posted by Eric Ward on November 8, 2013 at 10.09 am EST
The two queries below are basically identical. The first query is
what is yahoo’s current stock price? (live result http://goo.gl/2dU4fJ)
As you can see, Google answered it for me directly, stating the sources as
Google Finance – Yahoo Finance – MSN Money
The second query changes nothing but the company name from yahoo to twitter, as follows
what is twitter’s current stock price? (live result http://goo.gl/BMsbcd)
Check out the below screen captures showing the results as of this morning at 10:am EST. I’ll stay away from making any conclusions about why this might be happening, and I wonder if this result will change in time. If you’re wondering, click this link below to see what Google gives for the search phrase what is Google’s current stock price?
For now, my guess is perhaps Twitter is so new to the market new they aren’t showing up yet. But then again, here they are in Google Finance. What are your thoughts? One of the great challenges content creators are going to face in the future (if they want to appeal to Google) is how exactly to become a trusted enough source of data to show up in the search results.
Link well my friend,