Yahoo! Mobile Search is First to Integrate Apps into Search with GetJar
The GetJar team is thrilled to share that Yahoo! is now starting test integration of GetJar apps (all 75,000+ of them!) into Yahoo! mobile search queries to make it easier for people to discover the apps they’re looking for when on-the-go. Yahoo! is the first search engine to pursue this kind of integration and we at GetJar couldn’t be happier about making application discovery faster, easier, and simpler, regardless of handset, country, or platform.
As a GetJar developer, we’re happy to give you one more way to get exposure for your app, and we are quite excited to see how the integration with Yahoo! works.
To make the most of Yahoo! mobile searches, app developers who are not already on GetJar should submit your apps to GetJar’s Developer’s Zone (http://developer.GetJar.com). App developers who have already submitted your apps on GetJar should update your app’s meta data with text and descriptions that will enable search engine discovery, so that when a Yahoo! mobile user searches with a relevant keyword, Yahoo! Search will trigger your app to show up in the search results.
How does someone find your app?
Yahoo! users conduct searches on http://m.yahoo.com for whatever interests them, and the relevant mobile applications from GetJar will be displayed within the Yahoo! mobile search results. For example, if the search term is “Sports”, the Yahoo! mobile search result will display a cluster of GetJar applications that are relevant to the search query “Sports” in addition to the Web results based on relevancy. This particular search would yield “Sports Brush”, “Sports News” and “CBS Sports Mobile”. Please be sure to give us feedback or share your opinion once your app has been indexed in Yahoo! mobile search queries.
For those of you who have already loaded your apps, THANK YOU! Our app store is only as good as the apps in it.
This integration is now being tested in the United States, and will be expanded to additional countries in 2011.
~ Ilja and The GetJar Team
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