This Chart Presents the Growing Preference of Phones for Browsing

 - Aug 9, 2012
References: startapp
Having a mobile device is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. In fact, you’d almost think more people are carrying smartphones than have a landline. It appears that mobile Internet browsing is swiftly becoming the norm as well. It’s no surprise that in the world of mobile searching, a few top contenders take the lead as being the most sought-after search terms.

Facebook, Google, YouTube and Yahoo! are just a few of the leading search words. Facebook alone has over 2,500 search variations, with Malaysia and Italy using Facebook as a keyword more than two times the global average. Facebook leads drastically over other social media sites as well. For every 100 searches for Facebook, Twitter trudges sluggishly behind with only 2.52. This is followed up dismally by Pinterest with only 1.02 for every Facebook 100.

In terms of advertising, mobile searching is where it’s at. Did you know that the clickthrough rate for ads that show up in mobile search is 11.5% higher than those that are non-mobile optimized? The average response time for desktop searches is one week. Compare that to the mobile response time and there is absolutely no contest.

So regardless of your reason, be it advertising or simply to search for something, using your mobile device almost seems to be the obvious choice. Go ahead, everyone else is doing it.