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[edited by: tedster at 7:48 pm (utc) on Mar 12, 2010]
Glad to see it tanking, poor idea at best in the beginning.
By making Twitter part of Google they've infected Twitter with spam. No wonder they've stuffed it down the bottom of the SERPS, Google don't think Twitter is relevant at all, they are trying to destroy them!
[edited by: Reno at 11:48 pm (utc) on Mar 13, 2010]
if i want to search for something in general, I'll go to google. If I want to search for a video to watch, I'll go to youtube, if I want to search for a tweet, I will use twitter.
If I'm searching for "Acme Widget Company," I really don't want a map. If I want a map, I click on "Maps" in the upper left.
Google is muddying the results with things the searcher probably does not want.
Users ignore "real time" results in searches. That's the conclusion of some eye-tracking studies carried out on people doing usability studies with Google results, and it might not be good news for Twitter - which has done deals with Google and Bing to let them index its content and serve it up in the results for searches. Google is reckoned to be paying $15m, and Bing $10m - though the length of the deal isn't known
Users ignore "real time" results in searches.Which makes my point above about the "noise" factor -- it's like driving down a highway cluttered with billboards -- after awhile, you don't see any of them. Google is getting cluttered, and in so doing, is becoming less valuable, not more.
Google is reckoned to be paying $15m, and Bing $10m - though the length of the deal isn't known