Mobile fanatics make up 40% of the US smartphone population. You may even be a mobile fanatic. Mobile fanatics are people who do at least 10 searches per week on at least two devices from multiple locations. Maybe you are watching TV with your tablet and decide to look up who the guest cameo is on the current episode of your favorite sitcom. Or maybe you are leaving your Doctor’s office and need to find the nearest pharmacy near you. What about checking if the nearest electronics store has the latest and greatest video game for your son in stock? It’s easy to meet the 10 search per week criteria. And if you are doing it chances are your potential customers are too!
Desktop and Mobile Statistics and UsageA new study by
This is the first time in the history of Google that we can remember them giving official notice of an upcoming algorithm update and telling Webmasters the exact date the algorithm will go live! In the Google Mobile Algorithm announcement last week, they say:
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results
The above warning in a recent Search Engine Land article titled Is Your Local Site Mobile Friendly? Should It Be? caught my attention. Would your website be ready if a Google mobile algorithm update was released today? On our blog we have shared plenty of stats and updates about mobile responsive website design becoming more important, such as this one about Google sending notices to webmasters with sites that are not mobile friendly. Search Engine Land shares more stats about mobile usage as a warning that this has an impac
Google has made two strong moves towards encouraging (or gently forcing) all webmasters to become more Mobile Friendly. Could this mean Google is launching a new mobile algorithm update soon? The first move was in November 2014 when Google added a “mobile-friendly” label into Search Results (see our recent Is my website mobile friendly post). This means that people searching on their Smartphone may see your website in Search Results and scroll right past it because the lack of a "mobile-friendly" label means it could be slow to load, hard to navigate and difficult to view. Google's second move occurred just two days ago (January 19, 2015) when they started sending out notices through Google Webmaster To
In November 2014 Google introduced new “mobile friendly” labeling to its mobile search results. If you haven’t noticed this new label pick up your phone and do a search for restaurants, doctors or events. The “mobile-friendly” label is added to the beginning of the meta description as shown below.
Features of a Mobile Friendly Website<
An interesting set of new statistics came across my desk that confirms you absolutely must have a very user friendly mobile version of your website.
Mobile nears two-thirds of time spent online by 18-24 year olds (source).As the up and coming generation is favoring their smart phones and tablets over their computer, here are our top 6 reasons you can’t survive without a mobile version of your website.
- Your non-mobile sit
Never underestimate the power of local search. The recent 2014 Local Search Study by Neustar Localeze and 15miles suggests that between 61 and 78% of local searches result in a purchase, depending on what type of device the person was searching from. Between 65 and 73% of these purchases are “in store” meaning the person has selected your company from their search options and physically came to your location to do business with you.
Why you should care about these numbers ...People are searching f
Late last week RKG released the latest mobile traffic trends in their quarterly digital marketing report which show website traffic stats for Organic search visits in the last quarter of 2013.
Mobile Website Traffic Statistics by Search EngineThe numbers don't lie: Smartphones and Tablets now accounts for 32% of all Google organic search visits in the last quarter of 2013.
This morning a recent study by Gallup Economy on how our tech tastes have changed caught my attention. Conducted in early December 2013 the study results show that internet-connected devices are growing in popularity. This means that your business website is being accessed by almost anyone, anywhere and on all types of device and that you must be prepared with a website that is compatible with the demands and restrictions unique to each device. Here are the results of how more than 1,000 American adults responded when asked if they personally own specific types of devices.