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Twitter Timeline, IFTTT Twitter Triggers, Local Landing Pages, Speedlink 43:2014

by DiTesco

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Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! This week, Twitter official announced an experiment they are running which is to “put some tweets in your timeline from people you don´t follow”. Trevor O´brian explains that the idea behind these experiments is to make your Twitter experience simpler and more relevant to you. He further mentions in his blog post


One of our goals for experimentation is to continue improving your home timeline. After all, that’s the best way to keep up with everything happening in your world. Choosing who to follow is a great first step – in many cases, the best Tweets come from people you already know, or know of. But there are times when you might miss out on Tweets we think you’d enjoy. To help you keep up with what’s happening, we’ve been testing ways to include these Tweets in your timeline — ones we think you’ll find interesting or entertaining.

Well, that´s that. I´ve seen a lot of people saying they don´t like seeing tweets from people they don´t follow. How about you? What do you think? It does defeat a bit the purpose of following people, right?

IFTTT Adds Twitter Triggers For Searches, Mentions & Location Tracking

As reported on MarketingLand.com, If This Then That (IFTTT), the popular automation tool, has expanded its Twitter triggers, now enabling you to kick off actions based on searches, tweets from specific users, tweets with a mention of you and tweets from a specific location. Some of the new recipes created using the new triggers looks like:

new ifttt twitter triggers

Scaling Geo-Targeted Local Landing Pages That Really Rank and Convert

One question we see regularly come up is what to do if you’re targeting particular locations/regions with your site content, and you want to rank for local searches, but you don’t actually have a physical presence in those locations. The right track can depend on a few circumstances, and Rand, in this weeks Whiteboard Friday, helps you figure out which one is best for your organization.

And as usual, in no particular order:

Content Creation & Marketing/SEO and Search

Social/Small Business Bites

More from around the web …

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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1 Ana Hoffman October 19, 2014 at 2:15 am

Thanks so much for the shout, Francisco!

By the way, something is going on with your Flare counters – they all show ‘0’ even though I can see plenty of share of the post when hovering over them.

2 DiTesco October 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Thanks Ana for the heads up on Flare. It´s been messy and I have yet to figure out how to get it fixed. I think I will just have to change the plugin I´m using. Any recommendation?

3 Sherryl Perry October 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm

This is a great roundup article Francisco. I always count on you for sharing great articles on SEO. This time, you’ve shared some interesting articles on social media. (Good job!)

I did not know that Twitter was experimenting with putting tweets in our timelines from people we don´t follow. My first reaction was how dare they but after thinking about it more, I would say it depends. If they show me quality tweets from people who are followed by several of the people I already follow . . . that could work.

4 DiTesco October 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Hi Sherryl. Agreed with you on the “quality” tweets. But then again, that´s the real issue is it not 🙂 It would be nice if they did find a way to filter tweets from followers of people you follow.

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