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The Impact of Mobile Web Usage [Infographic]


As we have written in a previous post about social media mobile usage , more than half of all Facebook users are mobile. These numbers put together means that nearly 360M Facebook users check the app on their mobile device on a daily basis. It is imperative to optimize your content for mobile phones – especially smartphones as these are the dominant. The rise of mobile.

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Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

Spin Sucks

By James Prideaux We all know any successful marketing campaign starts with a sound strategy, and a mobile marketing strategy is no exception. Unfortunately, while mobile continues to grow in its importance as a marketing tactic, many marketers still lack the tools and knowledge to develop a sound and integrated mobile marketing strategy. and nearly $220B worldwide.

5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

It’s been nicknamed “Mobile-geddon.” The misinterpretations surrounding Google’s April 21 algorithm updates resulted in panic in the tech and business communities last week. There are two major changes at play in Google’s recent move to favor mobile: First, Google will adjust its search results order to favor mobile-friendly sites. Unplayable content.

Google Rolls Out New Mobile Friendly Tag

Bill Hartzer

Google has started displaying new mobile friendly tag in the search results to show which sites are mobile-friendly and which sites are not. So, if your site is mobile-friendly, and someone is searching on a mobile device, and your site shows up in the search results, it will get a special tag in the search results. Is your site mobile friendly?

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Mobile users are busy people, juggling multiple tasks at once. Check out these four social media management strategies to interact with mobile consumers. 1. Link to Mobile-Friendly Sites.

Mobile – from Strategy to Implementation


Mobile from Strategy to Implementation for the 2013 ASAE Technology Conference (Tech13) from Amy Hissrich. “I was excited to do this session because over the past year, I’ve changed my mindset around mobile. However, this doesn’t sit in opposition to mobile serving as a game changer for associations. It’s an exciting time both for mobile development and associations.

67% of Consumers Are More Likely To Purchase From Mobile-Friendly Sites

The Realtime Report

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site, according to a recent study by Google. Despite this clear expectation by consumers, nearly all of those surveyed (96%) have come across a site that wasn’t mobile-friendly, AdWeek reports. So what happens when consumers do find a mobile-friendly site?

A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. Mobile research and commerce lifestyle is more ubiquitous among today’s younger consumers. This is a guest post by Jay Baer.

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How to Choose the Best Mobile Strategy for Your Business

Convince & Convert

These days, mobile strategy is an imperative for marketing departments across every industry. While today’s CMO is looking at mobile advertising and optimizing websites for tablets, the first word on everyone’s mind is “app.” Developing an app isn’t the right solution for everyone, so how do you determine what mobile strategy makes sense for your business? Window Shopping.

Facebook Tip: Changing From Mobile To Desktop View On Your iPad Or Tablet

SocMed Sean

If you are a tablet owner, though, you probably know that apps like Twitter and Facebook treat your tablet as a mobile device by default. It took me an hour of finding workarounds for Twitter and I document the process of switching to the Twitter desktop view (not the mobile view) of Twitter in this blog post. I can’t live without my tablet. No easy fix. Something helpful!

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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients. Quickbooks Mobile. Scan your receipts, paper files, notes or even a whiteboard then combine pages into a document, save it to Dropbox , Google Drive or Evernote or even sync it with iCloud. Expensify. travel a lot. Dropbox.

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Using Google AdSense Hurts Mobile User Experience, Violates Google’s Own Guidelines

Bill Hartzer

Adding Google AdSense to your website hurts the mobile user experience on your website and violates Google’s own suggested guidelines. Using Google’s own Pagespeed Insights tool , I found that there is one particular section of the results, under User Experience, that gave me a score of 99 out of 100. That problem is Google AdSense.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Is Top Mobile App, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. Facebook Is Most Popular Mobile App [Survey]. Which app do you use most frequently on your mobile phone?  A new survey from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals that Facebook dominates mobile apps, and is currently used four times more frequently than runner-up Twitter. Facebook: 1.15 via  Facebook.

Five Easy Ways to Use Google+

Spin Sucks

Last summer, when Google+ launched in beta to the uber-geeky technology crowd, the industry was all a flutter. Was Google to be more kind with our private information? And, because it’s a Google product, the search engine giant ranks content higher if it’s promoted through the platform than that on any other social network. Are you using Google+? Not really. Hangouts.

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Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Is Better for Your Business?

SocialTimes Facebook

Do Facebook’s changes make Google AdWords  a more viable advertising spend? To answer that question, we probably need to look at the differences between Facebook ads and Paid Google Search (PPC): Pinpoint targeting: With Facebook ads, you can get extremely specific about the people who see your ads, unlike Google PPC, which based on keywords. Timing: On Google, your ad is search-related, which means that your potential customer is searching for something specific he or she is ready to buy right now. Local business: Again, advantage Google. Possibly.

