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Is this a new feature? If so, this will be a much-welcomed addition. I've been wondering how to monetize on mobile traffic. I hope there are enough advertisers so that the content will be relevant.
Has anyone tried this? If so, what is your experience with this program?
THEN I noticed that the Adsense Mobile setup page mentions ads will appear on the site sometime after 48 hours. That's NOT handy. How can we tell this is working when we develop adding it to our sites if you have to wait 2 days to see if you did it right?
...ads will appear on the site sometime after 48 hours.
Actually it says "...relevant ads should appear within 48 hours."
That might be needed to give it time to spider your page, and figure out what sort of ads to display. Sort of like when you first set up AdSense it showed PSAs for a little while.
On the mobile site I am testing this on, I have seen a mobile ad appear (and then I changed the page layout and it went away again...)
It seems every mobile ad is preceded by a long html comment with info about the ad that follows. If you have just added the mobile ad code to your page, all that you will see before ads start actually appearing is this hidden comment.
So, I guess if you add the code to your page and you see the new hidden comment in the page source, then you did it right...
Encouraged by the experience on my test site, I just added mobile ads to the mobile component of two of my biggest sites, and ads started showing immediately, and they look great.
Sticky me if you'd like to check out what the XHTML sites look like with the ads on them.
Funny thing about the unique phone IDs, when cell phones were "new", carriers set the unique phone ID to the actual phone number of the phone. Carriers stopped doing this and made this number completely unrelated to the user's phone number when phone users found out that using their browser exposed their phone number to any service they accessed...
1) Every Blackberry phone has a Vendor-ID and we talk about hundreds of different Vendor ID's, combined with search strings from different mobile portals. If your friend has a direct link from a Telco's wap/mobile portal to generate thousands of visitors per day, it would also means that Google Adsense would notice the other Smartphone's that generate clicks on your friends mobile portal and Google knows the site from which the visitor came.
2) From my experience most traffic get's generated from Google Mobile, Yahoo Mobile, Orange, Vodafone etc. which means the user that uses a Blackberry phone made a qualified search from one of the large mobile search engines, so they can be traced back. Yahoo sends us traffic from 30 different mobile servers a day such us.m.yahoo.com/id.m.yahoo.com etc plus the network providers send a string such as insptid=#*$!#*$!#*$!xx. We have a small numbers of visitors via Jumptap and they are mainly used in the US with a large number of Blackberry's and many use __ufps=#*$!#*$! as the identification and it changes all the time.
3) Many Blackberry's that browse our content, make use of WiFi spots because it is cheaper in data charges and we see a large number of Blackberry's connecting from WiFi spot's.
Your friend should have provided the log file to Google.
Did your friend received the funds for the other mobile devices that generated clicks to his site?
Sorry guys, but one or two of us are asking about how difficult it is to make a .mobi version of our current site(s).
My site is written in xhtml. Do I get a .mobi, and then design a CSS for mobile devices?
You should find what you need in the PDA/Mobile forum: