The following collection of charts represents the most trusted research and the most recent data on major internet trends.
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This is a must-know for ALL business owners! The paradigm shift to mobile shopping is now a landslide. The take-away from all this information? Make sure your website is compatible with what the market demands and is Easy to find, Easy to navigate and Easy to do business with.
You have no choice now and very little time to conform to today’s market. If your website is over 18 months old, you are way behind the curve.
The most startling statistic:
By 2018, global retail e-commerce sales are expected to approach $2.5 trillion. Are you ready?
Web Growth Statistics
The fastest growing segment of the internet is the number of mobile social media users. The number of people who used mobile devices to access social media grew by more than 280 million globally from 2015 to 2016.
Number of SmartPhone Users
While several forecasts pegged 2014 as the “year of revolution” when mobile-only users would surpass desktop-only users, it turns out the forecast finally became reality in the U.S. in 2015.
Most Popular U.S. Online Activities
In the U.S. last year, communication activities such as email (almost 91%) and instant/text messaging (86%) dominated.
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