said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@johnpristine @trudy @melissaagnes
My .02: The links in Twitter are no-follows, so you’re not passing on any “link juice.”
That being said, I’ve always said that social media is a “carrier.” In other words, the links in Twitter may not increase your SEO, but it may get someone to find your content and create a REAL link to it, passing SEO juice.
Also, despite the no-follow type link, we know that search engines are starting to pay attention to social media as one indicator, so I would expect that it has some sort of value, even if it’s not officially link juice.
One benefit that is evident, though, is that your Twitter profile can show up in specific Google searches, so it’s good to have a robust Twitter account.