As a business, you need to stay technologically current, and having a mobile-friendly website needs to be a top priority. As the internet gets faster and more things can be accomplished in a fraction of the time, mobile users have increased twofold. In the first quarter of 2019, worldwide mobile internet traffic was nearly 49 percent! No doubt at this writing it has increased even more. Here in the United States, mobile internet traffic has already hit the 90% mark. This includes users that move between devices to accomplish a goal, whether it is for shopping or research, or even to watch entertainment on one device while they work on the other.
Many of you have already noticed that surfing the internet on your mobile device is much faster, so if your business is slow in loading you will lose a potential customer, as many people are impatient. So your mission, along with providing great service or great products, is keeping your customer’s attention. So it is imperative that you make your website mobile friendly.
Reasons to Optimize Your Website to Be Mobile Friendly
- According to the Pew Research, 81% of Americans own smartphones and 96% own either a smartphone or cellphone. It is safe to say many of those are your customers or potential customers. Get your website optimized for mobile usage for your customers.
- Make it easy for your customers to contact you. This also goes for building trust of existing and potential customers. Think of it as built-in customer service or putting the service back in customer service!
- Optimizing your site is a great way to boost your visibility. Having a mobile website will attract a larger, more global audience. Mobile friendliness also ranks high on Google search.
- A better browsing experience on a mobile-friendly site is always a pleasure, and many will spread the word as well as rely on your trustworthiness, thus increasing your overall business potential.
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