Mobil;e-Friendly Websites

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Sept., 2018
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Why Does My Site Need to be Mobile-Friendly?

Your website needs to be mobile-friendly because over 60% of internet searches are performed on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. That is an astounding number that will only continue to grow in the years to come.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Your first move should be to schedule a free website design consultation with a local company. Going in you should know that it is complicated to make a site mobile-friendly without a complete redesign because the two sites would most likely look completely different, which is not a good look for your brand.

Woman Shopping on a Smartphone

People Love to Shop Online Using Smartphones

Make Sure Your Site is Ready!

A potential customer is searching the internet for a business in your niche and since this is 2018 they are expecting a pleasant user experience. Your website needs to be mobile-friendly because if it is not instead of your business acquiring a new customer that person is most likely going to find a site that is easier to navigate, which means they will be visiting the site of your competition and they will get a new customer.

What you need is a mobile-friendly website that is responsive, which means it will automatically adjust in size to look amazing on any device including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and all brands of smartphones (iPhone, Android).

“Did you know that over 60% of online searches are performed on mobile devices like smartphones?”

Online Shopping Using a Smartphone

Online Shopping Using a Smartphone

The Majority of People Searching for Your Business are Using a Smartphone

In 2015 Google stated “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.” and many of those people were searching for a local business like yours. You can be sure these numbers are only going to increase over time.

Can you really afford to ignore so many potential new customers? If your website is not a mobile ready design, not only will you lose a customer, your tech-savvy competitors will gain one.

Smartphones are Used for Work and Play

Smartphones are Used for Work and Play

Responsive Websites are Mobile-Friendly

Responsive website design is the new standard because this type of design utilizes a mobile-first framework that looks and functions very well on any device. In recent years, many websites used a separate domain to host a mobile version of their site and in fact, some websites still do.

However, this is not recommended for small businesses as it greatly increases costs and reduces your search engine ranking, since your “reputation” is shared by two different domains.

Blogging

Using a Smartphone to Post to Instagram

Mobile-First Website Design process

Because you are planning to blog on a regular basis you need to ensure your blogging space has a fantastic atmosphere. This is going to be different for each person so don’t worry if your view is different than the picture above. If your a tech geek an office desk with multiple monitors may look just as beautiful.

Using a Smartphone to Post to Instagram

Using a Smartphone to Post to Instagram

Final Thoughts

Mobile searches are very high but they are even higher when people are looking for local businesses, which means up to 80% of people looking for your business are using a smartphone. This makes having a mobile-friendly site a must, so you need to be sure the company creating or redesigning your site is using a mobile-first design process.

Summary

  1. Schedule a Free Consultation
  2. Mobile-Friendly
  3. Mobile First Design
  4. Responsive Website Design

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