Average Mobile Page Load Speed For Fortune 100 Companies, October 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Average Mobile Page Load Speed For Fortune 100 Companies

The average time it takes to load a Fortune 100 company homepage on a smartphone is about 5 seconds, according to new research from The Search Agency. That’s actually better than the average mobile page, which typically takes more than 7 seconds to load, according to Google, which recommends a load speed of 1 second or less. In fact, just 16 of the Fortune 100 companies have load speeds of under 1 second, per The Search Agency.

Many of the companies haven’t yet optimized for mobile devices, per the study. Of the 100, only 9 employ responsive design, while another 47 have a dedicated mobile site. That leaves 44 simply using a desktop site.

Interestingly, while average page load speeds were much quicker on dedicated mobile sites (2.9 seconds) than on desktop sites accessed via a smartphone (6.57 seconds), those using responsive design had the slowest load speeds, timing out at an average of 8.4 seconds. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.