News Articles

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mobile search becoming more like PC search

A study released during the WWW 2009 Madrid conference, which debates the evolution of the web, looked at the ways mobile search users differed from computer-based search users. By comparing Google searches on computers, iPhones and conventional mobile phones, the researchers found that the average mobile user was much more focussed than the average computer user and was more likely to search for the same type of information repeatedly, while users of high-spec devices (such as the iPhone) searched in a similar way to computer users.

iPhone/smartphone users and computer users also tend to use slightly longer search strings than conventional mobile users; around three words (18 characters) per query as opposed to 2.5 words (16 characters) for conventional mobiles.

[Report]

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: NewsNumber of views: 854

Tags:

Leave a comment

This form collects your name, email, IP address and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. For more info check our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use where you will get more info on where, how and why we store your data.
Add comment

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«July 2024»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
24252627282930
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement