 300 page web site after SQL Injection hack.8:00 PM Apr 29th

Need quote for forty 300 word articles on same subject from offshore writers content/article producers7:58 PM Apr 29th

RT @austinhill Don’t untertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible” Edwin Land,Inventor & Founder, Polaroid7:49 PM Apr 29th

@globolstaff How can you help me with my data?7:43 PM Apr 29th

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Edison or Einstein?, “Strategy without execution is hallucination” Microsoft COO Kevin Turner7:18 PM Apr 29th

RT @nilofer Wolfram Alpha: “success will also depend on how broad / deep it wants to make its data-searching” PM Apr 29th

RT @rustybrick @jimmy_wales: WHO alert level 5, please let people know to look at rather than listen to media panic!1:30 PM Apr 29th

RT @yahoo posting the flickr url that the White House uses… (via @SearchPresence)1:11 PM Apr 29th

Swine Flu, Mexico, Google Flu Trends and the CDC:…1:05 PM Apr 29th

Search Engines are your door, your blog is your face and Twitter is your voice.12:29 PM Apr 29th

Google is your door, your blog is your face and Twitter is your voice.12:16 PM Apr 29th

Is there not a way to get 40 pages of unique website content for less than a dollar a page?12:08 PM Apr 29th

Top 5 Reasons for Microsoft adCenter Editorial Disapprovals:…9:59 AM Apr 29th

RT @gfulgoni Finance Sites Popular w/ Older European Mobile Web Users; Entertainment Content Appeals to Teens…8:01 AM Apr 29th

Preview of Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine:…7:56 AM Apr 29th

RT @gsterling Olgilvy Interactive: 3G having the same impact on mobile usage that broadband had on PC Internet6:47 AM Apr 29th

A/B Testing with Google Website Optimizer: PM Apr 28th

Google Adwords Qualified Professional:…10:24 AM Apr 28th

“Capital both money and ideas when freed to travel @ the speed of light will go where it is wanted, stay where it is well treated” W Wriston10:19 AM Apr 28th

@jayrosen_nyu Indeed of many. Wall Street Journal graph might interest you, if you haven’t seen it.…3:51 PM Apr 27th

RT @TomCoburn New report finds there are more than 1,800 federal subsidy programs, up from 1,425 just 8 years ago. tcot PM Apr 27th

RT @tonyrobbins “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela – What impossible things will u move forward on today?2:47 PM Apr 27th

All Major Industries Job Postings Decline: http://searchmarketingcommu…2:45 PM Apr 27th

@jayrosen_nyu” You want us to take sides, YOUR side. But we can’t…” which is why Newpapers can’t fix their obsolete business model.10:11 AM Apr 27th

RT @ducttape kinda cool, Staples is doing for folks out of job & looking for work – free resume & biz card printing AM Apr 27th

Folding Portfolio Magazine’s Ironic Last Words “Lead Us. Please. What we need from Geithner & Wall Street”…9:58 AM Apr 27th

Swine Flu Outbreak on Google Maps: http://searchmarketingcommu…6:37 PM Apr 26th

RIP: General Circulation Print Media aka Newspapers:…9:52 PM Apr 25th

RT @jayrosen_nyu Just remember: the columnists write their own headlines. Maureen Dowd is Slouching Towards Oblivion PM Apr 25th

Google using Google Promotion to push Google Profile: http://searchmarketingcommu…4:37 PM Apr 23rd

“If you want an intelligence service to work for you, they always work on the edge. That’s just where they work.” Michael Hayden2:18 PM Apr 23rd

@google Very cool and useful Google News time line in Google Labs and Ajax: PM Apr 21st

@google kevinmarks Andy Herzfeld’s excellent timeline UI now shows up for google news had incorrect labs url.3:17 PM Apr 21st

RT @google kevinmarks Andy Herzfeld’s excellent timeline UI now shows up for google news PM Apr 21st

RT @sonotony Think about making creative thinking a habit. Pretty good article: PM Apr 21st

RT @WSJ LIVE BLOG: Follow Yahoo’s earnings conference call. PM Apr 21st

“A real brand owns a very tiny but important piece of real estate in a consumer’s mind.” Charles M. Berger2:27 PM Apr 21st

RT @Rathbone Positioning is what you do in the mind of a prospect2:25 PM Apr 21st

