Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Google Webmaster Tools Adds "App Indexing"

Google has announced the addition of a new section for app owners or app developers for indexing just like a websites..For Example any time they need to change context from a web page to an app, or vice versa, users are likely to encounter redirects, pop-up dialogs, and extra swipes and taps..

A new capability of Google Search, called app indexing, that uses the expertise of webmasters to help create a seamless user experience across websites and mobile apps.

Just like it crawls and indexes websites, Googlebot can now index content in your Android app. Webmasters will be able to indicate which app content you'd like Google to index in the same way you do for webpages today — through your existing Sitemap file and through Webmaster Tools. If both the webpage and the app contents are successfully indexed, Google will then try to show deep links to your app straight in our search results when we think they’re relevant for the user’s query and if the user has the app installed. When users tap on these deep links, your app will launch and take them directly to the content they need. Here’s an example of a search for home listings in Mountain View:



App Indexing


If you are interested in enabling indexing for your Android app:

We’re currently testing app indexing with an initial group of developers. Deep links for these applications will start to appear in Google search results for signed-in users on Android in the US in a few weeks., If you are interested in enabling indexing for your Android app it’s easy to get started:
  1. Let us know that you’re interested. We’re working hard to bring this functionality to more websites and apps in the near future. 
  2. Enable deep linking within your app. 
  3. Provide information about alternate app URIs, either in the Sitemaps file or in a link element in pages of your site..
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