Mobile Responsive NOW Required For Marketers!


Hopefully anyone reading Kinetic Knowledge is familiar with mobile responsive website designTop 8 Reasons For Mobile Responsive Websites, including what it actually looks like on a phone. Not so long ago it was only recommended; today it’s NO LONGER a recommendation. Today it is an absolute requirement for the serious marketer!

The number of consumers viewing websites from a mobile device has surpassed those via desktop and, for companies unprepared, it is a problem. Why is it a problem?! Make it unpleasant for a consumer to navigate website information and assume they will leave & look elsewhere. Can you afford to lose the business? 


The Top 8 Reasons You Simply Must Be Mobile Responsive!

  1. Consumers Are Mobile: Your consumers visit via mobile device. Serious marketers want to support the BEST visual experience possible … so they don’t leave!
  2. Search Engine Indexes: Not just Google, but Bing and the others say they want mobile- friendly responsive content so they only have to crawl & index one page URL per subject.  
  3. Search Engine Rank: Google has announced mobile- friendly content will see a rank advantage because it’s in their best interest to make the search user experience best possible. They’ve hinted non- responsive content may be discouraged or even dropped.
  4. Cost: Mobile responsive content conforms to all devices eliminating the need to create, manage and incur the cost of 2nd mobile sites or apps’.
  5. One Digital Footprint: One website with one set of URLS is one SEO and one SMM challenge. Why volunteer to duplicate the effort of ranking two sets of the same pages?
  6. Consumer Experience: It must be easy to see and to navigate content. Instead of a content presentations on phones where panning, stretching & scrolling across is required, a vertical approach that maintains ‘aspect ratio‘  for all content is what’s best for users.
  7. Image Experience: Maintaining image ‘ aspect ratio’ versus seeing a quarter or a half of that picture matters when it comes to keeping them interested and on- site!
  8. Lead Capture: A contact form is where a marketer captures leads. Mobile contact forms automatically adjust to the size of the user’s screen, making it convenient to fill out. Wouldn’t it be terrible to lose a lead because someone thought the contact form was too difficult to complete?

mobile friendly website design by kinetic knowledge njAny WordPress website can be redeveloped mobile friendly. If you’re thinking about going mobile, get in touch with Kinetic Knowledge today so we can tell you more about it.  Learn more about mobile responsive websites online or give us a call at (732) 722 5915.

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Smartphone Friendly Website Design | Kinetic KnowledgeWhat Should Your Business Know About Mobile Visitors And Web Design?

 

The constant evolution of smartphones and tablet technology has delivered a dramatic shift in the way consumers look for information online. According to a recent mobile use statistics study, over 50% of all US consumers own a smartphone and 96% of those have researched a product or service from it!  What’s even more important for businesses to understand is that more than half of mobile traffic to web sites comes from links in natural search results.  There are two key take-aways from this that all business owners need to understand:

1)     a business website MUST be mobile friendly in order to ensure visitors have the best experience possible OR risk losing them to competitors

2)     AND the website must be ‘mobile search engine friendly’ in order to be indexed & visible in mobile search results.

 

Why Google Recommends Responsive Web Designmobile website design | kinetic knowledge

 

Per ‘Google for Developers’, Google supports smartphone-optimized websites in three configurations BUT GOOGLE ONLY recommends responsive design. Here are the reasons why:

  • Responsive design is NOT a second website or App
  • It allows a business to maintain one website with one set of URLs
  • It makes managing one web presence that can satisfy all web visitors on all devices convenient & affordable
  • There’s only one set of content and one set of SEO challenges for the business
  • It automatically adjusts to give users the best possible experience
  • It only requires that search engines crawl and index one set of URLs

 

Smartphone & Tablet Friendly Website Design | Kinetic KnowledgeWhat Is Mobile Responsive Design?

 

A responsive design enables any website to automatically resize itself to fit the screen on which it is being viewed.  This means that all of the content, images and layout of the website remain the same, but the site can shrink itself or make itself larger so that the user has the best possible viewing experience regardless of the device they are using. If a consumer is on a desktop, they will see the full site.  If the consumer is using a mobile device like an iPhone®, the site will automatically retract to fit on the smaller screen. Responsive websites are not built in an app’ nor are they a second website. A responsive site is your original website, your original set of URLs formatted to respond to how the consumer needs to see the information online.  This means that ALL of the SEO work your business has done to rank on Google benefits your presence for mobile equally well, because they are the same. Often times, web marketing companies try to sell a mobile solution that uses completely different URLs.  This means that the SEO work you did for your site, all of the content writing and link building that was done, has no bearing on your presence for mobile devices.  You’ll need to do double-duty to get your separate mobile site to show up in a Google search. And remember, more than half of mobile traffic to web sites comes from links in natural search results!

 

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