Why You Should Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

by Klaus on June 27, 2012

in Articles, Web Development

Believe it or not, mobile commerce is steadily increasing day by day.  In the year 2013, it has been estimated that there will be about 1.7 billion mobile users!  This is very good news for online businesses that will benefit greatly if potential customers will be able to access their websites from their mobile devices.  Websites that are not mobile friendly will surely experience an increase in lost sales as well as lose potential customers.

Reasons Why You Should Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

There are many reasons why you should make your website mobile friendly.  Listed below are the most common ones:

1. Increase in traffic

Many people strongly agree that in the near future, mobile data traffic will significantly increase in just a short amount of time.  That is why it is crucial that you must take advantage of this if you want to increase your website’s traffic.  The more individuals who can view your website with the use of their mobile phones, then the higher your website’s traffic will be.

2. Avoid losing potential customers and/or business partners

The search rate and page rank will typically mean nothing if people find your site “irritating”. It is actually frustrating if you find a website that seems useful and informative but is not viewable.  A mobile website must be 100% user friendly.  Otherwise, its credibility will dwindle and the website could lose its popularity among mobile users.

3. Avoid high bounce rate

Most website owners agree that one of the most important things that determine a website’s popularity and efficiency is its bounce rate.  The higher the bounce rate, the lesser is its efficiency and value.  A high search rate does not actually solve the problem when it comes to bounce rate.  If thousands to millions of people can search your website but are not able to make use of it (by viewing, browsing, reading, leaving feedback or contacting you), then it means that your website is close to being useless.  You need to start building mobile-friendly web pages.  If you fail to do so, users may manage to open your website, but they will certainly leave immediately if their mobile device cannot access your website’s pages.

How to Create a Mobile Website

One way to create a mobile website is to download a mobile template and customize it in order to match your business image.  With this method, you only would require some basic programming skills.  However, one main disadvantage is that the templates are very limited and frequently used across the web, so it is common that you will find other websites that are using a mobile website design that is similar to yours.  There are free tools that can help you with the conversion of your website into a mobile version, but keep in mind that these are usually poor versions of your standard website.

Another way to create a mobile website is to develop it from scratch.  With this method, you would require some advanced programming skills and must have a good eye for design. If in case you do not possess these capabilities, then you would need to hire a programmer and a designer to do it for you.  This is actually a great option because it lets you control each and every aspect of your mobile website design and functionality, but it tends to be a rather slow and expensive method that few people can afford.

Fortunately, nowadays, you can easily create your very own mobile website by means of using an online platform such as DudaMobile.  Dudamobile was established with the main purpose of showing that every business MUST have its own mobile website.

Benefits of Implementing DudaMobile to Make your Site Mobile Friendly

You will enjoy many benefits when you employ DudaMobile to make your site mobile friendly.  Below are some of them:

Built for non-techies

You do not need to be a website designer in order to make your website mobile friendly.  DudaMobile lets you master mobile website design even if you have no tech skills at all.  You simply start converting your current desktop website by entering your website URL.  All of your text, images and other content from your regular website will then be imported into the website builder so you do not need to literally start from scratch.  In just a matter of minutes, you can easily create a mobile-optimized website.

Optimized for all smartphones

Mobile websites that are built with DudaMobile are absolutely compatible with all major smartphones such as the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Windows 7 phones.  Their mobile templates have been tested and optimized to work well with the latest mobile browsers.

Automatically syncs with your regular website

With DudaMobile, any changes that you make to your regular website (text, images, content) are automatically updated in your mobile website for free! This is all done in real-time and with no delay at all for your mobile website visitors.

WordPress and Blogger friendly

Most people prefer WordPress while others prefer Blogger as their blogging platform.  Whatever your blogging platform of choice may be, DudaMobile is particularly tailored to work well with either WordPress or Blogger websites.  Simply enter your WordPress or Blogger URL and you can customize the design of your blog with a huge variety of customizable mobile blog templates, which gives you a greater control of your blog design unlike what you typically get from other services.

Still not convinced? Did you know that almost 98% of the 42 million+ smartphone users in the United States alone visit their favorite websites many times in a day?  If your website is not optimized for mobile devices, then you are surely missing out on a lot of opportunities.

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Julian King June 27, 2012 at 22:04

There are many owners of smartphones, therefore it a huge potential for any site. I have worked hard to optimize my site and I’m starting to see the results.
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Lakshmi Balu June 28, 2012 at 06:32

Mobile commerce is that impact left from the smartphone invasion that it is highly required by not only the small medium business sectors but also large established business ventures have to take time to mobilize their business strategy. With the customers being tech savvy it is so important to cater to the needs of the customers who love shopping online from their desired smartphone.

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Rohit June 28, 2012 at 08:14

I have been hunting for a Mobile theme for my wordpress blog, but the latest themes get adjusted automatically to Mobile browsers to give a great experience to your readers on Mobile devices.

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Aasma June 28, 2012 at 09:27

Great article,

There is no doubt that in coming years more and more mobile users will search websites through their smartphones. So one should not waste any time to optimize their site for mobile users, it certainly gives you more exposure among potential customers.

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Alex Braker June 28, 2012 at 15:06

In the recent years the mobile web usage has increased. Almost all the CMS like Wordpress and Joomla gives the opportunity to create the mobile friendly websites or the plug-ins for creating the mobile friendly websites.

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Rananjay June 28, 2012 at 15:28

The Worlds best website is trying real hard to get profits from its’s mobile section because more than half of their users comes from mobile. i.e facebook.
I think that sums up the power of mobile.

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Alex June 29, 2012 at 12:12

mobile version of website is one of the most important points of a business success. a website owner can always be in touch
Thanks to author for this post!

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Patrick June 29, 2012 at 13:10

I am still not convinced on why should I give my site a mobile version. I’m thinking it will lose the ‘feel’ of my blog. Fortunately, it is not heavy on resources.

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andrew July 2, 2012 at 07:59

Fantastic article and useful tips.There is a chance coming years more and more mobile users will search websites through their smart phones that’s way Best to create mobile websites.Thank you for sharing your vital knowledge with us.

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Mohd Aktar July 4, 2012 at 17:04

yea, it is not a lie that mobile sites are business opportunity. it is estimated that in the years to come, different gadgets will increase in the market as well as mobile companies.

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Amit Shaw July 17, 2012 at 19:57

Nice Tips. I am using WP-Touch. But now i have to change the theme.
I have switch to Responsive theme.
Thanks for the tips.
Amit
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Don July 18, 2012 at 07:54

I have added a WP-plugin called WP Touch and since then, sees a great increase in returning mobile visitors.

Nowadays there are almost 40% mobile users who surfs internet. I don’t want to lose any visitors
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Joe August 22, 2012 at 11:33

I was looking to convert my Wordpress website into a mobile friendly site where I came across this Mobile Website Builder for Wordpress by DudaMobile. It works with all wordpress themes. It has three simple steps to follow- installing the dudamobile wordpress plugin, customizing your mobile website or use the site editor and publish!! Absolutely amazing.. thanks DudaMobile. Check it out at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mobile-website-builder-for-wordpress-by-dudamobile/

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