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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
14 years ago4,001 views

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Wang Y. [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Earlier in Feburary, there already have such report--- fisherwy.blogspot.com/2006/02/ ...

Such behaviours can be understood as doing a mobile search is more private than a corresponding search on the pc.

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I am skeptical. I've always found searching on a PDA to be painful and squinty. I wish there was some checking of what's going to be an endlessly echoed factoid.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Seth: The study of Google Mobile team is here as pdf. The team was doing MDS4.0 data stat's on query /duration etcs. Catogory "Adult" = 20%. However, this did not mean that the search are totally porn releated!!

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Yes, I have to agree with you. Search on a pda /hand held is tough and latency and thru puts suck.. I hardly use Mobile device for search,- but I found Google service the best on my crackberry.

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yes, thanks. But look how "Adult" has already turned into "Porn". I have no idea what that category they used actually means.

The difficulty of search on a PDA inclines me to think it *isn't* about porn.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I have a suspicion that many people are not used to mobile searching, so they will start with a test search... and (like doodles on toilet walls) whenever people don't really know what to say, they say something naughty.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp – I think you're right. When my friend first showed me he'd got a picture phone, what was the first thing he showed me? That's right: a naked lady.

Does anyone really want porn on such a small screen? I doubt it...

(Similarly with machine translation sites, I once heard that around a third of all translations are for obscenities and explicit words, mostly submitted by teenagers.)

alek [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I turned on Google SiteMaps a while back, and it shows "queries" and "mobile queries"

Unfortunately, my totally-safe-for-work web site ranks for a few p0rno terms (through certainly no efforts on my own part) ... and I've noticed those terms occasionally pop up in the mobile queries category ... but never in the regular one. Total inbounds are fairly low ... and while this is a pretty limited dataset, it does echo the 20% number.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Alek : that would be impossible.

How can the term show on one and not on the other ?? I.e queries and Mobile queries ?? The catogories are clearly indexed into the cluster and SERP (regardless of methods) is always from the same source... From what I under of the term "Porn" is returned based on this method

"Categories were determined by analyzing interrelated clusters of terms that tend to occur together in www.google.com search sessions. A term within a cluster is weighted by how statistically important it is to the cluster. Clusters can have thousands of terms. The convention is to use the top-weighted terms in each cluster as the cluster name. The cluster name is then fed to a semantic recognition engine which will categorize it into a taxonomy."

The only difference would be the xhtml for pda's and html for normal queries..

So I am wondering here, is sitemaps returning the correct stat's..or is my thinking wrong..

Any one care too comment ??

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

/pd / alek: I can confirm that one of my company's "totally-safe-for-work" sites ranks highly for [free porn] according to our Google Sitemaps reports. In fact, it's 2nd in the "Top searches from mobile devices" list with an average top position of 6 even though nowhere on our site do we even mention the word "porn"...

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