Yes, You Can Integrate with Google Analytics!

Last week Google launched a new mobile analytics tool, and we’re right behind them! If you have a Basic, Small Business or Ultimate plan, you now have the option to integrate your site with Google Analytics.

The new Google mobile analytics tracks two basic categories of user interaction, page views and events, for iPhone and Android applications.

On the MoFuse side, we give you two options for how you want to integrate your site with Google. You can

  1. Run all of your analytics for your mobile and desktop site into one Google Analytics site profile, or
  2. Set up separate Google Analytics profiles for your mobile and desktop sites

Clients ask us all the time, “Why can’t I integrate with Google Analytics?” Up until now, we’ve had to tell everyone that it wasn’t possible because Google Analytics (like most web analytics packages) is Javascript-based, and Javascript simply doesn’t work on the vast majority of handsets, so you only get a limited snapshot of your site’s traffic.  With this new mobile analytics tool at least we can now reply, “Yes, you can integrate with Google!”.

You can read more about what Google has to say on the Official Google Blog, and you can get started right away by going to Google Tools page on MoFuse, choosing Google Analytics, and following the instructions.

This integration and tool is new to us too, so as always, please let us know what you think by sending us an email at Redirect Code Available in Beta

If you have been waiting for version of the Automatic Detection and Redirect code, your wait is over!  A special thanks to our friends at LiveSide for pulling this version of redirect code together!

The code is available on the Promote page, under Integrate, and alongside php, asp, and jsp versions.

To learn more about Automatic Mobile Detection and Redirection, read this post.

Please email if you have any problems or questions.

Make Your Image Clickable

There are now two easy ways to make an image “clickable” on your mobile site:

  1. If your image is in a static content page or block element, simply select the image in the editor and then add a url to it using the hyperlink icon on the editor toolbar.
  2. If you are uploading an image from your desktop (“Image” element), there is now a field below the image upload where you can enter the url for that image.

We’ve already seen a variety of good uses for clickable images. Here are a few examples:

  • making a sponsor’s logo click to their landing page or site
  • a product image that clicks to purchase that item on Amazon mobile
  • clicking on the give-away image to navigate directly to contest or event registration pages (form builder)
  • using images to navigate within pages of the same mobile site, or to other mobile sites