In this mobile society, you have to ensure that your company’s website can accommodate them. Just think about it… how much patience do you have when looking for something on your phone? Especially when you may have limited bandwidth. Not much.
Just having a standard website isn’t enough anymore. Go mobile.
- Your company website has to load quickly.
By not offering a mobile alternative for your prospective customers, you could be inadvertently sending them to your competition.
- Make your mobile site navigation simple, simple, simple.
Nothing is worse than getting lost in a website and not being able to find what you’re looking for.
- Use large buttons, be thumb-friendly
Be sure that your web designer uses relatively large button images for your mobile website. Not everyone is using a tablet and small cellphone screens are not ideal for folks with “fat thumbs”.
- Make sure your mobile website fonts are large enough to be read.
Zooming in on a mobile device takes time and people using them are often in a hurry. They don’t want to have to zoom in to read about your product.
- Use responsive design when possible
Responsive design was created to accommodate all mobile devices and resize to fit any screen.
- Make it easy for your customers to buy.
Not really sure how this could be explained more clearly.
- Get your company website listed locally.
By using Google’s Webmaster Tools used in conjunction with Google+ can get you coming up on local searches by verifying your company address.
- Make it seamless.
Include all of the content from your standard website in the mobile device version of your website. You never know when that kind of attention to detail will make the difference between making a sale and losing one.
- Redirect mobile traffic to the mobile version of your site.
If you are really very happy with the standard version of your company website and don’t want to change it yet, have your webmaster include code that will detect mobile devices and send them to the low-bandwidth, mobile-friendly version of your website.
- Continually ask for feedback from your customers about your company website.
There is really no substitute for customer feedback. Positive feedback lets you know where things are working right and negative feedback tells you where improvements are needed.
Ready to take the next step with your company website and make it mobile friendly? Contact eDesigners.net for a quote and we can make sure that you’re giving your competition a run for their money.