We originally posted this in August of 2016 but we think this is becoming increasingly important. Older websites that are not responsive to mobile devices will soon be left out of searches mobile and desktop.
Here is the original article exactly as posted in August – read to the bottom for a great offer:
If your web site is not designed to be “responsive” to all devices, desktop, tablet, phones, etc. then you are losing over 1/2 of the visitors that land on your web site. Let’s take a look at why.
Over 65% of web traffic in 2016 comes from mobile devices!
Reason # 1 to switch to a responsive design:
You’ll make your customers much happier!
If your visitors come to your web site and have to start scrolling right and left and see images that are skewed, out of proportion or disproportionately minimized, they will leave pretty quickly. You value each and every visitor to your web site and you want their experience to be nothing short of great. Don’t lose your visitors!!!!!
Reason # 2 to switch to a responsive design:
Google will like you better!
In April 2015, an algorithm change that occurred at Google tweaked the way that Google displays mobile search results. The result – web sites that are optimized for mobile rank better than those who don’t – no exceptions.
Also, Google explains: “The desktop version of a site might be difficult to view and use on a mobile device. The version that’s not mobile-friendly requires the user to pinch or zoom in order to read the content. Users find this a frustrating experience and are likely to abandon the site. Alternatively, the mobile-friendly version is readable and immediately usable.”
Reason # 3 to switch to a responsive design:
Your website will look great and function well on any device!
With responsive design, your website will actually respond to the mobile device a person is using to access your site, and it will render to look and function well, no matter what. Your service might be the most valuable on the market, but if your web site’s mobile experience is poor your company will be seen as antiquated – and most users will, at best, think twice about continuing on your site.
Reason # 4 to switch to a responsive design:
There is no reason to not switch to a responsive design. Currently we have add-on packages with our hosting plans that start at just $450.00. Make the call to find out more. call us 802-264-9738 (extension 706).