Google Real Time Results, Link Operator

by rishil on January 10, 2011

I noticed this just by chance, and thought its worth a mention.

Google RealTime Search usually gives you data from Twitter, Facebook etc. I thought it was pretty rad when it came out, especially since it threads conversations as well.

Google Realtime Search for Mashable.com

Google Realtime Search for Mashable.com

Google Realtime Closeup of Links

Google Realtime Closeup of Links

However it seems from some point in December, it now allows you to use the Link operator. I discovered this while playing with it for a little while, and clicking on “all mentions“. The results revert to the latest results, and loses the little timeline map.

Google Realtime Link Operator Invoked

Google Realtime Link Operator Invoked

However you can trick Realtime into giving you the monthly data for a URL:

Google Realtime: Month / Year Links

Google Realtime: Month / Year Links

Use the month / back , date links highlighted above to steer to the date you would like, and you will see:

Google Realtime Domain Search

Google Realtime Domain Search

Now manually invoke the operator:

Google Realtime Operator in Use

Google Realtime Operator in Use

Further Manipulation

You can now use the time line indicator to manipulate link drop on twitter for a URL, based on date, time, and location: (click for larger view)

Google Realtime Location Manipulation

Google Realtime Location Manipulation

Share and Enjoy:
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Rishi Lakhani is an independent Online Marketing Consultant specialising in SEO, PPC, Affiliate Marketing and Social Media. Explicitly.Me is his Blog. Google Profile

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New Epic Media January 12, 2011 at 3:07 am

I was playing with this the other day, but had no idea you could do it with links. Time to revisit this again. Thanks for finding it for us all.

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