Following years of speculation about the demise of desktop-based search, Google is officially announcing today that for the first time, more searches come from smartphones and tablets than from laptops and desktops.
Smartphones account for more than half of searches in 10 countries—including the U.S. and Japan—according to Google, which didn't release exact percentages or a full list of countries. But it is playing up mobile at its annual AdWords Performance Summit, being live-streamed this afternoon.
"The purchase funnel is officially dead," proclaimed Jerry Dischler, vp of product management at Google. "What we're seeing are these short bursts of activity that we're calling micro-moments. We see the new challenge for marketers is to be there at those moments anytime, anywhere....
Walmart and Walgreens are using apps to make personalized offers to shoppers right as they’re in the store. The apps also keep track of past purchases, brand preferences and where people like to shop.
Starbucks has a wildly successful mobile payments app that saves coffee drinkers money while giving them great offers they really want on — surprise! — coffee. You probably have other brands and programs on your own phone. And you’ll notice that besides being direct and easy to use, they all rely on — and even revel in — data....
Social media and mobile are still growing segments in the tech world. New apps for social media lovers who are on the go are being created all the time. Here are a10 new social media apps to watch in the New Year.
Eyeballs have been shifting aggressively to mobile in recent years but the bucks - at least for ecommerce - remained anchored to the desktop. That is now changing according to a new study by Criteo.
The advertising optimization platform analyzed individual transaction data covering over $130 billion of annual sales across more than 3,000 online retailers and travel advertisers recently and discovered that across its extensive network mobile now accounts for almost 30 per cent of ecommerce transactions.
And the company predicts that it will reach 50 per cent in the US in the near term.Criteo also outlines what it sees as five new mobile shopping trends....
It is essential that you consider mobile in your digital marketing strategy. Mobile websites and mobile marketing can make or break a local business! This means you have to optimize your website for local SEO and for mobile.
In the mobile age, instead of a few "moments of truth" or a Zero Moment of Truth, consumers experience countless micro-moments throughout the day while exploring interests, solving problems, searching for products, and making decisions. These micro-moments are the new battleground for hearts, minds, and wallets.Increasingly, we're seeing that these moments happen while people are watching video on their mobile devices.
When it comes to digital video viewership, mobile's small but mighty screen is having a profound impact. In fact, 50% of global viewership on YouTube comes from mobile devices. And as we reported back in October, millennials are 2X more likely to be focused while watching video on mobile than while viewing it on TV.
To them, mobile isn't the second or third screen. It's the first.In our latest research with Ipsos MediaCT, we wanted to see how this enthusiasm for mobile video translates to brands. We surveyed U.S. consumers who watch videos on various devices and the results were striking. We found that smartphone video viewers are significantly more likely to watch, share, and feel personally connected to ads and branded video content than their counterparts watching on desktop or television are....
While the great majority of consumers prefer to shop in stores rather than online, most of them are doing it with a bit of a mobile-shopping assist.
In yet another study looking at in-store shopping behavior, the majority (75%) of consumers use their phones while shopping.Almost all (90%) of those 18 to 35 years old use a phone, compared to 77% of those 36 to 49 years old and just over half (52%) of those 50 to 65 years old, according to a study by InReality....
According to research based on an analysis of more than 100,000 e-commerce stores, 50.3% of the traffic in virtual shops are from mobile devices (being 40.3% from mobile phones and 10% from tablets) and only 49.7% from computers.
It may sound crazy, but the fact is that mobile commerce is already a reality. Also according to research, the Google search traffic comprised 18% of traffic from computers and only 12% for mobile phones.
These data seem to show that computers are being used for research products, while mobile devices for spontaneous purchases, which are instigated from Social Media, Email Marketing and SMS Marketing. The increase in purchases on mobile devices also brings another exciting trend, which we are calling “always buying”....
Location based marketing allows brands to adapt their marketing message based on where consumers are geographically. By knowing where consumers are, brands are able to tap into daily habits and also encourage consumers with relevant offers and messages based on their location.
According to Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association, “Nobody resists mobile today. There are inflection points where you can create great change. Mobile is part of that today,” noting that Uber and similar companies who optimise for mobile customers are growing rapidly and disrupting their respective markets.
According to Cisco, 61% of application users have a better opinion of a brand when it provides a good mobile experience, with the highest impact when used with location based cues. For example, one shopping mall reported over a million WiFi connections with 500,000 unique customers, and an impressive 60% opt-in for promotions, after having installed an app with location-based features....
With a growing number of users, especially on the mobile front, marketers and brands that want to survive the shift will have to throw all old-fashioned tactics away as soon as possible and instead start paying attention to online chatter.
When it comes to digital marketing strategies for 2015, the web is full of “What to expect” “Predictions” and “What Next?” It is interesting to read so many different perspectives. One common prediction I have seen across all articles is “Mobile Marketing.”In a recent digital marketing studystatista.com reported – “In 2013, 73.4 percent of the global online population accessed the internet from their mobile phone. This figure is expected to grow to 90.1 percent in 2017.”...
I realized very quickly that having a barren wasteland of Twitter followers wasn’t going to help me look knowledgeable or trustworthy to any of the websites I wanted to write for. So I set out to find ways to grow both my Twitter account (@nicoleckohler) and WebpageFX’s (@webpagefx).
Nine months later, I’ve added hundreds of new followers to both accounts.These are the three most fruitful, data-backed Twitter strategies I came up with to get more followers, compose better tweets, and ramp up engagement....
It takes a brave man to make technology predictions in this day and age. Well, never one to shirk a challenge, I’ve been looking into my crystal ball, and with 2015 looming large, I’m putting my head above the parapet to make my top ten mobile predictions for the next 12 months.
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