I've seen the same thing with some of my own searches, and I just figured the search algo was broken, because it returns results that have absolutely nothing to do with the phrase you searched for.
On May 26, 6:24 pm, Jeffrey Greenberg <jeffreygreenb...@gmail.com> wrote: > So we have customer that is searching, for example, for hotels.com. > So we use the search api and we get from Twitter a tweet that has no > such text in it, but it turns out that the shortened URL contains the > string 'hotels.com': > > Here's the tweet: > Siam Bayview Hotel Pattaya, Beach Rd. from THB 2,010 incl > breakfast Special Ratehttp://bit.ly/295HOIThailand hotels > He're the walked bit.ly url: > http://www.r24.org/patong-beach-hotels.com/pattaya/siambayview/ > > In this case, this match isn't good. They don't want r24.org stuff, > they want hotels.com stuff... On the other hand, it's great when it > really shows hotels.com stuff.. > > I'm not sure what the 'right" thing to do is at this moment, as I'm > reacting to the customer's urgency and problem in getting unrelated > stuff showing up in their search... > > I'm not sure how I should address this: > 1. recommend that twitter do some sort of mod to the search api ( I > don't have a good idea at the moment about what you should do: make > such url walking optional? etc?) > 2. do some sort of processing on our end, and communicating about > better about what search does to our customers > > So: > a. What's ya'll thoughts on this one? > > b. I believe that you (twitter) walk some shorteners but not all of > them: e.g. bit.ly urls and your own shortener What is the current > list that you do walk? > > This is related to entity parsing discussion > here:http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/browse_thread... > > Thanks, > Jeffrey Greenberg > tweettronics.com