7 Mobile Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Convince & Convert

Mobile marketing is the future. Any marketer, or marketing firm worth their weight in invoices knows that the key to future success is adapting to and optimizing for the mobile market. Tablets and mobile devices are taking over the market and that makes for an exciting piece of Internet history that many are recognizing, but few are really cashing in on. Pay close attention.

135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream

The Realtime Report

“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever” wrote Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra in a blog post late last week. The blog post also announced new features for Google+, showing a continued effort to make the social network more appealing to users. Social Media Statistics Google Google Plus social networking statistics

Six Tips to Go Mobile without Going Broke

Spin Sucks

You see, I agree mobile commerce is the next big thing – and a critical opportunity businesses can’t ignore. Based on their feedback, coupled with our own discoveries, we’ve found there are six ways business owners can “go mobile” without going broke. . 1.  ”Own” your online business profile and location.  . Visit sites such as  Yelp , Bing , Yahoo Local , Google Places , Foursquare , and Facebook , and follow the instructions to “claim” your business and it’s location. Mobile optimize Your site has to be optimized for mobile viewing.

4 Reasons You Need a Mobile Website

Puzzle Marketer

The recent popularity of smartphones and tablet computers has led to an influx of mobile web traffic. On any given day, more and more of a site’s traffic will come from mobile users. In this ever-changing technological climate it is now more important than ever to provide mobile users with a compatible, easy to use mobile site. The following reasons will illustrate the need for a mobile version of a website. 1.  Desktop Versions Look Sloppy on Mobile Devices The web was not set up to be used by mobile devices. Graphics look distorted.

How To Think About Mobile Advertising

Twist Image

Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. As a consumer, how often have you clicked on a mobile ad. Still, what we, primarily, see when it comes to measuring advertising on mobile platforms is the same as advertising on the Web. Does this make any sense for mobile? This fails dramatically when it comes to mobile devices. You will see ugliness like this: Google Just Admitted More Than Half Of The Ads It Serves Are Never Seen. Are mobile ads dead on arrival? Mobile makes sharing ideas fast and easy. google.

The Google+ Project Is Here

Spin Sucks

Well, the  Google+ Project is here (sort of – they’re rolling it out slowly to high influencers first) and I don’t know what to make of it. There are five different projects within the whole: +Circles, +Sparks, +Hangouts, +Mobile, and +Huddle. Mobile. Mobile is a way to share photos and videos, just like you do on Facebook. Ai yi yi! The Breakdown.

Mobile Breaks Search. And Your Brand

Twist Image

Mobile could well be the last true computing platform. Not smartphones, but mobile. Back then, the mobile carriers were not concerned with data. There was no real mobile Web. There was no real interest from consumers to use their mobile phones for a Web-like experience. Back then, saying that, "mobile will eat the world," made anyone and everyone chuckle. Mobile is eating the world. He's also known for his presentation titled, Mobile Ate The World. The ecosystem - at the core - is mobile. Mobile breaks search. google.

Why Some CMOs Believe Mobile Marketing Isn’t Worth It

Convince & Convert

I am ready to proclaim that 2016 will be the Year of Mobile. Quite frankly, if I hear someone actually proclaim that—and I know if I Google “Year of Mobile,” I’ll find plenty of articles in my search results—I will bang my head against the nearest wall until it is stricken from my memory. The world is mobile. The Mobile Dichotomy. We get it.

Google Analytics for Beginners


Google has made all this possible with its quintessential service called Google Analytics that specifically caters to online marketers. So what exactly is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a flagship service from the Google stables that furnish accurate visitor data for an online enterprise. Advantages of using Google Analytics. How do I sign up?

Dallas SEO: Google Gets It All Wrong on Google Maps

Bill Hartzer

I don’t recall anytime recently when Google showed such a horrible, misguided, completely wrong search result lately. I am stunned that Google would even possibly show a result such as this. Or, perhaps this is a sign of yet another change to Google’s search engine algorithm? Take a look at today’s search results for the search query: Dallas SEO.

Time Spent on Mobile Apps Totals 76% of Time Spent Watching TV

The Realtime Report

Mobile device users are spending more and more time on mobile apps, according to a new report from mobile app analytics firm Flurry.  US consumers spent an average of 127 minutes on mobile apps per day, a gain of 35% year-over-year. So how does mobile app usage compare to desktop web usage — or to the time spent watching TV?  A comparison of Flurry’s mobile app data with web usage indicates that US consumers spend more time in apps than surfing the web via desktop. Time spent in mobile apps now totals 76% of time spent watching television.

