Its official, Google says more searches now on Mobile than desktop

06/01/2016

Last year statements from several Google employees that mobile search queries would overtake desktop some time this year has now been confirmed this is now the case.

The company said that “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers The company declined to elaborate further how recently this change happened or what the relative volumes of PC and mobile search queries are now.

Google said that mobile queries include mobile browser-based searches and those coming from Google’s mobile search apps.

Google groups tablets with desktops. So this is just smartphones and does not include tablets.

With the revelation that mobile search has now overtaken desktop search we can get more of an idea of the recent mobile-friendly algorithm update. It has been said for well over a year that mobile is now the “primary screen” for marketers.

That will now obviously extend to search marketers as well.

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