Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tiny URLS and Search Engines

I was wondering today while posting to Twitter if tiny url references would be counted towards Google, Yahoo and other search engines rankings... It turns out that it doesn't.

We block search engine robots and spiders from following
our redirect URLs. Using in an effort to boost
search engine rankings is useless.

It makes sense from the anti-spam point of view but it is also killing legitimate references... I guess it pays to have a short domain name and link urls as it relates to Twitter specially.

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