Hi Evan,

Yes, there are some triggers in place to prevent "spammy" looking
accounts/tweets from being indexed, but the more likely case is that
you may have been testing during a peak tweet time and unfortunately
the @idt2 tweet may have been dropped from indexing under heavy load.

Have you tried again from that account lately?


On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 4:34 PM, evanjacobs<evansvenjac...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an app for drink tasting notes (http://idrankthis.com). Until
> now my app has parsed replies to @idrankthis but I'm in the process of
> modifying the app to search for posts that contain the tag
> #idrankthis.
> Today I was testing this change by tweeting with a test account
> (@idt2). I waited and waited for the tweet (http://bit.ly/12oISf) to
> appear in search results for '#idrankthis' but it never did. Then I
> posted a test with my personal account (@evanjacobs) and the tweet was
> indexed very quickly.
> Is this some sort of spam prevention? Specifically, is Twitter
> preventing the indexing of tweets from accounts that may fit the
> profile of spammers? At the time of this test tweet this account
> (@idt2) was following 1 account and had 4 followers (mostly spammers
> themselves). This account also doesn't have a bio or profile photo.
> Thanks for any help in answering this question.
> Regards,
> Evan Jacobs (@evanjacobs)
> http://idrankthis.com (@idrankthis)

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