Mobile – Are you Ready?

By mobile are you ready? I don’t mean, do you have a cell phone because most people do!

By mobile I am talking about your website and your social media presence, does your website work on a mobile device, can people  easily see your content on a cell phone or tablet? Phones and tablets are different sizes and therefore you need a website that can scale to show your content easily on any size of device from desktop to cell phone.

I’ll come back to the website in a minute but check out below some statistics on social media and Web.

Social Media

Social Media Today on Mobile is not something that is coming it is here right now. 78% of Facebook user access Facebook and 60% of Twitter users access Twitter through their cell phone.  Page views on LinkedIn are up 250% in 2013 and 40% of YouTube views in the US are on mobile devices.

Websites on Mobile


80% of users plan to conduct some form of commerce through a mobile device in the next 12 months. Of those, 57% of users say they would not recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site. Not having an optimized website is like closing your store down 1 day a week.

Is Your Digital Presence Mobile?

So back to the Website presence, firstly does your website work on a phone or a tablet?  Some sites have a mobile version and some are what is called responsive web sites.

So what is a responsive web site?  A responsive web site design is an approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling across a wide range of devices. The great thing is that you don’t have to worry about doing anything special to make your website work on a cellphone or a desktop!

If you use WordPress you can go buy a responsive theme, which is a theme that will auto size based on the platform it is being viewed on.  This Blog is built on a Studio Press Theme, and there are 100’s of themes to choose from.  You can install these yourself or get a professional to build it for you.  This will give you a Webiste that will be responsive and work on mobile devices as well as desktops.

If you want advice on web site development contact me and I can connect you with some professionals who can put together your Website and Blog for you that will work on Mobile.

By Andy Lockhart

I am a marketer and social media consultant passionate about helping people development themselves and their business. I believe everybody has it in them to succeed at their passion regardless if that is through a Direct Sales Opportunity or a brick and mortar business. Either way I love to see people be successful and I like to take the mystery out of the social media and getting discovered on the internet.

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