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Sharp Upswing in Mobile Traffic

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I've gone from 10% mobile : 90% desktop to an exact 50:50.

    Rocket surgeon that I am, I have just realized that Google displays different search results to queries made from mobile, than they do to queries made from desktops. In other words, Google gives preference to mobile-formatted websites for mobile-sourced queries. Or am I wrong somehow?

    At any rate, anybody else noticing a sharp increase in mobile traffic?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, but will also say that I'm not sure it has anything to do with recent changes.  I've gone from around 2% to 15%.  For me, not a huge numbers change then, and possibly not significant at all.  Wait a week and I'll tell you more.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It will also be interesting to watch CPM, I think I'm seeing positive glimmerings there as well.

    2. innerspin profile image85
      innerspinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You should write a hub about being a rocket surgeon!

    3. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What are we looking at here? Adsense earnings? Visitor numbers?

      I see a jump in adsense from tablets but one swallow etc

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I'm looking at: the new adsense page pie chart for "view platforms".

      2. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, as Wilderness said, Adsense. Several days ago, my chart had mobile at absolute zero. That may have been an anomaly, since later was seeing 10% before the upgrade.

        1. CyclingFitness profile image91
          CyclingFitnessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'm seeing about a 20% increase in views from mobile devices and well as a similar increase in overall cpm on Adsense and Hubpages Ads which is a nice pre-Xmas present considering Xmas hubs seem to be under-performing when compared to previous years. This time last year was an exceptionally low traffic point for me so comparing year on year is not particularly valid.

          Lets see what happens when Google stabilises after the new mobile site updates but it's nice to see positive shoots appearing.

  2. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Well, we can all hope...

  3. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago

    Just checked on Analytics. The percentage of mobile, tablet and desktop for today, last week (same day) and the week before last (same day) is pretty consistent. So, I've not got any spikes in mobile viewers compared to the rest.

    My desktop traffic is around 65%
    Mobile 20% and rest tablet.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    My stats are likewise bouncing around. Desktop now at 75%.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Early Saturday morning. Adsense informs me that over half my views are mobiles and tablets, but that 99% of my earnings are from desktop. Tough town, the internet...

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Haha probably I'd not bother checking out other stuff on my phone either, so I see why it's lower (or near zero).

  6. Dan Zynski profile image87
    Dan Zynskiposted 3 years ago

    It's actually a huge upcoming problem for google and advertisers in general. Smartphones have very little space for visual ad revenue - ad money is going to decline further. That's why google's been diversifying so readily into things like Glass and self-driving cars.

    But some 85% of their revenue is still from ads.

    For my part it's encouraging me to go into making comics more seriously - with writing as a supplement to that. That way I still capture more desktop traffic.

 
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