TechCrunch: Web traffic increases in 2019 were driven by mobile; top 100 sites saw average of 223B monthly visits

TechCrunch: Web traffic increases in 2019 were driven by mobile; top 100 sites saw average of 223B monthly visits. “Mobile adoption around the world is having a significant impact on the web’s traffic. According to a new report from SimilarWeb, out today, mobile web traffic has jumped 30.6% since 2017, while desktop traffic dropped 3.3%. But it’s not just the numbers that are changing. Mobile visitors also behave differently from their desktop web counterparts, staying on pages for shorter periods of time, for example, which is impacting core metrics web publishers today track.”

CNET: Google’s GameSnacks brings bite-size web games to slow phones

CNET: Google’s GameSnacks brings bite-size web games to slow phones. “On Thursday, Google released its new casual mobile-gaming collection. GameSnacks, from Google’s Area 120 development lab, is aiming to improve game loading for people using low-memory devices, and devices on 2G or 3G networks. GameSnacks joins the ranks of quickly loading game platforms like Facebook’s Instant Games.”

Hongkiat: 5 Best Apps to Monitor Mobile Data Usage

Hongkiat: 5 Best Apps to Monitor Mobile Data Usage. “It’s always a good idea to keep track of your mobile data usage so you can avoid exceeding your data usage quota. Among the two main mobile operating systems, Android natively provides you an interface to keep track and monitor mobile data usage; iOS on the other hand, doesn’t offer much information. So in this post, I am going to discuss some useful apps (both iOS and Android) that you can download to keep track of mobile data usage, starting with the one I’m current using.”

Gizmodo: What Is Google Labs And Why Is It Appearing On Some Phones?

Gizmodo: What Is Google Labs And Why Is It Appearing On Some Phones?. “Back in 2011 Google Labs was discontinued on desktops. A home from experimental Google features, it allowed users to test them before being rolled out en masse. We’ve known for awhile that Labs was set to make a comeback on mobile, and it seems to already be appearing for some people.”

Search Engine Journal: 9 Best AMP WordPress Plugins for Speed, Search & Tracking

Search Engine Journal: 9 Best AMP WordPress Plugins for Speed, Search & Tracking. “If you want your website to load quickly on a mobile platform, you should make use of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology. Fortunately, that’s easy to do if you’re using WordPress because there are quite a few AMP plugins available. Even better: many of them are free.”