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Twitter Rules SEO

2010/08/16

Twitter provides value that Google or other search engines and Social Media platforms can’t copy, real time competitive analysis window to their users or community members so that it is possible to see what is on their mind now.

Twitter and Social Media

Social Media is the great equalizer to corporate domination of the internet and Twitter provides a platform for people to;

Bridge Social Media and Corporate Web sites for–

  • Content
  • Opinions

Deliver focus Alerts or Content to–

  • Followers
  • People who Search by Keywords

Social Media and SEO

It is important to note that Search Engine Spiders, the software robots that travel all web sites that receive them, cannot access all the content of the Social Media sites as it is protected as an asset and indeed it is used to convince both Users aka Community Members and Advertisers alike that their brand and social media space is unique and worth the visit and advertising investment.

Semantic SEO is about to change this value measure and the corporations that depend on it.

Semantic SEO and Social Media

Semantic SEO is being used by Google, BING and Yahoo as a competitive advantage and shifts the concept of SEO or Search Engine Optimization from a keyword orientation to meanings understood by the words typed into a search engine and the relationship of those words to content on corporate and social media sites.  The shift from word combinations to meaning will change the internet.

Consider the example of ‘cool fresh water’ and the meaning it conveys to someone who is thirsty as a result of playing football, hockey or any other sport.  In the Americas a search for ‘cool fresh water’ will find content related to PET STORES!  Why?  The top positions on the Google SERP or search engine results page are determined by content relevance and volume according to ‘backlinks’ or the links created in content in other web sites that ‘point’ to the sites shown in Google’s SERP.

Pet stores may not be the answer that most people ‘mean’ when they type ‘cool fresh water’ into a search engine and yet according to current SEO practices and measures that is the result that Google with all of its sophisticated algorithms deems to supply.

Twitter and Meaning

Now lets go to Twitter and check the results from ‘cool fresh water’ and you will see this…

'cool fresh water' Twitter Search to show SEO Reports impact

Twitter Search on 'cool fresh water' shows Multiple Simultaneous Perspectives

Meaning and Perspectives

If you we thirsty because of playing a sport or hiking in the mountains or because of visiting the desert as a tourist the Google search results would not be very helpful but the Twitter search results are very short and you can quickly scan and compare your perspective to the perspectives of the people who Tweeted or posted comments.  Showing multiple perspectives is much more valuable that offering thousands or millions of results that start with Pet Stores.

Twitter SEO Rules

Twitter and the other Social Media platforms, including LinkedIN, is the reason that over half of searches on the internet now start in social media platforms.  SEO value has shifted from the search engines, Google and others, and the rules of SEO have changed.

These are the two most significant rules in the age of Twitter dominated SEO–

  1. Tweets create instant ‘backlinks’ and deliver Searchers to content that reflects their immediate perspective
  2. Tweets must reflect the immediate perspective of Searchers

Multiple Perspectives and SpeedSynch

We craft Tweets that reflect Searcher perspectives is with SEO Reports created with SpeedSynch internet marketing software tools.  How it’s done is simple, but takes a little practice.  Search on ‘Neuropersona, SpeedSynch, Internet Marketing Tools, SEO Reports’ and look for the URL with ‘Neuropersona’ which will illustrate the connection between search behaviours and content.  This is what you are looking for–

  1. Searcher perspectives change according to their need–‘cool fresh water’
  2. Searcher need is reflected by the work they need done and how they measure or their ‘story lens’

Since searchers may have multiple perspectives when they search ‘cool fresh water’ we use the concept of a mask to describe each perspective.  Any searcher can put on one or more masks that reflect their perspective of meaning of the words ‘cool fresh water’.  One mask or Neuropersona mask indicates what they are looking for in a result for their search.  Find the right mask and you can find any searcher who wears that mask.

Building the correct Neuropersona mask lets you find any searcher who’s immediate needs are reflected in the content that is used to build the mask and the content is built with stories important to searchers.  See how masks are built here and an overview here.

Now and Twitter SEO Reports

We use SpeedSynch internet marketing tools software to build the semantic maps below to illustrate how web sites are static and change much more slowly that Twitter feeds or streams.  People tend to update Twitter faster and this behaviour reflects what is on their minds NOW rather than what was on their web sites 3 or 6 months ago when they updated their website.  Twitter is NOW.

* Double click on image below to enlarge.  Note the difference between Twitter words and Web site words!

Jeff-Rubingh SEO Reports of Web Blog vs Twitter feed

Twitter is NOW--Note difference in Jeff-Rubingh Twitter and Web blog SEO Reports

Twitter SEO Reports Rules

Build Tweets that reflect the immediate need of searchers and you will dominate relevance and not need SEO investments that require months to implement.  In the months that you invest in PPC and SEO searcher needs will change and so will Twitter.

