Google ABC’s… I Like

Google ABC’s… I Like

Summary: My company has been listed in Google’s auto-complete web services for a long time; if you type in “MyMobiS” you’ll see the auto-complete for my brand

TOPICS: Mobility

My company has been listed in Google’s auto-complete web services for a long time; if you type in “MyMobiS” you’ll see the auto-complete for my brand For some of the most popular web searches however, they’ve penetrated the coveted Google ABC’s… which is when you type just one letter “A, B, C,…” their brand is the first to show in the auto-complete.

For fun, do a Google search and type in the letter A, what you’ll find to no surprise is “Amazon” as the first auto-complete suggestion. What about the other brands that pop up? Here is a little list I made and some of the auto-complete brands might surprise you.

A=Amazon B=Best Buy C=Craigslist D=Dictionary E=Ebay F=Facebook G=Gmail H=Hotmail I=IMDB J=Jet Blue K=Kohls L=Lowes M=Mapquest N=Netflix O=Old Navy P=Pandora Q= Quotes S=Southwest Airlines T=Target U=USPS V=Verizon Wireless W=Walmart X=XM Radio Y=Youtube Z=Zillow

While the Google auto-complete feature may make you question how some sites/searches take priority (as a fun example type “I like” into Google to see the funniest auto-complete priority around) the reality is that it means mega hits for the sites that make it into the priority. Interestingly enough, despite having spent tons of money in the beginning advertising with Google for, we didn’t seem to make it into the Google auto-complete directory until I had published a blog regarding an operational vulnerability within Google’s Android Mobile Operating System… go figure???

If you want to take a website global, the reality is that people need to be able to find it and that is exactly where Google fits into foreign market entry. Does your firm appear in Google’s auto-complete feature? Whether you’re a small business or a multinational, the reality is that if you don’t have an accessible website, you will struggle and likely suffocate as the business domain continues its digital expansion. Who will emerge as a titan of mobile search? Will Google struggle in this unique landscape of mobile search just as Microsoft has with their mobile operating system?

BTW… I Like= i like to tape my thumbs to my hands to see what it would be like to be a dinosaur

Cheers, Eric Everson - If technology is the wave of the future, then call Surfer Magazine because my board is waxed and I’m in the barrel!

Topic: Mobility


About MobileTech

Eric Everson: Founder of As a pioneer in mobile security, Eric Everson led MyMobiSafe, LLC from R&D through startup. Today, MyMobiSafe Verified has become the hallmark of quality throughout the app-driven wireless community. Everson is a graduate of the Harvard Business School MIT Program and holds a bachelors degree in Marketing Management and masters degrees in Software Engineering and Business Administration. Everson remains extremely close to the mobile security industry as an innovation leader. As a lw student with an entrepreneurial spirit Everson is driven both academically and professionally by a passion for innovative technologies.

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.


Log in or register to start the discussion