In 2016, mobile and tablet internet usage exceeds desktop for first time worldwide!
“This should be a wake up call especially for small businesses, sole traders and professionals to make sure that their websites are mobile friendly. Many older websites are not,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.
Read more about mobile and traffic overtaking desktop traffic at Stat Counter
Google’s promotional materials that clearly illustrate the importance of mobile optimization:
- Today, more people search on mobile phones than computers.
- People are five times more likely to leave a site if it isn’t mobile-friendly.
- Over half of mobile users will leave a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load.
I need to rank better on Google, but I don’t have a mobile friendly website. What are my options?
Small businesses have a few option when they want to optimize their website for mobile phones in order to rank better on Google and . They can either convert their existing design to a mobile friendly responsive design or start a new website design from scratch.
After analyzing your existing website, the expert website designers at Downing Media, will go over the pros and cons of both options. In many instances, a mobile friendly responsive conversions along with some minor design changes is all you will need to fulfill the requirements Google recommends.