Ignore mobile and you are basically hiding from your customers.
If you are in business in 2016 you have watched customers sitting at the table at your restaurant or watching you work on the plumbing problem with a mobile phone in their hand. People are addicted to mobile and the addiction is continuing to grow. Local Search is impacted greatly by the mobile because when a person is in need (hungry, hurt, or in need of a service) they can quickly access everything they need to make their buying decision.
Are you embracing the mobile culture? If not, here are 4 reasons to get started right away.
1. Everyone is connected
80% of all online adults now own a Smartphone & 47% own a Tablet.
83% of Smartphone users don’t leave home without their device.
2. Mobile search is growing
Smartphones and Tablets combined now account for 60% of all online traffic.
More Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.
200 million users are expected to search on mobile by 2018.
3. Mobile consumers want Local
38% of mobile users search at least one time per month for a local business.
4. Mobile users are searching for YOUR business
Mobile users are searching for all types of local businesses, but restaurant / cafes (58%), general shops (32%) & doctor / dentists (27%) are the most popular.
For additional stats and to learn more about the future of mobile and why you need to prepare you can read the full article from our partners at Bright Local.