frequently asked questions
What are mobile friendly websites?
A mobile friendly website is a ‘responsive’ website which has been optimised to resize content for display on different sized screens – usually smartphones and tablets.
Websites are now accessed from a wide range of devices – PC’s, laptops, tablets and smartphones. A responsive website is versatile and can ‘respond’ to any sized screen by adapting its content and display dimensions in order to provide an optimal, user friendly viewing & reading experience on any device.
Is my existing website mobile friendly?
Take this quick and simple Google test to find out if your website is mobile friendly – Linktest
Why do I need a mobile friendly website?
- Firstly, 60% of all Google searches are now conducted on mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are the fastest growing area of internet usage. In Ireland alone, internet usage on mobile devices increased by 67% in 2014 (source). Some countries already have a ‘mobile majority’ whereby over 50% of all webpage visits come from mobile devices. Mobile usage is no longer a growing trend, it is here to stay and by not having a mobile friendly website you could be missing out on half of your potential customers.
- Secondly, as of April 21st 2015, significant changes to Google Search Engines have begun to penalise the search ranking of websites which are not mobile-friendly. It is Google’s job to bring you information quickly, so Google’s search changes aim to promote and improve the ranking of websites which are mobile friendly. Websites which are not compatible with mobile devices or which take too long to render on a mobile device screen will have their search ranking demoted.
Example of new Google search result display;
How do I get a mobile friendly website?
Call us! Our development process is very simple. ‘Just get in touch and let us know what you need. We usually start off with a very basic and informal chat about what you’re looking for, what kind of website you already have (if any) and how we might be able to help.
All going well, we would then hope to arrange a brief meeting to find out more about your business or the purpose of your website. It’s important to try to find out what kind of problems we are trying to solve before we try to solve them!
If you are happy to proceed, we begin developing your new mobile friendly website based on best practice and our many years of web, brand, design and marketing expertise.
To get started, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (01) 813 85 24.
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