Mobile app development requires an investment of time, labor and money that may or may not be worthwhile for a business or its Web site.
Yes, mobile usage is skyrocketing and the number of mobile apps are skyrocketing with it.
Yes, there are companies making a great deal of money from apps they develop and sell.
Likewise, other companies are making money from free apps via advertising revenue.
The problem for smaller companies or ones inexperienced in the mobile environment is that they often mix the desire for mobile apps together with the need for mobile friendly designs of their existing Web sites. (more…)
Mobile reports in Google Analytics are incredibly useful for analyzing site trends and user behavior.
At a time when mobile usage is skyrocketing and surpassing desktop, any site that wants to capture more mobile visitors and maximize their experience should use mobile data in GA to see how to make improvements and where to make them. (more…)
Mobile CPMs and their ability to generate meaningful revenue remain a major challenge to digital publishers.
Average Mobile CPMs reflect market supply and demand. They also can be discouraging when compared to desktop CPMs. (more…)
Anyone who publishes a mobile-friendly site often finds that one of the greatest challenges is getting it to produce a decent amount of revenue.
Mobile text ads help solve that problem by providing an alternative ad type to mobile sites that seem to rely so heavily on display.
Visit numerous mobile sites with a smartphone browser to see what kind of advertising types they provide. The great majority have display ads, but most do not offer text ads. (more…)
If the responsive site has been well designed, the pages per visit and return visitors should be increasing as well.
Search engines recognize sites that are responsive and raise their rankings in search results because visitors will respond favorably to those results.
Unfortunately, all of this good news doesn’t mean that mobile advertising will deliver the same kind of numbers.
Numerous credible sources point to weak click-through rates and RPMs (revenue per thousand impressions) for mobile advertising.
Ironically, spending on mobile advertising continues to climb while spending for desktop advertising has weakened. (more…)
Responsive design advertising for mobile Web sites is much easier to implement than ads for sites that favor desktop and tablet computers.
The majority of mobile browsers are 320 x 568 and 320 x 480. The orientation is usually vertical. The user typically scrolls down to see or read what is on the page until exiting via a link, ad or url for another site.
Why these obvious facts matter is because they have much to do with implementing ad units on a responsive design page. (more…)
The percentage of mobile traffic varies from site to site depending on the sites’ focus, but it is common for the total to range from 20 to 50 percent of all visitors and sometimes higher.
If the site has a static rather than responsive design, the mobile visitor will see a site that might be 1,024 pixels wide or even wider on a screen that is probably 320 wide and 480 or 568 deep.
As a result, the mobile visitor will have to scroll right to see the content and the ads. It is not a popular or natural thing to do for mobile users who go regularly to other mobile-optimized sites. (more…)