The Value of #1 Position on Google For the Ipad
Study MethodologyThis study was done using data from the Chitika network. Chitika analyzed millions of impressions from its ad network looking into the referring google searches. By analyzing the referring domain and the pattern of queries, this study and insights were extracted. Read more about the methodology here.
Key FindingsWe wanted to know. So we took a look at traffic by Google result for iPad users and found that the #1 spot is much less dominant in the touchscreen environment – in fact, the top spot only got 20% of overall Google traffic.
The top spot on iPad got 20% of overall Google traffic, as compared to 34% for desktop traffic ” – Chitika InsightsStill by far the biggest chunk, but lower than the 34% that the top spot gets for overall desktop traffic. It appears from the data that iPad users are more willing to scroll to find the answers to their queries, and even go to multiple pages.
It appears from the data that iPad users are more willing to scroll to find the answers to their queries, and even go to multiple pages.Perhaps this can be attributed to the touchscreen interface, or the fact that search behavior isn’t yet ingrained in tablet users like it is in desktop and laptop users. Either way, all we know is that websites that don’t rank #1 on Google appear to do better on iPads than they do on other devices.
Websites that don’t rank #1 on Google appear to do better on iPads than they do on other devices.We’ll look into more devices to see if there’s a correlation between touchscreen and search equity, or if it’s simply an iPad phenomenon. For those of you out there who own an iPad or another tablet, do you find yourself scrolling through search results more than usual?
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