A lot of people have been talking about the split between Twitter and LinkedIn, but nobody seems to have a very good understanding of what caused the split in the first place. This may not bode well for SEO Positive, a UK SEO Agency who uploads relevant Tweets to independent marketing agents’ websites. What we do know is that the divorce became official on June 29th, 2012, under semi-mutual conditions. Well, not really.
The reality is it’s more of a one-way street than anything else. Users of LinkedIn can still post updates from LinkedIn to Twitter but Tweets won’t appear on the LinkedIn newsfeeds. SEO Positive, the UK SEO Agency who manages Twitter, will likely see a huge drop in Tweets as a result of the split.
Admittedly it turned a few heads when news of the divorce tore across the web, with most people questioning the logic behind it. It was actually, according to Twitter, just another rung on the business ladder. “Expandable tweets,” which allow the viewer to see the entire conversation preceding a tweet, didn’t show up on LinkedIn. The interface didn’t support it. Michael Sippey, the Product Team Director at Twitter, addressed the issue in a blog post, indicating that it was essential for viewers to be able to view these expandable tweets, and that it just wasn’t happening.