According to Google executive Jerry Dischler, searches via mobile devices now outnumber those on desktops and laptops in 10 countries. Those 10 countries include the US and Japan, though Dischler declined to name the other eight. There is nothing surprising about this as the demise of desktop search has been predicted for years.
Google’s Response to the Rise of Mobile Search
Mobile devices have smaller screens, which provide advertisers with less room for keyword-based ads. People who are searching on mobile devices are also usually on the go, which means that they often do not have a lot of time to spend searching for the things that they need. The result is that many of Google’s latest innovations have to do with speeding up the search experience.
In addition to this, users are spending more time in apps than they are in search engines; this is another reason why Google wants to provide them with faster answers to their mobile searches. According to Google’s Blog, consumers have higher expectations than ever and they want everything right and “right away.” The result is that marketers have to answer their needs immediately no matter where they are....
Via Jeff Domansky