Mobile Websites Northern Virginia: Why You Need a Mobile Website for Your Business

Ruby Tuesday mobile website and mobile app

Restaurant Mobile App: Ruby Tuesday

Do you need a mobile website for your Northern Virginia business? The answer is yes, if you want to increase sales and revenues, easily!

View Mobile Website Examples for Small Businesses

If you don’t have a mobile website (sometimes referred to as a mobile app) for your business, chances are you are losing sales and revenue that could easily be yours … and don’t even know it!

Why Mobile Websites are a Must Have for Northern Virginia Businesses Today

More and more local customers use their mobile phones instead of their personal or desktop computers to find and research local businesses before they buy.

Businesses with mobile-enabled websites get found faster and easier on mobile phone searches than businesses without mobile-enabled websites.

As you can see from the example above, mobile websites are specially designed and configured to make it fast and easy for people to:

  • Click to call your business;
  • Get directions to your business;
  • See your business information at a glance, in a format that is easily viewed on a small mobile phone screen or mobile device screen.

Do You Know What Your Website Looks Like on a SmartPhone?

Websites that are not mobile-enabled are harder to read on small phone screens. Sometimes, they don’t even show up at all on a smartphone screen!

Restaurant Website on iphone

Chart House Website Viewed on Iphone

As you can see in the example to the right, when I visit the Chart House website, my iphone displays a black screen with a message instructing the viewer to download a special plug-in to view the website. Many people won’t know what to do with this message, and won’t want bother with downloading the plug-in required to view the website properly.
   
The Restaurant Eve website (below) viewed on an iphone lacks any kind of navigation to guide the viewer to the restaurant’s menu, directions to the restaurant, or any other helpful information.
  
restaurant website iphone screenshot

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Smartphone Trends and Statistics

Recent statistics tell us that:

  • In 2011, the number of smartphones sold exceeded the number of personal computers (PCs) sold.
  • In 2011, there were 831 million smartphone users.
  • In 2011, 30 million people looked up retail business information online using their smartphones.
  • In a few years, the number of mobile devices will dwarf the number of PCs.

Source: BusinessInsider.com.

So, if you want to keep up with the times, compete effectively in today’s marketplace, attract more customers easily and keep business rolling in, you need to get a mobile website soon!

Keep Up With The Times: Get Your Mobile Website or Mobile App Today

If you would like a mobile website for your business, Herbst Marketing can help!

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Three Mobile Marketing Solutions for Fauquier VA Businesses

Mobile marketing is a catch phrase that you hear a lot these days.

Mobile Marketing Solutions Fauquier VA

20% of mobile phone users -- 50 million people -- own smart phones

If you own a business in Fauquier County, Virginia, you may be wondering how, exactly, mobile marketing can help you grow your business and reach and connect with your best prospects and customers.

Three Reasons Why Mobile Marketing Matters to Your Business

  1. Almost everyone over the age of 13 in the U.S. has a mobile phone.
  2. Twenty percent of mobile phone owners — 50 million people! —- have “smart phones” that can access the Internet and email.
  3. The number of mobile phone owners is increasing by 20 percent every month.

Three Mobile Marketing Solutions for Fauquier VA Businesses

Mobile Text Messages

Mobile text messaging is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to contact and follow up with your prospects and customers.

smart phone text message

Reach Customers and Prospects Instantly With Text Message Promotions

You can post a sign or include an invitation in your print ads inviting your best customers and prospects to text their name and email address to a special phone number to receive VIP savings offers, coupons, and announcements.

Then you can set up your mobile phone marketing system to send out text message specials and invitations whenever business is slow, or at predetermined times each week or each month.

Most people check their text messages right away, so appealing money-saving offers and time-limited promotions sent via text message can be very effective in boosting sales fast.

Voice Mail Messaging

Voice mail messaging is another great way to reach and connect with customers, prospects and other people who matter most to your business.

Similar to text message campaigns, you can set up a voice mail messaging system to send a customized voice mail greeting, invitation or announcement to clients and prospects who agree to receive voice mail invitations and promotions from your business.

You can send a one-time message thanking recipients for subscribing to your text message service and reminding them to check their text message for a special offer you just sent out. Or, you can send a monthly or weekly voice mail message with reminders about upcoming business events, time-limited offers or invitations to check your website for current news and specials.

Mobile Websites

Mobile websites from Herbst Marketing Fauquier VA

Mobile websites make it easy for customers to contact you fast with the click of a button

Mobile websites make it easy for your clients and prospects to contact you fast via their cell phone with the click of a button.

Dynamic QR codes are one of the easiest ways to create and manage a mobile website for your business you can print your custom QR code on your business cards, brochures, fliers, print ads, and even your car. People can then scan the QR Code and be taken instantly to:

    • Your website
    • A button they can click to call you
    • An email message form
    • A map to your business
    • Your Facebook or LinkedIn pages
    • A special landing page to sign up for your email newsletter or special offers
    • A coupon code
    • and much more.

Get Your Personal Demonstration of Mobile Marketing Systems

Want to know more? Call or email me today to request a personal demonstration. I will be happy to show you how automated text message systems, voice mail systems, and mobile websites can work for your business, and how easy and affordable they are to set up and manage.


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How Consumers Use Smartphones: What Every Local Business Owner Needs to Know and Understand

How Consumers Use SmartphonesIf you are a local business owner, you need to pay attention to the mobile phone / smartphone revolution. Here’s why.

Google — the most-used search engine in the United States — recently interviewed 5,013 U.S. adults ages 18-64 to find out:

  • How consumers use smartphones in their daily lives
  • The kinds of information consumers search for using their smartphones
  • How smartphones influence buying decisions
  • How consumers multi-task with their smartphones
  • How consumers respond to mobile ads

Key Findings

Of special interest for small business owners, the report reveals that:

  • 81% of smartphone owners use their phones to browse the internet; and 77% access search engines (like Google) using their smartphones;
  • 89% use their smartphones to connect with others vie email and social networking sites;
  • 77% have contacted a local business after finding that business using their smartphones, and 44% have purchased from a local business as a result of information they found on their smartphones;
  • 88% acted within a day on information they found using their smartphones
  • 75% use their smartphones to get directions;
  • 46% visited retail websites using their smartphones;
  • 18% visited coupon websites using their smartphones;

What Does This Mean For You?

First, look up your own business on a smartphone, using keyword phrases like the products you sell combined with your location (i.e., insurance agency warrenton va, hair salon warrenton va).

Do you show up fast in search results? Are you happy with your search engine placement? (i.e., your position – ranking – in search engine results?

Does a “click to call” phone number show up for your business when you search for your business on a mobile phone?

Now, more than ever, you need to make your business findable via smartphone — and have a mobile-ready website in addition to your regular website (i.e., a streamlined website that is easy to navigate via mobile phone.)

What To Do Now

  • Claim your Google Places business profile. Make sure your Google Places page is optimized and complete. It’s easy to mess up your Google Places profile when you don’t know what you are doing. Email me or call (540) 937-7234 for expert help to make sure you do it right.
  • qr codes on business cards

    Print your custom qr code on your business cards

  • Consider moving your website to the SmallBiz WordPress Theme — a specially-designed software package that includes a built-in mobile website builder. Email me or call (540) 937-7234 for more information about the Small Biz WordPress Theme and how it can help your business.
  • Consider getting a QR code and putting it on your business cards, brochures, print ads and other print marketing materials.

Read the Full Report

Click here to view or download Google’s full report about consumer smartphone behavior.