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    Default Improvements with Google Mobile Search

    I noticed that Google Mobile now seems to be doing a better job of showing mobile websites in their results.

    In a search for 'CNN' the top 5 'web results' (ie not 'mobile web results') are mobile websites and show the small cell phone image to illustrate this
    http://www.google.com/m/search?mrestrict=xhtml&q=cnn

    A search for 'BMW' shows bmw.mobi in 3rd place in the 'web results'
    http://www.google.com/m/search?mrestrict=xhtml&q=bmw

    A search for 'Zagat' has a mobile result in 1st place and zagat.mobi in 4th.
    http://www.google.com/m/search?mrestrict=xhtml&q=zagat

    I tried a few generic searches but they just brought up the usual web results, no mobile results. It seems that Google will show mobile results in the 'web results' section if the search is for a known brand which has a mobile website to accompany its main website.

    Also, lower down the results page there is an option to search for more results in 'mobile web' - as expected this shows only mobile web results and I believe is a new feature? (Although this existed in the older version of Google Mobile search).

    I'm not sure when these changes were made but I think Google has definitely moved a step forward in helping the mobile internet in general.
    I would like to see more coverage of generic mobile websites in the 'web results', not just the famous brands, but hopefully that will come.

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    I just found these articles which talk about the new version of Google Mobile Search

    http://wapreview.com/blog/?p=480

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/29/google.mobile.search]
    Last edited by warsteiner21; 01-30-2008 at 02:45 AM.

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    great info, warsteiner.

    thanks

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    I think they have done another big update since this one

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