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2016 Year in review: Highlights from the mobile web

2015 was a hard act to follow. That year, we noted, was an exceedingly good year for mobile, with highlights including advances in progressive web apps, web performance, and the Physical Web. Many of these themes have continued into 2016. From this viewpoint, 2016 was more of a year of iterative progression, than of pure... Read More

720×1280 is the most common mobile screen resolution in Q3 2016 (new report)

While the latest flagship devices come with at least Full HD screens, it’s the humble 720×1280 that’s getting the largest share of browsing today. This is according to the latest DeviceAtlas Mobile Web Intelligence Report for Q3 2016 which also covers the most used phone makers, mobile OSes, Android versions, and mobile browsers. 720×1280 gets... Read More

5 mobile SEO techniques to pay attention to in 2016

Mobile SEO used to be less of a concern for companies when searching the web on a phone was a relatively new phenomenon for a small group of enthusiasts. Today it’s no longer the case due to the fact that even on low-end smartphones you can easily search the web and open any website. And... Read More

Mobile audience growth driven by web, not apps: report

Comscore’s latest report focuses on native app usage in the US, there are some interesting nuggets on mobile web usage we felt merited a mention on mobiForge. The report, which is base on aggregated data from several Comscore platforms shows that growth on mobile platforms continues apace, albeit at a slower rate than previous years. The report leads with figures on time spent in mobile apps, on the mobile and desktop web, but pivoting to audience figures, or eyeballs if you prefer, reveals that mobile web is driving huge gains... Read More

Sleepwalking by Flickr user Ben Bashford

Sleepwalking into a walled garden

Here at mobiForge we’ve been broadly positive towards Google’s AMP since its launch in October 2015. It’s by no means the only way to achieve the wholesome goal of fast-loading web pages, but by providing a well-documented format to adhere to that delivers excellent performance, the web has benefitted. Google now reports that the average... Read More

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