Cookie Cutter Apps Smackdown: Mobile Marketing Changes

In case you were wondering whether or not mobile marketing was really that important to you as a business owner, let’s take a look at what’s been going on recently.

1. Everyone and their mother owns a smartphone of some sort: an iPhone, a Blackberry, an Android.
1a. Smartphone users do internet searches from said smartphones.
2. There are thousands upon thousands of smartphone apps available for free or for purchase from the iTunes store, and thousands more from third party developers.
3. In the past few weeks Apple has cracked down HARD on the developers of “cookie cutter applications” created from templates. They do not want apps in their iTunes store that are basically glorified business cards or that don’t really provide an excellent service to users.

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iPad: A Clue to Mobile Marketing Trends

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Get in line at your local Apple store, because the awesome new iPad will be available for purchase starting this Saturday! You can also enter my contest to win a FREE one, by going to My iPad Contest.

That bridges over nicely to something I mentioned in a recent live show. Traditional desktop searching is changing rapidly. The way people are consuming the internet is changing. And as a business owner, it’s vital that you stay on top of these changes so that you’re not left in the dust. Mobile marketing is not just the future of marketing, it’s the NOW of marketing.

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Mobile Advertising and Google: What’s to Come?

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Here it is…the biggest change in advertising since the 90s.  No hype. This is huge. It’s based on several things that all occurred simultaneously.  And here’s all of it:

1. Last week Google released a service for mobile devices called Click to Call.  It enables the mobile device user to find the service or product they’re looking for using a Google search, then click on it directly to contact the business.

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