Twitter tweets used to appear in search results (for matching search queries) but their relationship soured and Google dropped showing tweets in search results.
Seeing tweets inside search results was a great feature since it was almost in realtime and contextual. Historical results combined with realtime tweets was a very useful feature.
Thankfully Google and Twitter re-established their partnership few months ago and finally tweets from Twitter are starting to appear on Google Search Results.
I searched for “south korea” and as highlighted on the image below, search results were showing couple of tweets that happened 17 mins ago and 35 mins ago.
Tweets in Google Search Results
This really puts the power of indexed content with near realtime twitter data at your finger tips.
What do you think about this feature? Share your thoughts below.