Does My Website Really Need To Be Mobile Friendly?
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Web users are increasingly using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access information, buy goods and services, as well as communicate with friends and colleagues. According to a report published by Internet Retailer, global Internet traffic from mobile devices currently stands at more than 35%. Of course, in some parts of the world, mobile device traffic is slightly higher. For example, statistics published by ComScore show that mobile device traffic in the US stands as 55%. These figures show that web browsing is shifting from desktops and laptops to mobile devices. With that in mind, here are some of the top reasons why your website should be mobile friendly:
Better User Experience
Mobile devices have smaller screens compared to traditional desktop PCs. This means sites that render well on desktop PCs may not render well on small screens, which translates to problems like slow upload speeds. Webs users who encounter these problems are unlikely to stick around. To improve user experience, you should invest in a mobile friendly website.
Research shows that, if your website is not mobile friendly, it is likely to have a negative impact on your business’s bottom line. More specifically, a study carried out by Amazon found that 100ms increase in webpage load time decreases sales by one percent. The good news is you can change your business’s online fortunes by rolling out a website optimized for mobile devices. Another study carried out by Google found that 67% of consumers are likely to buy products or services sold on mobile-friendly sites. If your site is not mobile-friendly, you will lose to competitors who are willing to make the necessary changes.
Positive Brand Reputation
A mobile friendly site can improve your brand’s reputation. Figures published by Latitude show that 61% of consumers have better opinions of brands that offer great mobile experiences. You can think of these happy consumers as “brand ambassadors” because they are likely to tell their friends, colleagues, and loves ones about their experiences.
More time spent on-site
Web users tend to spend more time on mobile-friendly sites. According to Search Engine Watch, 61% of web users will leave a site that is not optimized for mobile devices immediately. This translates to a low conversion rate and eventually losses. To avoid such an outcome, hire a competent web developer to optimize your site for mobile device viewing.
In conclusion, mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular in most parts of the world. For instance, Pew Research Center statistics show that 55% of American Adults own smartphones while 42% own tablets. For this reason, you should have a mobile-friendly website. Benefits include improved brand reputation, improved user experience, increased sales, and more time spent on-site.
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1) The theme has been switched to a different one that has easier access to rules and about pages. The font is now bigger for an easier read! Do let me know if you see issues.
2) This blog ( Along with the rest of the blogs I have) will be getting more strict when it comes to font size within replies. This is due to severe sight issues that has forced me to put a foot down. With my eye conditions getting worse, the following rule has been applied.
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