All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mobile Search’

Yahoo Gemini Puts Mobile Search, Native Ads In One Marketplace

Yahoo announced the launch of a new mobile search and native advertising marketplace called Yahoo Gemini. Advertisers can use it to buy, manage and optimize mobile search and native ad spend from a single place. The product is available through Yahoo Ad Manager, the company’s existing self-service buying platform. “Mobile is the fastest-growing market segment, and we have innovated how …

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Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring “Googlebot-Mobile,” for smartphones, which has been used to refer to various mobile-specific crawlers that index content for both feature phones …

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Bing Updates Its iOS, Android Apps

One of the best things about Bing is how its homepage is updated with a new picture every day. One day, you have an image of a polar bear frolicking in the snow and next you have an interactive haunted house that references all the best horror films of the past four decades. Now Bing is bringing its constantly changing …

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Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows in smartphone results if it knows the URL it’s showing redirects users to a different smartphone-optimized page. “In this case, …

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Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out “several ranking changes” in the near future, which address sites that are “misconfigured for smartphone users.” Essentially, if your content provides errors on smartphones, your rankings are going to suffer. “Some websites use separate URLs to serve desktop and smartphone users,” explain Google’s Yoshikiyo Kato and Pierre Far. “A faulty …

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Apple Adds Yandex As Safari Search Choice In Some Countries

Apple is giving its users more search choices with its upcoming operating system releases – iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Both were unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. In the iOS 7 demo, it was revealed that Siri has some new features, and among them are Bing web search results, not to mention Twitter search and …

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Google Mobile Results Get Expandable Sitelinks, ‘Quick View’ Badges

Google announced a couple of updates to its mobile search results today. One is for expandable site links like these: “When you’re searching for information on the go, speed matters,” write software engineers Hiroshi Mizuno and Alex Fischer on Google’s Inside Search blog. “If you want to check out Rotten Tomatoes for a new movie to go see with your …

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Google Launches Some Usability Improvements For Handwrite

Google launched Google Handwrite in July. It’s a feature that lets you search Google from your smartphone or tablet, by simply writing your query with your finger, rather than having to type it out with the keyboard or use voice search. I’ve always thought it was a cool feature, but outside of playing around with it when it launched, I …

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It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search)

Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you are and whatever device you’re using,” says Google Search engineer Kenneth Bongort. “The new Google Search app for iPhone and …

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Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage

Google is making efforts to make its mobile experience more unified, much like it has been doing with the desktop experience over the past year or so. Google has updated its mobile homepage to include a new navigation panel, which basically mirrors the one found in the Google+ app. It’s pretty much the mobile version of the top black navigation …

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Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari

Social search provider Wajam has launched on the iPhone with a new feature, which adds recommendations from your friends directly in Google Maps and Safari on the iPhone. “The breakthrough is that we can insert social content in third-party apps (Google Maps and Safari), something that is impossible to do with the current Apple SDK,” CEO Martin-Luc Archambault tells WebProNews. …

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Google Adds Search To The Android Camera With Goggles Update

Google has released a new update for Google Goggles on Android. The features primarily deal with making it a better shopping tool. New features include improved recognition of products, the ability to browse similar products, and easier search from the camera. “We’ve increased our coverage of products and barcodes that Goggles recognizes, with a focus on international products and barcodes,” …

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