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Twitter’s latest SEO improvement: meta descriptions

May 13, 2009 One Comment

Two weeks ago I pointed out that all tweets and profile pages had identical meta descriptions in google.

Twitter has now implemented my suggestions (cause and effect, I'm sure):

  • It uses the full text of individual tweets for the meta description.
  • It uses the bio for the meta description on profile pages.

Here's how tweets used to look in Google

Titles meaningless, meta descriptions identical

Titles meaningless, meta descriptions identical

Here's how they look now

Twitter now uses meaningful meta descriptions

Twitter now uses meaningful meta descriptions

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