Now watch the real-time Twitter tweets and Facebook, MySpace , YouTube, and Friendfeed updates as well as blog results roll in. Pretty amazing, huh? This is Google Real-Time Search. What does it mean?
It means that Google is now grabbing all of this information from social media as well as websites, indexing it and making it available in seconds anywhere, anytime. To be fair, Bing and Yahoo plan to add this capability as well, but Google is out there now. The implications are mind-blowing. Here are a few that come to mind:
Another major impact will be search engine optimization. It's not clear yet how real-time search will affect website page rank and other SEO-related factors. If you add a keyword-rich tweet with a link to a page on your website, will you get SEO credit? Will people start to flood Twitter and other social media sites with keywords instead of meaningful discussions? These are all hot topics for discussion and bear watching over the next few months as this technology develops and becomes more mainstream.
What are your thoughts and experiences with real-time search?