mobile search

Yahoo’s redesigned mobile search now looks like Google (of course)

It was an eccentric English writer named Charles Colton who coined the now famous quote, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Google must now really be flattered as erstwhile rival Yahoo has overhauled its mobile search site, now bringing the most relevant results (apparently, previously, they've been giving us irrelevant ones?) and actionable results, just like what Google has been doing for the past years. This search overhaul is currently for mobile devices and for US users only.

New Google algorithm will favor mobile-friendly websites

So it's true. Websites that work well on mobile devices are highly favored. Not yet but with Google's latest update on search algorithms, those sites that show nicely on phones and tablets will rank better. This means responsive websites will be given favor compared to other websites with older designs. This also means that many will fail the Mobile Friendly Test developer tool by Google.

Google mobile search made faster with “Quick View”

Google has recently added a few tweaks for mobile web searches. These tweaks deal with speed and include an option for "In Theaters" and also for "Quick View." Both of these items should help to cut down on the time you spend searching for select items, however the Quick View option is only available on a limited basis at the moment.

Google testing ‘quick view’ for mobile search results – on iOS at least

The popular desktop "quick view" feature for Google search results appears to be headed to mobile in the near future. Google seems to be testing out this new quick view feature, at least on iOS, where users can instantly get a quick view of the webpage without loading the full site -- and data. It's called quick view and as you can see there's a big nice button on some mobile browsers.

Mobile Search for Android Gets Updated

Google’s mobile search page for Android just got a little closer to the desktop client. There is now a button to the left of the search results that allows quickly refine search results based on time frame or product type. The computer based search page has also been revamped.

Yahoo responds to AT&T’s Backflip search option

Yahoo has made an official statement regarding AT&T's choice of  their search engine as the default in the upcoming Motorola Backflip. As we all know the Backflip is an Android device, yet Google Search will not be including in AT&T’s version of MotoBlur.