Mobile | Web Design & Internet Marketing | Rossville, GA | JCruceWeb
What Does It Mean When a Website Is Mobile-Friendly?
When we talk about mobile-friendly websites, we mean that a website looks and functions great on any mobile device, like a smartphone or a tablet.
About 91 percent of mobile users say access to content is critical.
That means many may consider leaving a site if they’re unable to find what they’re looking for.
“ANY business—whether you’re small, medium, or enterprise—needs to have a mobile-friendly website if they want to gain a competitive edge “
Is your web page mobile-friendly?
A mobile-friendly website should be sized and coded for an easy interaction on a mobile device, meaning:
- It’s easy to read the text (no squinting)
- It’s easy to navigate (buttons and links are large enough to be tapped with a finger)
- It’s pleasing to look at (the user experience is enjoyable)
On April 21, 2015, Google announced that mobile-friendliness was now a ranking symbol,
meaning mobile-friendly websites appeared higher in the search results.
Better rankings lead to more visits to your website, which results in more leads and sales
YOUR WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE MOBILE-FIRST, NOT JUST RESPONSIVE
A responsive website literally just resizes the desktop version of your website to be sized for mobile.
They usually don’t look that great because everything gets shrunken so much.
A mobile-first website is designed to be consumed on mobile first, and then on a desktop. These are the best-looking and functioning ones.
You can usually tell a responsive site because you’ll likely have to zoom in to see the text.
“Some people mistakenly believe that the only sites that need HTTPS are sites that handle some level of sensitive communication, like personal or financial data. But this isn’t true. Every site should be using HTTPS.”
YOUR WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE SECURED
As of early 2018, Google started labeling non-secure websites (websites without HTTPS or an SSL certificate) as such in the search bar. Secure sites would be labeled with a green “locked” symbol, and unsecured websites would be labeled with a “not secure” label.
Your customers are most likely smart, informed people that understand the dangers of website hacks. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes.
If you had to make a split-second decision between two almost identical websites, chances are you’re going to pick the one with the green lock over the one with the “not secure” warning.
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Page loading time is obviously an important part of any website’s user experience
Did you know that 53% of all mobile users abandon sites…
that take longer than 3 seconds to load.
YOUR WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE FAST ON MOBILE DEVICES
Consumers don’t like to wait and have remarkably high expectations when it comes to speed. Almost half of the online population (roughly 47 percent) expects a website to load in 3 seconds or under.
Does your website load fast on all devices?
If it doesn’t, that user might click the “back” button. Since the average mobile website takes around 15.3 seconds to load.
You still have the chance to get ahead.