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Monday, July 26, 2010

Google Now Tracks Your Clicks from Mobile Devices

Posted by @ 10:21 pm

googlemobileDue to the increasing popularity of mobile marketing, Google has launched a new service which allows advertisers to track their click numbers on mobile devices.

Mobile ValueTrack is an extension of Google’s ValueTrack parameter. Rather than just being able to track the clicks you get from search and the Google Display Network, now you can see the clicks you get from mobile ads separately.

Miles Johnson from the Inside AdWords crew explains how it all works:

Mobile ValueTrack works the same way it does for search and content: by automatically adding a tag to your website URL. To use this feature, you just need to add the Mobile ValueTrack parameter: {ifmobile:NewTagName} to the “Destination URL” field when you create a text ad.

The best way for advertisers to take advantage of this feature is to use automatic re-directs to mobile optimized sites or third-party tracking tags.

It is estimated that advertisers will spend over $1.2 billion by 2015 on mobile display ads, so it’s good to see that Google is helping marketers calculate mobile display ROIs.

Google have advised that this tracking works for both WAP mobile ads and regular text and image ads on iPhones and other mobile devices with full Internet browsers. Google provides more information about this tracking service here.

Courtney Mills Courtney is an online marketing and communications specialist at ineedhits - a leading search engine marketing firm with over 16 years experience. Courtney has been living and breathing online marketing for over 5 years. She specializes in web and communication marketing, while providing news and opinion to online marketing communities.

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By miketansky - July 27, 2010

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