Does the number of answers reflect the earning possibilities of a mobile site?
When advertising is seeing a global downturn, and online advertising budgets are being reviewed by large advertisers, I do not expect mobile advertising to have a lift off anytime soon.
Mobile advertising could have lifted off IF the economy would have continued to prosper. Right now, advertisers seem to pull back to proven marketing methods, trying to avoid expensive experiments.
Just my € 0.02 (worth less and less every day).
For luck, I am in a market sector profiting from the crisis.
A vendor in this maket just announced 40% increase in turn around.
Ok hi, i lost my other account for some reason :(
I've build my own CMS with template features so for me it was easy to build a mobile version of my biggest earning domain. I buyd the .mobi domain.
At the moment i see only one advertiser that is selling his clicks for 3 cent. The CTR of this .mobi domain is arround 2 and 4% and my highest day-earning is 12 cent hiha
Traffic to my .mobi is growing slowly but i was very early so many .mobi startpages has made a link to mine. I believe in mobile internet, and it will become big!
See it as a service, and brand marketing to your users. In my bed read good content sites on my mobilephone.. and i like that.
In the Netherlands 2008 is the year for flat fee internet with unlimited traffic, so slowly anyone can get a phone with internet access. I see that google dont have good techniques yet to separate the 'normal' from the mobile sites but that is getting better slowly to.
Sorry for my english, and for my first post, Brett and all u users has done a good job! I still love this site! Bye from Amsterdam
I make a few hundred dollars per month with our mobile portal.
|I make a few hundred dollars per month with our mobile portal. |
Is it special designed as a mobile portal, or just the mobil copy of a normal site?
When it's the copy of a normal site, how much makes the normal site to compare?
I just checked Google Analytics
About 1 from 1000 visitors with a screen size typicall for cell phones.
I have created mobile version of my website and the mobile version only gets between 50 to 100 impressions per day which is only 0.0000005% of what the non mobile version gets. therefore mobile version earns nothing comparing to the main site. though I would have not earned those additional cents with out the mobile version.
When it would be 1/1000 of my income, it would take many years to bring back the invested time.
The decision point to do it would be at 1/100 of income for the mobile version.
So investing the time for more content makes more sense
Do you need a .mobi domain to get your site seen on mobiles? Or can mobile users see normal.com sites as well?
If no-one answers this question I suppose I'll need to update my mobile to the latest generation, that's the excuse I'll give to my other half!
Getting back to the original question though. As I understand it, in Japan, mobiles / PDAs are the preferred method for viewing internet pages (any comments?). If that's the truth, then current income opportunities in the West for .mobi domains may be small at the moment but for the future, the sky's the limit. And that was the way when the internet was first launched. Almost zero income, but the future potential was, as we now know, huge. Current income from .mobi sites may be a red herring. It's the future potential we need to be looking at.
I have this gut feeling that mobile phones / PDAs will be the future of the internet. Get in at the beginning and you will gain useful experience.
PV is a few thousand PV per day. It is not a web site but unique content for the mobile portal. We faced double content issues so we decided to run the mobile portal as a standalone site. The mobile site has been online now for 2 years. The reason why we pull in some good numbers in revenues is due to the fact that a mobile operator in Asia sends as a lot of traffic directly.
|We faced double content issues so we decided to run the mobile portal as a standalone site |
This is the answer to my next important question.
Can a mobile version cause duplicat content problems.
Yes it can be a big problem with double content. We invested several thousand dollars to rewrite the content to make both sites 100% unique content. Also, you may consider writing J2ME applications and distribute them to mobile operators directly. We developed several applications in the travel industry and have currently about 300,000 users that use frequently our applications. About 5% of those users visit our mobile portal on a weekly basis so our mobile portal generates some good traffic.