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Improving Mobile Search Engine Listings

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Improving Mobile Search Engine Listings

  1. 1. Improving Mobile Web Listings SES NY ’08 By: Cindy Krum CEO & Founder Rank-Mobile
  2. 3. Why Should You Care About Mobile Web Listings? <ul><li>Mass Mobile Convergence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail/Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS/MMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures/Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most Targeted Marketing EVER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Debt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping Habits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Address </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location – at ALL Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address Book/Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email & Web Browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Web Purchases </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Why Should We Deal with This Now Rather than Later? <ul><li>Mobile Web is Not Just a Fad </li></ul><ul><li>Master the Medium before Your Competitors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of Market Share to be Moved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of Failure & Testing is Low </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The iPhone Set the Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Web Search Indicates Desire for Immediate Action!!!!! </li></ul>
  4. 5. What Can We Do Today to Prepare for The Future? <ul><li>Understand Mobile Search Engine Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Your Mobile Listings </li></ul>
  5. 6. Understand Mobile Search Engine Listings
  6. 7. <ul><li>Google & Google Mobile (google.com, .ca, .co.uk, .fr, .de, .com.au or AOL Mobile) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On & Off-Deck Portal (iPhone/AT&T, Nokia Search, Brightpoint) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search, Gmail, YouTube, News, Maps, RSS (iGoogle) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yahoo oneSearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On & Off-Deck Portal (Nokia, T-mobile: Europe, America Movil: Latin America) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search, Email, Flickr, RSS (onePlace), Social Network (oneCommunity), News, Sports, Weather, Finance, Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MSN Live </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On & Off-Deck Portal (T-mobile) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search, Email, Weather, News, Social Network (Spaces), Sports, Money, Entertainment </li></ul></ul>Traditional Search Listings Big Players * Mobile Search Engines Have Different Crawlers
  7. 8. Traditional Search Listings Example Listings: “NYC Hilton”
  8. 9. Leverage Your Mobile Listings
  9. 10. Tips & Tricks for Better Mobile Listings <ul><li>Test On Mobile Device Simulators </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize Your Existing Site for Mobile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple External CSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcoding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write Compelling Optimized Meta Data </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Mobile Site Map </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Your Website </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Your Mobile Search Engine Listings </li></ul><ul><li>No Need for Click Through </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize for Portal/Universal Results </li></ul><ul><li>Get Rated </li></ul><ul><li>Include Action Oriented Stuff: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address & Link to Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone Number (Clickable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours of Operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link for Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>“ I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.” </li></ul><ul><li>  Arthur Wing Pinero, </li></ul><ul><li>The Second Mrs. Tanqueray , 1893 </li></ul>

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