Search your Mobile

By: ps

Search has become an integral part of today's internet business, and usage. And with the increasing usage of mobile surfing, a new platform of internet usage has risen, in addition to desktop and laptops. Along with that a new search scene has risen, called mobile search. The issues and coverage, and use of mobile search will be hot points of discussion in the next few years. These few points will create major mobile search issues.

1 The small screen:
The small screen is a deterrent in mobile phone internet usage. With the people owning desktops and mobiles, they would hardly want to surf on the mobile net, especially for utilities. At most they can use the mobile net for music downloads, and the related items, but its use for many high-end activities looks scant. The small screen size will deter web usage, but taken positively it will also help quick search of really important item, like addresses, phone numbers, and live news.

2 Keyboard:
Desktop keyboard is a livewire of the computer system. Sadly the mobile phones lack that. In order to type a url, one has to press many keystrokes. With touch screen technology, more and more mobile platform will remove the keyboard discrepancy, giving more flags to mobile search
3 Local search:
Local search is an important part of mobile search. People move with mobiles in their pockets, and they will go where a desktop cannot. A mobile phone is a good accessory in finding hotels, bookshops, stores, and immediate discounts. Mobile search will really come handy in such a scene.

3 Number of users
The amount of users who do mobile search today is still small. But it is rapidly rising. With the number of mobile phones far surpassing that of desktops, the mobile internet usage is also rising, and it is believed that by 2012, it might surpass that of desktops. With new mobile phones coming, that give better interactivity, mobile internet and search will rise further.

4 Big players:
Already the big players are getting into the mobile search. Goggle has developed a separate domain extension m.goolge.com for mobile search, and it has even started mobile ad sense for mobile sites. Google already sees a massive boom in mobile search in the coming years, and it has decided to act accordingly.

5 Mobi extension:
With the coming of Dotmobi extension, a new paradigm has been added to the mobile search. Now you will get sites tailored to the mobile phones, sites that will be easier to navigate on small screens. And as they begin to become popular, their search popularity will rise too.

As a whole, mobile search scenario looks healthy for times to come, but it will depend upon a hoard of factors coming together at the right time.
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