Mobile Search Wars

Jul 7th

Yahoo! launches their SMS service

the new Google toolbar added a send to phone feature

not too long ago Google became the default home page for T mobile

Business 2.0 recently posted an article about the looming mobile search wars:

According to the Pierz Group, Americans spent nearly $2 billion on directory assistance from their mobile phones last year -- at an average of $1.25 a call -- which suggests a healthy demand for information on the go. And that's just a fraction of the overall mobile search market. Providing instantaneous answers to a wide range of queries is what will make mobile search invaluable. And whoever figures that out is golden.

Published: July 7, 2005

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Vinnie
July 8, 2005 - 4:24pm

There is some discussion about this subject and how it effects the future of SEO on this forum

http://seo.anthonyparsons.com/forum/thread556.html

Mobile and smartphone optimisation is a strong aprt fo teh future and Google is already testing its first evrsion of the mobile search engine that will only index xhtml and non-tables websites.

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