When Twitter launched it’s own search engine that crawls through all user postings which were set for public viewing, many wondered why it was hosted on a subdomain. It also has its own homepage which is separated from the Twitter main site. Worst of all, the Twitter search box was not even embedded into the main Twitter site. But that was before, now the Twitter blog has already announced that they have started putting the Twitter search box on their main site. But not for all Twitter accounts yet. The feature is currently in beta testing mode.Aside from the Search Box, Twitter has also embedded the subset of Twitter search – Trends. Trends will be included as among the links located on the navigation bar on top of Twitter’s main site.
And like we said, Twitter Search will only crawl the timelines of Twitter members who have changed their settings into public viewing. So, if you are promoting something through Twitter Re-Tweets, it would be better to set your timeline into public view. That way, your Tweets which contains link to your articles will be indexed by Twitter Search.
The Twitter blog didn’t mention though as to when this new feature will enabled to all Twitter users. We’re hoping it will be soon.
But wait, come to think of it, are there still many Twitter users who maintain a private setting for their Twitter accounts? Doesn’t it defeat the purpose of Twitter?