Pokémon Go takes the modern path to success. They enabled their users. What is it that has led it to become the most downloaded game in the app store with over 5% of worldwide users on android installing it in the first 2 weeks? The marketing model. When we look at competing games in the app…
Looking for ways to track a cell phone? How to track by the GPS on a phone?
If the user has Gmail on their phone or anything that uses a Gmail account like YouTube (which 99% of phones use), then you an most likely see exactly where the phone was and the exact time it was there.
If you can login to the Gmail account then you can select the location history and see a map of exactly where the device was located and at what time. While this is not exact tracking by a phones GPS signal it is pretty extensive record of where a phone has been throughout each day going back many months. Here is a screen shot of the last 30 days in my boring routine.
You can also set it to specific days and see the location of a person based on their smartphone GPS signal for specific days and times of the day.
Be sure to click delete history in yours now because yes this is pretty f*^%&% creepy.
If you are logged in to your Gmail or YouTube account right now then you location history is running. Go to this link to see yours right now, get freaked out and delete it if you so choose.
Todd Kron of Sellaholics is a veteran of Analytics, PPC, Display, video, UX, conversion optimization, affiliate programs, web design and web programming since 2002. My background includes affiliate sales to 6 figures, director of a web design agency, and currently the digital manager for a leading energy company located in Huntersville, NC. From search to sale 1000 different ways is my background. Sellaholics is a Google Partner Agency.
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— April 22, 2016
If you have been involved in any sort of paid social media campaign building then you know about the pesky Instagram and Facebook 20% rule. Facebook will reject any ads that use over 20% of the image for text. Now the pesky part is that this is determined by a grid system in which any…
— January 5, 2016
I sure do hate link bait posts like “top 5 ways you to get the job!” or “7 gifts every girl will love every time!”. This type of social media bait is the scourge of LinkedIn and similar platforms. In the world of Twitter there are more people than ever are “doing it wrong”. Today…
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Why run ads that point to someone else’s website? “When you do something right people won’t know you did anything at all.” I have always preached that the best plan in advertising online is to not look like it was your plan. You want to predict your target audience and then have a compelling argument…
Google announces customer match and if you know online marketing then you know this is a game changer. We have all heard “next big thing” talk about every little marketing product before, but this a huge tool and a huge step forward in targeting. Funny thing is that Facebook has been doing it for years….
Need a Charlotte Marketing Agency? Well, you are in luck. Take a look at a Google map search for the term “Charlotte Marketing Agency” and you will find about 55 of them within 1 mile of the center of Charlotte. Spread out to the 485 loop in Charlotte and you will find about 120 of…
What is your customer’s emotional state? This is something to consider when you develop your ads and compare them in terms of effectiveness. In the market I currently work there is a roller coaster of pricing. Pricing on energy is something that has real emotional impact on moms and dads as they make their monthly…
My day today has been filled with mobile vs. non mobile comparisons as we move forward with some mobile traffic and website changes. My main project at work has never really required this based on historically low mobile usage and the nature of the product we sell. Our B2C offering requires information that just cannot…
No secret that my mind is constantly on advertising. If the commercial is a good one on the radio I prefer it over most of the music. Now, not every observation I make is meaningful, but the process of always viewing products, and life, with the knowledge tha it is being marketed changes a lot…
The funny thing about online marketing is that if you do it right the target audience will find you and they will think it was their idea. So it is like 93 degrees here and I stumbled across Brothers International Food website, a company from my hometown of Rochester, NY that sells Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks….
Cool, Google sent me a free cake, a thank you note and featured me on the Google Partners North America Spotlight. The cake arrived a bit smushed, but the kids still liked it. I think this is poetic justice for all the doorway pages and spammy links I have built over the last 12+ years….