The best ad – from the perspective of both users and advertisers – is often something that will immediately let the two sides connect. Google’s taken an intelligent step forward, then, by allowing businesses to include clickable phone numbers in their mobile ads.
This should save people who want to call companies a fair amount of time they might otherwise have to spend navigating a site. It’ll also spare some smartphone owners the slight embarrassment of having to copy down a phone number on paper while using their multi-hundred dollar devices.
Google has introduced a new feature for its mobile Image Search offering. The feature is "Popular Images," and lets Android and iPhone users browse popular images (go figure).
The Popular Images feature comes in the form of a link just under the search box on the Google Image Search page. When clicked, it brings up a categorized list of image searches and corresponding images.
Update: Google has announced that annotations are now available for all accounts after a phased roll-out.
Original Articles: Google announced a new set of features for Google Analytics at SES Chicago. New features include annotations, custom variables in advanced segments, custom variables in custom reports, a new analytics tracking code setup wizard, and a new version of the analytics API.