Internet usage by mobile and tablet devices exceeded desktop worldwide for the first time in October 2016 according to independent web analytics company StatCounter.
The following chart is a snapshot of worldwide internet usage through October of this year and the result truly speaks volumes.Its research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop.
“Mobile compatibility is increasingly important not just because of growing traffic but because Google favors mobile friendly websites for its mobile search results.” He pointed out that Google recently launched a tool where businesses can test their website mobile performance.
“This should be a wake up call especially for small businesses, sole traders and professionals to make sure that their websites are mobile friendly. Many older websites are not,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.