Google and NORAD have launched their respective Santa Trackers, each with new functionality, games and maps to track Santa's flight. NORAD's site had a complete makeover to HTML5 this year, with help from Microsoft to make it web and mobile friendly.
More than half of the U.S. digital population use multiple devices to access the web. As mobile carves out an ever-increasing piece of the digital pie, it's never been more critical to understand and align with the direction of consumer behavior.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote a rare and lengthy Google+ post by Schmidt over the weekend, giving the Apple community a comprehensive guide on to how to flee to his company's products. Not that they're likely regular Google+ users...
Google has released a Google Play Newsstand app for Android. The new arrival replaces Google Play Magazines and Google Currents to provide a one-stop shop for digital news feeds and magazine in a single, seamless feed.
A hundred top U.S. retailers were examined to see if they were following Google's guidelines for mobile redirects. Ninety-seven percent were missing Google’s required redirect header values, 67 percent had multiple irrelevant redirects.
Holiday shoppers will be more mobile than ever this year and Twitter data shows many of them will rely on Twitter for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here's how retailers can make Twitter and mobile work to their advantage this holiday season.
There are fewer SEO drawbacks when using responsive design versus a lightweight mobile version, but a mobile site can work just as well as responsive design, as long as you avoid dividing your PageRank and duplicate content issues.
Google has announced a range of enhancements to its voice controlled digital assistant Google Now. Top of the change log this time is the addition of Waze powered traffic reports. New cards include "news topic", "website update" and "what to watch".
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, The Search Agency released its mobile experience scorecard for the top online retailers in the United States. Of the 100 retailers examined, REI came in first and Apple came in last.
Google AdWords advertisers who are using mobile "Click to Call" ads will now find them listed in the regular Conversion column. This is part of a change to make it easier for advertisers to optimize their bidding strategy for click to call.
Marketers and brand leaders need to consider how their brand content is discovered and engaged with by searchers on a mobile device compared to a desktop. Here are five ways brands and agencies can ensure maximum mobile search reach and engagement.
Marin released year-over-year data that showed mobile, tablet, and desktop advertising performance from 2012 to 2013 on Google. Findings show that mobile impression share, investment, and cost per click is up in the post-Enhanced Campaigns world.
New research shows that mobile traffic from Facebook to publisher websites was up 253 percent year-over-year. This data comes on the heels of Facebook's third-quarter earnings, which showed mobile ads accounted for nearly 50 percent of ad revenue.
We're seeing lots of other interesting technologies bubble up to better track the offline effectiveness of online and mobile ads like search. But is the data questionable when ad companies have a vested interest in reporting higher performance?
Developers now have the option to get their app content indexed, and that content to be opened up within the app on Android devices. This will help provide a seamless user experience for users when they are alternating between websites and apps.
When the Leap Motion Controller debuted, response was lukewarm at best. But there's little doubt that once the functionality is there, the developer community will explode with ideas and many of these will be search-centric in nature.
Taking a fresh look at the mobile landscape, Google has outlined five critical questions that businesses should address when developing a mobile strategy. The company published the updated recommendations and examples in its Mobile Playbook.
The Search Agency is keeping score on Fortune 100 companies and their mobile experience. What they found were less-than-perfect scores among the biggest brands in the United States. Coca-Cola and FedEx received the highest scores.
Mobile customers are intolerant and fickle. Making users aware of your app can be competitive and expensive, so don't put out apps that are slow, freeze, or kill batteries. Unless you don't mind losing thousands or millions of dollars in revenue?