According to Ericsson, a multinational telecommunications giant, today’s 2.6 billion smartphones will grow exponentially to reach 6.1 billion smartphone users worldwide by 2020. This metric is no idle boast, instead the statistic was harvested using data from 100 carriers across the globe. Another way of looking at it is that 6.1 billion users equates some... Read More
While many have said that native apps were the future, research suggests that mobile websites have already become the more dominant source for mobile information. While apps were once requisite, it’s become increasingly apparent that they have become unnecessary for most of the functions required to facilitate using mobile devices. Native Apps began as a... Read More
The majority of Google searches are performed on mobile devices and the volume increases yearly. Yet, up until now, Google has indexed sites based on a website’s desktop version. This created a discrepancy between ranking and relevance when searching on a mobile device. That focus has recently shifted. Attempting to make search results more relevant,... Read More
In the USA, 94% of users prefer to use their smart phones and tablets to perform local searches instead of using their desktop devices. If your site doesn’t currently read well on a mobile device, chances are you’ve already lost business by not being able to convert mobile users. Now to add to it: Google may not even rank your site in mobile search results at all.
Website visits from cellphones and tablets continue to outpace visits from desktops. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future. For small businesses, dealing with this change in audience behavior can be tricky. A mistake here could easily derail your company’s internet marketing strategy and make ranking for appropriate search terms much more difficult.
Back in high school when we waded through Brave New World and 1984 did we ever think our lives would be offered instant worldwide access via the Internet? And once it was made available we certainly became comfortable quickly with shopping and conversing online anywhere and at anytime. The only limitation had been the location of one’s desktop or laptop. ‘Not no more!
Internet Marketing is an industry that evolves constantly. First sites had to be scalable. And for years they have had to be SEO-friendly. Trending now: new sites must be flexible enough to support multiple site formats across different platforms: mobile, tablet, etc. There are numerous ways for mobile users to access your site- a mobile... Read More
The answer to that question is buried in your analytics. Very few businesses by percentage currently have a mobile website. Those that do are ahead of the curve for their effort. Those that don’t will be behind the curve very shortly. We have been watching our client’s analytics very carefully, and the past eighteen months have shown dramatic increases in mobile website use for many of them.
If you’re targeting the twenty-somethings, you will have to disregard the old tried and true weekly circulars or direct mail pieces. These folks don’t look to the Sunday paper for great deals and discounts. Rather, they probably are checking their text messages for the best concert tickets available.
The rising popularity of wireless mobile devices such as the iPhone and similar products that feature full web-browsing capabilities has enabled companies to expand into mobile marketing. New and creative options for reaching new consumers and clients through mobile marketing are being integrated into marketing budgets. But before a mobile marketing campaign can be initiated, companies should take steps to ensure that their website will be displayed properly on mobile devices.