Are you a GAP? Grow your network and learn by joining Google Adwords Qualified Professionals group on PM Apr 21st

@JOHNABYRNE Smokin’ In the Boys Room, Smokin’ by Boston2:12 PM Apr 21st

@shelisrael Why has Twitter stopped us from seeing home many times someone has posted? Updates are still viewable on the web. Yours = 17,92611:42 AM Apr 21st

@jimmysmithtrain Ok, going to work out now… sometime tomorrow or later this week?11:29 AM Apr 21st

@jimmysmithtrain I use Google Adwords daily. What do you need help with?11:15 AM Apr 21st

RT @PeterSantilli @dprogram “Allow me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who writes the laws.” -Amschel Rothschild11:14 AM Apr 21st

RT @comScore Number of US Online Banking Customers Continues to Grow Despite Challenging Financial Environment: AM Apr 21st

RT @JohnChow Twitter enforces a 1,000 per day following limit. AM Apr 21st

@gsterling Time to banish the phrase “long tail” among others – particularly since its a myth…11:01 AM Apr 21st

Google search engine ranking algorithm change: AM Apr 21st

RT @keyrelevance @RavenJon @outspokenmedia: how to create your very own URL shortener in wordpress! AM Apr 21st

@bcuban PM Apr 20th

WordPress Real Time Search: PM Apr 20th

As Twitter grows, more noise less signal PM Apr 20th

Twitter branding suggestions: PM Apr 20th

RT @jimmysmithtrain Remember, desserts is stressed spelled backwards6:40 AM Apr 20th

Free Google Adwords and Google Analytics Webinars:…12:42 PM Apr 18th

Google Creative Sandbox 2009 New York: PM Apr 18th

RT @sonotony “Self-sacrifice is never entirely unselfish, for the giver never fails to receive.” – Dolores E. McGuire quote12:40 PM Apr 18th

@dannysullivan re: hey, my 13th anniversary writing about search today – Congratulations!1:45 PM Apr 17th

RT @vangeest Google CEO predicts great year for Android: PM Apr 17th

RT @nielsenwire Susan Boyle buzz beats Domino’s video and Amazon fail: PM Apr 17th

@XurxoVidal re: Be on lookout for malware hacking into your adwords account. Coming via email?1:28 PM Apr 17th

@azmyoskeletal re: Dalton’s Vol I Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques – what year was it taped?3:58 PM Apr 16th

@emielvanwegen PM Apr 16th

@emielvanwegen Can I nominate TimCohn @ http://www.searchmarketingc…3:24 PM Apr 16th

@Rafe Paid Twitter feed TwitPub – I don’t think that dog will hunt either… PM Apr 16th

2009 Q1 Google Earnings Slides PM Apr 16th

Flickr’s 5th Birthday: PM Apr 16th

12 Major Brands That Will Disappear: PM Apr 16th

Twitter Search: Archiving and Searching Tweets

July 29, 2009

Question: How to make your Tweets searchable?

Answer: Upload your Tweets into a WordPress blog.

The following Tweets is another 1/10 installment of  my first 1080 Tweets:
Not Surprising: Study Finds Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are Not Helping Professionals Close Sales PM Apr 15th

CNN didn’t even control their Twitter account until recently:…3:02 PM Apr 15th

WordPress Real Time Search: PM Apr 20th

As Twitter grows, more noise less signal PM Apr 20th

Twitter branding suggestions: PM Apr 20th

RT @jimmysmithtrain Remember, desserts is stressed spelled backwards6:40 AM Apr 20th

Free Google Adwords and Google Analytics Webinars:…12:42 PM Apr 18th

Google Creative Sandbox 2009 New York: PM Apr 18th

RT @sonotony “Self-sacrifice is never entirely unselfish, for the giver never fails to receive.” – Dolores E. McGuire quote12:40 PM Apr 18th

@dannysullivan re: hey, my 13th anniversary writing about search today – Congratulations!1:45 PM Apr 17th

RT @vangeest Google CEO predicts great year for Android: PM Apr 17th

RT @nielsenwire Susan Boyle buzz beats Domino’s video and Amazon fail: PM Apr 17th

@XurxoVidal re: Be on lookout for malware hacking into your adwords account. Coming via email?1:28 PM Apr 17th

