How do you find out how much mobile traffic a site is getting?

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Hi there guys,

I wanted to know what techniques/tools you guys are using to find out how much mobile traffic a site (you don't own) is getting.

I know there is no way to find an exact number, other than looking at the websites internal analytics (google analytics ect)....however until recently there have been some other ways to get an approximate idea....such as putting the businesses name into the Google keyword tool and then segmenting searches by device, whereby then you could see how many searches people are making for that business from mobile, but since Google has changed their keyword tool, you can no longer segment by device...

I wanted to know what techniques/tools you guys are using to estimate the proportion of businesses website traffic that comes from mobile devices....

Really look forward to your replies on this....
#mobile marketing #find #mobile #site #traffic

  • Profile picture of the author DexterGallagher
    For now, just go to keywords tool and type keyword, select country, then click on mobile devices and hit search - results mobile searches for your term on mobile devices.
  • Profile picture of the author Sonny Am
    Originally Posted by DexterGallagher View Post

    For now, just go to keywords tool and type keyword, select country, then click on mobile devices and hit search - results mobile searches for your term on mobile devices.
    yea that is "for now" but that feature is being pulled in less than 2 months....what are people going to do then?
  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Originally Posted by Sonny Am View Post

    yea that is "for now" but that feature is being pulled in less than 2 months....what are people going to do then?
    What do you mean by "that feature is being pulled in less than 2 months"....??? Does that mean we marketers won't have access to it any longer? Please expatiate... :confused:
  • Profile picture of the author Anuj Kaushik
    Really Its the nice feature helpful to find out the information about mobile traffic. I've also developed a website recently, I also want to analyze the mobile traffic for this website..I hope your stuff will be much helpful for me.
  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Originally Posted by Sonny Am View Post

    I wanted to know what techniques/tools you guys are using to estimate the proportion of businesses website traffic that comes from mobile devices....
    Why would you need such an estimation? If you are going to use it while approaching clients, I wouldn't use estimations that might come out to be very different from the reality. A lot of companies release statistical research results about mobile web usage and I would prefer using such stats.
  • Profile picture of the author techwizard
    You can hire someone to code custom script to find whether someone visiting your site is using mobile or pc usign server side variables and store into table you will get required output
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Install Google Analytics. Let it run for a few weeks. You can then look at your stats by device and it will show the number of mobile visitors you are getting. This is the only reliable way to do it. Anything else would be just a guess and shouldn't be used in a sales pitch.
  • Profile picture of the author danny98
    i have chitika on my website. tells me the page views from mobiles phones.
  • Profile picture of the author Lelando
    Originally Posted by danny98 View Post

    i have chitika on my website. tells me the page views from mobiles phones.
    yes chiktika is good I use it too.
  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    By you don't own, you mean the site of a prospect or the site of a client.

    If of a client, install tracking, something like Google analytics, and it will tell you.

    If it's of a prospect, and you're trying to use that information to convince them they should hire you to make them a mobile site, use Google keyword tools... It can be set to give you average searches for desk top and laptop devices and for mobile devices.

    You make your presentation based on averages for the industry...
  • Profile picture of the author DexterGallagher
    Google KW is no longer available.


    Originally Posted by DABK View Post

    By you don't own, you mean the site of a prospect or the site of a client.

    If of a client, install tracking, something like Google analytics, and it will tell you.

    If it's of a prospect, and you're trying to use that information to convince them they should hire you to make them a mobile site, use Google keyword tools... It can be set to give you average searches for desk top and laptop devices and for mobile devices.

    You make your presentation based on averages for the industry...
  • Profile picture of the author MobileMarketingMogul
    Check out this video for an explanation

  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    When the answer was given, Google KW existed.
    Wasn't that obvious?


    Originally Posted by DexterGallagher View Post

    Google KW is no longer available.
  • Profile picture of the author DexterGallagher
    LOL - WAKE UP............Google have dropped the keyword tool last month I think.


    Originally Posted by DABK View Post

    When the answer was given, Google KW existed.
    Wasn't that obvious?
  • Profile picture of the author DexterGallagher
    Thanks, but it will only tell you how many people come to your site, you cannot search for dentists in seattle, or anything like that if I remember right.

    Originally Posted by MobileMarketingMogul View Post

    Check out this video for an explanation

    MOBILE VIDEO
  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    About 5 or 6 weeks after I'd made that post.

    Originally Posted by DexterGallagher View Post

    LOL - WAKE UP............Google have dropped the keyword tool last month I think.
  • Profile picture of the author DexterGallagher
    What are you talking about? You posted on the 10th September telling people to use Google KW tool, but Google closed that piece of software in August. ROL

    Originally Posted by DABK View Post

    About 5 or 6 weeks after I'd made that post.
  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    08-10-2013, 11:34 AM

    Originally Posted by DexterGallagher View Post

    What are you talking about? You posted on the 10th September telling people to use Google KW tool, but Google closed that piece of software in August. ROL
  • Profile picture of the author himalayan
    For me I use dudamobile services and there they have their own analytics.

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