Majestic SEO has now integrated with “Twitter Cards”. This means that any time a person Tweets a Majestic Site Explorer result, Twitter will display rich information about the domain in question, directly in the Twitter feed, given your users instant insight into the domain’s Trust Flow and Link Profile without the need to leave Twitter.

A Twittercard for MajesticSEO.com

A Twittercard for MajesticSEO.com

The integration uses a special form of Rich Snippet style semantic mark-up, specific to Twitter. You can see the markup in the underlying HTML of our page – although TwitterCards also require Twitter to accept you as a data source. We are delighted to see it working exactly as planned in the Twitter API specifications.

Here’s the semantic markup that is being pulled by Twitter to enrich the feed for the user experience:

Live elements in Semantic Markup

How can I use it?

You simply cut and paste any Majestic Site Explorer result URL into a Tweet. I expect we’ll find a way to make that even easier on the page at some point – but it’s really very easy; just a Tweet with a link in.

Why would I use it?

Our vision is that it will help when people are discussing the Trustworthiness of a data source or a business on Twitter. If one person thinks “Britain’s got Talent” is better than “American Pop Idol” – then link profiles of each official page will help to frame the debate. Or maybe you want to compare two politicians? Or two companies. Twitter is all about debate – and adding context like this will help the debate along occasionally.

Of course – you COULD just use it to show off your own stats in public. A little narcissistic, maybe, but that’s never stopped an opportunistic Internet Marketer!

Maybe you can think of more reasons to use this new feature on Twitter? We would love to see those reasons in action! We’ll review the use of our Twitter Cards over the next few months and most likely do a blog post showcasing the most inspiring use of the data in Twitter.

Comments

  • Wayne Wymore

    Thanks for sharing the Twitter integration info :)

    You know what I’d be interested in hearing about is, how hard was it get the integration done? Were there any difficult spots, and how did you get past them?

    And, of course, any tips to share on what to expect… Steps to take to smooth the way before you even get started…

    Thank You,
    Wayne

    March 15, 2014 at 5:53 am
    • Dixon Jones

      Hi Wayne,
      Thanks for the comment. Not sure how much I can (or should) talk about specific challenges along the way – but in the end it was one of our smoother projects – days not weeks. We initially thought about using Rich Snippets and trying to get our data into Google SERps – but they were not especially happy that our “review” of a site’s trustworthiness was mechanically generated rather than through human reviews. Twitter on the other hand has a relatively sophisticated methodology for building “Twitter cards”. Of course you need some useful data to make them work – but ultimately they work well. The two technical issues we had are firstly we had previously blocked Twitterbot from these pages in Robots.txt – but when we unlocked them for Twitter, we actually could not get the test to validate due to some similar issues, and Twitter’s response on the failed validation was so unique, nothing came up in Google about what it meant. We also have a minor issue in that if a user tries to put in a URL from our site with parameters on our URL, we lose the Link Profile image. That’s OK.. but something we need to work on. Lastly… and probably the most scarey thing when you are a technology business… Twittercards can only be tested on a live site! So we had to make the markup text live first, before knowing if it would actually work. Anyway – it did. :)
      Dixon.

      March 15, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Wayne Wymore

    Hey :)

    You need to fix the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin info:

    You have:

    But Twitter responds to the link:
    https://twitter.com/MajestucSEO

    with: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

    Let me know if you have any questions,
    Wayne

    March 15, 2014 at 6:21 am
    • Dixon Jones

      I can’t see what page you saw this error on. If you can, please put the URL that has the error into the “Feedback” button to the left of our site explaining this – or just email the details of the bug to support. If it is in the Yoast Plugin itself, then that’s Yoast’s problem – but as far as I know he has not yet fully integrated our data. Someone nudge him will you? :) I tried but he’s a busy bee. Of course – we are at https://twitter.com/MajesticSEO…

      March 15, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • Diane

    Integration with Twitter is brilliant. What I need to look into now is how to be accepted as a Twitter data source.

    March 16, 2014 at 11:00 am
    • Dixon Jones

      It’s not so hard as long as you have data to integrate. Just look up “twittercards”.

      March 17, 2014 at 8:22 am
  • Tino

    This is a great addition. Thanks!

    March 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Ryan Schilling

    Pretty sweet! It’s always fun to be able to share content with nice looking Twitter Cards. Kudos guys :D

    March 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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