@azmyoskeletal re: Dalton’s Vol I Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques – what year was it taped?3:58 PM Apr 16th

@emielvanwegen PM Apr 16th

@emielvanwegen Can I nominate TimCohn @ http://www.searchmarketingc…3:24 PM Apr 16th

@Rafe Paid Twitter feed TwitPub – I don’t think that dog will hunt either… PM Apr 16th

2009 Q1 Google Earnings Slides PM Apr 16th

Flickr’s 5th Birthday: PM Apr 16th

12 Major Brands That Will Disappear: PM Apr 16th

Not Surprising: Study Finds Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are Not Helping Professionals Close Sales PM Apr 15th

CNN didn’t even control their Twitter account until recently:…3:02 PM Apr 15th

Efficient Frontier report: Search Engine Advertising Spending up in March 2009:…1:15 PM Apr 15th

RT @comScore Latest from @comscore Blog: Twitter Surges 131% in March to 9.3 Million U.S. Visitors! – AM Apr 15th

@searchmeceo mentioned in Reuters…1:09 PM Apr 14th

RT @paul_seibert “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes12:55 PM Apr 14th

Fragile Flight of the Twitterlings: PM Apr 14th

Easter a Twitter Trending Topics Two Days After Easter? PM Apr 14th

“Bad words can break you. Good words can make you.” Kenny the shoe shine guy.11:38 AM Apr 14th

RT @Mike_Wesely QUOTE: ‘Labor’ gives birth to ideas.” ~~Jim Rohn11:28 AM Apr 14th

RT @Mike_Wesely QUOTE: “Six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through” ~ Sir Walter Scott11:18 AM Apr 14th

RT @Blogger Follow a blog directly from the nav bar if you’re logged into Blogger, even if the blog hasn’t installed the Followers widget.5:33 PM Apr 13th

Possibly The Worst Television Commercial Ever Conceived: Celebrex…5:33 PM Apr 13th

eBay Auctions Off…5:31 PM Apr 13th

Possibly Related Posts on Blog Maverick… PM Apr 11th

@EricBingman Congratulations!7:16 PM Apr 11th

Apple iTunes 1 Billion Apps downloaded countdown counter: AM Apr 10th

Quote: “Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Sir Winston Churchill11:36 AM Apr 10th

Google Adwords = Reach, Relevance and ROI.10:58 AM Apr 10th

RT@mcuban WOW: “‘Starving’ entrepreneur sitting outside of ***my house***in a silver 911 with blinkers on” – pls leave.10:46 AM Apr 10th

@tubemogul re: you mispelled our URL on that graph – corrected.6:30 AM Apr 9th Compete Unique Visitors Traffic: AM Apr 9th

@jenny8lee re: no trouble with the security certificate? Not getting one over here.3:40 PM Apr 8th

@hodgman Here is the largest known repository of unique Google Street views:…3:31 PM Apr 8th

RT @alleyinsider CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter’s Natural Monopoly PM Apr 8th

RT @TechCrunch Live From Google Campfire ’09 by @jasonkincaid7:38 PM Apr 7th

Twitter down for unscheduled maintenance: http://searchmarketingcommu…6:27 PM Apr 6th

RT @rosshill Zappos visualization of their orders in realtime PM Apr 6th

@AaronMartirano how do I make a zip file for macs on my pc any suggestions? Stuffit Deluxe5:35 PM Apr 6th

RT @guykawasaki Bring Twitter Right Into Gmail with the Amazing TwitterGadget GR1:40 PM Apr 6th

RT @tomforemski This scary hockey stick money supply graph looks more like a finger to me, the middle one – PM Apr 6th

Got an Innovative Business Idea? Try Google Ventures:…3:40 PM Apr 5th

Photos, Videos and Stats Active in Google Maps Local Business Center Listings:…8:34 PM Apr 3rd

Google Adwords Agency Ad Solutions Blog: http://adwordsagency.blogsp…6:22 PM Apr 2nd

@jenny8lee works on my Mac Firefox 3.0.8 Nothing on Blocks though6:57 AM Apr 2nd

Twitter Audience Segmentation and Real Time Inline Search:…6:34 AM Apr 2nd Twitter Followers Brokerage Agency:…4:56 PM Apr 1st

