How Forbes got readers to double the time spent per post on mobile

For most news publishers, their audiences increasingly prefer visiting them on mobile devices. Forbes faced this problem acutely, with half its audience coming to it on mobile devices. So it created card-like formats to replace text-based stories. The financial news publisher said its new card-style storytelling format is outperforming text-based articles. But as Vox.com has found, mobile-based article formats have their limitations in a complex news environment. The post How Forbes got readers to double the time spent per post on mobile appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

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