• http://www.sixdegreesseo.com angmoore

    I was just talking to someone about these statistics today – well pretty much comes up on a daily basis now. It will be interesting to see what transpires over the course of this year.

  • http://www.mindsharemg.com M.M.

    This was almost the exact topic I had a conversation about last week some other developers, but we were unsure of what % of the web was actually mobile ready. Another thing that came up was how search engines are indexing mobile sites and if mobile sites are actually performing better in mobile searches or if it is just a “coincidence” in some cases. Any thoughts on that?

  • http://www.performancehorizon.com sean

    Less than 10% – does it really matter….I would argue that over 90% of the websites do not need to be mobile enabled!

    Before you panic, I would seriously ask yourself…do my customers use my site on mobile? And lets remember…we’re still getting clubbed together Ipads and notepads in wiht Mobile phone stats. not the same!

  • http://www.mongoosemetrics.com Jeff Tirey

    @sean_PHG – I think your point is good that not all sites need to be mobile ready. In fact, I think we have all had negative mobile experiences when being redirected to a mobile site that provided no value over the desktop version.

    Still, my gut tells me <10% is still on the low side but I'm unsure what the overall rate of mobile publishing should be. At the end of the day, I think the importance of mobile ready is going to come down to business sectors with retail sites having the highest rates of adoption. One thought I had with this data is to cycle the results through Data.com to see how the rates of mobile readiness distribute across business sectors.

  • http://bit.ly/johnmarkdonegan Mark Donegan

    Do most websites need to be mobile? If you don’t have a lot of mobile traffic then why should I do it – I would say – create the traffic!
    Your competitors know doubt will. I’ve just finished a site http://www.basiconline.net which uses the responsive approach.

    At least designing for smart phones should be considered now before all your competitors do. The quicker we are in that market the more we will learn especially as the sales of mobiles is increasing no-end.

    The more positive experiences we have on mobile sites the more we will use them.

  • http://www.portent.com/ Jack the Martin

    I’m with Mark. Create the traffic. I didn’t think my client had the space to expand into mobile, but there can be more volume there than you think. And if you’re one of the first in your niche to get there, the conversions can be nice and cheap.