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pilot program with Google Health: PM Apr 1st

Google forms Venture Capital Group – Google Ventures:…4:10 PM Apr 1st

Treasury Department launches…4:05 PM Apr 1st

Signaling Theory:…3:47 PM Apr 1st

Bureau of Economic Analysis; Personal Income and Outlays February 2009:…3:43 PM Apr 1st

WAA Webcast Series: Panning For Gold in Web Analytics Data: http://register.webcastgrou…3:42 PM Apr 1st

2010 Census Video:…3:40 PM Apr 1st

Twitter in Federal Courtrooms:…3:36 PM Apr 1st

Former Googler Doug Bowman New Creative Director @Twitter:…3:32 PM Apr 1st

CADIE’s Google Analytics stats: http://analytics.blogspot.c…3:29 PM Apr 1st

Google Suggest now country specific: http://googleblog.blogspot….3:16 PM Apr 1st

Marc Phillips’ AdSpace Conference on Contextual Advertising w/Google Adsense & Others: http://www.adspaceconferenc…3:09 PM Apr 1st

Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco:…3:04 PM Apr 1st

Google ending AdSense video units feature:…3:01 PM Apr 1st

More Local News in http://googlenewsblog.blogs…2:55 PM Apr 1st

Alexa Site Redesign:…2:53 PM Apr 1st

The Global Economy, Cars and Website Traffic:…2:53 PM Apr 1st

On Unified Fabric and How from Cisco:…2:49 PM Apr 1st

Yahoo & Yahoo Search Marketing on Twitter: http://searchmarketingcommu…2:48 PM Apr 1st

RT@laureltouby RT@jenny8lee “via @sewell_chan: What is a blog at its fundamental form? ‘A reverse chronological resuscitation of content'”1:35 PM Apr 1st

“To have a great idea – have a lot of them.” Thomas A. Edison1:31 PM Apr 1st March 2009 Unique Visitors Prediction PM Mar 31st Real Time Question and Answer Engine Q&A Engine: PM Mar 30th

Earth Hour at the Eiffel Tower in Paris: PM Mar 28th Twitter Audience and Tweet Segmentation PM Mar 27th

RT @google How to make money from your videos @youtube – AM Mar 27th

Easy Editing in the New Google AdWords Interface PM Mar 26th

Account Navigation in the New Google AdWords Interface PM Mar 26th

Optimizing Campaigns in the New Google AdWords Interface PM Mar 26th

Managing the Content Network in the New Google AdWords Interface PM Mar 26th

Tracking Your Ads in the New Google AdWords Interface PM Mar 26th

New Google Adwords Interface Training Videos:…&rel=0&fs=17:16 PM Mar 26th

RT@bubbleguru AutoDMs gotcha down? You’re not alone… @TheExpert sings the AutoDM blues… PM Mar 26th

RT@alex A picture of the exterior of the @twitter HQ. PM Mar 26th

Google Sketchup available in Chinese (Simplified) PM Mar 26th

Google Affiliate Network Sales Tax Legislation update: PM Mar 26th

PoCo: Take your Google Contacts with you PM Mar 26th

Google Analytics Authorized (Authorised) Consultants Program: PM Mar 26th

Target new Networks with Adwords via Google TV Ads: PM Mar 26th

New Find and Replace toolbar for Google Docs: PM Mar 26th

Google Services for Websites Access Provider Program:…3:53 PM Mar 26th

Video Game Themes for iGoogle targeting Generations Y and Z audience: PM Mar 26th

Facebook: Can you loan us a $100 million? PM Mar 26th

Moore’s Law & Networking Reconciled: PM Mar 26th

Fake Chat Bounce Box: PM Mar 26th

RT@lorenbaker 8 tools to find semantic similarity between words AM Mar 26th

RT @alleyfeed: Lickable Newspaper Ads – If you can’t get people to read your newspaper – then feed it to them.3:13 PM Mar 25th

RT @problogger AdSense is on Twitter at @AdSense – here comes Google2:27 PM Mar 25th Yieldsense Increase eCPM Ad Revenue…11:02 AM Mar 25th

“There are 4 billion phones and only 1 billion bank accounts,” Carol Realini, Obopay CEO via AP.10:53 AM Mar 25th

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” Mark Twain10:43 AM Mar 25th

