At a recent convention in the U.S., Google has hinted that local search will be much more important in 2010 for mobile searchers. Google mobile ads Products manager Paul Feng is reported to have said that Google thinks location is a very important factor.
Location has played an important part in search engine optimisation and services that businesses offer to local areas for some time now.
Location is also becoming more important for people searching with mobile phones, pda’s and laptops. Both twitter and Facebook already have features related to location or are expected to have them at a point close in the future.
Location, location, location. That seems to be the way things will be going in 2010 with around 30% of searches from mobile devices being related to location in some way.