Way back in February we learned that Google & Twitter struck a deal to start showing tweets in real-time within Google search results – however we had no real idea as to when this would start rolling out. Well during the earnings conference call for Q1 2015 Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo finally revealed a more concrete timeline.
Additionally as it relates to the Google deal, I would highlight several things. One, that will be rolling out in May. I don’t have a specific date for you, but now I can at least give you a specific month.
So now we know that starting sometime in May we will start seeing real-time tweets within our search results. Somewhere. How exactly Google will handle this is still unknown and whether or not Google will utilize these indexed tweets to drive personalization also remains to be seen.