Why Your Business Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website Now

Find out why your business needs a mobile-friendly website so you're not left in the dust!

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Have you been dragging your feet about creating a mobile-friendly website for your business?

If so, STOP IT!

Related: How to Build Your Website From Scratch

Sorry to be so blunt. But you can’t afford to ignore mobile devices anymore. They’re not going away people. In fact, 1.2 billion people worldwide access the Internet from a mobile device. That’s BILLION with a “B”!
You can't afford to ignore mobile website viewers. Click To Tweet

77% of U.S. Adults Own a Smartphone

“But I only do business in the United States,” you say. So what?

You think people here in America aren’t using their smartphones to go online? Get real. More than 3/4 of Americans own a smartphone today. And according to the Pew Research Center, just over one-in-ten American adults are “smartphone-only” internet users.

Here’s why it’s so important that people can VIEW your company’s website on a mobile device. It’s what your prospects use to search for products and services.

And if they search on their phones and tablets and can’t find your website, or they can’t read the content on your site without pinching and stretching, you better believe they are going to leave your site and take their business to one of your competitors.

That’s more sales for them. Less income for you.



Google Rewards Your Mobile-Friendly Website

And if usability isn’t enough to convince you, maybe this fact will: Google rewards websites that ARE mobile-friendly by having them show up higher in the search engine rankings.
Mobile-friendly websites are rewarded with higher search rankings. Click To Tweet Need more convincing? Check out the infographic below from Harris Myers , which details 7 reasons why your site needs to be mobile friendly today… not tomorrowtoday!

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Conclusion

Now you know why it’s necessary to have a mobile responsive website if you want your business to rank higher and make more sales!

If you need a website makeover, look into my website packages. I make sure your site is mobile friendly and passes Google’s Mobile Friendly Test .

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Got a second? Let me know if your website is mobile responsive or if you have any issues making it so!

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About the Author
Gloria Rand specializes in developing innovative programs that help you maximize the power of the Internet, and quickly increase your online visibility, profits and success.

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2 thoughts on “Why Your Business Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website Now

  1. Great article! Yes, a responsive mobile friendly website has a lot of advantages. It loads faster, easy to view, everything fit on your screen etc. You are right, Google also uses mobile friendly UI as a ranking method.

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