Expanding on its recently implemented real-time search functionality, Google has added publicly available MySpace updates to that part of its search engine results page. The real-time search function already included updates from Facebook and Twitter.
MySpace co-president Mike Jones said in a blog post announcing the move that "this partnership increases our users’ ability to share and showcase content across the open web and gives people outside the MySpace network even more ways to discover new content." MySpace’s chief rival, Facebook, is said to be in talks with Bing to provide its real-time content to that search engine in addition to its deal with Google.
PC World reports that "for Google, including status updates in its results is important as people and marketers increase their use of Twitter and similar micro-blogging and social networking services."
The addition will also broaden the impact of real-time search engine optimization (SEO) results and provide an extra way into Google’s real-time results for SEO practitioners looking to improve their clients’ results in the fast-growing social networking sector.