Mobile-Friendly Website Design is a Must
Today, customers are doing more web searches on their mobile phones than on their desktop computers. When visitors arrive on a website, they want to be able to read your content and click around your website easily. It is no surprise that many visitors will immediately click off of websites if it is not designed for mobile visitors.
Google and other search engines strive to provide searchers what is known in the business as a good “user experience” and mobile-friendly, or “responsive” design is one of the biggest factors in determining user experience. That is why Google is now ranking sites without mobile-friendly responsive design lower in its search engine results pages. Mobile-friendly website design is now crucial for any business.
Responsive or mobile-friendly means that the design responds to the size of the screen it is viewed on, whether it is a desktop, tablet or smartphone. For example, your phone numbers needs to be large enough to see and click on easily on a small screen. Site speed is another key factor for mobile user experience. Pages need to load quickly If they don’t, Google’s ranking will be lower.
Are You Mobile-Friendly?
Chances are, if your website has not been redesigned in a few years, it is not responsive. Check your site on a mobile phone — is the print so tiny you can barely read it on a smartphone or have to scroll all over the page to read a sentence? Can you scroll down to find the most important information your business. Are the buttons or links so small and close together that they are impossible to click? Annoying, huh?
Google is now ranking sites without mobile-friendly responsive design lower in its search engine results pages.
At Soundview Creative, our mantra is “mobile first” when it comes to website design. Mobile-friendly website design, also called responsive website design, is an essential — and central — part of your digital marketing strategy. The design HAS to look great and be easy to navigate on a mobile phone. Customers need to be able to easily click on your phone number or contact you without searching around endlessly. If you are considering advertising with Google AdWords, you will also want first make sure your site is mobile-responsive. This is improve the quality of your ads and reduce your cost-per-click.
Take the Mobile-Friendly Test
Not sure your site is mobile-friendly? Take the mobile-friendly website test. If you fail, call us to get right with Google.
Soundview Creative will update your site with a fresh new mobile-friendly design and ensure that it looks great on any size screen. We build in SEO to give you the best shot at ranking above your competitors on search.
Now is the Time for a Website Upgrade
Don’t wait any longer to provide a great user experience for your website visitors. Investing in a upgrade will go a long way towards improving your presence on-line.
Contact us at 203-435-4615 today for a tune-up!
Mobile upgrades start at $600.