How To Get A Link On The Skittles Home Page

How To Get A Link On The Skittles Home Page

Just do a tweet with the word Skittles in it,  (LOL) even if the link will only last for about two seconds … Ok, so that part of this post is a little bait and joke, but Twitter is venturing into the world of social media and I want to know what your thoughts are about it?

I woke up this morning to Skittles Twitter explosion buzz.  Skittles.com has changed its home page to nothing more then a Twitter search for “Skittles” and a little navigation graphic for the rest of their site.  They even have a friends page that redirects to their Facebook friends page.  Here is the screenshot I took of my Twitter comment showing up on the home page of Skittles – So technically I had a PR 5 link from Skittles … haha  – because its the Twitter search, and people are buzzing so much about this today – in about 10 min my tweet was more then 10 pages deep.  Still funny though.

Skittles and Twitter
Skittles and Twitter

I think Skittles is going to sell a ton more today because of all this, but still not sure if its the right move.  It has generated them some amazing buzz though.  I think there are smarter ways to use Twitter, and still be building up your own site and content.  I will be curious to see how Google treats their PR 5 home page with this duplicate content now and what it will do to their overall traffic.  I would be curious to know what your thoughts are about this move my Skittles?  Good social media move, or is it going to kill them?  I am going to agree with Graywolf and call this a win for Skittles – I am just glad to see major companies (like Skittles) doing whatever they can to embrace social media and realize where things are going, even if they are not executing with 100% perfection.

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