Why Your Website Needs to Be Mobile Now
Everyone it seems has a mobile phone and mobile devices like Smartphones and Tablets are outselling personal computers by a massive amount. You have only to wonder around your local shopping centre to see this, almost everyone you meet will at some point have a Smartphone in their hand. As mobile technology becomes more efficient and affordable, more and more Smartphones and tablets will be sold. If you still have an old fashions website, a flash website or a website that is otherwise not mobile friendly, it’s time to change that or risk losing out on sales and leads. And believe it or not, we still have some so called web designers selling websites that aren’t mobile friendly, which demonstrates to me that these companies do not have the best interests of the client in mind when developing solutions.
Use WordPress it Powers 20% of the Web
Self-hosted WordPress has some wonderful themes that are mobile friendly and anyone should be able to get some sort of website together using one.. They’re easy to install and set up. You just need to implement them on your website to become a mobile friendly destination for your followers and readers, remember your website needs to be mobile friendly now.
Keep It Super Simple.
The more simple your website, the easier it is to read on a mobile device. Avoid flashy and (Flash) pictures and images. Only use images that help get your point across and don’t overdo it. Less is more. Try using one or two images per post, unless it’s a “how to” post that you need to illustrate, remember your website needs to be mobile friendly now.
Customers are Mobile
The fact is, your customer is using mobile technology most of the day, and everyone has a Smartphone. They have their phone near them at all times, many even take them to bed with them. Your customer wants your website to work the same on their mobile device as it does on their computer, remember your website needs to be mobile friendly now.
Mobile Customers Take Action
One in Five website visits using a mobile device leads to the user calling the business right away. Consider that for a minute, twenty percent of users of your website accessing via mobile technology make contact. Mobile users are looking for you right now, and will contact you if needed, right now. Not later when they get home to their PCs. In fact, they might get frustrated and not visit you again at all, this fact alone means your website needs to be mobile friendly now.
Mobile Friendly Websites Look Great
The awesome thing about mobile friendly websites is they actually look a lot better on a PC than websites that aren’t mobile friendly. This makes having a mobile friendly website even better because you no longer have to have two separate sites. They look clean, are very user friendly, and load fast. These websites are typically labelled responsive in that the design alters and changes based on the device accessing the website, you can simulate this on many websites (not mobile adaptive) by simply changing your browser window.
Because It’s a Social Media World
If you’re using social media as a marketing tactic and you don’t have a mobile website, you’re making a huge mistake. Most people who are on social media are using their smartphones and tablets to use that social media. People who use social media want the same experience as they had on their PC. Some people are even getting rid of their traditional PCs.
Mobile Sites Improve Brand Image
Your customers are impressed by working mobile websites and will often speak poorly of websites that aren’t mobile friendly. Even if you’re in a demographic yourself that isn’t mobile, you have to realize that anyone under 35 is mobile today. It’s normal and natural to them to use their phones as computers. If you want to improve your brand’s image, go mobile.
Finally, if you want to reach your customer, ensure that your website is mobile, as well as any email newsletters you send them. Consumers are more likely to read your emails via their smartphone than they are to read them on their PC, so it’s time to get mobile, now.