2014 is the year of Visitor Experience. Not that it didn't matter before, but there were some other ways to "trick" Google. Now it is all about what the visitor does on your website, how many clicks, how many pages, how much time he/she spends.
Let me tell you the case about my website - DomesticCleaners.co.uk. When it was built it started to steadily rank for several queries. However, the few visits it had displayed good Google Analytics statistics - the bounce rate was 35%, avg. time spent was 3 minutes, and there were 3 average pages visited (statistics which are good in the particular "boring" niche). This resulted in Google allowing better rankings for more queries. It steadily increased the traffic to my website, but the Analytics metrics remained good, which was the reason for the traffic and queries to keep increasing.
And yes, by the end of 2014 the mobile search traffic will pass the 50% barrier, and will become more than than the desktop search. So, make sure your website mobile version or responsive design is simple, easy-to-use, as mobile visitors are much likely to order your product/service now.
Last edited by danieldd; 18th June 2014 at 10:53 AM.