RT @zaibatsu How Twitter Works AM Mar 25th

Whoever controls Twitter will control the news.7:11 AM Mar 25th

Personal Branding & Bubble Tweet: Add video to your Twitter profile and settings to expand your Twitter brand: // AM Mar 25th

@azmyoskeletal – Don’t know Jason. Smart post. I don’t use Twitter for marketing. Agree about TMRegistration.8:47 PM Mar 24th

Google Moderator & The White House PM Mar 24th

Quote of the day: “For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.” Alice Kahn3:55 PM Mar 24th

RT @basvandenbeld: First post sesny is live on searchcowboys: keynote SES New York: Guy Kawasaki…7:59 AM Mar 24th

@loic It appears webmasterradio over promised / under delivered.7:55 AM Mar 24th

@loic here is a better version:…7:52 AM Mar 24th

@loic under “Twitter Updates” about 3:00 on the page… still plowing through commercials.7:51 AM Mar 24th

@loic Kawasaki keynote: AM Mar 24th

Any WordPress MU on Twitter?7:19 AM Mar 24th

@SteveCase Ask for the window seat at the Mucky Duck – it has quite a view.4:47 PM Mar 23rd

How to copy items in Adwords Editor: PM Mar 23rd

@lorenbaker no it’s Dan Peña’s. The Kinko’s A Team probably isn’t working Midnight Saturday.8:47 PM Mar 21st

RT @lorenbaker Are you saying Kinkos service or employees stink? Or both?8:39 PM Mar 21st

How To Search Twitter and Archive Lists of Followers

July 22, 2009

Yesterday I wrote a post about how to create a searchable archive of Twitter updates on my WordPress blog

Today I outlined my method for creating  a searchable archive of Twitter Followers.

As discussed in my post, the following is a list of my Twitter account’s 873 Followers:

Update – my blog was suspended for uploading the list.

See my next post.

Twitter Updates: Making Tweets Searchable

July 21, 2009

Since it doesn’t appear I will be able to search my Twitter account for tweets or locate date specific Twitter updates any time soon, I have instead developed my own rudimentary Twitter search work around:

I am posting all of my 1,080 Twitter updates here within the blog.


Because combined all of my Twitter updates exceed 16,000 words.

For the most part, all of my updates have been business related so they are in effect research I have conducted.

What’s the point of conducting research if you can’t reference your notes or in this case your Twitter updates?

The following are the first 10% of my Twitter updates.

Soon they will be visited by the Googlebot and thus will become searchable both within WordPress as well as in Google.

iPhone App Store 500 million downloads to date. PM Jan 17th

Searched Twitter for fda peanut butter: PM Jan 17th

Searched Twitter for google adwords: PM Jan 17th

Searched Twitter for inaugural: PM Jan 17th

Find people. Follow them in Twitter: PM Jan 17th

Borrowed and Blended Brand Images PM Jan 17th

USAirways Plane Crash @Twitter ✈ PM Jan 15th

USAirways Plane Crash @ Twitter ✈ PM Jan 15th

Coming soon to YouTube: Fade to black option? PM Jan 14th

Google Quick Search Box for the Mac AM Jan 13th

Superpages reports: AM Jan 13th

Google ✈7:04 PM Jan 11th

Google 2008 Q4 Prediction: PM Jan 11th

Google Jet: PM Jan 10th

Track any airplane online: AM Jan 10th

@rustybrick – that seems to be what most people do.8:16 AM Jan 9th  in reply to rustybrick

@alexrudloff – I agree regarding Sooners coaching and announcers / nuts8:07 AM Jan 9th  in reply to alexrudloff

Twitter Support in WordPress: PM Jan 8th

Google 2009 Buying Spree? AM Jan 8th

Laptop TVs: AM Jan 8th

Burris blocked: AM Jan 6th

Top 10 Google Marketing Tips for 2009: AM Jan 6th

Naymz?…8:20 AM Jan 6th

Twitter bought by Google? AM Jan 4th

Size Matters? AM Jan 4th – Der Fondue Chessel Keystone Colorado. Dinner 11,444 feet above sea level9:52 PM Jan 2nd from TwitPic

