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Mobile Website Tips: Why Your Website Needs to be Mobile Compatible

If you’re thinking about revamping your current website, you need to ensure that it’s mobile compatible - period.

Why? In today’s go-go world, more and more people around the globe are accessing their information from their phone, not from their desktops and laptops.

  • Worldwide, 1.2 billion people access the web via their phone. 

  • In the United States alone, for the first time, smartphones outnumber basic mobile phones (Pew Survey

  • Smartphone usage has increased 11% in the US since last year, meaning that almost half , or 46% of all Americans now own a smartphone 

  • Tablet usage, those numbers are astonishing. Between December of last year and January, ownership doubled from 11% to 19% (Time Business)

More quick facts regarding mobile website use:

  1. 87% of the world’ population are mobile subscribers (5.9 billion people) 

  2. In the last year, mobile searched have quadrupled

  3. One in seven searches are from a mobile device

  4. Four out of 5 smartphone users in the US use their phone to help with shopping, Google/Ipsos

  5. Mobile commerce is said to reach $US119B by 2015, according to ABI Research

More mobile stats can be found at information can be found on MobiThinking

If you want to be competitive you must have a strong web presence, and in today’s world this means your website needs to be searchable and functional on today’s mobile devices. 

 

Want to learn more? Read the next part in our series: Mobile Website Tips