It has been one year since I upgraded my blog to be mobile friendly. This was mostly as an experiment. I haven’t received any complaints so I’m guessing that’s a good thing. I’m getting about 700 unique mobile visitors monthly averaging just over 4000 page views and that’s a decent average of just under 6 pages viewed per visit. and it’s slowly trending upwards. I knew from my website analytics that mobile visitors are just a small percentage of my blog’s overall traffic. Before I researched the mobile stats, I had expected it to be a larger percentage given how much time people spend on their smartphones. But I’m guessing most people spend the vast majority of their time either playing games or messing around on facebook and other social media rather than reading technical blogs. That makes sense.
The vast majority of the mobile traffic is from smartphones, with tablets and iPads representing a very small minority of visits. That really surprised me as I figured anyone who is blog surfing would be using a larger device.
Here’s a rough breakdown of operating systems and versions for the last month:
- 71% iOS 6
- 29% iOS 7
- 99% Android 4.x
- 33% Android 4.4!