WHAT IS A MOBILE-FRIENDLY WEBSITE?
A mobile-friendly website is designed to create a user-friendly experience on any device. You should be able to easily navigate the website without having to scroll horizontally or zoom in.
Did you know that in the US 94% of people perform searches for local information on their smartphone and 77% of the searches occur from home or office where a laptop is available? According to Google, more than 50% of global searches are performed on mobile devices.
AM I AFFECTED IF MY SITE IS NOT MOBILE-FRIENDLY?
Google announced its plans for mobile ranking changes in February 2015. Mobile friendly ranks higher because it is important for Google to give the user the best results possible for their search. So, if you are interested in ranking, yes, you are affected if your site is not mobile friendly. Keep in mind this is one of MANY factors that is considered in ranking.
WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT FACTORS CONSIDERED FOR CREATING MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITES?
In order to create mobile-friendly websites, a few simple features of mobile-friendly would include:
- No need to scroll horizontally
- No need to zooming
- Automatically resizes proportionally on any device
- Avoid using Flash (An example of Flash is software platform used for producing animations. To view Flash you must have the application and it is known to have security issues)
- Using readable text. This includes size and font style.
- Links are spaced sufficiently to be easily clicked on
It is also important that your site is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and is easily navigated for the optimal user experience.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A WEB DEVELOPER TO BUILD MY MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE?
It is in your favor to choose a web designer who is experienced in creating mobile-friendly websites while using the most effective plugins to provide the best user experience possible. Some mobile-friendly examples are: Real Estate websites, Lake Homes Realty REALTOR® websites, Real Estate Development websites, Non-Profit Websites and Other Websites.
I have been designing websites since 2001 and keeping up with technology throughout the years by attending conferences and taking online courses to provide my clients the BEST mobile-friendly website possible. While this is not easy, it is mandatory.
I would be delighted to help to take your business to the next level. Don’t compromise when you can have incomparable service with excellent results! Let’s talk!