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AdWords for mobile

May 4th, 2010 | Posted by Niels Klintø in Search marketing - (0 Comments)

Google is updating the AdWords for mobile interface and it looks really nice, but there is a couple of limitations…

First of all its only for Android, iPhone and Palm, so no Nokia…  and for now its only for accounts managed in US, UK or Australian English…
For now this new interface is only available for a small amount of the English language advertisers, but if you wanna push your Android, iPhone or Palm to the new AdWords for mobile version go to:
http://adwords.google.com/dashboard/Dashboard

The article at the official Google AdWords blog has a video describing some of the nice features of this new AdWords for mobile interface – check it out..

With Bing and Yahoo! again moving a bit forward and closer to 30% of share of searches in the US according to comScore, it just makes more and more sense to include them in the US search advertising campaign – if you didn’t already do it…

Bing went from 11,5% to 11,7% and Yahoo! from 16,8% to 16,9% giving MicroHoo a combined share of 28,6%.
And Google went a little down to still a massive 65,1%

I have no clue about where Mr. Hartvig aka one of the Umbraco Twins is getting the title for this video from….  😉  but him message is both clear and loud – and it just makes so much sense – don’t support Apple’s closed system!

So should it be exactly 70 chars?

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted by Niels Klintø in WEB - (0 Comments)

An early result in the SERPS shows that if the Title tag is longer than 70 chararcters Google will not cut it exactly at 70, even though he copy makes it possible.. what about a Title tag with exactly 70 characters?

And Google SERPS says YES…
Title tags 70 can be characters

So is it really true that Google has changed the numbers of characters that it will show in the title in the SERPS?
This blog post is testing if the number of characters is really moved up to now 70 characters for the title – guided by the Title tag.
I have already seen this done in a Danish test, but now another test, but in English.
FYI the Title tag on this page contains more than 70 chars, but at 70 the “cut” should be…

It’s not going as fast as it has been, but comScore reports that February was in fact a month with a small growth in Bings share of searches in the USA.
Bing (Microsoft sites) went from 11,3% to 11,5%, but unfortunately Yahoo! went 0,2% down, so MicroHoo had a unchanged share of the searches.. still there’s a combined share of 28,3%!
And yes, Google went 0,1% up to 65,5%.

Great answer from Google

March 8th, 2010 | Posted by Niels Klintø in FUN - (0 Comments)

Comedy.com has made this “interview” with Google Spokesman Chip Dunn who nicely explains that Google is the master of the Univers and that we all just have to live with all the copies Google makes…  mentioning Buzz (Twitter & Facebook copy), Nexus (iPhone copy) and Google Maps (Map Quest copy) ect….
Yeah, Chip explains that Google is so powerful that they can even get us stupid users to sign up for Wave even though Google and we dont know what to use it for…  😉
SWEET!

Changing from iPhone to Google Nexus One (and the Android platform) was also a change away from the Twitter App on iPhone to some new Twitter app..

I wont say that I found the perfect Twitter App for Google Nexus One, but I do think Seesmic is a quite good choice.
Btw I still use TweetDeck for my Laptop.

Google has now decided to take the best from Google Ad Manager, feedback from users and DoubleClick’s publisher technology and combine it into DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers).

DFP comes in 2 versions – the free DFP for Small Business which takes over from Google Ad Manger and the DoubleClick for Publishers Premium Solution, which will not be for free.
The DFP Premium Solutions should have some extra advanced features and it takes over when the publishers has more than 90M ad impressions per month.

Google will do the upgrading to DPF over the next weeks and I’m really looking forward to see the new feautures and flow – to be honest I was happy using Ad Manager for free, but the flow was so inferior to for example the Danish Emediate (which comes with a price tag).
More to come when “I” have been upgraded..

Yes, the Smashing Punpkins has decided to give away their new songs and they will upload one after one..
Just now there’s 2 to download for free – “A Song For A Son” and “Widow Wake My Mind”.

“A Song For A Son” is really a great song!

Listen to the songs, download and share below or check their site Smashing Pumpkins.