In the new functionality Google adapted its whole mobile solution to the App experience, providing additional reports and metrics for App owners and developers. In addition, they adjusted the registration flow to make it more streamlined for App developers. “Our goal with the new Mobile App Analytics reports is to help marketers and developers measure the end-to-end value of their mobile app, to ultimately help them build richer, more engaging experiences for their users.” Said JiaJing Wang, Product Manager at Google, explaining the reasoning behind the new functionality. According to a recent article, mobile search traffic is on the rise, showing increases across different industries and website types. Google Analytics confirmed this trend with the following statement: “mobile now accounts for 8% of all conversions that we’re seeing in Google Analytics, and mobile conversions have grown by about 180% in just the last year.” All the above, and other mobile … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Goes Mobile – Launches App Analytics
Google goes mobile
The iPhone was introduced on June 29, 2007 and that was effectively the beginning of the mobile internet era. With the iPhone also came the acceleration of mobile search for Google, the default engine for the iconic Apple device. This year mobile became a cornerstone of Google’s strategy with a string of announcements, product tweaks and the $750 million AdMob acquisition announcement (now under FTC scrutiny). The aborted $500+ million Yelp acquisition was also partly about mobile as well. The big mobile story of 2009, however, is the rise of smartphone adoption and in particular the iPhone 3GS, which became the top-selling handset in the US this year. However Android also came into its own in 2009, with a massive ad campaign from Verizon on behalf of the Motorola Droid that boosted public awareness of the operating system, as well as the arrival of a dozen (or more) devices in 26 countries from more than 30 carriers. The Android year ended with a frenzy of speculation over the … [Read more...] about Year In Review: Search Goes Mobile
Editor’s Note: SEJ founder Loren Baker also contributed to this post. Today, Google launched its long-awaited mobile-friendly algorithm update worldwide, which is estimated to affect a large % of mobile search queries. As more people use their smartphones to browse the internet, this update was made in an effort to provide users with the most relevant and timely results, whether the information is on mobile-friendly web pages or in a mobile app. Today’s update is historical in a number of ways — in fact, it was making history well before it even launched. In an unprecedented move, Google issued a formal warning about this algorithm update last month, giving site owners time to make the necessary changes to their sites before the algorithm went live. Never before has Google given so much advance notice about an algorithm update, but before I get to that, let’s go over what led to today’s update. If you were watching closely, you could see the signs coming … [Read more...] about Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Goes Live
Click-through rates for websites depend a great deal on their position in organic search results. But to what extent are local businesses further compromised as Google pushes all organic results further and further off the bottom of the mobile screen as it prioritizes paid ads, Google My Business listings, Knowledge Graph and/or Accelerated Mobile Pages? And when directories, aggregators, articles, reviews and chains dominate the top organic slots, what hope is there that the mobile user will scroll two, three, four or more screens to find the website of the local restaurant or hotel they seek? This is the first of two columns on the state of mobile search. This column is focused on what’s happening to mobile organic search – i.e. where websites come in the search engine result page (SERPS). The follow-up column will consider the Google-owned properties – particularly Google My Business and Knowledge Graph – that are displacing organic results, including the … [Read more...] about Is Google killing mobile organic search?
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project has launched, taking a huge stride towards Google’s stated goal of a “better, faster mobile internet.” But just what does AMP consist of, and what will it mean for the marketing industry? Last October, Google announced the introduction of its Accelerated Mobile Pages project, a new open-source initiative aiming to “dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web.” This latest move towards a more mobile-friendly web is Google’s answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple News. But while both of those initiatives require entering into a dedicated partnership with Facebook or Apple, anyone can get on board with Google’s AMP and use it to create web pages. In the months since the announcement, we’ve seen a lot more information released about what AMP will consist of, its key features and how it will alter the experience of the mobile web. So what is the significance of … [Read more...] about What does Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) mean for marketers?