December Search Traffic: PM Jan 2nd – My 11 year old didn’t know there was a tree stump there until after it ejected him from his ski…3:54 PM Jan 1st from TwitPic – My three children watching the 2009 New Year’s Eve Fireworks show on Keystone Lake, Colorado3:48 PM Jan 1st from TwitPic

Twilight Zune? Zune Problems? PM Dec 31st, 2008 – View of Lake Dillon from Keystone, CO3:10 PM Dec 31st, 2008 from TwitPic – Keystone, CO Mountaintop View3:07 PM Dec 31st, 2008 from TwitPic – Great skiing weather in Keystone, Colorado3:05 PM Dec 31st, 2008 from TwitPic

See Times Square Ball Drop Live on Web: AM Dec 31st, 2008

Google Coupon Search Subscription Results: PM Dec 30th, 2008

New Year’s Resolutions? PM Dec 28th, 2008 – 7th Christmas-New Years family trip to Dakota Lodge River Run Keystone, CO4:41 PM Dec 28th, 2008 from TwitPic

Skiing 7th year out of last 8 between Christmas and New Years with family at River Run Keystone, CO4:31 PM Dec 28th, 2008

Hawt WordPress Post: PM Dec 28th, 2008

2008 Amazon Holiday Best Sellers: AM Dec 26th, 2008

Find stores and restaurants open on Christmas Day AM Dec 25th, 2008 – My oldest son enjoying seeing Christmas lights9:18 AM Dec 23rd, 2008 from TwitPic – 2008 Thanksgiving holiday lake house sunset9:14 AM Dec 23rd, 2008 from TwitPic

Airport Codes in Google Maps: PM Dec 22nd, 2008

Small BIZ SEM too complex PM Dec 21st, 2008

Google Conversion Room Blog: PM Dec 20th, 2008

Top eBay Searches PM Dec 19th, 2008

@dannysullivan – direct message? CapitolTweets / CapitolWords is very cool2:06 PM Dec 19th, 2008  in reply to dannysullivan

Google Blog Gadget 2.0 PM Dec 18th, 2008

“Other” Shorty Award? PM Dec 17th, 2008

More about the 2008 Twitter Shorty Awards: PM Dec 17th, 2008

google maps1:41 PM Dec 17th, 2008

@yakster I think there are over 17,000,000 signed up for Twitter now based on user sign up data7:57 AM Dec 17th, 2008  in reply to gsterling

Google Adwords Editor Update 7.0.0 Available PM Dec 16th, 2008

Google Adword Device Platform Targeting: PM Dec 15th, 2008

Definition of a brand: PM Dec 15th, 2008

Google Analytics Videos on YouTube: PM Dec 15th, 2008

Cybersquatting and Network Solutions Trademark Free Zone: PM Dec 15th, 2008

@alexweeks how to reply….7:57 PM Dec 15th, 2008  in reply to AlexWeeks

Top 3 Twitterers per country worldwide based on followers: PM Dec 15th, 2008

Top 100 Twitterholics based on Followers: PM Dec 15th, 2008

Interview with Dr. Qi Lu of Microsoft AM Dec 12th, 2008

2008 Google Zeitgeist AM Dec 10th, 2008

Graceland in Google Street View AM Dec 10th, 2008

YouTube Advertising Sponsored Videos: AM Dec 7th, 2008

Real Estate Search 21st Century Style: PM Dec 4th, 2008

GoogleTestAd Testing What? AM Dec 3rd, 2008

New Zealand Street View available Google Maps: PM Dec 2nd, 2008

Google Adwords Editor posting limits: PM Dec 1st, 2008

October 2008 12.6 Billion Searches: AM Nov 29th, 2008

iGoogle RSS Feeds AM Nov 28th, 2008

Cyber Monday 44.2% plan web shopping AM Nov 26th, 2008

CyberMonday 44.2% will shop online. AM Nov 24th, 2008

Baking searcher location into gmail? AM Nov 24th, 2008

Google Blog Search via RSS? AM Nov 24th, 2008

Customizing your Google Maps Experience AM Nov 24th, 2008

Gmail rolling out new themes PM Nov 20th, 2008

Google Earth adds more panoramas PM Nov 20th, 2008

Online Retail Sales AM Nov 19th, 2008

Feed Your Coupons for display in Google Search Results AM Nov 19th, 2008

yahoo searching for new ceo PM Nov 17th, 2008

RIP Yellow Pages? AM Nov 17th, 2008

iPhone Google Mobile Apps available – not yet working PM Nov 16th, 2008

Geotargeting Brand Search Marketing PM Nov 14th, 2008

Video of how you can use the Google Adwords Keyword Suggestion Tool: PM Nov 14th, 2008

