Responsive Websites

Have you ever thought about how many people read your website on a phone?

We monitor search engine traffic for a large number of websites and it’s no secret that mobile traffic is increasing fast.

In 2012 traffic from mobile devices and tablets on sites we monitor was typically around 5% of all users. These days it’s as high as 35-40% for some sites and by 2011, according to Gartner, more people were using mobile devices than computers to get online.

 Why Your Site Needs to be Responsive (Mobile-Friendly)

First impressions count so it’s now essential to make sure your website looks good and is easy to read on a mobile device.

Just because you can see your desktop site on a mobile phone doesn’t mean it’s mobile-friendly. If your site isn’t available in a mobile friendly version, your readers will have to re-size the pages and fonts, scroll around and swivel their mobile around for the best view. It’s not user-friendly and, even after all those adjustments, it’s probably still hard to read.

Just as it needs to be designed to be user-friendly, so your website needs a mobile friendly version for all those people, especially the new readers, who are viewing on their mobile phone.

If your site wasn’t built or updated very recently the chances are that it’s not responsive.

We offer a fast, effective mobile-friendly service for WordPress.

For an example of a responsive website, view our site (www.mucho.com.au) on your mobile or Ipad, and notice how it reformats as you turn your phone around. For an example of a responsive e-commerce site, check out www.scooterstyle.com.au