New research shows that 70% of mobile searchers call a business directly from search results – Thnz Caro Bertoni @MinervaZ


Thnz Caro Bertoni @MinervaZ

Working with Ipsos Research, we surveyed 3,000 mobile searchers who had recently made purchases across different industries to understand the role that click to call – from paid or organic search results – played in the purchase process. We found that calls are not only an important channel for research and transaction, but also the presence of a phone number in search results can strongly influence the perception of a business’s brand.

Click to call is important to consumers across all verticals.

Across all seven of the verticals we researched (Travel, Restaurant, Auto, Local Services, Retail, Finance, Technology) click to call was an important feature for people looking to find information and make purchases.

  • 62% of consumers searching for auto parts and services would be very likely to use click to call, and 57% would use click to call to compare pricing.
  • 60% of those searching for car rental information on their phone would use click to call, and 44% would call to make a reservation.
  • Within local services, 76% would use call features to schedule an appointment for professional services.
  • 61% of people searching for financial services on their smartphones are likely to use click to call to make changes to their bank accounts.

Consumers rely on calls for research and transacting. Leer más “New research shows that 70% of mobile searchers call a business directly from search results – Thnz Caro Bertoni @MinervaZ”

Apple has released OS X 10.8.4 for Mac computers today – thnxz @TheNextWeb


Here’s some changes:

  • Compatibility improvements when connecting to certain enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Microsoft Exchange compatibility improvements in Calendar
  • A fix for an issue that prevented FaceTime calls to non-U.S. phone numbers
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent scheduled sleep after using Boot Camp
  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility with text in PDF documents
  • Includes Safari 6.0.5, which improves stability for some websites with chat features and games
  • A fix for an issue that may cause iMessages to display out of order in Messages

How to Get a US Phone Number

This tutorial describes how you may easily get your own US phone number from anywhere in the world without spending a penny.

Once you have a US local phone number, your friends and relatives in the US will be able to dial you from their landline or regular cell phones without paying international rates. The calls can be forwarded to your mobile phone or desktop based VoIP softphones (also see: Make phone calls over the Internet).

[*] Skype also offers a service called Skype-In (also known as Online Number) where you can get a local phone number for USA but it costs around $18 for 3 months.


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Phone NumberThis tutorial describes how you may easily get your own US phone number from anywhere in the world without spending a penny.

Once you have a US local phone number, your friends and relatives in the US will be able to dial you from their landline or regular cell phones without paying international rates. The calls can be forwarded to your mobile phone or desktop based VoIP softphones (also see: Make phone calls over the Internet).

[*] Skype also offers a service called Skype-In (also known as Online Number) where you can get a local phone number for USAbut it costs around $18 for 3 months.

Getting your own USA Phone Number – Step by StepLeer más “How to Get a US Phone Number”

Google Voice Voicemail Transcription Partially Useful, Unintentionally Hilarious

One of the benefits of Google Voice is voicemail transcription. I’m particularly bad about checking voicemail so I loved having this as an option. Here is the complete text of a voicemail I received on Friday:

Hi David, show look like early evening on Friday. Hope you guys are doing well.
Wanted to catch up with you. Well, I’ll try and I know, we’re having tons getting, in reply to that
and would love to try that dosomething with you guys so wanted to see what your schedules like
the conclusion make that work, so give us a call. I’m going to make this my phone calls now
and if you have a pretty wiped out. I think wemight just try to watch a movie later or something
but but give me a try. And if you had left not getting. We directly and how that he says clear
sense of times of might work of that and let me know, otherwisewe’ll just talk to soon, okay.
Take care bye bye.


I recently gave Google Voice another shot. I was an early user that never used it much, partially because I didn’t like my phone number much.

I checked it out again and paid $10 to switch my number to something more memorable. You can even search for number strings in your preferred area code, like any numbers with 1111 in it or some memorable sequence. Leer más “Google Voice Voicemail Transcription Partially Useful, Unintentionally Hilarious”