If your site is not mobile-friendly, Google will penalize you.


Ernie Smith at  Associations Now  posted a good explanation: UNFRIENDLY TOWARD MOBILE-UNFRIENDLY. Over the past few years, Google has been putting a lot of energy into pushing website owners to cater to mobile customers, who are becoming an important part of the online ecosystem. Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.

Mobile Ad Spending Grows 105% in 2013

The Realtime Report

In 2014, mobile ad spending will account for nearly one-quarter of total digital ad spending worldwide, according to the latest estimates from eMarketer. Much of this growth is driven by increased mobile ad spending from Facebook and Google. Mobile ad spending worldwide increased 105% in 2013 to $17.96 However, it’s Facebook that has the brighter mobile future.

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. Once a site has cleaned up its profile, breaking free of Panda requires a rolling update by Google. Related posts: Google Buzz and News Sites: Good Potential But Facebook Still the Better Play.

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UK Mobile Ad Spend Grows 126% in 2013

The Realtime Report

The latest estimates from eMarketer show staggering growth in UK mobile advertising. Mobile ad spend for 2013 will total over  £1 billion (around $1.89 Previously, eMarketer forecasted 90% growth in mobile advertising from 2012; now, an upward revision expects 126% growth. And in 2014 total mobile ad spend is expected to nearly double, reaching almost £2.26 billion).

Google’s Mobile Update and Online Visibility

Proactive Report

Friday’s #DigitalPR Twitter chat with Rafferty Pendery was all about the need for businesses to embrace mobile and prepare for Googles’s next mobile update.  Q2:  Google has another mobile search update scheduled for May.  Surely every business is ready for mobile now? Google doesn’t make major changes to their algorithms based on a whim. 

Social Networking Stats: 21% Of Online Video Is Now Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. Mobile Video Now Accounts For 21% Of All Online Video Plays. 21% of all online video-plays globally were completed through mobile devices  in the first quarter of the year, according to video technology company Ooyala. Since 2012, mobile and tablet video viewership is up 532%. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users.

Mobile App Store Data is Required in 2015 Marketing Plans

Spin Sucks

By Dave Bell Stop me if you’ve heard this:  Mobile surpassed fixed Internet in 2014. Sixty-eight percent of digital media consumed globally is via a mobile device. Videos, blog posts, articles, pictures, and music are all being consumed via mobile. More users access Google Search via Mobile than by desktop. Mobile adoption has moved quickly.

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PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

No, this isn’t another one of those anti-Google+ posts and no…it isn’t one of those reverse psychology attempts to actually trick you into visiting my Google+ page. In fact, I really don’t want you to visit my Google+ page and I have a good reason for it. We can all lie with charts and graphs and corporations like Google excel at it. Cheers!

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YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

The Realtime Report

How much time are Americans spending on mobile apps, and which are the most popular? A new study from Flurry takes a look at how apps are dominating mobile, and Google and Facebook are commanding lots of our time. The average US consumer now spends 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile; apps command a whopping 86% of that time, or 2 hours and 19 minutes per day.

How To Create a Presence on Google+


Tweet On November 7 2011, Google+ launched their highly anticipated pages. For long, Google’s message to business has been to “hold your horses”, while they were creating a proper solution for businesses and brands. Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. Angry Birds.

How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

We just got word that Google’s AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) project is live. That means that if your website can serve up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) versions of your content then you will probably see more traffic from mobile. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. Next, log into WordPress.

Do You Use Google +?


Oh Google+. Google+ is the social network brought to you by arguably the biggest Internet conglomerate of all time. When this brainchild of the Google brand was announced, many people thought it would be so successful that it could edge Facebook out of the social media market. Google will be integrating photo editing capabilities right into the Google+ platform.

71% of Airlines See Mobile as the Future of Airline Payments

The Realtime Report

Mobile and social media will be a focus for airlines over the next few years, according to a recent survey from airline payment processing company WorldPay. Kiosks will become less important, and sales will shift to social media and mobile. And mobile looks like the future of those improvements. photo: Wikipedia Commons. Social media will also play a major role in this shift.

Google Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP Data in Google Search Console

Bill Hartzer

About a day after I made my website Google AMP compatible, I am now seeing data in Google Search Console for Accelerated Mobile Pages. If you have verified your website in Google Search Console, and if you are using Google Accelerated Mobile Pages on your site, then it looks like it takes about a day until Google will start giving you data. script.