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Mobile marketing frustrates consumers with misclicks

Mobile Marketing Consumer FrustrationAccidental ad clicks seen throughout mobile marketing

Mobile marketing has become a very important aspect of the business world. With smart phone penetration so high among consumers, companies interested in reaching out to a broad audience must find ways to engage mobile consumers. Thus, mobile marketing initiatives are quickly being formulated by companies that realize the potential benefits of appealing to mobile consumers. Google is one of these companies, but the technology giant has been seeing complaints regarding in-application advertisements that could be causing consumers some problems.

In-app ads are common in the mobile space

In-app advertisements are a common way for app developers to generate revenue, especially those that specialize in developing free applications. Developers often sell empty space in applications to advertisers. Most of these ads are designed to be somewhat discreet, or at least out of the way of an application’s primary content. Google suggests, however, that a growing number of people are accidentally clicking these advertisements. While unintentional clicking may be a small problem for some people, mobile advertisements, especially those found in applications, often collect information from a mobile device upon consumer engagement.

Google takes steps to cut down on misclicks

Google is taking steps to curb accidental clicking in mobile marketing through the introduction of a new service for all Android smart phones. This service is meant to confirm all clicks that are made on in-app advertisements. With the new service, when a consumer click on an advertisement, their smart phone will ask if they truly want to follow the ad. If confirmed, the advertisement will play out as designed. Google does not expect that the new service will have any negative impact on mobile marketing campaigns.

New Google service may help mobile marketing

Mobile marketing is a popular way to get in touch with a new generation of consumer, but consumers are often agitated by accidental clicks. Curbing consumer frustration may actually help improve the acceptance of mobile marketing among consumers and help advertisers achieve more accurate analytic data that could help them craft better campaigns in the future.

Google admits mobile advertisements impacting revenue growth


Google reports that mobile ads are causing a deceleration in revenue growth

Google has invested a grea\Mobile Advertisments Growth t deal of money into mobile advertisements. With the number of consumers with smart phones and other mobile devices on the rise, the company had expected to see a sharp increase in revenue growth through its mobile marketing initiatives. Google has recently filed a 10-Q report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission noting that mobile advertising is, in fact, having a deceleration effect on its revenue growth.

Mobile advertisements are cutting into desktop business

According to the filing, Google has been seeing a decline in revenue growth for some time due to multiple factors, of which mobile advertisements are a significant part. The company expects to continue seeing this trend into the future, if it does not take action to reverse the effects and put more momentum behind revenue growth. Google currently has an $8 billion annual run-rate on mobile advertisements, which has significantly cut into the company’s desktop business, thus causing a decline in revenues.

Focus on mobile platforms cause shrink in desktop business

Despite Google’s powerful presence in the mobile space, the company is still heavily involved in traditional desktop computing. Much of its business and traffic comes from desktop computers or other stationary systems. By shifting focus toward mobile advertisements, Google has seen engagement in its desktop business decline somewhat. Google notes that such trends are expected in the advent of a digital economy, but not entirely welcome. With advertisers more interested in mobile platforms over static, Google may be hard-pressed to find a solution to its revenue growth problem.

Google may see market backlash from slowing revenue growth

Google is one of the leading names in mobile commerce, social networking, and technology currently. The company has its hands in various industries and has a multitude of projects underway that could revolutionize these industries. Nonetheless, the company is still susceptible to changes in the advertising market and the interests of consumers. By admitting that mobile advertisements are causing a deceleration in revenue growth, Google may soon see some backlash from the stock market.