Mobile web will overtake the desktop within 5 years.

That statement may surprise you. That means that within 5 years, the majority of visitors to your wordpress blog will be from a mobile device.

Unfortunately, most websites are not compatible with mobile devices. And if they are, they tend to offer a terrible user experience because the website was built for a device with a much larger screen.

And if you’re like most mobile phone users, if the page takes longer than 5 seconds to load, you’re going to give up and go somewhere else.

The average page size of a website on the Internet is 320kb.

It is recommended to have a page size of less than 20kb for most mobile phones. I don’t know about you, but it would take at least 10 seconds to load a page of that size on my iPhone.

1/5th of US adults access the mobile web each day.

As you can see, the current usage on the mobile web is already huge. That means that right now it is possible that 20% of your wordpress blog visitors could be from mobile devices.

If your wordpress blog is not mobile compatible, you could be losing up to 20% of your traffic right now as you read this!

In 2009, less than 1% of the websites on the Internet had mobile specific content.

It is safe to say that the Internet is lagging far behind in being compatible for the mobile web.

It is predicted that 22% of the world’s population will be mobile Internet users by 2013.

That is 1.5 billion mobile Internet users predicted in 2013.

Lastly, it is so easy to mobilize your wordpress blog!

By utilizing a wordpress mobile plugin such as the WP Mobile Detector, you can instantly make your wordpress blog mobile compatible.

This plugin will detect a mobile visitor to your website and automatically show a mobile compatible theme.

You can also checkout the WP Mobile Detector bundled with a number of premium wordpress mobile themes.

 

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website

http://mtld.mobi/resource/mobile-internet-facts-and-figures

Google Web Report: Average Page Size 320 KB

Top 10 Reasons Your Website Should Go Mobile

http://mobilementalism.com/2010/02/21/18-remarkable-facts-and-15-amazing-phones-from-mwc-2010/