Q: “How can you tell if people can see your web site on a phone? I just downloaded your booklet / webinar, dont know alot about this web based stuff – John from Newport, NH”
A: Hey John, thanks for the great question about Mobile Websites and how they work. I am happy to explain how Mobile Websites work.
What we are talking about here is a dedicated Mobile Website. Some websites are “Responsive” and they basically resize to fit a smaller screen. I am not really a fan of that approach and prefer a Dedicated Mobile optimized website for a couple reasons.
Reason 1. Consumers tend to behave a little differently on a Mobile phone and I prefer to adapt the website so that it suits their needs.
Reason 2. I want to make it EASY for Mobile visitors to do business with me. Most websites on a 3 and 1/2 inch screen look terrible and are impossible to navigate. This is the biggest reason I prefer to show Mobile visitors to a website a dedicated Mobile Optimized version of the site.
How Do You Get Your Site Set Up To Show a Mobile Version Optimized For That Platform?
Mobile Sites are set up so that when consumers type your URL into their mobile web browser, your website automatically recognizes that they are on a mobile phone and automatically redirects them to your mobile optimized site.
Let me give you a few examples to show you how this works in action.
Example.) when consumers enter http://saks.com into their mobile browser, the Saks website is programmed to automatically redirect them to http://m.saks.com to provide a mobile optimized shopping experience. Take a look on your Mobile phone to see this in action.
Here is another example. our main website is http://www.NHStrategicMarketing.com and our Mobile Website is http://m.NHStrategicMarketing.com. I encourage you to take a look at our Main site versus our Mobile site on your Phone.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of a Mobile Optimized website and why you should absolutely want to get one then I encourage you to read this Free Report. The report is called “7 Startling Statistics Business Owners Should Know About Mobile Marketing.” You can grab it here 100% for Free.
“But Wait Kyle, I am on a Mobile Phone reading your Blog Post Right Now – What Gives?”
You may have arrived at this Blog post via Facebook or Google + and you MAY be on a Mobile device and might be curious why you are not seeing a Mobile landing page. The reason is I want you reading this Blog post (the reason you came here). Here’s the deal, posting links to your blog posts on Facebook is a GREAT way to get traffic but you want the visitor to see the blog post you have and not have your site automatically redirect to the Mobile version in that case. Its a simple setting that you can have set up and I would recommend not having the Mobile site triggered when someone actually wants to see a blog post.
You can also learn more about our Mobile Website design services here: Mobile Website Design
There is a BIG Mobile revolution going on right now and more people are looking for your website every day. Will you be ready?
Here is a Video I made teaching more about Mobile Optimized Websites if you want to learn more:
Hopefully that makes sense my friend!