The Mobile Web: 10 Incredible Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

The latest big disruptor in our digital world is going to be (and already is) the staggeringly rapid increase in the use of mobile devices. For everyone involved in marketing, this is something that we have to educate our clients and ourselves about. Because more than anything else right now, this shift affects every business’s most valuable digital asset…their website.

How fast is this happening and how pervasive is it? There are a lot of eye-opening statistics that I want to share. Here are some of them:

There are 4 times as many smartphone owners as computer owners in the U.S. today.

  • Apple sold 48 million mobile devices in 2011; they sold 4.9 million desktops and laptops during the same period.
  • 48% of U.S. mobile subscribers use a smartphone.
  • Smartphone usage grew by 50% from 2011 to 2012.
  • 91% percent of Americans have their mobile device within reach 24/7
  • In 2013, mobile phones will surpass PCs as the primary means of accessing the Internet..
  • 1 in 7 Internet searches are performed on a mobile phone.
  • 16.9% of Black Friday 2012 online shopping was done on a mobile device.
  • 94% of smartphone users look for local information on their phone and 90% take action a result, such as making a purchase or contacting the business.
  • Only 20% of businesses have invested in a mobile website.

Now do this: get your phone; open your browser; go to your website.
‘Nuf said.

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Note: In the original version of this blog, we stated the 24% of Black Friday 2012 online shopping was done on a mobile device. This number was overstated at 24%; the real number is 16.9%. But 24% of US consumers opted to visit a retailer’s website using their mobile device on Black Friday 2012. see: http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/24/ibm-black-friday-data/

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2 Comments

  1. Amir Rozenberg on December 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    So, are you saying that mobile commerce equated to 24% of $1.042Bn on Black Friday? ($250MM)

    • Be Visible Associates on December 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Hi Amir, I went back and rechecked those stats.
      The original version stated that that 24% of Black Friday 2012 online shopping was done on a mobile device. That number was incorrect. The real number is 16.9%, but 24% of US consumers opted to visit a retailer’s website using their mobile device on Black Friday 2012. see: http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/24/ibm-black-friday-data/

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