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.
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:
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.