Cheers,

Nick Trendov

www.speedsynch.com

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Twitter Rules Internet Marketing Tools

2010/08/13

It is easy to see why Twitter rules other internet marketing tools after watching how media reporters and producers use Twitter.  They must deal with slowly changing and awkward business models, conform to internet marketing demands that content be optimized for search engines and deliver a highly readable, entertaining and engaging product called news.

Typically enticing search engine spiders to content is performed by search engine professionals who don’t have the burden of readability and in this commentary we explore how Twitter is used to deliver stories across the internet at large much like reporters and the media companies that they serve.  We also consider the how and why of semantic meaning’s impact on the stories delivered via Twitter as the search market speeds towards Semantic Search and Semantic SEO. For those who are experienced with Twitter look at the story rules and internet marketing tools for innovative ideas.

The #journatchat video below offers practical and proven ideas and new perspectives from experienced Twitter users to inspire you and illustrates new internet marketing tools that enhance the value that you or your company receives from investing in Twitter.

HOW WE EDIT THIS BLOG POST TO MATCH A SEMANTIC SEO REPORT

  1. Gathered, adopted and created new content to fit format of Semantic SEO Reports.
  2. Created Semantic SEO Reports with SpeedSynch Internet Marketing Software Tools.
  3. Edited this blog post until the second Semantic SEO Reports firt our Competitive Analysis.

* ‘Before and After’ Semantic SEO Reports at the end of this post.

Twitter Rules for Engagement

Today there are literally hundreds of Twitter ‘how-to’ guides available whether you are new to Twitter or want to understand how professionals use Twitter daily.  In my experience the best way to learn Twitter is to use it according to your work objective which sets the rules to follow.

How do I use Twitter?

Google will return 1,800,000 hits or results if you search for “How do I use Twitter” and you may grow old before your first Tweet.  I started with the same challenges and here is how I did it;

  • First I signed up for one personal and another company account to learn both perspectives at once.
  • I Tweeted from one account to the other to see how things worked and looked at reports.

First I looked for people or companies I know for Twitter users to ‘follow’.  Then I looked for trending topics and news on the Twitter home pages and got comfortable enough to copy how and when experienced people Tweeted.  Finally I looked for Twitter ‘how-to’ books and internet topics to provide me with the perspectives to understand the Twitter processes that fit my work.

This initial stage might take you a couple of days, weeks or months and you should strive for comfort both in using Twitter and how to post from the internet with a laptop or from your Blackberry or iPod or whatever device you have.  The way you get your message to Twitter is one step and the story is the other.

1 Twitter Value Rule

Tweets benefit from semantic SEO to deliver value from viewer perspectives.

2 Tweet Story Rules

  1. Tweets Educate by telling how or why something is done or done differently.
  2. Tweets Indicate when changes happens or when we must measure differently.

3 Twitter Story Preparation Rules  @SpeedSynch

  1. Tell the whole story in 140 characters, no links.
  2. Tell part of the story and include links to content on blogs or people links.
  3. Point to people or blogs and add value perspectives to help searchers.

Storytelling on Twitter is different that blogs and other forms of storytelling because of the simple 140 characters restriction for each Tweet. This limit should not worry you as a lot may be said with 50 characters or less and each Tweet may include one or more links to other documents or blogs to add detail and texture to each Tweet. Delivery of stories is the core value of Twitter and the flexibility of connecting people and outside data makes it very easy to support the new SEO or semantic search engine optimization currently being implemented by Google and other search engines in the form of semantic search algorithms.

Stories Mine Opportunities

Stories are the currency of Twitter and stories find people directly and indirectly by being Re-Tweeted or RT and by being read in the Social Media platforms who display Tweets like this WordPress blog or LinkedIN.  The brilliance of the 140 character story size is the ability for other Social Media platforms to handle the quantities for their own users without needing to duplicate the high cost and complexity of the Twitter software platform and hardward architecture.  Stories attach to people who add perspectives to identify opportunities related to sales, customer service, innovation or just community participation.

Opportunities Mine People

Once opportunities are assessed then the people that can exploit them run with the story.  Essentially the stories on Twitter mine opportunities first and then the opportunities mine people.

In the quickly evolving story of the Semantic Web SEO professionals must now change how they work by shifting from keyword phrases to keyword semantic themes as search engines will soon evaluate search engine rank according to the meanings of words according to how they are meant by users. Any words used in similar spaces or context will be deemed to share the same meaning. This is drastically different than the current SEO approach and it may be that your next social media expert, the one who will be fluent in semantic search, will be a journalist.

4 Social Media Twitter Rules

  1. Tweet your Story to other Social Media platforms.
  2. Deliver your Story so that it can be Re-Tweeted or re-told later.
  3. Connect your Tweets to your Blogs and Social Media Platforms.
  4. Help visitors to your Web or Social Media sites Tweet or Follow you.

