Making your mobile search faster

4/16/13 | 9:26:00 AM

When you’re searching for information on the go, speed matters. If you want to check out Rotten Tomatoes for a new movie to go see with your friends, you might not want to navigate through the Rotten Tomatoes homepage to find the list of top movies while your friends are anxiously waiting. Now, there’s a faster way to get to the Rotten Tomatoes page with just the info you need most -- just look for a new quick link for “In Theaters” underneath the main Rotten Tomatoes link when you search on your mobile phone. You’ll see these expandable sitelinks appear for many sites to help you get to a specific section quickly.


Also starting today, on some searches you’ll see a blue “Quick view” badge next to a few results. Say you’re new to poker or need a quick refresh on hands -- just search for “poker hands”, and you can now click the blue badge and see a quick view of the Wikipedia page listing out the poker hands immediately.


Quick view is an experimental project and is currently enabled for pages from Wikipedia when you search in English on Google.com. We are working to expand this to additional websites.

(Webmasters can subscribe to updates here to learn about participating in the mobile quick view field trial.)

Posted by Hiroshi Mizuno and Alex Fischer, Software Engineers