Back in my 2007 Predictions post, I wrote the following:
5. Mobile search will continue to be the most overhyped topic in search. I’m not drinking the mobile search kool-aid. Mobile search is always coming, but it never arrives. And I don’t think it will, not for many more years. If ever.
Because of this, I’ve changed my mind. It looks to me like this is going to make mobile web browsing infinitely better than the teeth-pulling exercise it’s been up until now.
Do you agree? Disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts, because I’m sure you’re all a lot smarter than me when it comes to mobile search.
Meanwhile, of particular note for small business owners is the inclusion of Google Maps as the default map search on the iPhone. Click the link and watch the demo if you haven’t already.
This is another feather in Google’s cap, and it reminds me of the Intuit partnership from last year. This also makes it more imperative that the small business owner learn how to market on Google Maps.
[tags]iphone, apple, google, google maps, local search[/tags]