Did you know that Google gives priority to .mobi names in search results done from mobile devices? Well neither did I... I've read some conflicting opinions regarding it, but it certainly makes sense.
I just did a search for "Arizona Mortgage" on my Google-powered Android phone, but the same results came up that come up from my desktop computer.
But that might only be because there aren't any Arizona mortgage brokers with a .mobi name and a decent site... I have a .mobi name, but I haven't put anything on the site yet. I will very soon though. Then we'll see if I start coming up higher in mobile-phone based searches. I can't wait.
Right now, at GoDaddy.com, you can register a .mobi website for $7.
Whatever your desired search phrase is, I think it's a really good idea to register the .mobi verson. For example, I own arizonamortgage.mobi and azmortgage.mobi. I will only use one of them, but I just haven't decided which one yet.
As this world becomes more and more mobile oriented, I don't want to be the idiot who thinks, "man, I sure wish I would have registered my-desired-search-phrase in the .mobi suffix! Like, who would have thought that people would be surfing the inter-web from their cell phones? Wow. How did I not think of this before?!?"
The world is becoming more and more mobile. I wonder if the iPad is considered a mobile device?
Twenty years ago, if you would have told me that we'd all have cell phones-- including children-- that would take pictures, play games, and search something called "the internet," I would have thought you were a nut-job.
In my next post, I will tell my readers one very simple way that you can get a really nice mobile site up in a matter of minutes.
You do not have to be technically saavy. Even if you know nothing about computers, I can tell you how to set up a mobile-phone website on a .mobi domain, for free, in a matter of minutes. Your only cost will be the $7 to register the .mobi verson, plus about $5 per month for hosting your site.
If you are smart enough to use ActiveRain, you are smart enough to follow my simple instructions for making a mobile version of your current site or setting up a brand new mobile website altogether.
I'll put that up tomorrow... It may be an Associates Only post though. If you want to know why, you can read about that here.