I have been actively using Twitter as my primary Social Media connection for several months, and I think I am getting the hang of it. I have learned how to be funny, sarcastic and somewhat smart in 140 characters or less. I have made friends around the globe, and feel more connected to a number of local folks as well.
As I explored Twitter I expected those things would occur, but I have discovered an interesting side benefit. I am becoming a better writer overall. The restrictions of the 140 character limit have trained me to look at every word and consider the value it adds to a sentence.
And now I am looking at headlines. In a recent post Louis Gray discusses the change as writers stop writing content rich headlines for Google, and shifts to short Twitter -Friendly titles. He isn’t sure which is better or what the long term impact of the current transition will be as he says:
As Twitter’s impact on immediate traffic expands, it should be interesting to see how many blogs change their approach to headlines, and to see if they are in any way reducing longer-term traffic benefits from SEO for instant returns
For me, the small business marketing space in Google was very crowded. It was hard to get noticed. I have had more success promoting my blog through Twitter and FriendFeed, so I am likely to continue to down that path, working to make my posts more TwitterFriendly.
What about you? Are your blog posts better or worse now that you have added Twitter to your mix, and how is it affecting your SEO.?