15 Mobile Marketing Statistics That Make 2018 Your Year

Do you start planning the new year mobile marketing plan? If yes, the stats and trends we will explain below are worth to read carefully.
As you know, mobile is growing up and nobody can stop it. If we look back at the past, the point we came is really amazing. After room-sized computers, we start to carry the internet in our pocket thanks to mobile phones. The result is increasing number of people using smartphone, increasing number of apps developed, increasing time spent on mobile and more.
There is a revolution in the mobile world. At this point, we compile the significant statistics to help you while developing a strategy and let you gain a competitive advantage.

1. The time consumers spend on mobile devices

In US, adults spend 3 hours and 15 minutes every day and it is expected to raise to 3 hours 23 minutes. If we compare this number with 2013, it is 1 hour more. As you see, the time spending on mobile devices is increasing every year.
(Source: eMarketer)

2. The percentage of digital ad budgets

In 2016, 51% of all digital ad budgets were spent on mobile ad. And it is expected to represent 72% in US by 2018. If you want to gain a competitive advantage, you need to think on ad budget allocation twice. From a monetary point of view, it is said to exceed $40 billion this year.
(Source: IAB and MarketingLand)

3. Types of ads annoying users

Respondents answered as following when asked the annoying ads.
(Source: HubSpot)

4. The percentage of mobile search with a search engine

48% of consumers use search engines for a mobile research. It makes the mobile optimization essential for you.

5. The percentage of small businesses have a mobile friendly website

We said the half of the consumer begin mobile research with a search engine. So, having a mobile friendly website gains importance. However, the ratio is surprising. Only 5% of small businesses have a mobile friendly website.
(Source: Clickhost)

6. The things user give importance

In spite of the low ratio of having a mobile friendly website, 61% of users don’t like websites having access problems and 40% of them prefer to visit a competitor’s website.
The more important thing is that 83% of  mobile users say seamless experience across all devices is extremely important.
Another important ratio is the percentage of users saying content is very important: It is 91%.
Website design is also important. It is because 57% of users say they don’t suggest a poorly designed website.
If you take all these ratios into consideration, you should absolutely focus on users’ needs and preferences to outpoint the competitors.
(Source: McKinsey & Company)

7. The average page load on mobile devices

The average page load on mobile devices is 22 seconds, but websites that load in 5 seconds on mobile see 25% more ad visibility and 70% longer session duration. And consumers expect to load less than 2 seconds.
(Source: Think With Google and Google DoubleClick)

8. The percentage of small businesses having an app

As of March 2017, 42% of small businesses have their own mobile app. This number is expected to increase to 67% by the end of 2017.
(Source: Clutch)

9. The top reasons of developing a mobile app

Mainly, companies develop a mobile app to raise sales, improve customer experience and gain a competitive advantage.

(Source: Bizness Apps)

10. The percentage of consumers spending time on app

Together with increasing number of app, people consume media through an app. 89% of mobile time is spent on apps.

11. The industries users search most on mobile devices

With 73%, food and beverage is at the top. Then, health and sports come with both 68%. And more than 40% of all mobile searches have local intent.
(Source: NetGainSEO)

12. The effect of location-based marketing

If we talk about local search, it would be beneficial to say location-based marketing strategies can be 20 times more effective than usual banner ads.
(Source: My Total Retail)

13. The most effective mobile marketing campaigns

Each campaign below is rated as very effective or effective. According to the results, exclusive deals are the most effective one.
And the more surprising one is 86% of consumers would find it beneficial to get exclusive coupons or offers on their mobile device while shopping in store. Moreover, nearly 4 out of 10 consumers find the personalized coupons encouraging for shopping.
(Source: Salesforce)

14. The average order value of consumers using mobile devices

Let’s talk about money. The AOV of iOS users is $114, while it is $95 for Android users.
(Source: Media Post)

15. The social media time spent on mobile devices

80% of social media time is spent on a mobile device. The amazing fact is 48% of millennials watch a video solely on their mobile devices.
(Source: comScore)


Half of the users grab their smartphones as soon as they wake up.

Final Things to Say

We hope these mobile marketing statistics let you being more mobile oriented while strategizing digital marketing. Don’t waste your time any more and make 2018 your year!

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