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Old 08-07-2014, 01:51 PM
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Everyone loves to search things on the bosses dime (check Analytics and see when people are hitting your site), but doing so via phone or tablet is not as easy to get away with as a desktop computer (the simple notion of using phone apps being perceived as playing games or texting is alive and well). If you do build some creative, custom reports, you'll probably see that your peak traffic is during the work day. What I've never dug down in to is device by time of day.
this was part of my assumption about why my desktop usage was what it was. I know for a fact that I get hits and inquiries from people at work. I had one who worked for one of the alphabet soup agencies and left me numerous whispered voicemails because she was supposed to be in a secure environment. Love this area.

I applied for a blogger/speaker contest and they asked for several metrics, the results of which surprised me: my most popular blog post (how to remove concrete steps, by a HUGE margin) and my top 3 states for visitors. Luckily VA was #1, but I was surprised to see NY and CA were #2 and #3.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:15 PM
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In the sample I posted, 1 of those is pure, high-end design/build, with 38.58% mobile/tablet traffic. A couple are full-service, albeit primarily design build, and they're around 40%. Geographically, they form a large triangle on the US map.
Just curious- any of these guys have a robust blog? Maybe the long tail (research oriented) stuff brings more desktop traffic?
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:17 PM
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I applied for a blogger/speaker contest and they asked for several metrics, the results of which surprised me: my most popular blog post (how to remove concrete steps, by a HUGE margin) and my top 3 states for visitors. Luckily VA was #1, but I was surprised to see NY and CA were #2 and #3.
#1 is OR, #2 is CA, #3 is AK for me- extreme west coast bias!
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:06 PM
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Just curious- any of these guys have a robust blog? Maybe the long tail (research oriented) stuff brings more desktop traffic?
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Great question. Interestingly enough, none of that group has blogs of any consequence. 5 of the 8 have none. 3 of them have periodic posts. The 100% design/build has monthly'ish posts, specifically related to their completed projects or outdoor living ideas.

For that company, this will be changing, as we head in to 2015, via a concerted effort to create content utilizing past projects, as well as current. A photographer has also been going back and staging/re-shooting past projects.

You're probably on the right track, however, in how you're analyzing the difference. The long tail research, via desktop, could easily account for that.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:26 PM
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:40 PM
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Desk Top -69.84%
Mobile - 80.57% IPHONE
Tablet - 80.3% IPAD
Math?

Tony keep talking.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:32 PM
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Math?

Tony keep talking.
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Clearly I was drunk when I typed this (and I don't even drinky drink)

Desk - 68.87%
Mobile - 19.71%
Tablet - 11.42%

Do these add up? hahaha
I see where I was looking, the next cell over to these #'s...okay back to not drinking.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:43 PM
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I use a little different tracking software but on my main site about 9% of my traffic is mobile and 7% is a tablet.

I think it is good to make sure your site looks ok on a phone but to be honest I hate the sites that have been optimized for mobile with a passion. that includes Lawnsite's version that is optimized for mobile. They are all just so terrible.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:46 AM
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I think it is good to make sure your site looks ok on a phone but to be honest I hate the sites that have been optimized for mobile with a passion.
I really dislike the mobile only- duda mobile- type sites. I think that responsive design is much to be preferred.

I really like the way Squarespace handles it. You have the option to make your site responsive, or not. Additionally, you can have a little mobile only footer that has icons for phone#, address, and email. This allows you to have the best of both worlds: serve all your content on all devices and have your contact info up front for the people on phones who are just looking to do that.
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:27 PM
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I like the responsive Studiopress templates for Wordpress, which is why I use one. The totally stripped-down mobile view is boring as heck.
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