Google has released a detailed study which provides a fascinating insight into how consumers use different devices to access the Internet and search.
Spoiler alert – this study categorically reinforces the fact we now live in a ‘mobile-first world’ and as a marketer, you ignore it at your peril.
We highly recommend you download the PDF which you can find here.
Some of the key findings are:
For a Quarter of Users, It’s a Mobile-Only World
On an average day, more than 1/4 of all users ONLY use a smartphone. This is nearly twice as many as those who only use a computer. This means if you aren’t reaching your customers on mobile, you risk missing out on 1/4 of your potential audience.
People Spend Almost 3 Hours a Day On Smartphones
Search has gone mobile
Nearly 4 in 10 users search ONLY on their smartphones on an average day. That’s why today Google receives more searches from smartphones than on computers.
More searches happen on mobile than on computers and tablets for 15 out of 24 hours a typical day
Mobile search is growing across numerous categories
The chart below shows Y-o-Y growth in mobile searches for different categories as reported by Google.
Why should you care?
This study reinforces something we regularly bang on about: you simply can’t ignore mobile. If you still don’t have a mobile-friendly website then reading this study should convince you that you need one.
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