I just downloaded GBoard, the new Google iOS app that replaces the standard iOS keyboard with a keyboard that allows you to search Google from the board itself – and the results show up as cards at the bottom of the browser. Check it out: Gboard appears when you start to search in an iOS […]
MobileGeddon: The MobileTastrophy is upon us and so far nothing has really happened. This is good news since I’m not quite sure Google understands what mobile friendly actually means. Remember this is an algo update that is supposed to run at the page, not site level. Here is an example of a page that I […]
Update 4/11/15: According to a little birdie who spoke with Gary Iyles at the BrightonSEO conference, Gary “guaranteed” pack rankings won’t be affected. Guess we shall see… Google’s pending Mobile-Friendly algo update has become the Apple Watch of SEO – I can’t look at my Twitter feed without a blur of “How to get ready for […]
Cori Shirk just shared a new Google mobile-local universal one box: This appears to be a test bucket as after several minutes of trying I am unable to trigger a similar looking result. For a quick comparison this is what the current mobile one boxes look like: The new design is much cleaner then the […]
Today Waze introduced the ability to add “Places” to their mobile application. For any of you who aren’t familiar, Waze is a mobile traffic/mapping application that was acquired by Google in the not-too-distant past. Google-owned local applications are always on my radar, so here is a quick walk-through on how to list a business on Waze […]
The subhead of the session is “Right Time, Right Place, Right Ad” Greg Sterling moderating Eli Portnoy: CEO, ThinkNear Anne Bezancon: President, Placecast David Staas: CEO, JiWire Staas: Jiwire rolling out free wifi in exchange for engaging with the brand’s advertising. Launching with British Airways, Comcast & Hyatt. Oh joy. Portnoy: Finds stuff around you […]
Pretty innovative use of QR codes by Tesco HomePlus in South Korea’s subways: This is the kind of thing that makes me think brick and mortar retail is doomed in the long run. Thanks To Don Campbell for pointing this one out.
Just got my hands on a 50% discount code for the AppNation Enterprise conference on January 12th in San Francisco. The code is ENTERPRISE50. AppNation is a great new conference series put on by Drew Ianni Register here.
I am going to be at Borrell’s Local Mobile Advertising Conference in Chicago next week. I’ll be moderating the “Mobile by the Numbers” panel. If you’re going to be there let me know and want to connect let me know.
I got a few emails about the Google Analytics part of this post on Mobile SEO that I thought it might be useful to break it out as a separate post. So here you go: If you are a Google Analytics user I recommend setting up an Advanced Segment that filters reports by visitors who […]