and Microsoft wanted to buy Yahoo’s Search business PM Nov 13th, 2008

Google Flu Tracker PM Nov 12th, 2008

Google Video Chat AM Nov 12th, 2008

Web Vacation Property Rental Service AM Nov 12th, 2008

gMail Video Conferencing in Chat PM Nov 11th, 2008

Web Vacation Rental Property Service PM Nov 11th, 2008

Radio: The Lowest Cost Audience? AM Nov 11th, 2008

Unavoidable, Unforgettable, Unbelievable results? AM Nov 11th, 2008

Search: Not for Layman, Laggards or Luddites PM Nov 9th, 2008

2008 Holiday Retail Search Traffic Forecast AM Nov 7th, 2008

Google Street View of the White House AM Nov 6th, 2008

@rustybrick – thanks!7:03 PM Nov 5th, 2008  in reply to rustybrick

@rustybrick – testing 1, 2, 3…2:28 PM Nov 5th, 2008  in reply to rustybrick

rustybrick@ testing 1, 2, 3…11:08 AM Nov 5th, 2008

Paid Search Advertising Geotargeting options: AM Nov 4th, 2008

Google Adwords Quality Score in reports: AM Nov 4th, 2008

revised ad promotion algorithm attributes?@rustybrick6:26 AM Nov 4th, 2008

well what are their revised ad promotion algorithm attributes?6:14 AM Nov 4th, 2008 to locate your polling place8:21 AM Nov 3rd, 2008

wrote a post about mashing twitter and linkedin up: AM Nov 1st, 2008

WordPress in Linkedin account: AM Nov 1st, 2008

Cool Owen – adding Twitter to your Linkedin “what your working on”10:26 AM Nov 1st, 2008

Enjoyed the internet flow chart Mark!6:27 AM Oct 31st, 2008

adwords7:19 AM Sep 15th, 2008

My blog http://cohn.wordpress made WordPress’ Top Blog Posts list 2 days in a row. PM Sep 13th, 2008

WikiSym?2:43 PM Sep 9th, 2008

Exploring how to use Google Maps street view: AM Aug 29th, 2008…?1:32 PM May 17th, 2008

Posting about Universal Search @ comScore: AM May 8th, 2008

500 Error: From the Twitter blog: “For those of you who have spotted intermittent errors tonight, we’re working on it.”10:27 PM May 1st, 2008

Also getting Internal Server error about every other click. Hey Ray…10:03 PM May 1st, 2008

Trying to figure out this Twitter deal. How do I get to work with WordPress? 9:59 PM May 1st, 2008

Attention Thieves

June 2, 2009

As the media consumer’s attention continues to simultaneuously splinter and contract, Attention Thieves will have to go to greater lengths to get an audience’s attention.

Attention thieves come from both sides of the content coin: “editorial” and “advertising”.

I discovered an example of the editorial attention thief tonight while searching Twitter for #SMX related Tweets.

Sifting through the Tweet stream containing the #SMX hashtag, I found about half were from Twitter spammers posting Tweets with multiple “Trending Topics” keywords like #SMX embedded in their commercial or otherwise nonsensical message like the one below:

Attention Theif: Attention Thieves

Attention Theif: Attention Thieves

An example from the advertising side of the attention thief coin comes from Comedy Central and most of their advertisers’ commercials.

When Comedy Central airs commercials, they increase the audio portion of the ad by several units of volume – at least according to my television.

Their attempts to retain my attention are significant enough that my television volume graphic increases itself when they air their commercials.

As marketing and advertising messaging continues to fall on more deaf ears, media companies and advertisers alike will more often have to act like attention thieves than not.

Why Can’t I Search Twitter Followers and Following?

May 20, 2009

Two question for Biz Stone:

Is there any particular reason why I can’t search who I follow on Twitter?

Twitter Following

Twitter Following

Why can’t I search who is following me on

Twitter Followers

Twitter Followers

Surely letting Twitter users search their followers and who they are following would be of value to the entire Twitter community.