Patent Filing for Google Mobile Search Provides Indexing Clues

Mobile search has its own rules, and if you want your pages indexed for people searching with handhelds, it may help to take a look at some of the patent applications that have come out lately from Microsoft and Google on the topic.

Microsoft provided some details about what they are looking for in a patent filing from September, Mobile friendly internet searches. They note there that they will only index some pages for their mobile search. And Google…

Google underscores that same point in a patent filing from this last week.

I have more about the patent application and some of the details in an SEO by the Sea post: How Google Might Decide to Index Your Site for Mobile Search.

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  • Andrew Girdwood

    Thanks for bringing this to SearchEngineLand and for the quick link update! I may have missed this patent had you not made the effort to share and so this is a helpful post.

  • Bill Slawski

    Thank you, Andrew.

    Some of these are difficult to find, like this one from Google. The title wasn’t really helpful (Electronic content classification ), and I hadn’t heard of the authors before. It’s the kind of information, though, that maybe they should share more openly – it might get more people to design their sites better for mobile.

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