Monthly Archives: October 2012

iOS app promoters can now measure downloads with AdWords

This just in from Google AdWords Agency Blog today…

“Apps are a powerful way to keep your most loyal users engaged, and can also be a real driver of revenue for marketers big and small. When advertising apps, the key is to know what’s working and what’s not. While advertisers have already been able to measure their Android app downloads within AdWords, we’ve now launched the ability to track iOS downloads that were driven by in-app display ad campaigns.

To set up iOS conversion tracking, advertisers need to create a single code snippet in their AdWords account and install it in their app. This snippet is accessible in the AdWords interface in the same place where advertisers have been able to codelessly track Android downloads. With iOS conversion tracking, marketers can better understand which campaigns are most effective at driving app downloads. These enhanced insights help marketers iterate on app promotion strategies to reach their return on investment goals, with the help of features like the Conversion Optimizer for apps.

Figuring out what ads are working is key for marketers like Sho Masuda, Vice President of Player Marketing for GREE, a leading mobile social game app developer. GREE has used click to download and in-app advertising solutions with AdWords to promote their app, and Masuda says, “Google’s host of tracking and optimization tools help us quickly iterate and maximize ROI across our app promotion campaigns. iOS conversion tracking will help us gain even deeper insights into our Google app promotion efforts for our iOS apps.

If you’d like to learn more about how to track value beyond the app download, you can watch a recording of our Learn with Google webinar “Understanding your App Users with Google Analyticshere.

Posted by Morgan Hallmon, Product Manager



Written by: AdWords Agency Blog at http://adwordsagency.blogspot.com/2012/10/ios-app-promoters-can-now-measure.html

How Important Is a Mobile-Optimized Site for Your Business?

From Mashable

Great article on why your business needs (or doesn’t need) a mobile site.

The amount of time and money people are spending on mobile devices is growing rapidly and yet many businesses don’t have a website optimized for mobile — at what cost?

First, the numbers. Mobile traffic currently makes up 10% of global Internet traffic, as shown in the chart below, and next year more people will use mobile phones than PCs to get online, according to Gartner. Purchases made on mobile devices amounted to $6.7 billion in the U.S. last year, or about 8% of total online sales, and are expected to nearly double to $11.6 billion this year. By 2015, U.S. mobile sales are forecast to reach $31 billion.

Yet many businesses have not yet optimized their websites for m…
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Written by: Lauren Indvik at http://mashable.com/

The Mobile Playbook: Updated with New Strategies on Mobile Creativity and ROI

Google has updated it’s “Mobile Playbook” for brands. This document is designed to help brands and agencies develop “winning” mobile strategies.

Here’s what Google has to say about it:
“The Mobile Playbook was created as a one-stop resource to spotlight brands that are making mobile work for them and to reflect our latest recommendations on how marketers can approach mobile strategically.”

Here is the entire article and a link to download the “playbook.”

Does Mobile Work For Restaurants?

Yes, as you would think, it does. We have seen evidence of this in some of our client work, and, it was reinforced this week @SMXEast.

Here is an article from SearchEngineLand.
And here are some excerpts:
“The research was based on ‘an online survey of 1,500 US smartphone and tablet users and actual observed consumer behaviors from Nielsen’s Smartphone Analytics Panel of 6,000 Apple and Android users.'”





As indicated, the top activities among restaurant searchers varied by device. Among smartphone owners the hierarchy of activities was the following:
  1. Call a restaurant
  2. Look up directions
  3. Look up locations near me
Tablet owners were much more in “research mode” and were more likely to do the following:
  1. Look at ratings and reviews
  2. Find online coupons and promotions
  3. Research menu / specific food items
Read the rest of the article, along with some interesting links to more detail at SearchEngineLand.