Internet access via smartphones is now more common than ever. Most websites receive 30-60% of their traffic from mobile users. If your website is not mobile friendly, than you are losing out on potential customers. A website that is not responsive or mobile ready will cause issues for users trying to access your site from an iPhone or Android.

responsive web designNot only do you lose out from a bad user experience for a large percentage of your visitors, your SEO efforts will also suffer. In April, 2015 Google launched a new search engine update that ranks websites that are mobile ready higher than their non-mobile counterparts. If your site is not responsive (meaning you have a mobile ready website), than your search engine ranking has probably dropped since April, and it will continue to do so.

“Appearing on smartphones is critical for local businesses. 94% of smartphone users look for local information on their phone and 84% take action as a result, such as making a purchase or contacting the business.” – Google.

If your website is not already mobile ready, you should hire a web developer to make your site responsive to mobile devices as soon as possible. You could be missing up to 65% of your target audience if your website does not work on smartphones.

Some key aspects of making a website mobile friendly include:

  • Not using software that does not work on smartphones, such as Flash.
  • Fast loading times. Smartphones often have slower internet connections than desktops.
  • Links and buttons are big enough and far enough apart to be easily clicked on.
  • No horizontal scrolling required, or no zooming in required to view text or other website content.

If you are unsure of whether or not your site is mobile-ready, you can use Google’s free Mobile Friendly tool to test your website. You should also test your website out on your own smartphone.

If your website is not mobile friendly, now is the time to fix it so you do not continue to lose money.


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