Twitter Profile Updates and Google Changes
Twitter Profile Update
If you were online yesterday you may have noticed many changes coming fast and furious. The first one I noticed was that Twitter updated the profile look. I first caught a glimpse of it on Twitter and then received an email from them on how to go about changing yours. It’s a great new way of displaying your Twitter Profile.
You can see how images are now displayed with various pictures you shared on Twitter. It may be time to start changing yours today. Also note how the text goes over the new Twitter Profile too. At first I had displayed Inspire to Thrive but then saw how the text played out and changed it. Play around with yours until you are happy with it. Those that do not change theirs by November will have a default gray image. (Doesn’t sound appealing!)
The Twitter profile images sizes are:
- Twitter Profile Photo: 73 x 73 pixel image that represents your organization (you do this in your profile)
- Twitter Header image: Upload a custom image 1252 x 626 pixels (you do this in design area under settings)
- Twitter Background Image: You can still use background images like before. you can use same as header image or a different one. (also in the design area of Twitter)
Then the Google updates came.
Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity of search results in terms of different domains returned.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) September 14, 2012
Again confirmed by Matt Cutts of Google. This appears to be a nice update that most people should appreciate. It should give more websites the chance to show up well on the search pages of Google and not just the top sites taking over page 1 with their various pages of the same website. Let’s hope! Matt is also taking questions for his next Webmaster videos.
The Buffer Update
The Buffer app announced new analytics available for their services on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You will be able to see the number of clicks, re-tweets, shares, comments and reach that you get from using the Buffer. You know how much I love the Buffer. I use it almost daily. Are you using the Buffer?
Terms of Service
Many of the social sites have rolled out new terms of service including Stumble Upon, Ebay and a few more.
How have you been keeping up with all these latest updates?
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