Category: Google: Mobile

Report: Smart speaker ownership driving voice adoption on smartphones

NPR and Edison Research have released a new “smart audio” report. It’s the third installment of research that began in 2017, intended to investigate device adoption and evolving consumer interaction with smart speakers. Extrapolating from a sample of just over...

/ July 20, 2018

FTC says it will take a ‘close look’ at EU antitrust fine against Google

Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com Following today’s record antitrust fine imposed on Google parent Alphabet in Europe, US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons said he will “take a close look” at the European Commission (EC) decision. Simons also...

/ July 18, 2018

Australian privacy regulators examining Google’s Android location-data collection

European privacy moves are having a ripple effect around the globe. Reuters reported earlier today that Google now faces an investigation in Australia surrounding its location data collection practices from Android smartphone users. Oracle, a staunch Google opponent, provided a...

/ May 15, 2018

Google betting its Assistant can close the wearables gap with Apple

Right now, Apple is winning the battle of the smartwatch vs. Google. Google is betting that the Assistant can close the gap. Android-based smartwatches historically have offered a weaker user experience than Apple Watch, though their third-party ecosystem of designs...

/ May 4, 2018

Look Ma, no keywords! Phrase-free AdWords campaigns are here

Some brick-and-mortar advertisers logged into accounts in late February to find new campaigns named “Local Search Ads Experiment Campaign” populated in AdWords. Google has confirmed that these campaigns are currently running for select advertisers only and promote verified business locations in local search...

/ May 2, 2018

EU Commissioner: Two remaining antitrust cases against Google ‘advancing’

While Google’s appeal of the $2.9 billion (€2.4 billion) fine imposed by the European Commission in 2017 makes its way forward, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told colleagues that the other two antitrust cases against Google were “advancing.” That’s according...

/ April 19, 2018

Want to target position 0? Here’s what you need to make that happen

We’ve been using Siri as an integrated personal assistant since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011, so voice search isn’t exactly new. But the interest in how it provides answers has become a new hot topic. We know the...

/ April 17, 2018

Brands, please stop ruining the consumer mobile journey with desktop experiences

People check their phones every 15 minutes on average, about 47 times a day, even if they have no alerts or notifications, according to a Deloitte study. And that number has remained steady for the past few years. Mobile isn’t...

/ April 10, 2018

Already doing SEO? Add these two things to optimize for voice search

How do you optimize content for voice search in 2018? That’s a popular search engine optimization (SEO) question these days as everyone looks to take advantage of the surge in spoken queries. Take a look at recent trends: The answer...

/ April 10, 2018

Delivering optimized media-rich content for mobile

We all know the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning that a complex idea can be conveyed in just one image. The phrase was made popular nearly 100 years ago in an article about the power of...

/ March 28, 2018