Social media is one of the best places for giving exposure to yourself. Once you are on a social media platform like Twitter, your thoughts are no longer private—they are visible for the world to see and respond to. The exposure is not limited to the social media app you are on. It’s not just the people on that specific platform who can discover you through your tweets or posts; your profile also gets scoured by search engines like Google, which index your profile and tweets.
As a result, your tweets might appear in search results, and your profile can easily be discovered on Google Search.
Google can significantly boost your Twitter presence by leaps and bounds. But some people often complain that they can’t find their Twitter account on the search engine.
If you are facing the same problem, we have got your back. Read on to know why you might not find your Twitter account on Google and how you can change that.
Why Can’t I Find My Twitter Account on Google Search?
Appearing on Google Search is not a very straightforward process.
Search engines work in a complex way. They go through billions of web pages across the web (this is called crawling), process the information garnered from these pages, and then categorize this information based on the keywords, content, links, backlinks, and a host of other factors (this is called indexing).
The search results that appear on a webpage when you type a specific keyword appear after a lot of crawling and indexing. But even more than that, it is a result of filtering tons of web pages the search engine considers irrelevant to the keyword.
These technicalities mean you cannot expect to appear so easily on a search result page. There are literally thousands- if not millions– of Twitter accounts with the same name as yours.
Even if you search for your Twitter username, you might not find your account because many other similar usernames are already there; your username just might not stand out.
Other than the above reason, other factors might decide whether you appear on Google Search results. Here are some of them.
Your profile is not public
Okay, this is hands-down the most obvious (and funny) reason why your Twitter account might not appear on Google search results. If you have not set your account to public, it is invisible to Google and all other search engines. So, it is only sensible that your Twitter account or tweets don’t appear on the search results.
Your tweets are not public
Many people prefer to lie low and avoid unnecessary publicity online. They like to keep their tweets protected, i.e., visible only to their approved followers. If you are such a person and love your privacy more than anything else, Twitter respects that and makes sure no one except your followers sees your tweets, not even Google.