Internet technologies are constantly changing and your audience’s habits and sophistication are too. Over 50% of Facebook users access their site via mobile and we are seeing an increase in mobile use to small and medium sized businesses websites. So, we are here to help with your mobile presence. We have been searching for some simple, quick and easy solutions for our clients to take advantage of enhancing their mobile presence and we’ve discovered a few cool tools so it doesn’t become another item that keeps getting pushed down on your to-do list.
There are many free tools out there to create your own mobile friendly website. In many cases, you don’t need a full mobile version of your site but simply a mobile friendly version. Either way, depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, you can do it in less than 10 minutes. Are you ready? On your mark…get set…go…
Google and duda mobile have teamed up to help businesses build a mobile site. In just five easy steps you can have your own mobile site for your company – and you can customize it too.
Follow These Steps to Make Your Mobile Website
1. From your computer, go to: http://www.howtogomo.com/en/d/get-started/build-your-site/
2. Enter your website address
3. Customize it (edit extraneous copy!)
4. Change your index file to detect and redirect smartphone users
5. Go live. (It is free for a year, just enough time to learn and measure performance).
We did it! Visit our mobile friendly site today from your smartphone at
Take a few extra steps to further optimize your customer’s mobile experience with your organization and enhance interaction and engagement:
Hubspot’s put together a guide on the first three steps to making your website optimized for mobile, it’s worth the read.
Create an “Add to Desktop” bubble on your mobile site home screen
Create a Custom Apple Desktop Icon:
Dave Taylor has put together a simple and easy to follow tutorial on creating a desktop icon that iPhone and iPad users can add to their phones.
For WordPress Sites – Add this plugin for an instantly mobile friendly site
Add the “WPTouch” plugin to your WordPress site
(view http://www.libertyinteractivemarketing.com/blog on an iphone and you can see how it transforms it for mobile devices).
10 Great Tools to Create A Mobile Version of Your Site
Other great mobile site references and stats:
Smartphones Beat Computers For Facebookers Time On Site
Why Mobile Optimization Matters: 6 Best Practices for Mobile Design