Today, Google launched XE7 for the Explorer beta version of Glass. Glass now has the capabilities of rendering actual websites for the first time. Glass is showing search results similar to the mobile and desktop versions of Google.com, including title and meta description, but there are limitations and differences due to the screen size and interaction capabilities.
For the last two weeks, the software operating system of Glass, version XE 6, was only showing raw, factual data from Google search results, Google+, Knowledge Graph, Maps, and other trusted Internet properties. If you have an SEM/SEO campaign with us, you already have an optimized G+ account that includes your business’s details, images, and some videos when available.
Google Glass XE7 now allows you to explore a Web page you are on by utilizing the following actions:
- Scroll – Slide your finger forward on the touchpad to scroll down.
- Zoom – Slide two fingers forward or backward to zoom.
- Look around – With two fingers down on the touchpad, move your head around to pan.
- Click – As you look around, you can tap to select anything in the center of the screen.
What I think is very exciting is that Glass is utilizing head position movement to select buttons for navigating through the website. This is amazing and will change the UX for all websites moving forward.
Besides the search improvements, which is my primary interest, hands-free capabilities were improved by added voice commands and communication was improved by adding My Contact selection instead of just your 10 pre-loaded contacts to chose from.
What this all means is that with search engine optimized business information, completely responsive websites, coordinated social media campaigns, and a simple user experience, your website can be optimized for all devices, including Google Glass.
New Orleans Google Glass and SEO
We are educating New Orleans about Google Glass to help our community create effective app solutions for all industries. Webtyde focuses on New Orleans SEO and business Internet visibility via search engine marketing. Our goal is to help clients be highly visible when the general public adopts this new technology.
Nobody – not even Google – knows exactly where this technology will be a year or two from now. Nonetheless, this technology will change our lives.