10 12, 2013
Searchengineland.com recently reported that a Forrester Research study states US mobile paid search will account for $ 3.8 billion in revenue by the end of 2013. IAB reported that that the US mobile ad revenue was slightly below $3 billion for the first half of the year, and they expect higher spending on mobile paid ads in the second half. So it is safe to predict that the mobile ad revenue in the US is expected to be approximately $7 billion in 2013. Nowadays mobile search accounts for around 40 to 60 % of Google searches, so it is very reasonable to estimate that mobile paid search will arrive at that figure of earnings. The report also shows that today 64% of the mobile phones in the US are Smartphone mobile devices and predicts that by the end of 2013 this number will increase to 72%. It is obvious that mobile paid search will continue to grow.