Twitter keeps Google out of mobile and trending

Thu 17 September 2009 15:59, Bas van den Beld

Twitter keeps Google out of mobile and trending

Twitter's business is following. You follow me, I follow you. But Twitter must feel following is not for Google. Slowly but surely Twitter is making the entire site unfollow. The links that is.

This morning Dave Naylor, who lately has been very busy with exposing holes in Twitter and testing variable stuff in Twitter, noticed a couple of things. First of all, the trending topics are no now follow. Secondly he noticed some flaws in the Twitter robots.txt.

The trending topics were a way of getting a lot of attention, it can help your brand getting the exposure you were hoping for. Especially events tend to hope for becoming a trending topic. For branding purposes that doesn't change.  

Naylor also took a look at the robots.txt. There he noticed Twitter is trying to keep Google out of They however didn't do that right. They added 

# Repel the robot invasion of sub-domains

User-agent: *

Disallow: /

Dave tries to explain on his blog what Twitter should have done. The question now starts to rise: how long will it take Twitter to start hiring Dave? ;)

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