Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Numero Uno Web Solutions (NumeroUnoWeb.com), a fast-growing global Internet marketing firm that caters to small and mid-size business-to-consumer companies, is pleased to announce it is expanding its online marketing services with the addition of mobile applications.
The future of online marketing is mobile. Mobile Internet usage currently accounts for 10% of all Internet traffic, up from just one percent in 2009. More interestingly, sales generated from online mobile sources are growing rapidly, with 71% of that growth coming from apps. (Source: Kolawole, E., “Mary Meeker’s Internet trend report lands,” The Washington Post, May 30, 2012.)
“Having a mobile app for your business is an excellent way to drive qualified customers to your brand and web site, increase Google rankings, exposure, and ultimately, sales,” said Wayne Smith, Sales/Territory Manager at Numero Uno Web Solutions. “With your own mobile iPhone, iPad and Android apps, you can connect with customers on their smartphones wherever they are. Through your mobile app, you can offer coupons, push message alerts and updates, coupons, and loyalty programs.”
As of January of 2012, over 100 million Americans owned smartphones; with tablet use becoming increasingly more popular. By the end of 2012, it is estimated that over 70 million Americans will own a tablet. And, by 2015, more than half of U.S. Internet users will use tablets to go online. (Source: Horton, C., “Tablets Will Edge Out Smartphone, What Your Brand Can Do to Prepare” SyneCore Technologies web site, June 15, 2012.)
“Even though the use of mobile apps is still relatively young, their importance to small- and medium-sized businesses cannot be overstated,” said Duane Crichlow, Vice-President of CRICH Creative. “In-store smartphone use influences 5.1% of sales. That translates into $159 billion in sales for 2012 alone. By 2016, 20% of in-store sales will come from the use of smartphones and mobile app use—generating $689 billion in sales.” (Source: “Smartphone Influence 5.1% of In-Store Sales”, Marketing Charts web site, June 29, 2012.)
“A large percentage of web searches conducted on mobile devices are for local businesses. For small and medium businesses, that means mobile search apps are a great advertising tool because they can provide relevant local results,” Smith added. “A mobile app can get your company brand or image out to a wider audience and be used as a sales and marketing tool. At Numero Uno Web Solutions, we understand how important mobile apps are for a comprehensive, well-rounded marketing strategy.”
To learn more about Numero Uno Web Solutions, visit the company’s web site at http://www.numerounoweb.com.
Numero Uno Web Solutions is one of the top Internet marketing firms due to constant innovation and overall customer satisfaction. For more information on Numero Uno Web Solutions, and to discover how the company can help maximize your company’s search engine optimization and online presence, visit http://www.numerounoweb.com.