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Searching Google with SSL, Recent Local Searches on Mobile, Browsers and the New iPad

Searching Google with SSL, Recent Local Searches on Mobile, Browsers and the New iPad

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Google's SSL search and local search on mobile changes, and a new iPad have made this week anything but dull. The new figures about browser market share also make good reading, and certainly highlight by cross browser compatibility is important for web design. SSL search does promise to have the greatest impact of the stories mentioned below, as dealing with '(Not Provided)' becomes an important challenge for Australian site owners.

Google Search with SSL
Google SSL search is going to become the default Google search for logged in users around the world, including Australia. SSL search will hide the keywords that send users to a website if they are logged in and click on an organic search result. It won't affect Adwords, as that keyword information will still be available. For more information, you can read our blog post about Google search with SSL titled "SSL Search Reaches Australia".

Share Your Local Searches to Mobile with Google
Google's mobile search has been updated, and one of the most interesting changes is the introduction of the 'Recent' icon. When you're using your phone the 'Recent' icon lets you see the places and directions you last searched for from your desktop computer.

Retina Displays, HD Video and a 10 hour Battery
Better screen, better battery life and a better video camera are a few of the things coming with Apple's third iPad. The new iPad's HD experience promises to leave competing tablets behind, and continue to eat into the laptop market. Apple is also just calling it 'iPad'. Not 'iPad 3', 'iPad HD'or even 'iPad+', just iPad. This may become confusing.

Is Chrome going to replace Firefox?
Chrome's market share is slowly creeping up on Firefox, and looks set to over take it soon. However Firefox is not in decline either, recent figures from Net Market Share show that it is Internet Explorer who is losing ground, fueling the growth of the other, smaller, browsers.