Google buddies up with Twitter while still working on "faster" refreshes


"Why haven't I seen any progress" is a question many clients have for their SEOs when they're waiting for a Penguin or Panda refresh and it's can be difficult to answer with no algorithm update schedule in place.

Eight months ago Google reported they are working on a feature that would refresh data more frequently than we are currently seeing from Panda and Penguin. However, today they said they are still working on it.

What is the hold up??? Well, Big G has finally reached a deal with Twitter so that Tweets will be featured in mobile search results. They appear for select phrases and usernames. You can also search #hashtags to see multiple Tweets from various people who used the hashtag. Hopefully now that the Twitter integration is behind us, Google can put a bit more manpower toward helping webmasters who are making serious efforts.