Twitter has announced the launch of a feature called embedded Tweets. This gives bloggers the chance to paste a short piece of flat-HTML into a post and BOOM – you have a clickable tweet right there on your site. It’s going to make life a lot easier.
So, smart idea, right?
Well, maybe not!
Google announced last month that sites that load slowly will be penalised with a lower search ranking. Twitter is known for poor reliability (fail whales) and slow load times. See where I’m going here? So, by pasting code on your site which is having to wait for twitter to get moving, you may be slowing your overall load speed and thus, get penalised by Google.
Whilst it’s a pain in the ass to manually do a screen-grab of a tweet and then upload it to a post, at least there’s nothing in that process to slow your load time down; especially if you compress the image and are hosted on a nice, quick server. It will be interesting to see what the feedback is once people have been using the new embeded tweet feature for a while.
Yahoo chief Carol Bartz explains where Google is failing!
Carol Bartz, head of Yahoo, has some business advice for Google. It’s unclear why Ms Bartz thinks Google NEEDS her advice, but in a weird interview with The BBC, Ms Bartz said that Google is heading for problems, unless it takes her advice. She explains:
Yahoo has often been accused of over diversifying and acquiring dozens of great websites, which often fade into nothing after the acquisition. This prompted Mike Arrington’s techcrunch to famously proclaim that Yahoo is; “where start-up’s go to die! Those sites that have managed to survive, like photo sharing site Flickr, have been called out for Yahoo’s failure to brand them as part of Yahoo.
Google: Only known for search?
Carol Bartz’s claims that Google is only known for search, will come as a bit of a surprise to hundreds of millions of Gmail and Google Docs users – As well as those of us using the Google Chrome browser or the Android phone OS, and the dozen or so Google Buzz users (just kidding.) In fact, Google is more used to being attacked by its rivals for being too diverse! If you are looking forward to translate this content, contact Translation Agencies UK
Yahoo is very successful in some areas, with yahoo.com usually ranked in the top 4 most visited sites in the world. However, this latest blast at Google’s business model seems odd to say the very least. Maybe next time she will be teaching ‘Zuck how to grow Facebook’s user base?