Social Networking Sites Becoming Real Time Search Engines


A very popular social networking website, started it's search engine, People tweets their experiences and now instead of just looking at a list of tweets, you can search tweets on any topic. It's then, when Michael Arrington said: "It's Time To Thinking of Twitter as a Search Engine". But Twitter is not just a search engine like any others, it acts as a Real Time Search Engine. People share their experiences, reviews about products, services as and when they interact with them. And others can just find them in real time by searching on Twitter.

But as wise men say: "Competition creates better products", soon after twitter launched it's real time search engine, FaceBook acquired FriendFeed, one of the largest and most-discussed social media acquisitions we’ve seen in a long time. This step was take to rival Twitter's real time search engine. A FriendFeed would not only search status updates, but photos, notes, images, videos, and links. Users are able to search in real time about what their friends update.

We all have heard the term "Tested and Proven". Looking at the success of both of these social networking sites' real time search engines, now StumbleUpon wants to be a search engine too. They announced that they will be providing new elements through their website like, better search and better social elements from next month. StumbleUpon stats it's new features include:
  • search for sites within your own favorites
  • search your friend’s favorites
  • improved friend search capabilities
  • improved site navigation
  • improved navigation within user profiles

"There are other changes, too. The old “What’s New” page has been replaced by a “Recent Activity” page; StumbleUpon borrows from Twitter lingo by calling this a page of “nearly real-time updates.” Friend requests have been replaced by “subscription” — when you subscribe to a user, that person’s stumbles will appear in your Recent Activity page. The old “Similarity Meter”
is gone, and StumbleUpon Groups has been diminished — it’s now only available through a footer link", said Matt McGee.

To summarize the scenario, this can be very helpful for a large array of group who make real time searches. This may part the search engines into two groups: 1. Querry Relavent Search Engines & 2. Real Time Search Engines. We appreciate your views and comments.

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How To Get Found in Real Time Searches


Real Time Searches is getting more and more popular on the web. You surely do not get relevant result, but you get up to date and time result. People who look for current events prefer to make real time searches than to Google it. Users usually follow their own communities and make a real time searches for their current event information.

Here are few tips to get found in Real Time Searches:

1. Keyword must be in your Title:
If you are writing an article, and if you have a little idea about SEO, you must be knwoing that you should enter your main keyword at least 2 to 3 times in your content. However to get your article found in real time searches, you must enter it in your Article Title as well. This is because, users only digg or tweet(or any other social networking sites) the title of the article in their updates. So it is very important to put your keyword in the Title of the article.

2. Contents relavent to current events:
Most of the time people make real time searches for finding information on current events. Meaning events that happened a day or week or couple of months a go. Even the events happening couple of days ahead. So you should not write about the World War II and expect your article to appear in real time searches. Because no one is going to even search for your article topic. Also you should consider writing some interesting topic, and not just about anything happening around. Of course you do not wish to bore your visitors.

3. Include Digg, Retweet Buttons on articles:
This looks a very simple thing but it brings a lot of popularity magically. This is just another tempting method for your visitors to digg or retweet your articles again. This way your article gets even more popular. And the more diggs or retweets you get the better are the chances for your articles to appear for real time searches.

Just to remember this is just about getting your website or blog found in real time searches. For the long term results to appear in Google, you should follow organic SEO methods. As real time searches is not about relavence but about the visibility of your articles in real time.

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