On a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of having a mobile website. Since then, it has become even more crucial to have either a mobile website (to accompany your existing one) or a responsive website. New statistics and Internet trends reveal why having a mobile site in 2016 is an essential tool for a company’s success. In one year, mobile users have grown tremendously, and moving forward, mobile websites will most likely replace older websites. Here are a few statistics that VPN Mentor has kindly let us use:

Mobile Users Have Grown in the Last Year

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Mobile users have grown by 141 million people in just one year, which yields more possible customers with a mobile website. In the upcoming few years, this industry will change so drastically that companies without a mobile website will struggle in succeeding against other giant, internet-based companies. Adapting to this change early can establish a web foundation for your company and prepare you for the new generation of Internet surfing.

Smartphones are Becoming More Prevalent

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With smartphones penetrating more markets across the world, it makes more sense to invest in a mobile website in order to cater to this niche of users. In 2016, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore ranked the highest in smartphone penetration, with UAE being 91% penetration. This shows how the most successful smartphone markets are moving from the USA to a more global scale. The more mobile users there are around the world means that there is more mobile web traffic. Hence, a responsive website will be more easily discovered by customers around the world.

Mobile Traffic has Also Grown

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In the first quarter of 2016, the global average of Internet traffic being mobile was at 39%. It is predicted that by 2020, 35% of all Internet users will be utilizing a tablet. That greatly reduces the need for a desktop version of a website and increases the need for mobile websites and apps. As the mobile trend is catching up with laptops and desktops, investing time and money to build a mobile website is well worth it.

With the constant rising of mobile devices, being equipped with a mobile website is a very important tool for companies. In the near future, company’s equipped with mobile sites will most likely be more successful than without one. Boson Hub offers a wide range of responsive websites. When you host with us, we will tailor your website to your needs, while making it responsive. Having a mobile website is just as important to us as it is to you.