Mar 10, 2012 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

You can now search the history of your computer right from your smartphone – Android or iPhone. This access will mean that users who have Web History enabled and are logged in can conduct the local search details on their phone, from the PC. So, if you read a restaurant review last night, you can access its details while you are out and looking for some place to lunch at. Search for local places and use the details while you are outside, straight from your phone. You will notice a new "recent" icon appearing on the homepage of your mobile browser that will quickly tap into this recent history. The time frame of the local search history being available is one day. Quoting Google, "We provide this new convenience feature for users who have Web History enabled and are logged into Google when doing their search. Start by searching for a place on your PC or other devices, then login to’s mobile homepage and check the Recent icon. Information about previously searched places will be available under the Recent icon for about a day."

Google Enables Cross

Now, this move by Google has had two reactions. One the one hand people are excited that they will now be able to move smoothly from the PC to the mobile. While on the other hand, people see this feature as an effort by Google to entice users to give up their privacy and better enable Google to target them across platforms.

What do you think? Will users benefit from the convenient access? Or will Google be able to capture as much user data as possible and link that data from PC to mobile, as an attempt to understand user behavior.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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