Sorry, Microsoft Surface Users: No Google Search App For You
Windows RT Doesn’t Meet Google Search App System Requirments - Users running Windows RT as their operating-system aren't capable of downloading the Google Search application from the Windows Marketplace. [Click on Image Or Source on Top to See Full News]
Google Tests "Quick View" Button In Mobile Search Results
Google seems to be testing a new feature named “Quick View” in their smart phone enabled search results. The feature lets you load a page from the source web site in a quicker method, instead of loading the full page, which might require longer download time.
Comparing Mobile Search Results Side By Side - Here is a picture that compares site indexing for m.cmt.com (with no geo-data) on a desktop, smartphone and WAP phone. What you will notice is that the desktop and smartphone results are identical, but the WAP results have different pages included, with a different order, and even a different SERP template. #mobile
To recap "Cookiegate": Google and other ad networks (i.e., Gannett’s PointRoll) were discovered circumventing mobile Safari’s default “no third party cookies” settings. The WSJ characterized it as “tricking” Safari. As a practical matter Google was trying to make its +1 buttons work on iOS. The company was quoted in the WSJ article itself saying that nothing sinister was intended.
Google Adds Webmaster Tools Verification For Google My Business
Mike Blumenthal reports that you can now instantly verify your Google Local listings, formerly known as Google Place Listing and now known as Google My Business, through Google Webmaster Tools. #LocalBusiness