All social media platforms of any worth now have Twitter options that allows their members to post what they Tweet into their blog or community spaced and to write and post Tweets into Twitter from their community spaces. As a member of other Social Media platforms I look to see how Twitter is connected with each as I visit and once I see how others use Twitter I look to FAQs or ask in groups how I might do the same. WordPress recently added a Twitter button! 

SpeedSynch.com and my other blogs now have Twitter!

Wordpress adds Twitter button for blogs

SpeedSynch.com and my other blogs now have Twitter!

5 Twitter Rules for New Product Introductions

My main goal for using Twitter is to introduct our SpeedSynch internet marketing tool to help companies cope with the next generation of SEO, Semantic search. These 5 Twitter rules are specifically aimed at educating people as the why they must act now rather than wait on the rest of the market to adapt to semantic search, why SpeedSynch semantic marketing tools create value quickly and samples of instant SEO Reports. This is a hard task considering that SEO or search engine optimization has changed little in ten years and now Google is quickly moving from word combinations to thematic meaning for blog content and to evaluate the value of links and backlinks. 

  1. Select a Product name with Semantic SEO potential.
  2. Create multiple blogs and social media spaces so each one adds semantic meaning.–
  3. Use Twitter to Educate and Indicate to add value to current or future customer need.
  4. Engage stories first, then add semantic meaning and finally deliver them to people.
  5. Monitor changes in the semantic meaning of stories to predict behaviour changes.

 Twitter Works Hard

Twitter matters and so much so that NBC the news and TV conglomerate has integrated Twitter into their daily operations. There reporters and producers use Twitter every day to find breaking stories, to build back-stories, day-after stories today and this video of a #journat LIVE with NBC interview is worthwhile for every Twitter user to see, at least once. 

Internet Marketing Tools

Twitter is the internet marketing tools for finding breaking news according to NBC and it will help you educate and indicate with stories whether it is to your family, friends, company or customers. There are other tools that complement Twitter by creating or viewing Tweets better or faster and analyzing who Tweets and what they say. 

When you search for Twitter software tools you will find millions of pages which takes us back to the technique of finding out what works for others and limiting our focus to the work that we have to accomplish. 

2 Twitter Semantic Search Rules

Crafting and diplaying Tweets is an important value delivered by Twitter though the stories generated and exchanged by Twitter users are the real value of Twitter. We recommend that our clients consider the value of tools that prepare stories to align to the needs and behaviours of Twitter users.  Googles push towards Semantic Search allows SpeedSynch Semantic SEO Reports to deliver semantic meaning critical for Tweeting and the following Twitter rules; 

  1. Exploit Twitter for Competitive Analysis.
  2. Rank Higher with Semantic SEO Reports to add meaning to content and backlinks.

This is the short story of what I did and what I do to go to market with Twitter and remember that you need may be different. You can’t go wrong with an investment in Twitter and I’ve added a link to the #journchat video for you. 

Comments are welcome here or @SpeedSynch 

Cheers, 

Nick Trendov 

www.speeedSynch.com

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'Before' SEO Reports Semantic map of original blog post by SpeedSynch Internet marketing software

'Original or Before' modifying "Twitter Rules Internet Marketing Tools"

The semantic map below is from the original ‘Twitter Rules Internet Marketing Tools’ blog post.  The blog post was adjusted three or four times to ensure the proper semantic signature to also correspond with SEO for current and future semantic algorithms.

Enhanced Post with Semantic Signature of "Twitter, Rules for Internet Marketing Tools"

'After' we Modifted Post to fit target Semantic SEO Reports pattern of Twitter Comptetive Analysis

NBC News in a #journatchat 

Ryan Osborn @rozzy SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR focused to lead

— individual pitches are impossible without relationships NO  — groups impact reporters YESNBC.com has Twitter Staff listVideo of #journatchat LIVE with NBC News

 GOOD PITCHES

 1. Real story of 1 person and integrate into the big picture–emotion

 2. Include TRANSMEDIA elements within a story including statistics

 — expert or similar stories IMMEDIACY WORKS (email people too)

 — understand the show NARRATIVE (pitch by email) DIRECT MESSAGE

 — ‘second day story’ GIVES A TOPIC LEGS but TODAY!

 * Every story has a Social Media Component #journat

 HOW MEDIA PEOPLE FIND GOOD SOURCES

 News sources are evolving and a big question!

 Look for what are different people saying?!

