Mobile Web

The mobile web refers to access to the world wide web, i.e. the use of browser-based Internet services, from a handheld mobile device, such as a smartphone or a feature phone, connected to a mobile network or other wireless network.Traditionally, access to the Web has been via fixed-line services on laptops and desktop computers. However, the Web is becoming more accessible by portable and wireless devices. An early 2010 ITU (International Telecommunication Union) report said that with the current growth rates, web access by people on the go — via laptops and smart mobile devices – is likely to exceed web access from desktop computers within the next five years.
Posts about Mobile Web
  • How speed affects your site’s performance [infographic]

    … Site speed is an important factor for SEO and conversion, but do we really understand its impact? There is increased online competition and a decreased attention span that makes it hard for a site to convert visits into sales, or even to increase traffic. Site speed can significantly affect a user’s decision on whether a visit to a page should…

    Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • Three reasons you might not need Google AMP after all

    … is by disabling plugins and other JavaScript assets. This ensures that there isn’t much code that needs to download to the visitor’s web browser before the page is viewable. But you don’t need AMP to disable your most sluggish mobile-unfriendly plugins and other JavaScript-powered components. If you’re working in WordPress, then this isn’t…

    Ben Jacobson/ Search Engine Watch- 13 readers -
  • Publishers are struggling with AMP page monetization

    … Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) initiative has gained significant traction in the past 12 months, and high-profile publishers such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Hearst are among the many companies that have adopted AMP. According to a DoubleClick study conducted earlier this year that looked at various performance…

    Search Engine Watch- 7 readers -
  • Apps Continue to Battle, But the Mobile Web May Be Catching Up

    … Apps Continue to Battle, But the Mobile Web May Be Catching Up October 12, 2016 by David Card Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary It is time to revisit the apps versus mobile web debate. At the TAP 2016 conference a couple weeks ago, I got the distinct impression that there was a movement away from apps toward mobile websites — and keep…

    Street Fightin Social Mobile- 7 readers -
  • Why retailers shouldn’t overlook the value of m-commerce apps

    … Recent stats suggest that the mobile web has the edge over apps in terms of m-commerce sales, but this doesn’t mean retailers should dismiss apps. Five to ten years ago, after the release of the first iPhone and before the widespread adoption of responsive design, there was a genuine decision to be made between apps and mobile web for retailers…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 19 readers -
  • Google AMP update: who benefits the most?

    … Google continues to shake up mobile search in its goal to perfect user experience. Earlier this month, they announced that they will extend the reach of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to all mobile search engine results. Whereas the original rollout limited AMP results to the “Top Stories” carousel, this update will allow all types of publishers…

    Search Engine Watch- 8 readers -
  • Google AMP is coming to organic search results

    … Google reiterated today that AMP is not a ranking signal. “To clarify, this is not a ranking change for sites.” Google AMP is specifically designed to improve the mobile user experience offering stripped down versions of web pages that load instantly, have minimal navigation, are uncluttered with ads (for now) and require very little network…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
  • Is Google AMP a ranking signal?

    … a super-quick refresher on AMP in case you’re completely lost: Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages are an open source initiative which aims to improve the performance of the mobile web. stripped-down versions of web pages. When you Google search for an article on a mobile, you may have spotted the ‘lightning’ symbol. This is to indicate…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 17 readers -
  • Google Updates iOS App With Support for Accelerated Mobile Pages

    … Google updated its iOS application, introducing support for Accelerated Mobile Pages. These pages are part of an overall initiative designed to make the mobile Web experience faster for users, and they are created to load instantly for users to read. With this update, when users perform searches in the Google app, any related AMP news…

    AllFacebookin Google- 12 readers -
  • Smaato: Share of In-App Mobile Ad Spending Increased 13% in 2015

    … ad spending in Q4 2015, with a 1,246 percent increase. Elsewhere, when comparing global ad spending within apps with that of ad spending on the mobile Web, Smaato found ad spending within apps accounted for 78 percent of mobile ad spending in Q4 2015, up from 65 percent in Q4 2014. On the other hand, the mobile Web’s share of ad spending decreased…

    Inside Facebookin Mobile- 16 readers -
  • Metaservices FTW!

    … and desktop web. And now with an emerging, multi-tasking layer of user command and control based on the simplest of interfaces: Text. Check out Prompt, which TechCrunch aptly called “a command line for the real world.” Prompt is about two things. First, integrations with useful mobile services — the chiclets. And second, a simple, social, text-like…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 13 readers -
  • Snapchat Rolls Out Add Me URLs: This Week in Social Media

    … Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Snapchat Makes Adding People Easier With Profile URLs: Users can copy their “unique URL or instantly share it through other apps like Twitter…

    Social Media Examinerin Social- 33 readers -
  • Facebook Audience Network Adds Support for Mobile Web

    … ad experiences for the people who visit their mobile websites. Over the past several months, we’ve worked with global mobile web publishers Hearst, Elite Daily, USA Today Sports Media Group, Time Inc. and more, to test the Audience Network for mobile Web in a closed beta. Murphey added that no software-development-kit integration is necessary…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Editor’s Take: The Apps vs. Browser Debate Is a Distraction

    … media experience; consumers enjoy many different media experiences. Suggesting that apps and browsers are or should be the same creates a false equivalency. They serve different needs and appeal differently to users. As Greg Sterling noted in Marketing Land: It’s important to be clear that mobile apps aren’t appropriate for every merchant or marketer…

    Street Fight- 12 readers -
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