A year ago, I created a Greasemonkey user script that displays the most recent 5 tweets for the query that you are searching for at the top of Google search results.

Today I have created one that does the same thing for Google Buzz results:

This works in both FireFox and Chrome.

Currently, the Buzz results are restricted to actual Buzz updates -- it excludes updates that are imported from other services sich as Twitter, Google Reader, RSS feeds, etc. This seemed to provide the best experience, but a future version may have options/settings for adjusting this. Buzz results are presented in plain text, limited to the first 140 characters, so they don't take up too much screen space on the Google results page. A "more »" link appears when the Buzz has additional text or media (links, images, etc.).

The Buzz results are powered by the Buzzzy API. A big thanks to the creators of Buzzzy for there work in creating a search engine and API for Buzz updates!

Get Buzz results on your Google searches:

FireFox

  1. If you don't already have it, install the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox.
  2. Click the "Install" button on the "Buzz Search Results on Google" page on userscripts.org.

Chrome

  1. Install the Google Chrome Extension from the Extensions Gallery: Buzz Results on Google Chrome Extension.
  2. Click the "Install" button on the above page.

If you like this, please tweet it by clicking here! (short url for this page is http://mt-hacks.com/72Uw)

Feedback and suggestions are welcome, via comments on this entry, or via Twitter reply, Google Buzz, etc.

A year ago, I created a Greasemonkey user script that displays the most recent 5 tweets for the query that you are searching for at the top of Google search results.

Today I have created an Extension for Google Chrome that does the same:

Get realtime Twitter results on your Google searches using Google Chrome:

  1. Install the Google Chrome Extension from the Extensions Gallery: Twitter Search Results on Google Chrome Extension.
  2. Click the "Install" button on the above page.

If you like this, please tweet it by clicking here! (short url for this page is http://mt-hacks.com/bkAB)

Feedback and suggestions are welcome, via comments on this entry, or via Twitter reply, Google Buzz, etc.

During the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about whether Twitter's "real time search" could pose a threat to Google.

While I am not sure if Twitter poses a threat to Google, I think it is clear that real-time search is increasingly important. And you can be sure that Google knows it. Will Google try to acquire Twitter, or take some other approach? Time will tell, but rather that wait, I decided to get realtime twitter search results on Google today. I created a Greasemonkey user script that does exactly this. It displays the most recent 5 tweets for the query that you are search for, giving both real-time Twitter search results and Google results on the same page:

I have been using it for a few days now and I think it really adds some freshness to Google search results pages. Not only do you get the web pages that have been indexed by Google, but also relevant twitter conversations that are happening right now. One day I think we may see Google release something like this, but until then there is the Twitter Search Results on Google Greasemonkey script.

Get realtime Twitter results on your Google searches:

  1. If you don't already have it, install the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox.
  2. Click the "Install" button on the "Twitter Search Results on Google" page on userscripts.org.

If you like this, please tweet it by clicking here! (short url for this page is http://moopz.com/9ZDS)

Update: Also see my new Twitter Bookmarklet and Tweet This Page Link tool.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome, via comments on this entry, or via Twitter reply, FriendFeed, etc.

I have created Google Sitemaps template for Movable Type 4 (MT4). This index template can help your site get fully indexed by Google and other search engines. The sitemap template will include the following pages:

  • All entry pages
  • All monthly pages
  • All category pages
  • All category-monthly pages (new in MT4)
  • All author pages (new in MT4)
  • All author-monthly pages (new in MT4)
  • All tag pages

Note: Due to an apparent bug in MT4, I wasn't able to get a listing of "Pages" (new in MT4) to work. I will update the template when that bug gets fixed.

You can install the template using the Template Installer plugin. Note that this template is set to NOT publish automatically when index templates get rebuilt. For performance reasons, you should leave that option unchecked. This means that from time to time you should open the template and choose "Save & Publish".

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