Important! Your Site Needs to be Mobile Friendly!

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Written by Donald B. Moore

Don Moore is an experienced technical professional and has worked in technical project implementation, software design, development, and marketing throughout his career. Prior experience includes IBM Business Partner for imaging software, Virtual Learning Technologies Business Development Manager for EMEA (primarily Munich and London), IBM Senior Software Sales Representative for Data Management solutions, and vitalEsafe principal and Business Development Manager.

March 22, 2016

What is mobile friendly?  It is also known as responsive and means the website will layout differently when viewed from a mobile device such as Android or iPhone.  Sites optimized for mobile viewing are “stickier” for site visitors because of the ease of navigation.  Have you ever tried to view a full size site which is “shrunk down” on a mobile device? Not easy.   Here is Google’s mobile friendly test.

Are you still not sure?  Google has also announced the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, also known as AMP.  While this initiative is still in its infancy  it is coming soon and something of which you should be aware.

Mobile searches surpassed desktop searches in 2015.  If your site is not mobile friendly you are certainly losing traffic, search results are being impacted negatively, and you are likely losing sales.  Ensuring that you are ready for mobile site visitors should be an essential part of your digital planning.

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