September 12, 2017

Smartphones are driving all growth in web traffic


Smartphones are driving all growth in U.S. web traffic, while tablets and computer web access has declined, according to new data from Adobe Analytics.

Since January 2015, there has been a 68 percent increase in smartphone web traffic in the U.S., while desktop and tablet both saw declines. Overall, web traffic has been pretty much flat, according to Adobe’s Media & Metrics report that was released Monday. Adobe tracked more than 150 billion visits to or launches of 400 large company sites and apps since January 2015, using anonymous and aggregated data from companies on Adobe Experience Cloud.

On smartphones, 61 percent of websites’ referred traffic — meaning when people don’t go directly to a page but find it through another means — came from Google Search. Another 16 percent came from Facebook. Other sources made up just 23 percent in total.

Accordingly, Google and Facebook are taking the lion’s share of ad dollars.

Get the full story at Recode