Monthly Archives: February 2009

Track IPhone Traffic with Google analytics

Apple Iphones (Smartphones) are most popular these days for Internet Browsing.
Google has introduced a smart way in Google Analytics program to see the amount of traffic coming to your site/blog from Iphones by adding a new section to “Default segments”. 

Iphone Traffic Stats in Google Analytics

This tracking function is also conjugated to Google Adwords to see how many clicks have been generated to your ads from iPhones. 

How this data going to help you? I bet you are thinking so? 

Well the answer is quite simple.
As you know that Internet Browsing from Smart Phones is becoming popular. You should consider this if you’re getting an enormous amount of traffic from iphones and then check your website’s template, content, images etc, whether they are IPhone Platform friendly or not.
Since the launch of iPhone 3g in July, 2008, many popular blogs and websites like VentureBeat.Com are receiving traffic similar to their normal web traffic from iPhone. So you can see how the iPhone trend is growing.

Hence it is recommended to consider your traffic report and make changes in your website’s design to create an iPhone platform friendly design. This will decrease your bounce rate also.

Change Fonts of Google Adsense Ads

Wow! Now Google is giving the freedom to change your Ads fonts in three faces: Arial, times, and Verdana. This new feature is now available in the entire Publisher’s account, but the ads can be placed only on the webpage having Latin-based characters.

Customize the appearance of your ad’s font in the following ways..

  1. Go to the Manage ads under Adsense setup tab, in your existing ad unit, Click on the Edit ad Settings under heading Actions. You’ll find new "Fonts" Option there as shown below. Now make the changing in your font face.

adsense_ads_fonts1

2. There is also another way with which you can change the font for all the ad units on different websites. Go to My Account Tab, edit the Ad Display Preference. You can change your ad’s font value there as shown below.

adsense_ads_fonts 

This modification will be beneficial for the publishers having Latin-based characters on their web pages.

Welcome “Yahoo!” to the world of “twitter”

"Hello" to the world of twitter from Yahoo. Yahoo got inspired by top 40 brands including General Motors, Honda and Ford and decided to be on Twitter on 10th Feb’09. Nicki Dugan, on Yahoo corps Blog shared that they got 200 followers just after five hours being on Twitter. They have a wonderful Twitter page background which reflects the brand power of Yahoo. Now you can also follow Yahoo on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/yahoo

yahoo_on_twitter

Yahoo might aim to buy Twitter in the same way as they did with Flickr in past days. Tried the Facebook but not successful, now I think Yahoo will as Yahoo is powered by $$.

Blogger Introduces a New monetize tab

Today I found a new "monetizing function" under the layout tab in my blogger Account.

blogger_monetize_tab It has three distinct ad placement positions and Google considers them quite helpful for you in monetizing your blog better. And you know? These positions are really helpful. Let’s use and experience yourself.

  1. The first category places your Ad on right sidebar and just below your post.
  2. Choosing the second category, it will put your ad on the right sidebar only.
  3. The third and last category will position your ad below the post only.

All the above defined positions are the visitor’s eye-catching positions and will really help you a lot. But still I recommend you to keep experimenting your ads placement, as a short and positive change could yield you big results.

Good Luck!