 TWITTER SEARCH DETERMINES BREAKING NEWS

 STORY LAYOUT

 1. TransMedia template

 2. Current SKYPE or APPLE video is OK

 Know what you are talking about

 Say it engergetically

 Say it simply

 BREAKING NEWS

 1. On-line Twitter vs Blog vs TV is evolving

 2. NO voicemail pitches — email or Twitter

 TWITTER IS THE PLACE FOR BREAKING STORIES

 HOW TO ALERT MEDIA

 Tweet Media ONLY if breaking news

 GETTING MEDIA ATTENTION

 1. Look in high school or college who you know that is in Media

 2. Get a friend who knows them to pitch for you or FRIEND of FRIEND

 — value focus EXPERT or UNIQUE knowledge

 WHAT MEDIA CONSUMES

 1. TWITTER, EMAIL and Online sites (Posterous is another rising star)

 2. Muckaruck (for ADD types) Chuck Todd? is good Tweeter

 IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK LOOP

 Take conversation focus and expand

 LOCATION BASED NETWORKS

 NBC not using FourSquare or Gowalla CAN’T get exclusives!

 Haven’t worked out value to news consumers yet.

 *** SOCIAL MEDIA used to find audience ***

 CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOURS

 Weekend social news consumption is different

 #(name) have a PARTY every night

 CROWDSOURCING

 Aggregate around Twitter

 Tell stories WHERE PEOPLE ARE… bo

 Book people from Twitter/Facebook

 RESPOND TO CRITICS

 Twitter is a realtime ‘quality check’

 Acknowledge first and respond as needed

 PR BEHAVIOURS

 Spell name correctly

 Know when and how to pitch the RIGHT person–check source CISION?!

 Email and wait for response AND be part of conversation before pitch

 Think through needs of the STORY (doctor, patient, pharma rep…)

 TWITTER SOFTWARE TOOLS

 Search.Twitter.com

 Twitter App for Blackberry

 Tweetdeck

 Looking ‘human’ tools to listen across NBC brands

Semantic SEO and First Semantic Blog Post

2010/07/31

Semantic usually refers to the study of meaning and the Semantic Web is a term coined by W3 is meant to describe the tools and techniques needed to add meaning to the content on the internet rather than a thing.  This is an important distinction to keep in mind.

Semantic SEO

Semantic SEO is the natural progression of SEO or Search Engine Optimization and a shift to creating value from words to using concepts which is critical as there is so much content, text, images, audio and vido to sort through on the internet before your find what you need.

Semantic SEO Precision and Semantic SEO Perspectives

Facebook’s ‘semantic secret’ is the use of avery small number of categories to  help their community members navigatethe massive amounts of community generated content.  While using categories this way appears contrary to the notion of ‘semantic’ which is highly academic and generally precise in methodology.  The two approachs provide value that complements both and the difference is one of perspective rather than effectiveness.  Facebook takes the perspectives of the community they serve while Google and academics appear to take the command and control perspective of ‘we know best’.

Story Lens — A Semantic view of Perspectives

I am a storyteller and to help me tell stories or blog, find stories or understand what I find, I use a tool that I call a Story Lens.  The Story Lens helps me understand anything from up to five simultaneous story perspectives:

Story.
Story told 2 times is a Process — to ensure compliance.
Story told 3 times becomes Software — to accelerate process.
Story told 4 times becomes Brand — to establish property rights.
Story told 5 times becomes Measure — to evaluate and manage ROI.

STORY LENS PERSPSPECTIVES

Story … Process … Software … Brand … Measures

In my experience on one side of a story lens are the storytellers and artists and on the other side accountants and engineers.

MODELS, CONVERSATIONS and SEMANTIC MAPS

Facebook vs Academics
1.  Perspective trumps Precision
2.  Facebook storytellers on the story lens left side and accountants on the right

Georgi Kobolorov brilliantly sums up the Facebook perspective of the Semantics web

“Quite often, the term over-engineered comes to my mind when I look at ontologies. I wonder if that’s a characteristic of the Semantic Web or of the mainly academic community behind it? For a comparison, look at Facebook’s Open Graph Protocol: People, Places, Products, and a few properties for each. Good enough, isn’t it?”

SPEEDSYNCH MAP

This is the SpeedSynch map of Georgi’s ‘un-semantic’ blog conversation that I quoted above.

Semantic Blog posts, backlinks and links are critical for search engine rank

SpeedSynch maps offer Semantic raw material for blog posts, backlinks and links to achieve top search engine rank

Neuropersona vs Marketers

  1. People Perspectives trump Precise Models
  2. Storytellers on left side of story lens vs Marketers on right

To make money sell the Semantic Web as a product rather than the processes and techniques required to add meaning to the content found in the internet.  Sell Ontology as business pays handsomely for precision.

To help people sell stories and they are the self-adjusting mechanism that keeps navigation and value relevant when the perspectives of searchers and suppliers of content change.

Our SpeedSynch product is a combination of semantic software designed at internet marketing software and a technique that we call Neuropersona or semantic behaviour mask that lets us understand needs of people who search the internet for meaning or content.

Cheers,
Nick Trendov
www.speedsynch.com