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Google Goes Mobile
Long are the days when Google was know to the world as just the search engine. Now Google has put almost all of its effort into its mobile devices and not as much into search for computers. The search engine is gearing more towards mobile devices and personalizing itself to you specifically. The latest thing that Google has done to get in the news was the addition of the “Near Me Now” feature.
This allows Google to tap into the GPS functionality of your mobile device and show results only near you at the time of the search. This is great for directions to your local pub, restaurant, library, or grocery store. But has Google been putting their focus in the right place? For quite a while the greatest minds known to man have been telling us that everything is going towards mobile. Several years ago Bill Gates was telling us that everything would be moving towards the PC Tablet. And for all intensive purposes he was right. The world is going mobile and is using more bandwidth than ever before. And thanks to Micro-Blogging like Twitter, and the ability to connect your mobile device to social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, and others you are seeing an increase in live activity. But then things have gone another step further with the recent additions to the mobile 3G network allowing most Smart Phones to access the internet at a fast connection comparable or beating several high speed internet connections. Then the final piece of the puzzle is video and photos, we are seeing a lot more activity, photos, and video in almost real-time of events happening around the world.
Do you think the world is going crazy, or just plain mobile?
Google Adds “Near Me Now” for mobile
Google Adds new feature called “Near Me Now” for mobile
Google Adds “Near Me Now” to its mobile home page, so here is the reviews and descriptions for Google “Near Me Now”. When doing a Google search you may now select the link “Near Me Now” this allows you to do a search query and to make the query relevant only to the specific location that you are at the time of the query, the function works through the GPS functionality of the phone or mobile device and your location can be updated on demand by selecting “Update”.
The Google Mobile “Near Me Now” feature is currently ONLY available for iPhone and Android phone users in the U.S.
In order to use the “Near Me Now” Google Mobile functionality you must first activate the ‘location feature’ on your Android (Droid), or Appla iPhone mobile device. Then go to www.Google.com and select the “Near Me Now” tab. You can also explore the whereabouts of specific locations including reviews or rants of other people about a specific restaurants and their menus and services.
The new Google mobile homepage feature lets you easily search for popular categories of nearby places. Just by clicking or tapping on the “Near me now” link right on the Google mobile homepage, you will find categories of places. And if you want more you can just select the “browse more categories” link.
Google Voice gives you one phone number for all your phones, voice-mail as easy as email, and many calling features for free.
It’s a great new service that Google is offering. Basically Google will assign you a number and you get to choose what phone it will ring on. For example: If your family calls you can have it ring on all your phones including your work number, and if your ex-girlfriend calls you; then you can send it directly to voice-mail. It’s best described as a switchboard that allows you to re-route all calls that come in to your Google number to any other number or directly to an online Google answering machine. You may listen to your messages from any phone or computer (granted that its connected to the internet).
Watching the young Bing search engine site evolve into something unique compared to all of the other major search engines is quite enjoyable. Waiting to see what moves they will make next is always great to see. One hopes that the upgrades and changes they make are mostly helpful and noticeable to all types of surfers online to make the online experience just that much more enjoyable.
What used to be the msn video home page for quite some time is now redirected to the bing home video page. This seems to be a very smart move on the part of Microsoft because of the major efforts they seem to be putting into bing.com.
It provides a very current and helpful way to search and find videos that you are hoping to watch. This is ranging from tv shows, sports, comedy, movies music and so on. There is even a queue section for you to personalize what you want in your lineup so that you can watch it when its available. It just has a very nice polished feel and appeal to it.
In recent times, it used to be enough just to optimize your websites content for the search engines and to create meta tags within this same vein, now we must do more. Just as with all other sectors, as they grow in competition, use and popularity, it’s important that you stay current and aware of what you must do as well. There are many forms of marketing that webmasters are going to have to implement while moving forward in this Internet marketing industry.
You will want to put forth some effort towards the category of social marketing and researching what that may all entail in this moment and the upcoming days and weeks. A great way to keep your information fresh and understandable is to find yourself subscribing and bookmarking selective websites that you enjoy and that trigger inspirational ideas and health for your website.
One great, simple and solid way to do this is what you’re reading right now, start a blog on your website. By updating and keeping the content fresh at your site with the use of a blog, you will not only keep the search engine spider busy with the indexing of your website that is not stagnant, you will create a way for you to interact with your audience by getting to know them via sharing who you are and what your opinions are. They can respond back through the comments and email.
Google.com/music has just most recently added a cool feature to their music page online. This will most definitely appeal to music lovers of all types. After visiting the music page and searching for [lady gaga], I was very pleased with the results that I was looking at. The music search engine results that are displayed in front of you on the first page are very impressive. It looks as if they tried to include many different sides of what the music lover would hope to find as they search onward.
The very first results at the top of the page include a thumbnail sized picture and to the right of the picture are smaller play buttons that give you the option to listen to samples of the most relevant and listened to tracks based on the specificity of your search.
You are also given the option to listen to these at the many partnered .com companies including imeem, myspace, lala, Pandora, rhapsody, emi, sony, universal music group and the warner bothers record labels. These businesses have all come together to work together in their collective agreements to help the consumer of any age to find their way to the sound of the music in a much easier way.
If you are already signed up with a music website, you will be able to hear the full song at that specified site you’re already an account holder of. Below all of these listings for music playbacks you will see the artist’s website address if you want to visit, popular and relevant images and their wiki page profile of course.
Farther down you will see popular videos which are always a big draw for many to watch. Then after that you start to see the breakdown of all the major music outlets like mtv, vh1, imdb, lyric websites, last.fm, twitter accounts and everything related to your search query of that sort.
All in all, I see this as being a great and positive move forward in the music sector of Google and how it can continue to give you results that help you to hear and to see where you can go to find more information that will build up your knowledge of what you want to know more about.
I’m just trying to figure out if I really care that the Bing Twitter live real time search going live is happening. On the one hand, of course it’s great that if someone wants to search for a keyword and get real time results from Twitter or Facebook. On the other hand, is it worth anything to anyone that cares?
I suppose that there will be many people that won’t mind if there comments and updates are appearing in search engines. The ones that do mind I believe can simply check or uncheck the box that allows your private talks to become publicly displayed in the search engines.
I just wonder if this is beginning to overkill the intentions of what a lot of these accounts are for. On the other hand it’s a great idea for opinions and links to what is happening in real time to be easily accessible to the search engines and its users. It is always interesting to just sit back from time to time and watch what is happening and how everyone feels about it.
Never Forget the Search Engines
No matter what new social networking websites happen to come along and do well, the one constant way that most traffic will most likely come from is through the Google search engines. When searching for a product, the most basic way for one to do this is with the Google search engine website.
I am in no way taking away from what all of the other streams of traffic can bring in, but I do know that being the top parenting indexer is something that will hardly change. The diversification of all these different ways that we can find hungry customers will always be a huge part of how one can receive a recommendation to a certain book or movie that they want to by.
In the midst of all this, it’s important to always keep googles search engine power in the fore front of our brain. If you don’t think you need to be strongly indexed in all of the major search engines, you will be losing out on so much that you could have had. In a very competitive online business like the WWW, you want to keep all of your skills and knowledge up to date and never forget.
Google has started a new campaign geared at getting businesses to jump on-board and “Gone Google”. Apparently this is the Google definition of a company using a Google enterprise product, and according to Google over 2 million businesses and over 20 million individuals have made the switch to Google Apps.