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Google Now Offering Index of Pages Optimized for the Mobile Web

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Google Search For Tiny Screens from InternetNews.com report on Google releasing a new beta service for mobile web searchers that allows searching an index of pages that have been, "optimized by their publishers for the small screen."

Google does a special Web crawl to create a separate index of XHTML pages, [Deep] Nishar director of wireless product management for Google, said; he wouldn't disclose how many pages were in the Mobile Web index, but said, "Many sites are using formats that are more conducive to a better user experience on mobile devices." Users can point their mobile browsers to Google's search site, type in the query, then select Mobile Web (beta) as the search option.

Google's other mobile services including web search, image search, and local search remain available.

FYI, Yahoo is planning a similar index which authors can submit to now here. The submission page has been live for about a month or so. Yahoo hasn't yet set a date for when the actual mobile index will go live.

Google also blogs about the service here today, but the link they use to point at hasn't been working, so far.

Postscript:
Content owner advice on getting listed here; submitting here; the actual service for those on non-mobile browsers here.

Want to discuss? Visit our forum thread, Google Mobile Web Search Launched


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