Earlier this year, Google announced that it was beginning to transition sites to mobile-first indexing. Increasingly, Google will crawl, rank and index the mobile version of a site instead of the desktop version, as was previously the case. Google Search Console will notify you when Google enables mobile-first indexing on your site.
Did you know that 90% of Americans who have a mobile device have it within three feet of them 24 hours a day? Or that nearly 42% of US mobile subscribers now use smartphones, along with with 44% of mobile users across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK?
Apple just announced pre-orders of its iPhone 4S have topped one million in a single day, the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched. And they’re expecting to sell more than 100 million iPhones in 2012 alone, not to mention 69 million iPads. That’s a whole lotta mobile, and it doesn’t even include the heaps of non-Apple smartphones and tablets floating around the world.
Can U Rd Ths? Yes, but I choose not to.
Textese, SMS speak, text speak—call it what you will, but each lazy abbreviation I come across makes my heart cry sad little tears. Abbreviations are tolerable in text messages because I’m very good at deleting and forgetting, but they’re impossible to avoid on the internet.
Tourism Saskatchewan has always been on the forefront of awesomeness, with innovative live chat, video, and promotions, but they outdid themselves with the release of their mobile website.
Matt Cutts of Google recently released a video on the Google Mobile App which uses voice recognition to return Google search results. The application is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Nokia S60 and Android phones. The voice recognition system appears to work very well for Matt in the video below. Most voice recognition systems have been frustrating to say the least. I know I have had my fair share of frustration with the 1-800-GOOG-411 phone system.