A Mobile-Friendly Website is Important, Becoming Urgent
Recently I came across a few small-business websites that are not mobile-friendly. It’s been a few years since I wrote about it, so I want remind everybody now. Mobile sites are more important, and that trend is likely to continue.
Do You Need a Mobile-Friendly Site?
I used to say it depends, it wasn’t necessarily urgent. Now I almost always say yes for two important reasons.
Google Ranks Mobile-Friendly Sites Better
Mobile sites get a boost on Google. It’s not the only factor, but it’s one of them.
More Web Traffic is on Phones
More and more people are using phones to surf the internet. In June 2018, global statistics were:
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Some businesses have higher numbers of mobile users, others lower. Here are a few sites I have the stats for:
Mobile percentage is lower on my site because my visitors are more likely in an office.
Here are current stats for a retail shop’s website.
Retails shops have more website visitors using a phone. With 65% mobile users, the site should be (and is) mobile friendly. (See other data below.)
Test Your Site
Google has a handy tool to check your site.
For years, sites created by Pacesetter Media are mobile-friendly. They are responsive and adapt to screen size.
I can check your site for you, if you’d like. Call (813) 685-9206 or e-mail me.
Visitor Stats for Other Sites
In my research for this article, I compiled stats for several sites I manage. Here are the results.
The audiences for these first two sites are likely in an office when they go to the websites.
And here are stats for a retail shop.
And a few other sites.
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