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1:17 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Maybe I'm just behind the times but I didn't realise that Google Analystics could tell me how many visits to my site came from mobiles (Visitors / Mobile / Mobile Devices or Carriers).

Two things struck me when I looked. First, my data only appears after early October 2009, before that the mobile stats show 0. Is that when mobile monitoring started on Analytics?

Second, on one of my most visited sites, there was roughly 5% of visits from mobiles, increasing each month.

Is that about average? What do your stats say about mobile usage on your sites?
2:22 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing more and more mobile users on my sites. Less than 5% but growing steadily since mid-last year.

Actually considering a mobile site for one site I own. Definitely a trend that's going to grow.
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I installed Google Analytics in November, and I swear the Mobile tab wasn't there until sometime since then. So it is very possible they added that tracking since October.

My site is about Mobile Software, and I only get 2% from mobile devices. Shows I have some work to do.
1:21 pm on Feb 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Sierra_Dad,

I have a few mobile sites and they get 80-90% mobile traffic. You may may need to do some SEO adjustments and make sure your site is viewable on the most popular mobile devices.

What CMS are you using for your site?
3:50 am on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We are around 5% mobile traffic.
11:50 pm on Mar 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have a few mobile sites and they get 80-90% mobile traffic. You may may need to do some SEO adjustments and make sure your site is viewable on the most popular mobile devices.

What CMS are you using for your site?


I have Drupal - migrated from Joomla.

There are some plugins that claim to be able to switch the theme based on mobiles. If I could figure out the right theme and module, that would probably be enough. I'll take recommendations.

The site needs SEO adjustments in general. But I don't really know what SEO adjustments would be specific for mobile traffic.

It actually looks okay in Android even with the full theme. A little bit better if I move the sidebars to the right.

The current product is for Windows Mobile. Those user haven't typically used the mobile browser, because, well, it sucks.

Come to think of it, Google Analytics probably doesn't track Pocket IE very well because most of them don't have javascript.

I don't want to dumb down the site so much that Windows Mobile works well and Analytics doesn't. But having it better optimized for Android before the Android product launches is desirable.
6:34 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We're at slightly under 2% mobile users. We don't have a mobile friendly version of our site but mobile users still convert slightly higher than the site average.
 

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